Education

Adirondack Wind Ensemble Performs This Weekend

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A few years into Daniel Gordon’s tenure as a music professor at SUNY Plattsburgh, he had gotten to know the public school music teachers in the region and realized that like him, they’re all trained musicians with an instrumental specialty. “I thought if I could get them in the same room at the same time,…

PHS Students Respond to Bomb Threats

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There have been three bomb threats at local area high schools since Wednesday.. Beekmantown was the first to deal with the issue.. and then Thursday morning Plattsburgh High School went on lockdown for about 2 hours while officials sorted out another threat.. Thursday afternoon Peru became school number three to lock down their halls… The…

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Education Alliance Disappointed with Cuomo’s Committment to Pre-K

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In a statement following Governor Cuomo’s State of the State speech, The Alliance for Quality Education says “The Ready for Kindergarten Ready for College Campaign is deeply disappointed that the Governor’s budget does not match his rhetoric. Governor Cuomo executive budget does not  include any new funding for expanding full day pre-K for four year…

K&J – Governor Cuomo says “Reform Education”

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Governor Cuomo spent a great deal of time during the State of the State Address on education reform and spoke about several sweeping changes he’s proposing…  According to the Governor.. As of this year, school aid is at its highest level ever and over 65 percent of recent increases were directed to high-need school districts.…

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72nd Annual Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival

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We have word from Lake Placid High School and plans for the 72nd Annual Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival.  The anual Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival is set for February 5th through the 7th, 2015. Opening Ceremonies will be at 11:30 AM on February 5th in the LPHS Auditorium.  Coronation will be at…

Mountain Lake PBS Announces New President & CEO

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Mountain Lake PBS is pleased to announce the appointment of Erik Nycklemoe as the new President & CEO of the station as of January 1, 2015. Nycklemoe built his career serving communities through public media at the American Public Media, Minnesota Public Radio, and most recently at Pacific Public Media. With a wealth of experience…

Clinton County Historical Society Features Town of Saranac in New Exhibit

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This weekend marks the opening of a brand new exhibit for the Clinton County Historical Association… The exhibit is called  “Saranac: Life and Times of an Adirondack Town.” And officially opens this Saturday…   The town of Saranac is being highlighted in this year’s series which focuses on the History of Towns in Clinton County.  In…

K&J – Honoring Martin Luther King Jr

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With the Holiday Weekend upon us honoring the late Reverend Martin Luther King Junior.. We’re talking with Reverend Joanne White who is the Pastor at the Presbyterian Church in Saranac Lake.. and Father Bill Small, a retired Episcopal Priest. He remains active on many ecumenical groups in the community..  Father Small was in Washington when…

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Dating Photos – Part One of Four in Historical Society Series

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Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society Presents “Dating Photos by Fashion” The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society begins their winter lecture series later this month… The first program of the 2015 “Odds and Ends” Winter Lecture Series is called “Dating Photos by Fashion” and is presented by Margaret Bartley, a Trustee of the Essex County Historical…

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.…