Education

Original Emancipation Proclamation Visits Plattsburgh

Lincoln’s Handwritten Draft of the Emancipation Proclamation to Come to Plattsburgh PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 11, 2012) — The New York State Museum’s traveling exhibition of the only surviving draft of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in Abraham Lincoln’s handwriting will be on display Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Burke Gallery, Myers…

The French Connection at SUNY Plattsburgh

Development Corp. Scholarship Helps Fund Student’s French Connection For French and Canadian studies major Tierney Braden, learning she was the 2012-2013 recipient of a Development Corporation Scholarship was nothing short of “fantastique.” The junior from Lake Katrine, N.Y., said she is “very honored to be receiving this prestigious award. This scholarship is going to significantly…

Universal Pre-K in Saranac Lake

The Saranac Lake Central School Board Holds their regular meeting on Wednesday Night.. and they go into executive session.. Ok that’s not overly controversial because they do have to do the work of hiring and firing and working privately with employees issues in private, but when they again open the meeting back up to the…

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Friendship Volunteer Training Program in Saranac Lake

Lake Placid—Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is recruiting new volunteers and has scheduled a Friendship Volunteer Training Program in Saranac Lake on the mornings of October 3 and 10, 2012. (Both mornings are required to complete the training). New Volunteers will join Mercy Care’s 70+ Friendship Volunteers from Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, and Lake Placid…

Trudeau Intern Heads to Medical School

TRUDEAU INSTITUTE RESEARCH ASSISTANT HEADS TO MEDICAL SCHOOL Local resident Luke A. Neill, who completed his premedical studies at the University of Vermont in the fall of 2011, graduating with honors, is now a member of the Class of 2016 at UVM’s College of Medicine. Prior to matriculating to medical school, Luke spent the last…

SUNY VP of Student Affairs Retires in January

Vice President of Student Affairs Bill Laundry to Step Down in January PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 26, 2012) — After more than four decades at the college, William D. “Bill” Laundry, SUNY Plattsburgh’s vice president of student affairs, announced his plans to retire, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Laundry said the conventional wisdom — that you will…

Safe Routes to Schools

A Safe Route to Schools is on the list of priorities for the North Country Economic Regional Development Council and a broad group inFranklinCountyhas put together an application for the current round of funding…  The idea behind this initiative – is to help the community get together with the school districts, the Village Boards, and…

STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

If there’s one thing that holds true for the Tri-Lakes Region, it’s that we have some of the most enthusiastic group of teachers in new YorkState..  and you can’t help but see the excitement of teachers in different departments throughout the region…  In SaranacLake,  we didn’t have much trouble finding another teachers happy to speak…

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K&J SHOW – Technology Plan at Lake Placid Schools

Picture yourself standing in front of a line of computers at Best Buy, or Target, Wal Mart, your local neighborhood computer store… trying to decide which piece of technology is going to be right for you, There are at least 10 or 12 choices of laptops, and another 4 or 5 desktop versions and each…

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Training for Alcohol Intervention Procedures offered at Plattsburgh State

A Free Training program is offered through local sheriffs offices and STOP-DWI programs along with several additional drug and alcohol task forces… The Groups are inviting restaurants, hotels, bars, nightclubs and all on-premise liquor license holders to participate in the Training for Intervention Procedures program… It’s called TIPS for short and the program is being…

Elementary Playground to Re-open with new plans and a call for volunteers

 LPCS Elementary Playground Re-Opening October 10th  A new plan is in place for reopening theLake PlacidElementary Schoolplayground.. The plan includes zoned areas for grade K-2 and 3-5, and a new 10 seat swing, new hill slides and a new sandbox and the installation of ten to twelve inches of processed wood chip fiber, which will…

Community Commitment and College Presidents

College Presidents Recognized for Their Community Commitment The Adirondack Park Institute, the “Friends of the Interpretive Centers” hosted the New Beginnings Award Gala on August 9, 2012 at the Paul Smith’s College VIC. The event was to celebrate the rebirth of the Interpretive Centers under new owners and to share with the community the promise…

NEW YORK FARM BUREAU DEMANDS ACTION ON 2012 FARM BILL

 New York Farm Bureau members attended the Farm Bill Now Rally in Washington, DC today pushing for quick action on the 2012 Farm Bill before the current bill expires at the end of September.   Already the delay has rolled back the safety net for New York’s dairy farmers and further inaction puts critical programs in…

K&J Show – Growing up Guggenheim

The Trudeau Institute played host to one of Historic Saranac Lake’s Lecture Series on Tuesday Evening.. Peter Lawson-Johnston, a fifth-generation member of the Guggenheim family, discussed his memoir, “Growing Up Guggenheim: A Personal History of a Family Enterprise,” on Wednesday, September 12, in the John Black Room of the Saranac Laboratory Museum. AUDIO – 091312…

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A Meeting of the Minds – Two School Boards Talk about Collaboration

Is this really the right time? That’s the question from Deb Lennon, President of theSaranacLakeCentralSchoolBoard.. She’s sitting to the Right of Mary Deitrich, who recently became President of the Lake Placid School Board. The two are flanked by Clyde Baker to Mary’s left and Janet Smith to the Right of Deb Lennon.. AUDIO – 090612…

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Integrating Library Technology into Lake Placid’s Schools

There are more wires on the floor to the back of the administrative board room at the Lake Placid Middle / High School – In fact one of those roll around carts is sitting in the middle of the aisle during Tuesday’s Lake Placid School Board Meeting… The roll around cart  is designed to help…

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Saranac Lake Youth Center brings a circus to Riverside Park

On Monday, an event is held inSaranacLake’sRiversidePark– It’s a fundraiser, an awareness builder, for youth at the Saranac Lake Youth Center.. We arrived mid afternoon and spoke first with the President of the Youth Center Board Doug Zobel. The Board consists of volunteers in the community interested in helping to support the Youth Center. Diane Roberts…

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K&J – Esther Arlan talks about Education in New York State

The New York Education Reform Commission holds a public hearing here in Lake Placid and they’re plans are to hold a dozen of this type of meeting designed to gather information and comment from local educators and stakeholders on the system of education in New York. The 20 member Commission was recently appointed by Governor…

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Move in Day at SUNY Plattsburgh

SUNY Plattsburgh Welcomes Most Diverse Freshman Class in History PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.  (Aug. 24, 2012) — SUNY Plattsburgh has met and exceeded its enrollment goals for the 2012-2013 academic year. In fact, for the seventh year in a row, the college has had so many applicants that it had to turn away more than half, accepting…

Administrators Sharing Health Insurance Costs at Saranac Lake School

Saranac Lake Central School District Superintendent Gerald Goldman and the school’s business manager Dan Bower sign a memorandum of understanding where over the next three years where administrators will contribute a significant portion of their health insurance costs..  School Board Member Lisa Paschke says with the fiscal outlook right now, healthcare has been at the…