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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…



This image provided by Anheuser-Busch shows a portion of the company's Budweiser television ad scheduled to run during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. Photo: The Associated Press/Anheuser-Busch

Lost a puppy, found a brewski? Students analyze Super Bowl ads

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — What’s not to love about a short, sweet story about an adorable puppy reunited with his horse and human friends? That’s the premise, of course, of the best-loved commercial of the 2015 Super…


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Apply for service award before March 6

NISKAYUNA— Do you help out at the Food Bank, the City Mission, or any of the other many community organizations around the area that serve those in need? Are you in the habit of mowing or providing babysitting at your…


DWI increases during the holiday season, between mid-December and New Year's Day. Photo illustration by Rebecca Isenhart.

Police on the lookout as DWI season hits peak

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — When Lt. Michael Stevens of the Niskayuna Police Department used to patrol for intoxicated drivers, he always knew he’d find at least a few offenders on the road. “I would stop anything and…




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Opportunities to volunteer numerous, easy to find

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Every Tuesday morning at 7:15, in the back room of the Blue Ribbon restaurant, Niskayuna Rotary member Lon Penna opens meetings with a few inspirational quotes. At the most recent meeting, he echoed…