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The drawing at the source of the controversy (photo provided).

Niskayuna High grad to sue school over art censorship

NISKAYUNA — An 18-year-old woman who graduated from Niskayuna High School in June plans to sue school officials for First Amendment and Title IX violations over art censorship. The former student alleged school officials told her to alter and finally remove…


REVA's Hawker 800XP medical jet at the Schenectady County Airport in Glenville. (Photo: John Cropley/The Daily Gazette)

Schenectady County Airport runway paving projects moving forward

SCHENECTADY COUNTY — A $10 million runway and taxiway paving project at the Schenectady County Airport will go forward, even though costs have shot upward by more than $1 million since planning began, county officials have decided. The rehabilitation of the airport’s 7,000-foot main…


The General Electric plant in Schenectady. (Photo: Marc Schultz/The Daily Gazette)

Layoffs announced at General Electric in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY — General Electric on Aug 7. further reduced a workforce that has seen repeated layoffs over the past two years, cutting 225 jobs. The international electrical giant, by far the city’s most-prominent business, cited a decline in power equipment sales and issues…


Edwin D. Reilly Jr. greets a guest at a 1998 dinner in his honor at the Mohawk Golf Club. (Daily Gazette file photo)

Former Niskayuna Supervisor Edwin D. Reilly Jr. dies

Former Niskayuna Town Supervisor Edwin D. Reilly Jr., 86, died Aug. 1 at Ellis Hospital. Flags in front of Niskayuna Town Hall off Nott Street East on Thursday were lowered to half-staff and were to remain in that position through Friday….


Ashlyn Peterson smiles with her caricature during the 2016 Niska-Day event. This year's event is Saturday.

A ‘magical’ Niska-Day 37 planned

“Magic is in the Air” for Niska-Day 37 on May 19, with a full day of entertainment on tap. Entertainment committee co-chairs Jay and Rachel Rourke are excited about the day’s activities, from magic to music. Magician Merdwin the Mediocre…


A rendering of the proposed Capital District Jewish Holocaust Memorial to be located at 2501 Troy Schenectady Road in Niskayuna. (Courtesy Dan Dembling)

Niskayuna pushes back vote on Holocaust memorial

JEFF WILKIN Gazette reporter NISKAYUNA — The Town Board has postponed a vote on whether to approve a Holocaust Museum proposed for a parcel off Route 7. The town had been scheduled to vote on a special use permit necessary for the construction of…


Niskayuna police vehicle.

Niskayuna police warn of burglaries

NISKAYUNA — Town police are asking residents to remain vigilant in the wake of two recent home burglaries. One occurred on Fox Hollow Road in the Rosendale Estates neighborhood, the other on Ash Tree Lane. The Ash Tree Lane burglary is…


Keith Nautel runs chainsaws to help a friend cleanup the front yard after a tree toppled on Friday night along Lynnwood Dr. in Niskayuna. (Marc Schultz)

Fierce storm leads to two-day power outage

ANDREW BEAM Gazette reporter NISKAYUNA — Scores of Niskayuna residents spent last weekend without power after a storm knocked out service to most of Rosendale Estates and tens of thousands of other customers around the region. Many residents lost power…