Polls open today for BOE special election

The Niskayuna Central School District is holding a special election that started this morning at  7 a.m. Voters will choose one of three candidates to fill a board position vacated in July. Niskayuna residents Brian Backus, Christina Calabrese and Noney…

In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to a crowd during a campaign stop to promote Democrats in re-election bids in the east Denver suburb of Aurora, Colo. (The Associated Press)

Schenectady County Democrats endorse Clinton for president

BY HALEY VICCARO Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY COUNTY — Schenectady County Democrats have endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, even though the likely presidential candidate has not officially thrown her hat in the ring. The Schenectady County Democratic Committee, Schenectady City Democratic…


Board of Education gets a new look

By REBECCA ISENHART NISKAYUNA — Voters in Niskayuna approved a $77,313,236 budget for the 2014-15 school year by a wide margin, with 2,595 in favor and 1,230 against. Res idents also accepted the district’s plan to purchase seven new buses…