Balltown Road


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The Schenctady Curling Club held an open house on Sunday January 8, 2017. Free to the public, folks were able to get instruction on how to play the exciting game. The Smith family of Scotia learns how to sweep in front of the stone. Pictured left to right is Keira, Nettie, Instructor Jeff Howles, Steve and Lauren.

Sweeping Prospects

The Schenectady Curling Club held an open house at its Niskayuna rink Sunday afternoon in an effort to introduce members of the public to the game. Club members taught attendees proper throwing and sweeping techniques.



A tow truck driver works to right a rolled car on Balltown Road, Aug. 16, 2016. Photo by Steven Cook.

Crash closes Balltown Road in Niskayuna

STEVEN COOK Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — A rollover crash in Niskayuna Tuesday afternoon sent a driver to the hospital for minor injuries and shut Balltown Road for a time. The crash also sent a wheel of the rollover car into…


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Cohoes man admits robbing Nisky gas station

A Cohoes man accused of two Niskayuna gas station robberies as part of a string of business robberies across four counties admitted to one of the Niskayuna robberies Monday. Ismael Maxwell, 26, appeared in Schenectady County Court Monday and pleaded…


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Ambulance crash hurts three

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Two Niskayuna Fire District 1 paramedics were responding to a call when a car collided with their ambulance the evening of Aug. 12. “They were struck by another car,” said Fire Chief Dale…


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Stewart’s permit OK’d

NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna Planning Board on Monday approved a special use permit for Stewart’s Shops to convert the existing Mobil convenience store on Balltown Road to a Stewart’s. The company plans to make some functional and cosmetic changes to…


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New avenue opens for family winery

By REBECCA ISENHART NISKAYUNA — Justin Cappocia, the middle of three Cappocia brothers, does so many different jobs that he’s not sure what his title is. He has designed labels for the wine bottles, works on the family web site,…