Education

Rating Child Care Like Hotels & Restaurants?

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People dine at five-star restaurants or watch movies given four stars by reviewers – why shouldn’t parents looking for a quality preschool or child care center have similar guidelines? That’s being planned or implemented in nearly every state, and the people working on methods of assessing, improving and communicating the level of quality are meeting…

Camp Med Students at AMC

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Nine youth participated in Camp Med, a partnership between Adirondack Health and Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES.  The Camp Med program is geared toward students who enjoy math and science and may be considering a career in healthcare.  

Paul Smith’s College adds 24hr Dispatch Center

AUDIO – 072913 – Paul Smiths College adds 24hr dispatch center Paul Smith’s College will hire a trained fire safety officer and staff a 24-hour dispatch center on campus, bolstering the institution’s ability to respond to emergencies. The additions will allow the college to provide the first response to most fire alarms on campus, reducing the…

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Legislator Paul Maroun Talks Franklin County

In an in depth interview with Franklin County Legislator Paul Maroun, we speak about issues facing the Franklin Couty Legislature.        AUDIO – 072613 – Interviews Paul Maroun on Franklin County

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Numbers are up for NCCC – Registration Continues

North Country Community College President Dr Steven Tyrell says the numbers are up and Registration is a good way for students to get to know the college better.. AUDIO – 072413 – NCCC Registration

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Senator Gillibrand Visits Wild Center

Senator Gillibrand visits the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. She had a hand in the grants to bring broadband to rural communities in the Adirondacks, one of which included Tupper Lake thus enabling facilities like the Wild Center to reach out with their new distance learning programs. AUDIO – 072213 – Gillibrand Visits Wild Center

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Lake Placid Students Are Purchasing Fewer Meals

A new report from the financial office at Lake Placid Central Schools shows over the past three years kids are purchasing significantly fewer meals provided by the school..  During the 2010-2011 school year, students purchased 61,679 meals. In the 2011-2012 School year, that number drops to 52,335 and last year (2012-2013) the number of purchased…

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An Energy Efficiency Timeline For Lake Placid Schools

AUDIO – 071813 – Lake Placid School District Energy Contract Plus Other Updates Lake Placid’s Schools are preparing for the implementation of their Energy Savings Capital Contract.. An initiative on the Ballot in May which was approved by voters increased state aid to 29.9 per cent of the project and includes replacement of a cooling…

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Good Marks for Lake Placid School Busses

A new transportation study gives The Lake Placid Central School District good grades for student transportation.. Christopher Andrews at Transportation Services, says 337 students who ride the bus in the Lake Placid School District are well served and the system is efficient and effective. The study showed that the 8 routes in Lake Placid yields…

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New York Schools Selected for Greek Yogurt Pilot Program

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Richard Hanna today announced that New York State schools have been chosen to participate in a Greek yogurt pilot program issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  New York State was one of four states chosen for this program, and is a natural fit because of its burgeoning…

Capping Residential Basement Drains in Tupper Lake

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The DOT plans on capping basement drains and Tupper Lake’s Village Board considers an exemption for residents on Park ave and Wawbeek who will need to connect to the village’s sewer instead..

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Emergency Room didn’t Make Assembly Agenda

AUDIO – 062513 – AMC Lake Placid Emergency Room and the Legislature Clarified

We’ve been following legislative activity in Albany.. A Bill allowing Adirondack Medical Center in Lake Placid to continue to operate it’s Emergency Room during the day while closing at night passed in the Senate 62 to 1 in favor..  In the assembly, the proposal never made it to the floor for a vote.

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Local Groups Reach Out to Michelle Obama during Great Outdoors Week

AUDIO – 062413 – Plea to First Lady on Parks

Outdoor Groups are asking Michelle Obama to Broaden her “Let’s Move” initiative to fight against childhood obesity and to strengthen her focus on bike paths, soccer fields, and other places for physical activity.

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Saranac Seniors Top the Graduation Stats

AUDIO – 062013 – Saranac Lake High School Graduates at top of graduation scores

Saranac Lake Seniors are among the highest percentage of those looking to move into college. High School Principal Bruce VanWeelden says 40.5% of students scored above a 75 on the ELA regents and 80 on the math regents (The Aspirational Performance Measure) Other Schools included Long Lake at 37.5%, Tupper Lake at 32.4%, Malone with 30.9%, Brushton Moira students scored a 30.6% ratio, Chateaugay 26.7%, Lake Placid 24.3%, St Regis Falls 14.7% and Salmon River at 13.8%.

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New Mercy Care Friendship Volunteers

On May 21, 2013 Mercy Care for the Adirondacks commissioned new Friendship Volunteers Karen Fleming, Gladys Hatch, Arlene Horton, Raymond McIntyre, Albert Pozzi, Margaret Ratigan, Cynthia Rowe, and Arthur Volmrich.  The training and commissioning ceremony were held at St. Margaret’s Convent Library and Chapel in Lake Placid. Mercy Care has recruited and trained more than…

Owens Touts “Beyond the Border Action Plan”

Congressman Bill Owens recently touted the ongoing implementation of the Beyond the Border Action Plan with a publication in the Canada-United States Law Journal.  Owens’ article, “Beyond the Border: A New Chapter in North American Trade,” highlights the relationship between cross-border trade and economic development, in particular the benefit Canada’s presence offers in the way…

Senate Approves Gov’s APA Appointments

Governor Cuomo’s APA Board Nominations were approved by the Senate yesterday – The newly approved nominees include; Arthur S. Lussi, Daniel Wilt, Karen M. Feldman, and William H. Thomas In a statement following the approvals in the Senate, The Adirondack Council says they are pleased that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nominated – and the Senate has confirmed —…

No Place for Hate in Saranac Lake

AUDIO – 062013 – No Place for Hate – Saranac Lake 8th Graders in NYC

A group of 8th Graders in Saranac Lake are just returning from an awards ceremony at Grenwich Village in New York City… Saranac Lake was named one of the “No Place For Hate” schools in the state.. Middle School Principle Trish Kenyon told us about the trip

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Signs of the Times in Saranac Lake

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Saranac Lake is taking control of a different kind of invasive species this summer, the political sign and banners of all shapes and sizes… and the implementation phase begins on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.

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Third Thursday Art Walks in Saranac Lake

AUDIO – 061913 – Third Thursday Art Walks in Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake’s art walks begin again this Thursday (June 20th, 2012) with artists and musicians presenting their trade in their studios and on the streets. We speak with Tim Fortune and Jill Wenner about the event.

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