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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…


PHOTOGRAPHER: PETER R. BARBER Schenectady firefighters battle a 2-alarm fire at 565 Florence Street Saturday.

Weekend fire traced to space heaters

By Steven Cook Fire investigators traced the likely cause of a Saturday afternoon fire on Florence Street to two improperly plugged-in space heaters, officials said Monday. Firefighters used the case to remind residents that space heaters can be dangerous. If used,…


Jay Simson, Niskayuna resident

Simson ready to watch, not judge, moguls

By Phil Johnson I think of world class mogul skiers this way: They are the only athletes where my knees hurt just watching them perform. Think I’m kidding? Well, you can see for yourself next week when the World Cup…



Miller Lawton and Nadia Nugent perform Tea for Two from No, No, Nanette in the Niskayuna High School Auditorium. Niskayuna High School featured an Evening in History Monday, January 9th, 2017 that was dedicated to their students telling the story of the Roaring Twenties. Photo By Eric Jenks

Back to the Roaring Twenties

NISKAYUNA- Students of Niskayuna High School took a step back in time with an Evening in History on Jan. 9. Gone were the denim and sweatshirts of today. Instead, students donned sparkling vests and dresses in celebration of the Roaring Twenties….


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A 60 Minute Orange Theory Workout class takes place at Orangetheory Fitness in Schenectady on December 30, 2016.

Getting with the programs

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- January is resolution month. People tend to look into the coming year with a sense of hopeful determination. The most common resolutions revolve around getting into or staying physically fit. According to Nielsen, 37…



PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Niskayuna wrestling coach Shaun Neely takes his students through warm up drills Thursday, December 22, 2016.

Club lets wrestlers get a jump on the sport

By Indiana Nash Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- With the recent legalization of professional mixed martial arts competition in New York, the state is getting more exposure to wrestling-related sports and Niskayuna youths are no exception. With the Niskayuna Elite Youth Wrestling club,…