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Eric Hughes was honored with one of two annual Murray Award for Excellence in Education presented by the Niskayuna Community Foundation.

Teachers Hughes, Lester receive Murray Award

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Two of Niskayuna High School’s best were honored with the 14th annual Murray Award for Excellence in Education on June 1. Niskayuna Community Foundation board members Tina Lee and Cindy Pillippe, along with school officials,…


Niskayuna schools earn No Place for Hate designation

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter At a time when ratcheting up the rancor is the order of the day, Niskayuna schools are just saying “no” to hurtful rhetoric and behavior. Students, teachers and principals attended a ceremony in Albany to…

John Moskov. Photo courtesy of the Niskayuna Central School District.

Familiar face takes new position at school

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter His new title sounds vague and perhaps vaguely impersonal. But John Moskov, the recently appointed director of pupil personnel services for the Niskayuna Central School District, knows precisely the needs of special education students and…

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Mom’s peasant bread recipe anchors food blogger’s book

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Things to fear: global pandemic, unchecked inflation, clowns. Things not to fear: babies, a game of checkers, baking bread. Successful blogger and food writer turned cookbook author Alexandra Stafford wrote “Bread Toast Crumbs”…

Caroline McGraw talks with Linda Luther and Linda Morganson about McGraw's art work Saturday, May 27th, 2017 during the arts festival in Lions Park on Rosendale Road in Niskayuna, NY. Photo By Eric Jenks

Inaugural Art Festival a success

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Only the weather outshined the displays of paintings and photography at the inaugural Niskayuna Art Festival on May 27. The event featured 15 local painters and photographers who set up tents and showed off their…

 Adirondack Map Project curators left to right, Margie Amodeo, K A C assistant, Caroline Welsh, and Cal Welsh with 1556 map from the top of Mount Royal looking south at the Adirondack Mountains, at the Kelly Adirondack Center.

Exhibit shows story of Adirondacks in maps

By Zachary Matson Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The earliest maps of the Adirondacks weren’t of the Adirondacks at all. Explorers and settlers and military strategists circled in on what is today’s great state park, but for hundreds of years the…

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Retired Niskayuna English teacher and Schoharie resident Richard Colyer has penned a memoir, "The Dash Between."

Memoir details 7 decades of living

By Kristin Schultz Daily Gazette What began as a record for his children and grandchildren has morphed into a work for a wider audience that embodies Richard Colyer’s teaching goals: entertain, educate and inspire. Richard and his wife of 52…

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Niskayuna senior has always had stage presence

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter On May 20, Lucy Skrebutenas was attending a prom in another district when she received word that Niskayuna’s production of “The Phantom of the Opera” won Best Musical at the High School Musical Theater Awards;…