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Vendors, nonprofits and community groups set up shop under the big tent at the 36th Annual Niska-Day. Evergreen Olive Oil Company was a first-time vendor.

Niska-Day off to great start

Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter The 36th annual Niska-Day kicked off this morning with a fun run and the parade that wound from St. Kateri to Niskayuna High School. Festival-goers then headed to the grounds at Craig Elementary School where there…




Retirees line up for a photo after speeches were read about each. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

Sixteen retirees lauded at ceremony

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Sixteen faculty and staff from the Niskayuna School District received a grateful send-off at the yearly retiree recognition night Tuesday, June 9. As friends, family and colleagues watched, administrators warmly thanked each retiree…


Interim Superintendent John Yagielski explains flex zones during a public forum on Feb. 11, 2015. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

School district officials field flex zone concerns

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — After months of collaborative work in pursuit of more homogenous class sizes across the district, members of the Niskayuna School District Class Size Management Workgroup faced the community the night of Feb. 11…


McElligott crouches down to talk with a student during his presentation on Friday morning, Feb. 6. Photo: Rebecca Isenhart

Author shares magic of writing

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Be yourself, and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Though he never said exactly those words, that was the message that local author, illustrator and Sage College professor Matthew McElligott brought to Craig…