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Weekly Briefs August 11-17

Student to talk about her visit to Morocco On Tuesday, Aug. 15, Niskayuna Rotary will welcome high school student Elizabeth “Lizzy” Canavan, who will describe a trip to Rabat, Morocco, sponsored in part by the Rotary. While in Morocco, Canavan…

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Bridget Zeunges helps a customer at her Jay Street retro clothing boutique Dames on Small Business Saturday. (Daniel Fitzsimmons/Gazette reporter)

Small Business Saturday gains foothold

By Daniel Fitzsimmons SCHENECTADY — Several of the mannequins at the downtown retro women’s clothing boutique “Dames” were stripped of their garments on Saturday. “All my mannequins are getting naked because I have nothing really left to put on them,”…

Gazette Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Madeline Kahn-Ehrlich, 9, and Josh Harrow, 8, both of Niskayuna, place Christmas presents into the cab of Niskayuna Fire District 1 Truck 405cas part of the Toys For Tots drive in LT’s Grill parking lot in the Shoprite Plaza in Niskayuna Saturday.

Toys for Tots stuffs the truck

By Daniel Fitzsimmons A giant American flag flew high in the air over the parking lot at the Shoprite Square off of Balltown Road on Saturday, suspended from the top of a Niskayuna Fire District No. 1 ladder truck. About…