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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;…


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The weather was picture-perfect for the 36th annual Niska-Day.

Niska-Day . . . by the numbers

By all accounts, it was another successful Niska-Day. Here’s a look at Niskayuna’s annual community day, by the numbers: 3: Superheroes at the meet and greet: Spider-Man, Batman and Wonder Woman. 4: Meetings held to plan Niska-Day. 5: Months to…



PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Jo-Ann Mingo, owner of Flowers by Jo-Ann at 1613 Union Street in Schenectady works on floral arrangements Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

Flower shop celebrates two-year anniversary

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Some people choose their careers; for others, their careers choose them. In a sense, Jo-Ann Mingo of Flowers by Jo-Ann on upper Union Street, was destined to own a flower shop. Starting with her childhood…



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Local high schools earn state recognition

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Niskayuna and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Senior High Schools were named Friday as Reward Schools by state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia. This is Niskayuna’s fourth consecutive year on the list. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake has also been…



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Community members gathered for the 25th Annual Niskayuna High School & Former VFW Post #9132 Memorial Day Service.

VFW honors fallen veterans in Niskayuna

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Memorial Day is far more than mattress sales and cookouts. On Friday, Niskayuna High School and former VFW Post #9121 hosted their 25th annual Memorial Day Service. Wet, chilly weather moved the service…


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Niskayuna Town officials planted an Eastern White Pine tree in River Road Park in honor of Arbor Day.

Town plants ‘Tree of Peace’ for Arbor Day

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter River Road Park in Niskayuna has a brand new resident — an Eastern white pine, also known as the Tree of Peace. Town officials and members of the town’s tree council were on hand as…