At Lock 7 Park, Niskayuna, ECOS teamed up with the DEC for Day in the Life of the River program.  Here Russell Moore, DEC Region 4 Fisheries Technician shows students a walleye from the Mohawk River. Also ECOS caught fish for school groups to help identify, giving them a peek below the surface to experience the incredible biodiversity in our Mohawk River.

Students wade into conservation at Lock 7

Hands-on learning was on the agenda Thursday in Lock 7 Park, as Niskayuna-based environmental group ECOS hosted a Day in the Life of the River program. Around two dozen children from RiverRun Community Montessori School, as well as some home-schooled children,…


Occupants safely escape Niskayuna fire

NISKAYUNA — All occupants escaped safely after a fire Tuesday in Niskayuna, according to a Daily Gazette photographer on the scene. Schenectady firefighters arrived first to the fire at 2520 Grandview Ave. Flames were reported after 7 p.m. The fire…


Emerald ash borer spreads through region

NISKAYUNA — The invasive emerald ash borer has continued its tear through Schenectady County and the state, leaving municipalities and landowners with difficult and pricey decisions. In Niskayuna, officials first learned that the destructive beetle had been spotted in a small…

PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Niskayuna wide receiver Ismail Stewart takes a knee as other players lock arms during the playing of the National Anthem before the start Thursday's football game against Guilderland at Niskayuna High School.

Members of Niskayuna football kneel for National Anthem

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — For a few seconds, Osman Rasul hesitated. Then, as “The Star Spangled Banner” continued to play, he dropped to a knee, joining several other players on the Niskayuna High School football team who…