General Electric in Niskayuna is one beneficiary of a $1.5 million initiative by the Department of Energy to produce large power transformers that are critical to the nation’s power grid. September 28, 2016.

GE Global Research cutting jobs in Niskayuna

By John Cropley NISKAYUNA — General Electric is reducing the workforce at its Global Research campus on River Road. GE would not say how many jobs are being eliminated or what the affected job descriptions are, but a source within the…

The Tilted Kilt's Niskayuna location is pictured on Monday.

Tilted Kilt’s Niskayuna Location Closed

NISKAYUNA- The Tilted Kilt, which opened a Niskayuna location about nine months ago, is now closed. The establishment appeared empty Monday, with a small sign in one window saying “Temporarily Closed for Remodel.” However, according to the Kilt’s Facebook page,…


Real estate transactions: January 30, 2017

Duanesburg Henrietta Dunn bought Parcel on NYS Route 20 from Francis VanValen for $70,000 on 10/13/16. Jared McCloud bought 543 VanPatten Road from Timothy Griffiths, Executor for $149,000 on 10/13/16. Glenville Ramoncito Ramirez bought 3133 Touareuna Road from Theodore Bell…

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Niskayuna girls’ indoor track team finishes second

UTICA — The Niskayuna High School girls’ indoor track team finished second in the Utica Challenge Invitational held Jan. 27 at Utica College. The Silver Warriors scored 59 points and finished three points behind first-place Liverpool. Amelia Kokernak had two…

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Youth basketball: Nisky goes 2-3 in CDYBL action

Niskayuna went 2-3 in Capital District Youth Basketball League games against East Greenbush on Jan. 28. The Nisky seventh graders won 42-33. Dan Quinn and Brock Behrman scored nine points each for Niskayuna. Nick Thomas’ 19 points helped the Nisky…

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Real Estate Tranactions

Duanesburg Nelson Patino bought 6826 Duanesburg Road from Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB, Trustee for $62,000 on 10/03/16. Jared Nardi bought 3359 Lake Road from Ryan O’Connor and Jennifer O’Connor for $296,000 on 10/04/16. Stephen Bartoszek bought 690 Gage Road…

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The Canal Festival in Waterford on Saturday afternoon , May 14, 2016.

Barge Canal, church organ deemed landmarks

By Jeff Wilkin The big water system and the big organ are now national historic landmarks. The New York Barge Canal and Round Lake’s Davis-Ferris Organ were among 24 new national historic landmarks announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of…

PHOTOGRAPHER: MARC SCHULTZ A 2016 view of the General Electric facility in Schenectady and Rotterdam.

GE to cut 35 jobs at Schenectady plant

By Brett Samuels General Electric is cutting 35 jobs based in Schenectady as it consolidates the clean energy branch of its business. “Current, powered by GE,” is the focus of realignment efforts within the company’s energy storage unit, resulting in the…

PHOTOGRAPHER: MARC SCHULTZ/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER CP Rail workers replace a railroad bridge over Nott Street in Schenectady on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017.

Crews begin removing, replacing Nott Street bridge

By Brett Samuels SCHENECTADY — Crews began removing the rail bridge above Nott Street Thursday afternoon as part of a month-long project to install a new span. Nott Street was closed to traffic starting Jan. 3, as CP Rail began…