Town of Niskayuna

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Police make up bulk of Niskayuna’s top earners

NISKAYUNA — Police chief Dan McManus was one of three Niskayuna employees who tied for the town’s top-paid employees in 2017. Along with water and sewer superintendent Rich Pollock and comptroller Paul Sebesta, McManus was paid a salary of $126,324. Seven of the…



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Niskayuna leaders promise ‘new beginnings’

By Zachary Matson Daily Gazette Yasmine Syed, Niskayuna’s new Republican town supervisor, struck a tone of unity Monday as she was formally sworn into office, promising “new beginnings” and “fresh starts” after a contentious election. Syed, 34, who defeated 10-year incumbent Joe Landry…



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Town Board adopts $15M budget for 2018

The Niskayuna Town Board unanimously passed the 2018 budget at its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 16. The 2018 budget totals $15 million, an increase of about $11,000 over 2017. Also included is a 2 percent tax cut. Councilwoman Denise Murphy…


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Election races take shape in town

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Election season has arrived in Niskayuna, and this year will see some candidates fighting for seats and others running unopposed. Democrat Joe Landry is seeking his sixth term as town supervisor. He will…



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Valve repair may cause water discoloration

NISKAYUNA- The malfunction of a control valve on Niskayuna’s water system on Tuesday caused water in some pipes to change direction, which stirred up sediment. The valve has been repaired. Some homeowners are still experiencing discolored water. Despite discoloring, the water…



Members of the Niskayuna Rowing team carry boats to the water during an April 21 practice in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Grant secured to improve Aqueduct Park

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — There will be toilets. At the town’s Aqueduct Park that is, the main reward from the state’s Regional Economic Development Council’s $150,000 grant bestowed last week upon the Friends of Niskayuna Rowing and…


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Heavy rains close Niskayuna’s Lock E-7

By Sudip Bhattacharya Gazette Reporter The Erie Canal has been closed between Lock E-7 in Niskayuna and Lock E-17 in Little Falls in Herkimer County due to elevated water levels from the recent rain fall. The Canal was closed at…