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Niskayuna school board candidates David Apkarian, Jennifer Zhao and Rosemarie Perez Jaquith answered audience questions at the PTO Council-sponsored Meet the Candidate Night.

Candidates field questions at forum

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — School district residents had the chance to meet Niskayuna Board of Education candidates and listen to them answer audience questions for an hour and a half on May 2. First-time candidate Jennifer Zhao…

NYS Senator Hugh Farley, left, answers a question with candidate Madelyn Thorne in the Black Box Theatre at Schenectady High School Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Photo by Peter R. Barber/Gazette photographer

Candidates gather to not debate

Common Core, abortion rights hot topics at forum By NED CAMPBELL Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — It wasn’t a debate, but there was plenty of debating going on. Candidates for state, county and city offices took turns debating topics such as…

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Niskayuna school budget passes

Voters in the Niskayuna Central School District passed the proposed school district budget for the coming year Tuesday. The $77.3 million budget was approved 2,595 to 1,320. Rosemarie Perez Jaquith was elected to the school board with 2,425 votes. David…