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Yasmine Syed, right, then supervisor-elect, tours Niskauyna Town Hall in November. (Marc Schultz)

Niskayuna supervisor won’t name bookkeeper

NISKAYUNA — New Town Supervisor Yasmine Syed has dropped efforts to name her own town bookkeeper and will do some of the work herself. Syed, in late January, withdrew the proposed appointment of Jay Nish, a former Poestenkill town supervisor and local business…


A group of Niskayuna eight and ninth graders shared safety concerns with the school board on Tuesday night. (Zachary Matson)

Niskayuna students demand safety improvements

NISKAYUNA — Students don’t feel safe in their schools, and they are starting to do something about it. One-by-one, a group of Niskayuna eighth- and ninth-graders on Tuesday night calmly and matter-of-factly stepped before the school board to demand safety…


Niskayuna High School. (Marc Schultz)

Niskayuna school board weighs max tax levy hike of 3 percent

NISKAYUNA — Niskayuna school board members appear ready to support raising local taxes by the maximum amount allowed under the district’s tax cap — just over 3 percent. Board members said during a Tuesday meeting that the district had demonstrated restraint in recent…


An early design of the planned roundabout at River and Rosendale roads in Niskayuna. (Stephen Williams)

Niskayuna roundabout gets skeptical reception

NISKAYUNA — Plans that could put a $2 million roundabout at the intersection of River and Rosendale roads got a skeptical reception at their public unveiling Wednesday night. About 40 people came to Town Hall to hear about alternatives being considered to…



Justin Black makes a throw during Niskayuna's youth sandlot baseball league Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at Blatnick Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

AG accuses photographer of bilking Niskayuna parents

NISKAYUNA — A local photography studio has been targeted by the Attorney General’s Office for failing to provide youth baseball and softball photos to parents who had purchased them. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit against GND…


Niskayuna Town Hall

Town receives update on wastewater plant

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Upgrades to Niskayuna’s wastewater treatment plant are nearly two-thirds complete, and by the end of 2019 the facility should be positioned to service a growing town for another 20 to 30 years. Dennis Clough of…


Photo courtesy Niskayuna Police

Police make up bulk of Niskayuna’s top earners

NISKAYUNA — Police chief Dan McManus was one of three Niskayuna employees who tied for the town’s top-paid employees in 2017. Along with water and sewer superintendent Rich Pollock and comptroller Paul Sebesta, McManus was paid a salary of $126,324. Seven of the…


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Hillside Elementary School students Mia Morrow and Vivian Reeves participated in this year's Jump Rope for Heart.

Pouring their heart into jumping rope

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Their hearts were bursting with generosity again this year as Hillside Elementary School students tied on their tennis shoes and picked up jump ropes for the annual Jump Rope for Heart event. Last year the…