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Editorial: Expanding options for Rexford bridge

A Daily Gazette editorial says it’s a good thing state Department of Transportation officials are listening to the public, the statistics and the finances in revising a plan to expand the Rexford Bridge reconstruction project to include four lanes of…


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State audit criticizes Nisky record-keeping

Niskayuna town officials provided little oversight of certain duties of the town receiver of taxes and assessments, according to an audit released Friday by Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. “For example, the receiver failed to perform bank reconciliations and did not deposit…


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The Niskayuna town board meets tonight

There are 34 resolutions on the agenda for tonight’s Niskayuna Town Board meeting, including one to name a new police chief to replace John Lubrant, who retired after 30 years on the force. They’re also naming the town’s senior citizen…



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Board of Education gets a new look

By REBECCA ISENHART NISKAYUNA — Voters in Niskayuna approved a $77,313,236 budget for the 2014-15 school year by a wide margin, with 2,595 in favor and 1,230 against. Res idents also accepted the district’s plan to purchase seven new buses…


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Niskayuna school budget passes

Voters in the Niskayuna Central School District passed the proposed school district budget for the coming year Tuesday. The $77.3 million budget was approved 2,595 to 1,320. Rosemarie Perez Jaquith was elected to the school board with 2,425 votes. David…


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Niskayuna’s interim leader calls for mutual respect

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter John Yagielski has a message for the Niskayuna school board that could have originated in any of the district’s elementary classrooms: compromise, collaborate and be kind to one another. “We can have disagreements, but let’s…


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Niskayuna bond rating best in county

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Niskayuna now has the most favorable bond rating of any town in Schenectady County, after Standard and Poor’s announced it would upgrade the town’s standing two notches. The town’s new rating of AA+ means…