Education

NCCC Hosting Open House Saturday (April 26th)

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North Country Community College (NCCC) is hosting an informational open house for prospective students and their families this coming Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Saranac Lake campus. The open house is the first of its kind hosted by NCCC and will offer brunch, a welcome address by NCCC President Steve Tyrell,…

School Board Elections Shaping Up

The Slate of Candidates for School Board in Lake Placid is official… Patricia Stanton, Camelia Sheridan, and Enzo Villani have placed themselves in the running during School Board elections on May 20th…  Three Board Members have decided not to run again and will vacate their seats..  Phil Baumbach, Herb Stoerr and Jennifer Tufano.. Tufano sites time…

K&J – Shine On – Raising Resilient Girls Conference This Weekend

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Shine On! was founded by SUNY Plattsburgh professor, Colleen Lemza, after witnessing countless women battle eating disorders, low self-esteem and depression. Statistics indicate that 75% of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities such as eating disorders, cutting, bullying, smoking, drinking or worse when feeling badly about themselves. The main goal of Shine…

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Cardinal PR Client Search

SUNY Plattsburgh’s student-run public relations firm, Cardinal PR, is searching for a new client to focus on in the upcoming academic school year… Cardinal PR’s future president Rhiannon Brown says the public relations services are provided free of charge to local nonprofit organizations in the Plattsburgh Community…  The group is holding client interviews Wednesday, April…

Boaters Safety Course Schedule Announced

Members of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a certified on the following dates at the Clinton County Sheriff’s office from 8:30 – 4:30 PM. To sign up, please call Denise Sample at (518) 565-4338 April 26th, May 3rd, May 10th, May 31st, June 7th, June 21st, June 28th

Mayor’s Office / SUNY Students Focus on Communication

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The Mayor’s office in the City of Plattsburgh is getting a little help from Students in Plattsburgh State University… Four students were in attendance on Thursday during the City Council Meeting. The Group, which is part of 23 students studying under Steve Peters is the Civic Engagement Group. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon has been working…

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Plattsburgh Council Recognizes SUNY Plattsburgh Womens’ Hockey Team

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The SUNY Plattsburgh Women’s Hockey Team is recognized by Plattsburgh City Mayor Jim Calnon.. On March 22nd, the Women Cardinals defeated Manhattanville at the Stafford Ice Arena three to two to take the title and join Elmire and Middlebury as the only programs with multiple national titles in the books.. Mayor Calnon presented 6 seniors…

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Saranac Lake School Board Approves $28.3 Million Budget

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board Approves a $28.3 Million Dollar Budget on Wednesday Night but as School Board President Deb Lennon says, They’re living within their means and working with what they have… Lennon says it’s a painstaking process, especially this year.. It’s been excruciating she says and it has not been an easy job..The…

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Teachers Feeling The School Budget Pinch

School Boards Across the North Country are dealing with declining revenue, much of which is being withheld from New York State in the form of the Gap Elimination Adjustment which is disproportionately affecting smaller more rural districts and putting many in the situation which has been seen in Saranac Lake this year…Don Carlisto is the…

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Lake Placid School Budget $17.7 Million

The Lake Placid School Board votes to approve a tentative budget to present to the community.. The Budget includes an increase of $56,000 in revenue from state aid following and that totals a difference of $369,858 in their $17, .. Superintendent Roger Catania says there are two major increases in expenses.. The first is a…

K&J – Touring the Plattsburgh Public Library

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The Sunset of Support for Windows XP is April 8th, 2014 and one of the entities affected by the software company’s choice to discontinue the updates is the Plattsburgh Public Library which is where we find ourselves today in the K&J Show.. We’re speaking with the library’s Director Anne de la Chapelle about the computer room…

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School Budget – Public Comment

A WNBZ Online EXTRA – with 140 residents in the audience at the Petrova Library, there was no way to put all of the 38 minutes of commentary into a K&J program so we chose a few members of the audience who seemed to reflect the overall goal for most of the speakers. In this…

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Superintendent Fox; “We Should Stay Under the Tax Cap”

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The Library at Petrova Elementary School in Saranac Lake is designed to handle 20 or 30 Middle School or Elementary School students at a time, which is why the 140 people who filled the library over capacity at Wednesday’s meeting of the School Board made a statement all in itself.. Business Manager Dan Bower says the…

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SUNY Plattsburgh Seniors Honored with Chancellor’s Award

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SUNY Plattsburgh seniors Maura Danehey, Rebecca Robbins, Nikki Schiebel and Kym Taylor have been selected as recipients of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Presented by SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher today in Albany, the award was created 16 years ago to recognize those students who have best demonstrated the integration…

SUNY – Free Enterprise Marathon Winners

SUNY Plattsburgh has announced the winners of the second annual Free Enterprise Marathon in the Angell College Center, which took place March 7. In addition to SUNY Plattsburgh, the marathon involved student participants from Clarkson University, SUNY Canton, University of Vermont, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Adirondack, Norwich University, Clinton Community College, St. Michael’s College and Southern…

Adirondack Consortium Student Symposium Judging is April 14th

All submissions are in for this year’s Adirondack Research Consortium’s Student Symposium and they are inviting the public to see what they’ve been working on. Students from around the North Country were asked to compose a research paper or poster abstract submission regarding current Adirondack related research on their choice of science, social sciences, economics and…

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State’s Budget On Time 4 Years in a Row

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After several weeks of negotiations to reconcile budget proposals from Governor Cuomo, the Senate, and the Assembly, The Legislature has passed another on time budget for New York State…  On Education Spending, Assemblywoman Janet Duprey says she would have preferred a larger sum for State Education Funding… Senator Betty Little says her push was for…

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State Budget – Good and Bad News for Schools

The Alliance for Quality Education Released a statement on the new State Budget…  Billy Easton is Executive Director; “The enacted budget contains a mix of good and bad news for public school students across New York State. The budget provides a $1.1 billion increase in aid to public schools – at least $400 million more…

Careers in Health Care

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Students like Gabriels resident Andrew James are well on their way of realizing the dream of a healthcare career, thanks to a scholarship program offered by the Adirondack Health Foundation. The Foundation awards up to three $3,500 scholarships annually to traditional or non-traditional students from the northern Adirondacks and Tri-Lakes region who have been accepted…

Equalizing Saranac Lake’s School District Attendence

School Boards across the North Country are awaiting the final answers from Albany, State Education, and the Governor as to where the State’s Aid figures will fall into place… The Budget Proposals in Saranac Lake include reductions in teacher levels, but also may include some changes to where elementary students attend classes.. “The two schools…