Photo Kristin Schultz
Winter Storm Stella furiously blew through the region, dumping nearly 20 inches of snow, reducing visibility and making a mess of the roadways.

Storm kept road crews working around the clock

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Not everyone hunkered down and watched movies in their pajamas during the massive March 14 snowstorm. Instead of staying home, the Niskayuna Highway Department road crew drove into work as the storm —…

PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Excessive speed was the factor in this accident on Western Turnpike near the Interstate 88 exit 24 flyover in the town of Duanesburg Thursday, December 22, 2016. One driver was transported to Ellis Hospital for treatment.

Snow makes Capital Region roads treacherous

CAPITAL REGION — Snow and slush coated the roads Thursday morning, making for a messy commute and some angst for at least one school official. “There are minor accidents all over the county,” the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office reported. On the Northway,…

Marcella McKiernan, 5, left, and Townes McKeirnan, 11, of Schenectady make snow angels at SCCC after attending the Gazette Parade Awards Ceremony Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Photo: Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer

Schools counting snow days carefully

By KATHLEEN MOORE Gazette Reporter CAPITAL REGION — Labor Day came early this school year, and that made Old Man Winter a lot easier to manage. Many school districts have not yet run out of potential snow days because their…

From left, Niskayuna firefighter Pat Zilberman, 2nd Lt. Chris Nobes and Fire Commissioner Tom Moran dig out a fire hydrant at the Clare Bridge of Niskayuna senior living community Saturday morning.Photo by Kyle Adams/Gazette Reporter

Niskayuna firefighters spend day clearing hydrants

By KYLE ADAMS Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — While others may have been curling up with a Valentine Saturday morning, a handful of volunteer firefighters from Niskayuna Fire District No. 2 spent a few hours with shovels and a snowblower, making…

Zach Harrington of Memory Lane in Rotterdam shovels and throws snow from his driveway on Monday morning, Feb. 2, 2015.Photo by Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer

Upstate hit by heavy snow, frigid temperatures

ALBANY — A frigid winter storm expected to dump a foot or more of snow in upstate New York made roads slick and closed schools across the region. Up to five inches fell in parts of eastern New York by…