Niskayuna Fire District 2

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Erik Augspurger has spent the last four years volunteering with Niskayuna Fire District 2. He hopes to enter medical school in the fall.

Next stop: med school

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — With a plate this full, you’d think Erik Augspurger would be pursuing a culinary degree, but this Niskayuna High School graduate has his sights set on medical school and a career in sports…


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Niskayuna bicyclist struck by car, hospitalized

NISKAYUNA — A Niskayuna man was hospitalized Monday when his bicycle underwent a mechanical failure and caused him to veer into traffic, town police said. Gregory Cleveland, 46, was riding east in the curb lane of Troy-Schenectady Road approaching Mohawk…


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

Fire district retabulates service points after audit

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna No. 2 Fire District on Troy-Schenectady Road has revised its methodology for rewarding volunteer firefighters after an audit by the Office of the State Comptroller found its practices failed to align…


From left, Niskayuna firefighter Pat Zilberman, 2nd Lt. Chris Nobes and Fire Commissioner Tom Moran dig out a fire hydrant at the Clare Bridge of Niskayuna senior living community Saturday morning.Photo by Kyle Adams/Gazette Reporter

Niskayuna firefighters spend day clearing hydrants

By KYLE ADAMS Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — While others may have been curling up with a Valentine Saturday morning, a handful of volunteer firefighters from Niskayuna Fire District No. 2 spent a few hours with shovels and a snowblower, making…


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Boaters get a tow above Lock 7 on Mohawk River

STEVEN COOK Gazette Reporter NISKYAUNA — A father and his two sons out fishing this afternoon on the Mohawk River got stuck after their boat motors died above Lock 7. The three were saved from the danger of drifting down…


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Six departments extinguish fire at residence

NISKAYUNA — At 6:15 a.m. July 17, a neighbor noticed a fire at 1350 Buckingham Drive and called 911. The Stanford Heights Fire District took the call and responded along with five other departments — both Niskayuna districts, two Colonie…