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Neon CRM: In the business of helping helpers

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter New Yorkers are giving people. We give to community causes, animal shelters, sports organizations, food pantries and the arts. Unlike commercial enterprises that stay in business by selling things or services, or a government that…



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A new, automatic golf ball dispenser was installed at Niskayuna's driving range last week.

New ball dispenser to expand driving range hours

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter There are dispensers for everything: gumballs, cereal, shampoo, napkins, ice cubes, hand sanitizer, ketchup, tape and margaritas. The new golf ball dispenser at the Niskayuna Driving Range won’t doll out frosty, tequila-based libations, but it…


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Click It or Ticket effort set to begin May 22

Niskayuna Police Department NISKAYUNA — As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacations, the Niskayuna Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep you and your…


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The Niskayuna Art Station will be the site of the first annual Art Festival on May 27.

Outdoor art festival coming to Lions Park

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The trees are budding, the tulips are blooming and the Niskayuna Arts Station in Lions Park is open. Perched on the river’s edge, the old train station (complete with ticket window), serves as…



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Weekly Briefs – May 18

Symphony musicale set NISKAYUNA — The League of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual meeting and musicale at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, at the Jewish Community Center, 2565 Balltown Road. The Stefan and Parillo Scholarship awards…


PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Captain Buffalo of Port Jervis begins the2 mile paddle race in the Mohawk River in the Ninth Annual Peddle, Paddle, and Run race in Niskayuna Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Pedal-Paddle-Run Triathlon highlights county

Daniel Fitzsimmons Daily Gazette NISKAYUNA – Over 150 people braved the rain and chill on Saturday morning for the eighth annual Schenectady County Pedal-Paddle-Run Triathlon, which this year was held on the Mohawk River and along the Mohawk-Hudson bikeway. Participants…


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Michela Mosso, Rocky Parisi, Maureen Lynch and Mike Parisi at Power Yoga New York. The studio will host a fundraiser for Lynch, who is fighting cancer, on Thursday, May 18.

Yoga community to support one of its own

Kristin Schultz NISKAYUNA – Rocky Parisi and Power Yoga New York are going to the mat for Maureen Lynch. Lynch, a school psychologist at Paige Elementary in Schenectady, has been taking classes at the yoga studio practically since it opened…


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Niskayuna school board candidates David Apkarian, Jennifer Zhao and Rosemarie Perez Jaquith answered audience questions at the PTO Council-sponsored Meet the Candidate Night.

Candidates field questions at forum

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — School district residents had the chance to meet Niskayuna Board of Education candidates and listen to them answer audience questions for an hour and a half on May 2. First-time candidate Jennifer Zhao…