Ed Miller, left, of Miller Rd. Rexford listens to Fred Breglia, Executive Director of the Landis Arboretum and Team Leaderfor Eastern NY Old Growth Survey talks about the Nikon Forestry Pro Laser (Hypsometer) to aquire data for the Landis Arboretum's Great Oak Hunt. Miller, 94, has been growing the Pin Oak in the background since a seedling he planted in 1955.

Oak hunt finds the tree titans

By Indiana Nash Gazette Reporter When Ed Miller planted a few pin oak saplings in his Rexford yard 62 years ago, he had no idea he was raising a champion. But the results of the Great Oak Hunt are in,…

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Therapy center set for ex-maritime site

By Stephen Williams Gazette Reporter Plans to move a children’s physical therapy and wellness center into the former Capital Region Maritime Center in Alplaus will go forward. On Dec. 20, the Glenville Town Board approved a zoning change that will…


Niskayuna leaders promise ‘new beginnings’

By Zachary Matson Daily Gazette Yasmine Syed, Niskayuna’s new Republican town supervisor, struck a tone of unity Monday as she was formally sworn into office, promising “new beginnings” and “fresh starts” after a contentious election. Syed, 34, who defeated 10-year incumbent Joe Landry…

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Senior center to expand art offerings

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Area seniors will have more opportunities to expand and refine their artistic palettes in 2018: The Niskayuna Senior Center plans to offer more regular and more varied offerings next year in an effort…

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GE seeking approval to install solar array

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — GE wants to lasso the sun and store it in Niskayuna. Managers of the GE Global Research Center have asked the Planning Board for approval to install 700 solar panels — for now…


4 area districts make AP honor roll

By Zachary Matson Daily Gazette Four local school districts have been recognized in the College Board’s annual “honor roll” for increasing participation and scores on Advanced Placement tests. Canajoharie, Cobleskill-Richmondville, Scotia-Glenville and Niskayuna school districts all made the list. About 25 districts…

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GE startup designs a less painful blood test

By John Cropley Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Getting blood drawn for medical testing may become quicker, less painful and more informal with new technology being developed by a General Electric startup. The device developed by Drawbridge Health is usable by untrained personnel,…