The original crest, carved in 1983, has been restored and mounted on the wall at the crossroads of Niskayuna High School. From top left, clockwise, the four quadrants represent the seven members of the school district, scholarly knowledge, the five school districts that originally combined to create Niskayuna Central Schools, and the Mohawk River. (Photo provided)

Outgoing class restores crest, gifts new one

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The Class of 2015’s senior class gift was hiding in plain sight throughout graduation at Proctors in Schenectady on June 25. Leaning against the podium where Rachel Padula offered the commencement address and…

Niskayuna girl's soccer coach Cheryl Kuzniar loses her hair during the St. Baldrick's head shaving fundraiser at Proctors in Schenectady on Saturday, May 2, 2015. (Patrick Dodson/Gazette Photographer)

Crowd goes bald for St. Baldrick at Proctors

Annual head-shaving fundraiser raises more than $75,000 BY JEFF WILKIN Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — The Nisky Nightmare was always fabulous. Now, the soccer girls are fearsome. “We’re going to be intimidating!” said Emma Anderson, 11, just before she and eight…

Stacy and Mike DeBritz of Niskayuna display St. Baldrick's wristbands. They have helped organize the local head-shaving event at Proctors for the past few years. (Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer)

St. Baldrick wants your hair

BY JEFF WILKIN Gazette Reporter And St. Baldrick surveyed the thousands of bald men and women before him, and was pleased. “Look upon my works, ye mighty, and rejoice,” the saint said, collecting gold coins from each new convert, money…


Proctors volunteers spring into action after outage

By NED CAMPBELL Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Cindy LaRoe learned around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday that power was out at the Broadway parking garage, just minutes before the final bows of Proctors’ opening-night staging of the family-friendly, Tony-award winning production of…


Review: ‘Annie’ a winner at Proctors

By Matthew G. Moross SCHENECTADY — I have always been convinced that the only production of the musical “Annie” I could truly enjoy was the one where Miss Hannigan, not the orange-haired pixie and her bald pated patron, emerged victorious….