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Airbnb makes Niskayuna native a household name

Indiana Nash Daily Gazette Editor’s note: This story was corrected at 9:37 a.m. on March 27. A previous version included an incorrect title for Niskayuna High School media arts educator Stephen Honicki. Art may have been Brian Chesky’s claim to local…


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Town has zombie properties under control

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — News came last week that one of Niskayuna’s most prominent eyesores is finally for sale. The house at the corner of Balltown Road and Union Street had been vacant for at least eight…


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Niskayuna Co-Op general manager resigns

By John Cropley Daily Gazette The general manager of the Niskayuna Co-Op is stepping down after two-and-a-half years on the job and being replaced by the longtime assistant general manager. The Co-Op’s board of directors said Wednesday that Jennifer Felitte…



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Schenectady JCC board president Marv Garfinkel and Fitness Director Terry Santoro have received positive feedback on the center's recent renovations.

JCC finishes extensive locker room reno

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — It just got a lot cooler to be a member at the Schenectady Jewish Community Center — literally. After a year of planning in consultation with members, its board and staff, followed by…


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Juie Deo talks to students at Rosendale Elementary School about the annual Indian pilgrimage to Pandharpur.

It’s a small world

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA – It may have been the area’s only Lunch and Learn that included juice boxes and fruit cups, but for two-and-a-half  hours on March 7, Rosendale Elementary School students filed in and out of…


Photo courtesy Tom Swyers  Niskayuna resident Tom Swyers wrote his second novel, The Killdeer Connection, a legal thriller set in the Capital Region and North Dakota.

Swyers writes legal thriller for 2nd book

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter   NISKAYUNA – The local author who caused a stir with his first book, “Saving Babe Ruth,” is back with a second novel, this time a legal thriller called “The Killdeer Connection.” As a lawyer…



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The proposed cell tower would be located on the Niskayuna Highway Department's site on WTRY Road. Residents are invited to a public hearing on Monday, Feb. 27.

Verizon seeks to build 120-foot tower

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — More bars may be on the way for local Verizon customers, if Niskayuna’s Planning and Town boards approve construction of a 120-foot cell tower on WTRY Road. The tower is proposed for the…