Laura Favata’s Niskayuna’s boys’ team won the Suburban Council title.

A three-step plan to stepping up their game

BY BOB WEINER For Your Niskayuna Coach Laura Favata’s three-step plan (fundamentals, lane reading and equipment) for the Niskayuna boys’ bowling team is right on target. The Silver Warriors worked on fundamentals and dealing with pressure situations during the 2016-17…

PETER R. BARBER/Gazette Photographer Niskayuna senior Lucas Quinn was named to USA Today's preseason All-USA Team recently.

Quinn ready to accept leadership role at Nisky

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter SCHENECTADY — The Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse team is just days into its spring workouts, and Lucas Quinn has already picked up a major award. The high-scoring midfielder was among the 15 players named to USA…

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Niskayuna CSD, Chinese school near partnership deal

BY ZACHARY MATSON Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Niskayuna school officials are closing in on a formal partnership with a private Montessori school in China to share curriculum and establish an exchange program for students and teachers. Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra Jr….

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The proposed cell tower would be located on the Niskayuna Highway Department's site on WTRY Road. Residents are invited to a public hearing on Monday, Feb. 27.

Verizon seeks to build 120-foot tower

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — More bars may be on the way for local Verizon customers, if Niskayuna’s Planning and Town boards approve construction of a 120-foot cell tower on WTRY Road. The tower is proposed for the…

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From left: Niskayuna Chief of Police Daniel McManus, N-CAP grant manager Kristin Sweeter, councilman Bill McPartlon and town Supervisor Joe Landry stand by the newly installed medication drop box inside the rotunda at Town Hall.

Niskayuna installs drug drop-off box

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — For the past six years, Niskayuna has participated in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days typically held in April and October. On Feb. 16, the town installed a permanent drug drop-off receptacle in…

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Town Supervisor Joe Landry congratulates Maryle King for 30 years of volunteering to teach line dancing at Niskayuna Senior Center. Also pictured from left: Rosemarie Mullaney and Sue Whitaker.

Senior Center volunteers honored

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — “It has been said that if you continually give, you’ll continually have,” town Councilwoman Lisa Weber said at a program to recognize Niskayuna Senior Center volunteers. Twenty-one volunteers had an afternoon of appreciation…

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Construction equipment could soon start up as Barbera Homes nears the end of the municipal approval process.

Work may begin on Park Ridge subdivision

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Hammers should start swinging this spring at the Park Ridge subdivision if Barbera Homes gains the final approval it is seeking at the Feb. 28 Niskayuna Town Board Meeting. Owner Frank Barbera appeared…

PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Anthony Laniewski of Niskayuna wraps up Garrett Gibbons of Massapequa Friday at the state public high school wrestling championships at Times Union Center.

Lawrence’s big comeback began before state meet

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter ALBANY — Luck had nothing to do with how Duanesburg sophomore Zack Lawrence advanced Friday through the initial rounds of the wrestling state championships. Yes, he needed to make a comeback in both his opening-round…