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HS baseball roundup: Nisky goes deep

Staff report Ben Funyak and Nick Insognia hit home runs to back the pitching of Alec Ritzenthaler as Niskayuna dealt Ballston Spa its first Suburban Council baseball defeat Monday 6-0. Funtak hit a three-run home run and Insogna hit a…


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Niskayuna's Jimmy Joyce is safe at home plate while Troy catcher John Germinerio defends on the play Thursday.

Niskayuna’s hitting is extremely efficient

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Tyler Senecal’s first-inning home run Thursday landed well beyond the fence in left field, the type of blast that usually draws the entirety of a high school baseball team’s roster out to celebrate…



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Rosendale 4th graders attended the reception for student artists in the 8th annual Empire State Plaza Art Exhibition and posed with keynote speaker Jillian Hirsch

Students’ art on display

By Kristin Schultz Daily Gazette NISKAYUNA — More than 80 Niskayuna Central Schools students were selected to have their art displayed on the South Concourse of the Empire State Plaza for the eighth annual K-8 Empire State Plaza Art Collection…


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Students fiddling with their tassels after graduation in 1986.

Class of ’86 looks back to its roots

  BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- As the Reunion Committee of the class of 1986 prepared for their 30-year celebration this summer, they came to realize that their classmates didn’t rest on their laurels after graduation. However, they’ve also…







Niskayuna Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra Jr. says the mistake gives district officials an opportunity to 'tighten up' their data-reporting procedures. (Marc Schutlz/Gazette Photographer)

Niskayuna graduation rate really 94%

BY ZACHARY MATSON Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — A data-reporting error created the appearance of a five-point dip in the Niskayuna School District’s graduation rate released earlier this month, when actually the rate dropped just one percentage point. The numbers originally…