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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…



Patrick Brennan of Schenectady rides his bike 3 times a week on the bike path between Maxon Rd. Ext and Peek St. recently. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

Officials lay out plan for Mohawk Harbor bike trail

BY NED CAMPBELL Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Fred Thompson has been cycling the Mohawk-Hudson Bike Trail since 1990, when he worked at the General Electric Technical Services Co. in the Rotterdam Industrial Park and lived in Niskayuna. “I used to…



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Pedal-Paddle-Run changes location, date

BY NED CAMPBELL Gazette Reporter Schenectady County’s Pedal-Paddle-Run Triathlon has a new location and date — about five months earlier in the year. The fifth annual triathlon will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at Aqueduct Park in Niskayuna,…




Gavin Farrow, 2, of Niskayuna, gives Niskayuna Fire District 1 firefighter/paramedic Bob Wessels a high-five after he handed a toy to him as part of the Toys for Tots program in the LT's Grill parking lot Saturday, November 29, 2014. Gavin's mother Katie watches at left. Photo by Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer

Sharing joys of the season

Niskayuna event gathers donated toys for needy kids By NED CAMPBELL Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Two-year-old Gavin Farrow learned a valuable lesson Saturday: If you give to those in need, you just might get to sit in a firetruck. The…


Jose Gonzalez, his wife Maricely Torres, and their daughter Kayshalee Gonzalez, 8 years old, speak to the media before getting the keys to their new Habitat for Humanity home on Van Vranken Avenue in Schenectady on November 22, 2014. Photo by Patrick Dodson/Gazette photographer

Family gets new home, just in time for the holidays

By NED CAMPBELL Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Jose Gonzalez and Maricely Torres have some holiday decorating to do. The two were handed the keys to their first home — built by Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County — during a…


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…