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Prime Time: Esther Swanker's community service spans decades

Esther Swanker is pictured at her home in Niskayuna.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Esther Swanker is pictured at her home in Niskayuna.
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Esther Swanker has a reputation as a problem solver. The longtime president of the Schenectady County Public Library Board of Trustees navigated a difficult course in the politically sensitive issue of expanding the library’s main branch, which was finally opened last July. During her long career, she has tackled everything from helping to rewrite a federal education bill in the mid-1960s to designing the renovations for the former Our Lady of Fatima Church in the ...

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