Education

Veterans Bridge to be Dedicated Saturday

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The City of Plattsburgh is going to officially rename The Bridge Street bridge tomorrow at 11am with a special dedication ceremony in honor of Veterans throughout Clinton County… In December last year…The City Council approved a resolution to rename the bridge to the Veteran’s Bridge…  Ward 4 Councilor Paul O’Connell has been spearheading the effort and…

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Work on Hawkins Hall Pond Resumes at SUNY Plattsburgh

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Work on Hawkins Hall Pond has resumed after a winter hiatus that left folks asking when the fence would be down and the beauty of the area restored.The answer, according to Rick Larche, capital project manager at SUNY Plattsburgh, is by the start of the fall 2015 semester. “Crews have remobilized back to the site…

DEC’s Free Boating Course May 30th, 31st

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The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is offering a free two-day boater safety course at its Region 5 headquarters in Ray Brook on May 30 and 31. Anyone born after May 1, 1996 must pass an approved boater safety course to legally operate a motor boat. The Safe Boating Course teaches the fundamentals of safe…

Assembly Enacts Education Reform

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In the wake of School Board Elections, the Assembly has passed legislation that directly addresses the education reforms enacted in the 2015-16 state budget. The bill is Co-Sponsored by Assemblywoman Janet Duprey and also in our region by Assemblywoman Addie Russell… Russell says the legislation will ensure children have the ability to learn in the…

NY Senate Makes Sex Between Students and School Employees Against the Law

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The New York State Senate gave unanimous support of legislation, sponsored by Senator Betty Little, that would make it a crime for a school employee to engage in sexual activity with a student regardless if the student has reached New York’s legal age of consent. “Just as consumers of mental health, developmental disability and substance…

NYSUT: NY Voters are Confident in Public Education

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New York voters delivered a strong vote of confidence in public education and the work of the state’s dedicated teachers, paraprofessionals and school leaders, approving 99 percent of school budgets in Tuesday’s balloting, according to a preliminary count by New York State United Teachers today. “Parents and community members carefully reviewed school budgets and demonstrated…

Saranac Lake Budget Approved – Chazy, NCCS Rejected

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The Saranac Lake Central School District is just one of the Districts across the North Country which has received the support of voters when it comes to their budget… School Superintendent Diane Fox says much of the ground work was already in place from last year in order to produce the 2015 – 2016 Budget..…

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K&J – Beekmantown Science Fair – Concert – Budget

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Voting on School Budgets and School Board Candidates wasn’t the only focus of residents and parents in Beekmantown on Tuesday night… In fact… Beekmantown’s Elementary students provided a respite from the politics and Instead showcased what it’s really all about… The science fair fills the hallway just outside of the gym in Beekmantown which is…

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Annual Residence Hall Rummage Sale Benefits Food Shelf

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SUNY Plattsburgh’s annual residence hall rummage sale… and all of the proceeds will benefit the local Interfaith Food Shelf.. The sale is being held in the Algonquin Dining Hall and runs from 11am today until 3 pm for the campus… And opens from 5 to 7 pm for community members. Michael Cashman is the assistant…

Beekmantown School Board Incumbent Cathy Buckley

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Cathy is a mother of two, both in the Beekmantown School District and has been serving on the school board for 5 years, she’s also served as a member of the Committee on Special Education at Beekmantown when requested. Beekmantown School Board – Cathy Buckley There are three seats available in the Beekmantown School Board…

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Beekmantown School Board Incumbent Michael Hagadorn

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Michael Hagadorn is a father of 3 young children and he says “Very motivated to see the district excel.” Hagadorn is a Physician Assistant in the Emergency Care Center at CVPH. On his webpage, Hagadorn says his goal is “To improve the overall health and success of the Beekmantown School District by promoting educational opportunities…

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SUNY Plattsburgh Commencement Weekend

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The Spring Semester ended at 6pm on May 15th for SUNY Plattsburgh Students. The weekend, especially for graduating seniors is filled with activities, and for returning students, time to pack up for the summer. First on the list, however, the Honors Center Medallion Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Graduating students…

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Beekmantown School Board Candidate Ken Maurer Sr.

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There are three seats available in the Beekmantown School Board elections on May 19th. Ken Maurer Sr. is one of the candidates who would like to join the board. We spoke with him on Friday and asked him several questions, including why he would like to be on the school board. We also ask Ken…

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Graduating NCCC Students Head to Next Adventure

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North Country Community College provides a vibrant environment for students in the Adirondacks. There are three campuses, providing Twenty-four academic degrees and certificates and many options for study, including Environmental Science, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Massage Therapy, Fine Arts, Wilderness Recreation Leadership, and Sports & Events Management.. AUDIO – 051815- NCCC Graaduation The programs are designed to lead…

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Beekmantown School District Focuses Budget on Students

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It’s now less than a week from school budget votes in the North Country..  And for the Beekmantown Central School District, that means one final look at the proposed $39 Million Dollar Budget before next Tuesday…   Beekmantown School Superintendent Dan Manix answers one key and fundamental question that most taxpayers want to know…. Will Beekmantown’s…

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NYSUT May Benefit from Assembly Legislation on Teacher Evaluations

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New York State United Teachers today applauded Assembly leaders for introducing legislation that takes a significant step toward protecting students by reducing inappropriate state testing while recognizing that teacher evaluations must be fair and objective.  NYSUT said the Assembly’s proposed changes would protect school aid increases and push back unrealistic deadlines, and the union strongly…

SLHS Juried Art Exhibit Open through May 19th

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The Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake has become home to an exhibition of art of all kinds… Created by students from the Saranac Lake High School.. It’s a juried arts show for the high school, plus as a bonus, for the first time.. This year’s show includes creations from students in the middle school…

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Stefanik Speaks at Paul Smith’s College Graduation

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Students were lined up Saturday morning outside of the tent on the main lawn at Paul Smith’s College. They were preparing for the graduation ceremony set to take place at 11am. The rain held off but it was a little windy, which turned out to be a good thing as the wind was cooling the…

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2015 Library Budget On Par with 2014

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In addition to choosing new school board members on the 19th of May… Voters in Saranac Lake are also charged with an up or down vote on the budget for the Library.. and this year.. While the budget itself hasn’t changed much from 2014 to 2015, The Library board is looking to the taxpayers for…

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NYSUT Presses State Ed to Address New Yorker’s Concerns

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In advance of Thursday’s State Education Department hearing on teacher evaluations, New York State’s Teachers Union says is will be disseminating more information about the issue as it continues to press State Ed to do more to listen to… And address New Yorkers’ concerns. State Ed says its Thursday “Learning Summit” is designed to get…