Niskayuna recovers from storm

Joe Landry thanked everyone who helped and also discussed the aftermath in terms of numbers.

"I would like to thank my employees for everything that was done over the weekend and everything that will continue to be done. Most roads in Niskayuna were completely passable by Friday afternoon. I want to thank all our highway and highway department employees for their dedication," said Landry.

The supervisor went on to thank the employees at National Grid for being responsive and working diligently to restore power.

The town released the following numbers, which describe how the area was affected by the storm:

72,000 feet of wire were replaced or repaired;

350 telephone polls have been replaced;

150 transformers were replaced;

68 tractor-trailer loads of materials were brought into the town;

88,000 phone calls were received by the dispatch center; and

roughly 3,000 individuals were working at any given time from crews brought in from all over the country.

"At one point in time, there were 176 crews assigned to work in Schenectady County," said Landry.

In other town board news, Hisham A. Khafaga was appointed to the position of police patrolman. A graduate of Niskayuna High School and Hudson Valley Community College, he completed his civil service probationary period and will be filling a vacancy in the force on a permanent basis beginning Jan. 14.""

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