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Niskayuna school board weighs max tax levy hike of 3 percent

NISKAYUNA — Niskayuna school board members appear ready to support raising local taxes by the maximum amount allowed under the district’s tax cap — just over 3 percent. Board members said during a Tuesday meeting that the district had demonstrated restraint in recent…


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Patricia Lanotte is running for her second term on the Niskayuna School Board.

Lanotte resigns seat on school board

Gazette staff report The Niskayuna Central School District’s Board of Education released a statement on Monday, July 17, announcing the resignation of board member Patricia Lanotte. The vacancy will be filled by a voter-elected candidate. Lanotte was elected to the…


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Newly elected Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education member Jennifer Zhao reads the oath of office.

Board fills posts, addresses codes

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — It was a busy night for the Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education on July 14 as it held both its organizational and regular meeting. The board appointed leaders and vendors for…



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Niskayuna school board candidates David Apkarian, Jennifer Zhao and Rosemarie Perez Jaquith answered audience questions at the PTO Council-sponsored Meet the Candidate Night.

Candidates field questions at forum

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — School district residents had the chance to meet Niskayuna Board of Education candidates and listen to them answer audience questions for an hour and a half on May 2. First-time candidate Jennifer Zhao…


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3 candidates running for 2 spots on school board

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter The race is on. There are two spots on the Niskayuna Central School District’s Board of Education, and three candidates filed the proper paperwork to run. We caught up with each of the candidates and…




Niskayuna resident and veteran Gary Horton recites the Pledge of Allegiance during the middle of his talk to the Niskayuna School Board on the Alternative Veterans Exemption last month. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

Niskayuna school board OKs tax break for veterans

BY ZACHARY MATSON Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Niskayuna veterans won the tax breaks they pushed for as the Board of Education on Tuesday night adopted a special exemption for wartime and disabled veterans. The exemption, which takes effect in time…