Education

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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K&J – The NYSSMA Zone 6 Concert at NCCS

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On Saturday we attended the New York State School Music Association Zone 6 Concert..  Zone 6 is essentially made up of high schools in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties. Students who excel in music and song have qualified to share music together with their peers as well as with family, friends and their communities..  The event…

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Square Dancing – An annual Winter Tradition at SLCHS

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Every year in at least the more recent past, the Saranac Lake High School brings square dancing to the high school gym. The concept is designed to help keep kids active and having fun and is part of gym class but over the years students have taken to the week-long activity and are allowed to…

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K&J – A Forum on Smoking and College Students Against Cancer

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The third Thursday of November each year marks the anniversary of the “Great American Smokeout” sponsored by the American Cancer Society.. and in honor of the event, Students on the Advocacy Committee for Colleges Against Cancer at SUNY Plattsburgh participated in a forum to discuss exactly that. The Forum’s Panel is made up of Kelsey Darby,…

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Bloomingdale Elementary School Closed Today

A water main break has caused the closing of Bloomingdale Elementary School today (Friday) originally there was a two hour delay but the building maintenance staff was not able to complete the repair and the decision was made to close for the day. None of the other buildings in the Saranac Lake Central School District.

SUNY Plattsburgh Police Department welcomes four new recruits

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SUNY Plattsburgh Police Department welcomed four new recruits to its ranks in October. Taking the oath of office were Jared Booth of Beekmantown, who received a Bachelor of Applied Science in forestry from Paul Smith’s College in 2011; Joshua Coons of Ellenburg Depot, who received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology in 2010 and a…

CCC Among Top 20 “Best for Vets”

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Clinton Community College was named to Military Times’ “Best for Vets:  Colleges 2015” list. Clinton is number 16 on the list, one of only two community colleges in New York State to make the list. Tracy Guynup, Assistant Registrar and Veterans Affairs Officer at Clinton states, “I am so pleased that we have been recognized…

K&J – Bloomingdale Elementary School Honors Veterans

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In Honor of Veteran’s Day every year, The Bloomingdale School holds a special ceremony to thank Veterans for their service to the country.. It’s organizer, Kathy Merrill will be retiring from her position as a Teaching Assistant after the end of this school year which means she won’t be running the show anymore, but Principal…

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A Veterans Day Ceremony in Bloomingdale – Reading of the Names

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For more than 15 years, students at the Bloomingdale Elementary School have been honoring Veterans in a ceremony which includes the reading of veteran’s names along with placing posters and short paragraphs about those Veterans on the school’s bulletin boards in the main entrance next to their gym. Today we’re going to listen in on…

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SLHS Drama – “Babe” Saturday at 7pm

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The Saranac Lake High School Presents a show for children, adults and everyone in between this weekend… It’s a play called “Babe” and the cast and crew have already had one presentation.. There was a presentation on Thursday afternoon for students at Bloomingdale and Petrova Elementary schools. They opened to the public on Friday at…

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How Much are Good Grades Actually Worth?

By Gerri Detweiler/Credit.com If your parents paid you for good grades when you were a child (or if you’ve doled out cash to encourage academic achievement), you know what good grades are worth. But, it turns out, people who make good grades in school tend to make more money in their careers (when adjusted for education…

Duprey “Disturbed by Cuomo’s Statements”

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Assemblywoman Janet Duprey is responding to statement by Governor Cuomo on the question of charter schools s public education. In a letter to WNBZ, Duprey writes; As a strong supporter and advocate of our public school system, I am disturbed by Governor Cuomo’s statement that our public schools are a ‘monopoly’.  I am pleased to…

Dodgeball – An opportunity for Students to Discuss Healthy Sexual Attitudes

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It appears Dodge Ball, at least in Plattsburgh, may have a new name…  That would be thanks to Rolla Parker… He came out Last night to help young men at SUNY Plattsburgh feel more comfortable talking about Healthy Sexual Relationships..   Community Organizers, in partnership with SUNY Plattsburgh held a “Chevrolet Ball” tournament where the objective…

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