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Rosendale Elementary School Principal Joe DiCaprio enters a surprise pep rally on the eve of his football tryout.

Leading by example

  By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has announced that he wants to play football until he is 45 years old, which would make him one of the oldest active professional players in history. “The…

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Niskayuna’s Eastern Mountain Sports on closure list

NISKAYUNA — Eastern Mountain Sports has listed its Mohawk Commons location among more than two dozen stores that are slated to close as it seeks Chapter 11 protection. EMS is owned by Eastern Outfitters LLC, which filed for Chapter 11 protection in early…

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District plans kindergarten readiness

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Niskayuna school officials plan to revamp the district’s voluntary summer sessions to focus on kindergarten readiness rather than middle school enhancement. The new summer program will be for incoming kindergartners to gain classroom experience they…

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Substance abuse forum sees sparse turnout

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter The crowd was sparse at the third and final installment of N-CAP’s intergenerational forums, Talking With Your Teen. While school and community officials were well represented, including high school principal John Rickert and school social…

PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Albany Medical Center General Surgeon Lawrence Robinson shows the general surgery suite to Jill Hoffman and her 4-year-old daughter Samantha Hoffman, left, and her father David Gillenwalters while touring the new Albany Medical Center Urgent Care Center at 1769 Union Street in Niskayuna Friday, March 31, 2017.

Albany Med cuts ribbon on Niskayuna facility

Kristin Schultz Daily Gazette Upper Union Street officially has a new neighbor as Albany Medical Center hosted a ribbon cutting at its newest facility at 1769 Union St. “We bring high quality care into neighborhoods,” said Dr. Fred Venditti, Albany…

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Principal Dr. Shelley Baldwin-Nye presents a coupon for a Stewart's ice cream cone to a Glencliff Elementary student at the school's annual learning fair.

Students show off love of learning

  By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter There may have been snow on the ground, but knowledge was budding and blooming in March as Niskayuna elementary school students hosted family, friends and neighbors at their annual learning fairs. Each year, students…

From left: DEC forest ranger Ian Kerr; Tech. Lt. Peter Mclain; Blake Alois; Madison Popolizio; and Tech. Sgt. Brian Rumrill. Courtesy of New York State Police.

Rescued Niskayuna high peaks hikers visit angels

ZACHARY MATSON Gazette reporter The New York State Police Huey 2 helicopter that helped lift a pair of stranded hikers off the state’s second-highest mountain in December has a new name: Algonquin Angel. The Niskayuna hikers — Madison Popolizio and…