Niskayuna grads

Amy Buhrmaster. Photo by Rebecca Isenhart

Homecoming queen finds pageant a great experience

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Amy Buhrmaster knows exactly what you’re thinking about the time and effort she’s put into the America’s Homecoming Queen pageant. She’s heard it many times. “They’re like, ‘Oh, I think that’s kind of…

Michael Corcoran, left, and David Kosineski.

Niskayuna High buddies finish cross-country trip

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter Last year, a filmmaking trio of Niskayuna High School alumni, Michael Corcoran, Gavin Dowse and David Kosineski, dreamed of taking a road trip across the country. Corcoran, who had just completed his freshman year at…

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…