At the Niskayuna Animal Hospital, Troy-Schenectady Road staff sort out donated supplies that will be going to the Schenectady Inner City Ministries (SICM). Pictured are Dr. Ron Scharf, Samantha Acevedo and Michael Rossman.

Animal hospital helping SICM aid family pets

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The Animal Hospital of Niskayuna is lending a helping paw to pets this winter. In November, practice manager Samantha Acevedo started a donation drive to collect pet supplies and food to give to…

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Girl Scouts worked for an hour and a half to complete their sculpture for last year's Can Do. The girls are at it again this year and are collecting cans of food which they will use to build a campfire sculpture.

Girl Scouts set to show off Can Do Spirit

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Creativity and a bit of structural engineering will intersect for a good cause this month, but not without some community support. Niskayuna Girl Scouts will for the second year participate in Girls Can Do, a…

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Niskayuna Town Board member Bill McPartlon reads the ceremonial resolution to name the ball fields in Blatnick Park after outgoing supervisor Joe Landry.

Fields to bear Landry’s name

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Babe Ruth baseball players in the spring will round the bases of the newly dubbed M. Joe Landry Fields in Blatnick Park. The Niskayuna Town Board sponsored a ceremonial resolution to name the ball fields…


Niskayuna leaders promise ‘new beginnings’

By Zachary Matson Daily Gazette Yasmine Syed, Niskayuna’s new Republican town supervisor, struck a tone of unity Monday as she was formally sworn into office, promising “new beginnings” and “fresh starts” after a contentious election. Syed, 34, who defeated 10-year incumbent Joe Landry…

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Niskayuna Senior Center

Senior center to expand art offerings

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Area seniors will have more opportunities to expand and refine their artistic palettes in 2018: The Niskayuna Senior Center plans to offer more regular and more varied offerings next year in an effort…

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GE seeking approval to install solar array

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — GE wants to lasso the sun and store it in Niskayuna. Managers of the GE Global Research Center have asked the Planning Board for approval to install 700 solar panels — for now…