Mark McGuire

Members of the Niskayuna boys' lacrosse team pose together after winning the Class A state championship in Vestal on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Capping a wild week for Niskayuna sports

BY MARK MCGUIRE The Hold Steady sang about Saturday night being “a runway into Sunday, sometimes Monday” — in other words, a weekend too good to quit. So it’s gone with Niskayuna sports. In fact, it’s been more like a…



Executive coach Anne Saile, president and CEO of The Saile Group, brings over 25 years of chief executive experience when advising multi-million dollar companies. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

Local voices share tips for Clinton, GOP in 2016 race

BY MARK MCGUIRE Gazette Reporter CAPITAL REGION — Anne Saile is an executive coach for CEOs contemplating big business or personal decisions. Saile, the head of The Saile Group in Ballston Lake and former CEO of Bellevue Woman’s Hospital, essentially…


Niskayuna Coop cashier Mike Foster, right, on Monday cashes out Ben Chang with groceries, preparing for the snowstorm about to hit the area.Photo by Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer

Storm downgraded to warning for this area

By MARK MCGUIRE, HALEY VICCARO Gazette Reporters NEW YORK — The Capital Region will get a glancing blow from a monster nor’easter described as potentially historic that’s expected to unload up to two feet of snow from New Jersey to…


A rendering of the proposed Rivers Casino & Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady. Photo provided

Top 10 Capital Region stories of 2014

BY BETHANY BUMP/MARK MCGUIRE Gazette Reporters CAPITAL REGION — From the high of a national championship to the low of a family slain in their home, culminating with Schenectady’s big casino gamble — and victory — we take a look…




Niskayuna native Erik Wemple is the media critic for The Washington Post. Courtesy Washington City Paper

Niskayuna native Erik Wemple now a D.C. fixture

Former assemblyman’s son views capital from the outside By MARK MCGUIRE Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Erik Wemple’s first lesson in politics was delivered on the most intimate and retail of levels, canvassing Grand Boulevard and McClellan Street in Schenectady with…


Schenectady High School senior Draven Rodriguez plays with his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, at home Wednesday. Photo by Patrick Dodson/Gazette Photographer

Schenectady High senior a portrait in the absurd

Lasting impression? Yearbook photo with cat, lasers will help with that By MARK MCGUIRE Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Draven Rodriguez is the type of kid who thinks ahead. When the Schenectady High School yearbook came out last spring, the then-junior…