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A Niska-Game player gets stuck at the Niskayuna Transfer Station, the real-life equivalent of getting into jail in the board game. She has to climb into a trash can to wait for freedom. Photo: Rebecca Isenhart

Niska-Game has Monopoly on fun

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter David Holland is a three-time Niska-Game champion and he’s back for more — but this time as a volunteer. Niska-Game is the fundraiser for the community action organization N-CAP. N-CAP puts on Niska-Day and hosts…


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Substance abuse forum sees sparse turnout

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter The crowd was sparse at the third and final installment of N-CAP’s intergenerational forums, Talking With Your Teen. While school and community officials were well represented, including high school principal John Rickert and school social…



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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

CAPITAL REGION- A home is only as safe as its medicine cabinet. It’s not a saying that’s caught on yet. But with the national focus on prescription drug addiction, the medicine cabinet is becoming a focal point in the fight…



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Facing Issues of Intolerance

By Indiana Nash Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- Niskayuna Central School District officials recently brought together members of the community and faith leaders to discuss a subject which many in the community don’t want to believe is an issue here. The term…


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LGBTQA forum slated for March 15

NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna Community Action Program in conjunction with the Niskayuna Central School District and Visibility Club will be sponsoring a forum on LGBTQA youth, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15 at the Van Antwerp School…


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Drop off old meds on Saturday

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — On Sunday, Sept. 26, the Niskayuna Community Action Program, the town of Niskayuna and the Niskayuna Police Department will hold a drug takeback day at Town Hall. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,…


Recent Niskayuna High School graduate Samantha Burgess discusses some solutions to teen drinking at Niska-Day at the Niskayuna Police Department. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

Teen drinking at Niska-Day upsets student

Op-ed piece in school newspaper leads to meeting with town police BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — With parades, games, food trucks and old friends, Niskayuna’s biggest community event, Niska-Day, should have been a celebration for graduating senior Samantha…



From left to right: Raury Richardson, Kelsey Richardson, Kevin Dolce, Lexi Coso, Eva Dolce and Olivia Cassela wait excitedly for the parade to begin. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

Photos: 34th annual Niska-Day

NISKAYUNA – The Niskayuna Community Action Program put on its best Saturday for the 34th edition of its community celebration, Niska-Day, which began with a parade and ended with a fireworks display, with a host of attractions, activities and, of…