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MY TAKE: What’s your favorite summer activity?

“Swimming!” — Anna Guilmette, left “That’s a hard one… Playing Wii and swimming.” — Daniel Guilmette, right “Just hanging by the pool.” — Alec Schmitt, left “We like to grill.” — Valerie Schmitt, right “We really enjoy hiking.” — Erika…



Aiden Wolfe, center, takes charge in the Niskayuna Town Pool Friday, July 17, 2015.  (Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer)

PHOTOS: Swimming for cystic fibrosis

NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna Wild Turkeys Swim and Dive Team hosted a Swim-A-Thon to benefit the Donna M. Crandall Foundation at the Niskayuna Town Pool Friday, July 17, 2015. The Foundation provides families with financial assistance for those with Cystic…



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MY TAKE: What summer read do you recommend?

“I like the HGTV and home improvement decorating magazines.” — Shelley Burgio “Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut.” — Carl Tackes “Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis.” — Esther Reidel, left “The Cape Cod Trilogy by Phoebe Atwood Taylor.”…




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PHOTOS: 10th Annual Strawberry Festival

The sidewalks of Upper Union Street were crowded with families, shoppers, children and dogs Saturday at the annual Strawberry Festival, enjoying food, music, kids’ activities and shopping. In honor of the festival’s 10th anniversary, here are 10 highlights from a…