Articles by Kristin Schultz


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#MeToo movement emboldens Capital Region victims

Indiana Nash Daily Gazette Speaking out about sexual assault or harassment is never easy. Just ask Schenectady City Councilwoman Leesa Perazzo, who first talked publicly about her own sexual assault four years ago, at a Take Back the Night event….


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Union Street store blames Lecce Group for closure

Kristin Schultz Daily Gazette SCHENECTADY — Bread From Brooklyn generated a lot of buzz when it opened on Upper Union Street in June. Just three months later, the bagel, doughnut and pastry shop is closed, and the owner blames the Lecce…



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Families answer call to help Puerto Rico

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — A call to action for the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico has spurred acts of generosity by area residents. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Albany-based Citizen Action put out a call…



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Campaign mailers rile Niskayuna candidates

NISKAYUNA — A Democratic Committee campaign mailer prompted a swift and firm response Monday from Republican town supervisor candidate Yasmine Syed. She called the campaign material an “outrageous piece of hate mail,” and called for an apology. The mailer features pictures of nationally-recognized…


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Community rallies around Niskayuna fire victims

Kristin Schultz Daily Gazette NISKAYUNA — Investigators have concluded that an electrical issue was to blame for a house fire last week on Grandview Avenue. In the aftermath, a friend of the homeowner set up a GoFundMe campaign to help the family meet immediate needs. The…