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At Lock 7 Park, Niskayuna, ECOS teamed up with the DEC for Day in the Life of the River program.  Here Russell Moore, DEC Region 4 Fisheries Technician shows students a walleye from the Mohawk River. Also ECOS caught fish for school groups to help identify, giving them a peek below the surface to experience the incredible biodiversity in our Mohawk River.

Students wade into conservation at Lock 7

Hands-on learning was on the agenda Thursday in Lock 7 Park, as Niskayuna-based environmental group ECOS hosted a Day in the Life of the River program. Around two dozen children from RiverRun Community Montessori School, as well as some home-schooled children,…




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Karen Woodin poses by her painting of the Mohawk River, which won first place in Niskayuna's annual Art Out event. 
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016.

Artist Spotlight: Karen Woodin

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- Karen Woodin has been a landscape painter for several years, but it wasn’t until Niskayuna’s Art Out event this summer that she really began to branch out into the Plein air method. “It’s the…


This view from Niskayuna in 1965 shows both the current and old Rexford Bridge, with McLane's Hotel in the background.
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Neighbors eager for new Rexford Bridge

BY BILL BUELL Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Skip Smith can’t quite visualize how things are actually going to look, but he’s fairly certain he’s going to be OK with the new surroundings. “I’m excited about it, and while I don’t…


Niskayuna Fire District 1 paramedics John Baker, center, and Lt. Shane Sweet tend to an injured child struck by a boat on the Mohawk River near the Rexford Bridge Friday, August 28, 2015. The victim was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment.  (Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer)

UPDATE: Girl recovers after incident on Mohawk

BY NED CAMPBELL Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — A Niskayuna man was charged with reckless operation of a vessel Aug. 28 after a motorboat filled with rowing students went partially under water, causing an 11-year-old girl to fall out and be…


Niskayuna Fire District 1 paramedics John Baker, center, and Lt. Shane Sweet tend to an injured child struck by a boat on the Mohawk River near the Rexford Bridge Friday, August 28, 2015. The victim was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment. (Peter Barber/Gazette Photographer)

Girl injured in boat accident on Mohawk River

NISKAYUNA — An 11-year-old girl hit by a boat in the Mohawk River today is in stable condition after undergoing surgery at Albany Medical Center, Niskayuna police said. The girl, whose name was not released, fell out of the small motorboat…


Kelly de la Rocha kayaks up the Alplaus Kill. (Photo provided)

Kayaking the Mohawk provides multiple rewards

BY KELLY DE LA ROCHA Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Finally, after years of wishing, I have a kayak. Two of them, actually — a great Craigslist find. The pair came with everything except a list of where to use them….