Education

Lake Placid School Board Considers Change to Senior School Tax Exemption

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The Lake Placid Central School Board is considering an increase to the maximum income levels for the senior citizen partial tax exemption schedule.. Before finalizing any decision, however, they’ll be holding a public hearing on Tuesday next week.. The 20th of January, at 6:30 p.m. at the High School’s Annex at 50 Cummings Road, Lake…

Alliance Weighs in on Charter School Agenda in Albany

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The Alliance For Quality Education Weighs in on the Debate over Privately-Run Charter Schools On Tuesday, the leaders of the Assembly and the Senate made statements regarding the cap on privately-run charter schools. Billy Easton is the Executive Director of the Alliance for Quality Education. He says  “Inequality in our public schools is the burning education…

Historic Saranac Lake to Benefit from Will Rogers Grant

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The Saranac Laboratory Museum and Historic Saranac Lake are the beneficiaries of a major grant from the Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneers Foundation.. The Grant will support exhibit renovations at the Museum which is home to the original laboratories of Dr Edward Livingston Trudeau.. A pioneer in the field of TB research in Saranac Lake..…

Clinton Community College Announces Fall 2014 Dean’s List

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The following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 semester at Clinton Community College. Each student has achieved a grade point average between 3.25 and 3.749. Full Time Students Chad Allen, Peru.. Skylar H. Archer, Plattsburgh.. Nicholas J. Armstrong, Cadyville.. Nicholas R. Arnold, Willsboro.. Patrick A.

High School Plans to Present Mozart’s “Requiem”

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Saranac Lake High School Principal Josh Dan says the high school has successfully raised $2,500 to purchase six new Chromebook laptops for a new mobile computer cart. The Chromebooks, Dann says, will be purchased using a $500 Small & Significant grant from Adirondack Foundation, and $2,000 from the foundation’s crowdfunding website, Adirondack Gives. Dann says…

Statewide Parent Group Opposes Governor’s Education Agenda

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NYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE), a coalition of 50 groups statewide, recently sent a letter to Governor Cuomo, responding to the questions posed in a letter from his office addressed to Commissioner King and Chancellor Tisch on December 18 and shared widely by the media. In their statement, NYSAPE says it’s evident that the Governor…

Minority Leader Kolb Says “Get Education on the Right Track”

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In a message to New Yorkers, The Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb says ensuring children have access to a high-quality education is among the most important duties we have as elected officials. “This legislative session, I am renewing the call to take a long, hard look at improving New York State’s education system and finally…

A New Admissions Program at Clinton Community College

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Clinton Community College is hoping to build admissions through a new program they’re calling “Instant Admit Week” which begins Monday January 12th, and runs through Friday the 16th… Gina Brightwell is the Associate Director of College relations. She says their goal is to assist and expedite students through the college admission process.” Brightwell says during…

Wind and Busing – the Key to School Delays on Cold Mornings

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A quick look at the weather map and Saranac Lake is once again the coldest spot in the continental United States overnight.. A few spots north of Montreal are colder… Plattsburgh and the rest of the North Country aren’t far behind with cold temperatures down below most of the country including the Midwest where temps…

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K&J – An Interview with Plattsburgh Councilwoman Becky Kasper

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Councilwoman Becky Kasper represents WARD V in the City of Plattsburgh. She took the oath of office along with the rest of the City Council, all of whom are now just a few days past their one year anniversary. All of the City Councilors, with the exception of Mike Kelly had never experienced doing the…

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Adirondack Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

The Adirondack Foundation is currently accepting applications for their Small & Significant grants program.. This year, their focus is on early care and education.  Projects that support or enhance services to young children and their families will be given priority.  Applications that address education, culture, human wellbeing, environment, and community vitality will also be considered.…

LSSU’s 40th Annual List of Banished Words

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The tradition created by the late W. T. Rabe, former public relations director at Lake Superior State University, begins its fifth decade with this year’s annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. Rabe and fellow LSSU faculty and staff came up with the first list of words…

Lake Placid School Board Appoints Ernest Witkowski

The Lake Placid Central School District appointed Ernest L. Witkowski to serve as the Interim Elementary School Principal. The Board of Education approved Witkowski to the position at the December 16, 2014 board meeting. Witkowski is familiar with the district having served as interim superintendent during the 2009-2010 school year. Witkowski is also familiar with…

Clinton Community College Announces Layoffs

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Plattsburgh, New York – Clinton Community College Board of Trustees has approved the retrenchment of three full-time and two part-time positions, and the adjustment of three 12-month positions to 10-month positions, at Monday’s Special Meeting. Reduction in faculty and staff positions was approved to aid in closing an expected $600,000 budget deficit next fiscal year.…

Village Honors Olivia Hunt

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Today is Officially Olivia Hunt Appreciation Day in the Village of Saranac Lake…  Olivia is just returning from the New York State School Music Association Conference All State Women’s Chorus.. Olivia is a member of the Northern Lights Choir directed by Helen Demong, Drew Benware is the current Director of Choral Music at the Saranac Lake High…

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NCCC Womens Basketball in NJCAA Top Ten

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The National Junior College Athletics Association released the second 2014-15 Women’s Basketball Division III Top 10 Poll on Wednesday with North Country Community College ranked 7th in the nation. The Saints additionally rank second in the Region III Coaches Poll. The Saints (7-0, 6-0 Region III) reached the National rankings for the first time in…

AQE Report Calls for Moratorium on Charter School Expansion

A New Report from the Alliance for Quality Education Reveals New York State’s Charter Schools Pose a possible financial risk to Taxpayers… The Alliance is calling for Moratorium on Charter School Expansion… According to the Center for Popular Democracy the report reveals vulnerabilities in the state’s charter oversight system that could potentially cost New York…

Adirondack Marathon Partners with NCCC Massage Program for 2015 Event

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The Adirondack Marathon is scheduled for September 26th and 27th in 2015 but they’ve already begun planning for the weekend.. One important aspect of the Marathon is their relationship with the NCCC Massage Therapy Program and classes.  Joel Friedman, Director Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival says “The Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival has been thrilled to have partnered…

NCCC Nurses Out-Perform National Average

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 Administrators at North Country Community College say Both the Registered Nursing and Licensed Practical N triple C’s 2014 graduating class have out-performed both the national and state pass rates for the National Licensure Exams. In the RN program 81.48% passed on their first attempt. At the national level the pass rate was 76.59%, and for…

Mayor Declares “Red Storm Football Appreciation Day”

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Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau has been Mayor for Five Football Seasons and for the fifth time, members of the Saranac Lake Red Storm Football Team receive honors from the Mayor and the Village Board. At the beginning of Monday’s meeting, Mayor Rabideau presented Coach Eric Bennett with a plaque and a resolution commemorating Monday…

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