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The Easter Bunny high-fives kids at Niskayuna's annual Easter Bunny Parade.

A visit from the Easter Bunny

NISKAYUNA Kids, adults and even a couple of dogs gathered on the green space at Town Hall in anticipation of the town’s annual Easter Bunny Parade on April 14. When the Easter Bunny emerged, he led the crowd — some…

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Union College students went "fishing for compliments" on Monday, Feb. 13, as Random Acts of Kindness week kicked off.

College embraces Random Acts of Kindness Week

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — It may seem that kindness has been in short supply lately. But while spite and vitriol were readily visible elsewhere, students at Union College spent the week of Feb. 13 spreading the love…

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Monday afternoon, July 13th, 2015, at the Schenectady County Jail's visitation room. The Reading is Fun Program (RIF) visited with inmate Carlos Diaz-Hernandez and his four children, currently in foster care. Retired University of Albany Professor and curator Al Magid worked with one child during the session.

Reading program continues to grow

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Across the country, elementary school educators are continually grappling with the question of how best to give students a strong academic base. After all, according to the Greek philosopher Diogenes, “The foundation of…

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A boy and his cat

Niskayuna resident Miriam Klempner submitted this adorable photo of her grandson, holding the family’s “long-suffering” cat. If you would like to share a family photo, milestone or accomplishment, you can email it to

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Heavy rains close Niskayuna’s Lock E-7

By Sudip Bhattacharya Gazette Reporter The Erie Canal has been closed between Lock E-7 in Niskayuna and Lock E-17 in Little Falls in Herkimer County due to elevated water levels from the recent rain fall. The Canal was closed at…