Keith Nautel runs chainsaws to help a friend cleanup the front yard after a tree toppled on Friday night along Lynnwood Dr. in Niskayuna. (Marc Schultz)

Fierce storm leads to two-day power outage

ANDREW BEAM Gazette reporter NISKAYUNA — Scores of Niskayuna residents spent last weekend without power after a storm knocked out service to most of Rosendale Estates and tens of thousands of other customers around the region. Many residents lost power…

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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 —…

Niskayuna Coop cashier Mike Foster, right, on Monday cashes out Ben Chang with groceries, preparing for the snowstorm about to hit the area.Photo by Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer

Storm downgraded to warning for this area

By MARK MCGUIRE, HALEY VICCARO Gazette Reporters NEW YORK — The Capital Region will get a glancing blow from a monster nor’easter described as potentially historic that’s expected to unload up to two feet of snow from New Jersey to…

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Firemen, ‘banana boat’ to the rescue

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — On Wednesday, July 2, as an unexpectedly fierce summer storm raged through the Capital Region, Niskayuna firefighter Chris Nobes hurried to Merlin Drive to investigate a report of a waterlogged car with people…