Schenectady


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Musler's Fine Women's Wear on Upper Union Street in Schenectady.

Musler’s celebrates long past and legacy

By Bill Buell Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY- Peter Musler loves talking about his family’s 90-plus years in the women’s clothing business, and while he’d love to celebrate the company’s century mark in 2026, he’s thinking it might not happen. “I’ve been…


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Girls’ basketball: Hipwell joins 1,000-point club

Staff report Jordan Hipwell netted a game-high 14 points, becoming the first Ballston Spa High School female player to score 1,000 career points in the Scotties’ 50-24 Suburban Council basketball victory over visiting Schenectady Friday. Hipwell now has 1,007 career…


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Schenectady teachers complain of unruly students

By Zachary Matson Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY- Chris Ognibene, a Schenectady High School social studies teacher, has had to resort to something this year he never thought he would have to in his 16 years teaching at the school: locking his…


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Instructor Mark Dolato, left, and student Mike Jones take a break from practice recently at the Capital District Fencing Club.

Fencing school draws students for variety of reasons

By Bill Buell Gazette Reporter Different people take up fencing for different reasons. For 57-year-old Clifton Park resident Mike Jones it’s a chance to work up a good sweat. And for Iroquois Middle School 8th grader Peter Meshkov, a member…


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Local Real Estate Transactions

Duanesburg Kevin Morrison and Abby Giardenelli bought 352 Barton Hill Road from Ellen Cooper for $180,000 on 09/27/16. Glenville Dominick Pugh bought 126 Sanders Ave. from Alan Zimmerman, Executor for $67,000 on 09/26/16. David Haug and Kathleen Haug bought 110…


PHOTOGRAPHER: PETER R. BARBER Schenectady firefighters battle a 2-alarm fire at 565 Florence Street Saturday.

Weekend fire traced to space heaters

By Steven Cook Fire investigators traced the likely cause of a Saturday afternoon fire on Florence Street to two improperly plugged-in space heaters, officials said Monday. Firefighters used the case to remind residents that space heaters can be dangerous. If used,…


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Police warn of package thieves

By Steven Cook NISKAYUNA — Town police are investigating reports of at least four thefts of packages delivered to homes ahead of the Christmas holiday, police said on Friday. Police received one report of a theft on Sunday and three…