Niskayuna Town Board



Shown at the Oct. 15 forum, from left, are Schenectady County Legislature candidates Elmer Bertsch, Alexander Browstein, James R. Buhrmaster, William Levering and Jill Dunster. PHOTO: Kate Bunster

Legislature, Town Board hopefuls share views

By Kate Bunster Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Open government and the new casino were among the hot topics when the town’s candidates for the Schenectady County Legislature gathered — and sparred — at a political forum Oct. 15. The League…


The Town Board will hold a public hearing Sept. 29 to consider amendment of the Vehicle and Traffic Code to provide for installation of stop signs. (thecrazyfilmgirl/flickr.com)

Public hearing scheduled for new stop signs

NISKAYUNA — The Town Board will hold a public hearing at 8 p.m. Sept. 29 to consider amendment of the Vehicle and Traffic Code to provide for installation of stop signs at the following intersections: Sagemont Court, north toward Lynnwood…




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More details added to town’s dangerous dog ordinance

By STEVEN COOK Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna Town Board has updated the town’s procedures for dealing with dangerous dogs so that they are more in line with the regulations in surrounding municipalities and the state. The new regulations…


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Board OKs town budget, comprehensive plan

By STEVEN COOK Gazette Reporter The Niskayuna Town Board approved two plans Nov. 20 — one spanning a year and the other a decade. The one-year plan was the 2015 town budget, while the 10-year plan is the town’s new…


Maureen McGuinness, Family Services Manager for the Albany Dioceses and Denise McGraw, council member for the Town of Niskayuna walk the area where plans are for a proposed for a Schaefer-style mausoleum towards the front property at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery on Route7 in Niskayuna. Paul A. Schaefer, was the founder of several organizations for the preservation of the Adirondack wilderness, died on July 13 after knee surgery at St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady. He lived in Niskayuna and in an Adirondack cabin on St. David's Lane. Mr. Schaefer began working to preserve the Adirondack back country in the 1930's, organizing coalitions to campaign for laws to protect the state's northern wilderness areas from development. His work is credited with playing a role in the development of the six million-acre Adirondack State Park, a huge land mass of private and public properties governed by strict regulations limiting construction. Photo by Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer

Niskayuna mausoleum will pay tribute to Schaefer

Project to mirror architect/conservationist’s style By KELLY DE LA ROCHA Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — A mausoleum in the style of famed local architect and conservationist Paul Schaefer is slated to be built in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery next summer. The…