St. Mary's Church on Eastern Avenue of Schenectady is finding a new purpose after it closed in June of 2009. Thursday, July 21, 2016.

House of Angels Renaissance Project

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — When Sandi Vardine began restoring a few brownstones in Troy back in 2006, she had no idea that her small start in redesigning residences would lead to what she now calls the House…

Andrew Evans of Niskayuna takes a shot over Cameron Coles of Schenectady Wednesday, December 30, 2015. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Hilliard title goes to Niskayuna boys’ basketball squad

BY JIM SCHILTZ Gazette Sportswriter SCHENECTADY — Niskayuna played like a different team in the second half of Wednesday night’s Arthur Hilliard Memorial Basketball Tournament championship game. Schenectady did, too. “It was kind of like yesterday. We came out flat,”…

Clifford Burns of Niskayuna, covers his face with court papers after his sentencing in Warren County Court Friday, September 5, 2014. PHOTOGRAPHER: PETER R. BARBER

Niskayuna man who killed wife can’t take back plea

ALBANY — A Niskayuna man who admitted in court to stabbing his estranged wife to death in Lake Luzerne won’t get to take back his guilty plea, an appeals court ruled Thursday. The Appellate Division of the state Supreme Court…

Missing Niskayuna man found in Schenectady

A 68-year-old Niskayuna man who was reported missing Saturday afternoon was found safe early Sunday morning in Schenectady. Edward Valente was found around 6:30 a.m. on Nott Street in Schenectady and is reported safe, Niskayuna Deputy Chief Michael Stevens said….

Shenendehowa's Kendall Pelletier, left, and Niskayuna's Mia Di Rienzo, battle for the ball at Shenendehowa High School Friday, October 18, 2013. (PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Suburban Council bigger than ever for 2015-16

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter The area’s largest league is now a true behemoth. That’s the reality for the new-look Suburban Council, which will see the vast majority of its teams open practices today, along with the rest of Section…

Nine children gathered at the Central Park greenhouse Wednesday for the Little Diggers Gardening Program, run by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schenectady County. Wednesday was the final day of the six-week program, which has been held at the greenhouse the past five springs.

Kids love Schenectady garden classrooms

BY KELLY DE LA ROCHA Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Beneath a canopy behind the Central Park greenhouse Wednesday, nine little children turned clementine crates full of soil into fairy gardens. Intent on their work, tiny hands carefully planted maple saplings,…


Keeping heritage in the home

Historic Union Street women’s retirement facility undergoing careful updates BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — At a historic building on upper Union Street, a renovation project is helping unite past and present. It all started when staff at the…