Niskayuna

Niskayuna STEAM Bus mobile classroom at Hillside Elementary on Monday morning. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

Niskayuna STEAM bus makes first school visits

BY ZACHARY MATSON Gazette Reporter Niskayuna first-graders started coding on Monday, thanks to the district’s new roving science and technology bus. The vehicle, created by a team of high school students who converted it into a mobile classroom, visited three of the…




The sign at the entrance to Niskayuna High School is pictured. Gazette file photo

Board ponders policy on class vs. club trips

By Zachary Matson Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — School officials are wrestling with whether some of the district’s school-sponsored trips are too expensive or too extracurricular to justify school sponsorship. At least some trips traditionally considered part of the school curriculum…



PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Caroline Skrebuenas, 14, of Niskayuna in front of her piano in her living room Friday, August 24, 2018.

From her head to her fingertips

By Jeff Wilkin Gazette Reporter Some people have songs in their hearts. Caroline Skrebutenas has songs in her head. The 14-year-old sophomore at Niskayuna High School has been playing piano since age 6 and has been composing her own music…


Buildings at the Niskayuna Water & Sewer Maintenance Facility. Photographer: Peter R. Barber

Telecommunications tower gets town’s OK

By Jeff Wilkin Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The Town Board on Aug. 28 unanimously voted to allow construction of a controversial telecommunications tower on WTRY Road. Florida-based Tarpon Towers will be permitted to lease wooded, town-owned land near Niskayuna’s Water…