Artist and art therapist Heather Hutchison poses by her piece 'Sunflower, Moonflower."

Artist Spotlight: Heather Hutchison

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY- Heather Hutchison’s artistic lense has given her an interesting array of jobs over the years. By the end of the year, she’s hoping to help others integrate art into their lives by opening up…

Gazette Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Madeline Kahn-Ehrlich, 9, and Josh Harrow, 8, both of Niskayuna, place Christmas presents into the cab of Niskayuna Fire District 1 Truck 405cas part of the Toys For Tots drive in LT’s Grill parking lot in the Shoprite Plaza in Niskayuna Saturday.

Toys for Tots stuffs the truck

By Daniel Fitzsimmons A giant American flag flew high in the air over the parking lot at the Shoprite Square off of Balltown Road on Saturday, suspended from the top of a Niskayuna Fire District No. 1 ladder truck. About…

Rosemary Prock (on left) with daughter Lauren (on right) at the Sow's Ear on Upper Union Street in Schenectady. 
Thursday, October 27, 2016.

Artist Spotlight on Rosemary Prock

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY- For local artist and owner of the Sow’s Ear Studio on Upper Union Street, Rosemary Prock, everything is in flux right now. When she first opened her shop, she was holding artist exhibits on…

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Jay Rodriguez Bonano and Tayros, a Contract Working Dog that spent most of his life in the Middle East, helping to inspect cargo before it was delivered to military bases. After working on the same tours for years, the two were recently reunited.

Man reunited with dog he served with

NISKAYUNA- When Jay Rodriguez Bonano first joined the military, he planned to be in long enough to get his masters degree in business and then start working elsewhere. But he fell in love with the work and the lifestyle that…