Habitat for Humanity volunteer Virginia Newton takes a rare break from painting at 2106 Van Vranken Ave. in Schenectady. Photo by Rebecca Isenhart

Habitat works to include women in construction

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Habitat for Humanity homes are designed to empower the people who buy them, but on Van Vranken Avenue in Schenectady, builders benefit, too. The site is part of the Women Build initiative by…

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Planning, patience help Scout finish project

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — David Naftzger didn’t even know there was a hiking trail at the end of Whitmyer Drive when he started to plan his Eagle Scout project more than a year ago. The specific project…