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Aesthetic Science Institute owner Michelle D'Allaird Brenner moved the school from Plaza 7 to 922 Troy Schenectady Road in January.

Aesthetic Science Institute relocates

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter LATHAM — Niskayuna resident Michelle D’Allaird Brenner opened the Aesthetic Science Institute in Plaza 7 in Latham 15 years ago.  In January, the aesthetic school moved a mile and a half east into a brand-new…




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Betty Bumgarner poses with one of her paintings in her Niskayuna home. June 29, 2016.

Artist Spotlight: Betty Bumgarner

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- Artist Betty Bumgarner apologized for taking a few extra seconds to answer the doorbell, because, as she puts it, she’s no longer as spry as she used to be. But there is no sign of…


Lina Newstead posed behind the counter of her store across from Van Antwerp middle school in the 1970s for Dave Feiden. (Photo Courtesy of Dave Feiden)

Memorial in works for beloved store owner

BY VANESSA LANGDON For Your Niskayuna NISKAYUNA — Niskayuna residents are banding together to get a memorial for their beloved Lina Newstead. The longtime owner of Newstead’s passed away decades ago but her memory still lives on in those that…





Niskayuna Police along with the New York State Police are investigating and unattended death at a home at 1917 Union St. at the corner of Highland Park Rd. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

Police probe death of Niskayuna man

BY STEVEN COOK Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Town police are investigating the unattended death of a man at a Union Street home. Police discovered the body of the 45 year old Monday morning at 1917 Union St. after being asked…


LAZ Parking attendent Jeff Martin feeds pidgeons and sparrows on the morning of Monday, Aug. 24, at the Center City parking lot on Liberty Street. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

Bird whisperer draws pigeons to parking lot

BY KELLY DE LA ROCHA Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — As the sky brightened Monday morning, the birds began to gather, their silhouettes softening the apex of a steeply pitched slate roof. Eyes on the glass-and-metal booth at the edge of…