Politics

Instructor Mike Carpenter, second from left, and SUNY Adirondack golf team members, from left, Desmond Crandall, Travis Deuel, and Zach Burkhart walk up to the par-5 second hole at Mohawk River Golf Course in Clifton Park on Tuesday.

Your Niskayuna week in print: April 10-16, 2015

This week in print: Last O.D. Heck resident gone  Fast-casual place is in the oven Freshman has designs on spreading school spirit MY TAKE: What are you grateful for?  Shared dispatch system proves mutually beneficial Photography provides creative outlet for…


In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to a crowd during a campaign stop to promote Democrats in re-election bids in the east Denver suburb of Aurora, Colo. (The Associated Press)

Schenectady County Democrats endorse Clinton for president

BY HALEY VICCARO Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY COUNTY — Schenectady County Democrats have endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, even though the likely presidential candidate has not officially thrown her hat in the ring. The Schenectady County Democratic Committee, Schenectady City Democratic…





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Niskayuna board approves town budget

The Niskayuna Town Board approved two plans Thursday night — one spanning a year and the other a decade. The one-year plan was the 2015 town budget, while the 10-year plan is the town’s new comprehensive plan for development. The…



NYS Senator Hugh Farley, left, answers a question with candidate Madelyn Thorne in the Black Box Theatre at Schenectady High School Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Photo by Peter R. Barber/Gazette photographer

Candidates gather to not debate

Common Core, abortion rights hot topics at forum By NED CAMPBELL Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — It wasn’t a debate, but there was plenty of debating going on. Candidates for state, county and city offices took turns debating topics such as…


Niskayuna native Erik Wemple is the media critic for The Washington Post. Courtesy Washington City Paper

Niskayuna native Erik Wemple now a D.C. fixture

Former assemblyman’s son views capital from the outside By MARK MCGUIRE Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Erik Wemple’s first lesson in politics was delivered on the most intimate and retail of levels, canvassing Grand Boulevard and McClellan Street in Schenectady with…