From left: DEC forest ranger Ian Kerr; Tech. Lt. Peter Mclain; Blake Alois; Madison Popolizio; and Tech. Sgt. Brian Rumrill. Courtesy of New York State Police.

Rescued Niskayuna high peaks hikers visit angels

ZACHARY MATSON Gazette reporter The New York State Police Huey 2 helicopter that helped lift a pair of stranded hikers off the state’s second-highest mountain in December has a new name: Algonquin Angel. The Niskayuna hikers — Madison Popolizio and…

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Winter Storm Stella furiously blew through the region, dumping nearly 20 inches of snow, reducing visibility and making a mess of the roadways.

Storm kept road crews working around the clock

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Not everyone hunkered down and watched movies in their pajamas during the massive March 14 snowstorm. Instead of staying home, the Niskayuna Highway Department road crew drove into work as the storm —…

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Airbnb makes Niskayuna native a household name

Indiana Nash Daily Gazette Editor’s note: This story was corrected at 9:37 a.m. on March 27. A previous version included an incorrect title for Niskayuna High School media arts educator Stephen Honicki. Art may have been Brian Chesky’s claim to local…

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Northeastern Fine Jewelry opens Glens Falls location

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Upper Union Street stalwart Northeastern Fine Jewelry has opened its third upstate location in Glens Falls and  held a grand opening on March 16. Located at 167 Glen St., the 2,500 square foot…

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Steve Badala and Giana Mazzotta took baby Ruxin home in a brand new car seat courtesy of Bellevue Women's Center's new Bringing Home Baby initiative.

Initiative aims to get newborns home safely

  By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — New parents have many things to worry about — feeding, sleeping, is the baby too hot or too cold, and introducing the new baby to old pets. Now, through a partnership between…

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Bike-share program garners major sponsor

  Gazette staff report ALBANY — CDPHP and CDTA announced on March 20 that they have joined forces to launch the Capital Region’s first bike-share program. CDPHP Cycle! will premiere in Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga Springs this summer, offering…

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Niskayuna Co-Op general manager resigns

By John Cropley Daily Gazette The general manager of the Niskayuna Co-Op is stepping down after two-and-a-half years on the job and being replaced by the longtime assistant general manager. The Co-Op’s board of directors said Wednesday that Jennifer Felitte…

Photographer Ellen Hoverkamp will present on the art of scanner photography at the Edison Club on Wed., March 8.

Artist spotlight: Ellen Hoverkamp

By Kristin Schultz A camera isn’t the only way to capture striking images. Scanner photography is the art of arranging items on a flatbed scanner then editing and printing the results. Connecticut photographer Ellen Hoverkamp has been creating compositions using…

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Jad Jacob and Alexandra Burgess as The Phantom and Christine Daae in Niskayuna High School's production of Phantom of the Opera.

Phantom of the Opera opens at Niskayuna High

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter Love, drama, mystery and music will rule the Niskayuna High School auditorium this weekend as the music department presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera. Featuring around 30 actors on stage, 30 student-musicians in the…