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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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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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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…

Cuomo Extends Ban on Residential Burning Through May 21st

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has extended the ban on residential brush burning until May 21 due to continued dry conditions across the state. Open burning of debris is the largest single cause of spring wildfires in the state. In addition, the high fire danger burn ban prohibits outdoor fires, such…

Proposed Location for Boat Wash gets the Brush Off

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Eric Homlund directs the Watershed Stewardship program at Paul Smith’s College. He told the Village Board recently that New York State is funding a program to provide high power hot water boat washing stations around the state and they would like to see Saranac Lake become one of the locations. The location his organization identified…

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Adirondack Council Congratulates Retiring Supervisor Randy Douglas

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The Adirondack Council today congratulated retiring Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Randy Douglas for his work in the wake of major storms Irene and Lee to rebuild flooded, local communities and help them become more resilient, while urging the entire board to investigate opportunities to obtain new state grants to improve drinking water and…

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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Senator Betty Little’s Recall Legislation Heads out of Committee

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The State Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would require registered owners be notified of any manufacturer recall notices when their motor vehicles are inspected. If the official inspection station found that the motor vehicle is the subject of a safety recall, it would notify the owner in…

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…

State Assembly Pushes Families First Agenda

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The state Assembly Continues it’s efforts to support the Families First Agenda…  On Tuesday, in the wake of another leadership scandal, this time in the Senate… The Assembly passed a bill introduced by Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell, that will prevent employers from discriminating against people based on their family status. Assemblywoman Russell says “Families are…

Save A Life Tour Arrives Friday at Lake Placid High School

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This week is Arrive Alive Week at Lake Placid High School.  The week highlights the negatives of drunk driving leading up to the Lake Placid High School prom. This year a major focus will be the Save A Life Tour on Friday, May 8th. The Save A Life Tour is a comprehensive high impact safe…

Safe Routes to Schools Kicks off Walk to School Challenge

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The Franklin County Safe Routes to School (SR2S) Team kicks off the first day of the 2015 Walk + Bike to School Challenge today.  May 6th is National Bike to School Day, however the SR2S Team is dedicating the entire month of May as Bike + Walk to School Month at Petrova Elementary School. The…

Douglas to Announce Future of Political Career Later This Morning

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Following the Essex County Board of Supervisors Meeting in Elizabethtown this morning…  Randy Douglas tells us he plans to make an announcement regarding the future of his political career..   Douglas says the media has been very fair to him during his political career. And he says, he’s going to be making a career move announcement…

Gillibrand Disappointed with DOD Report on Sexual Assault in the Military

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says the Department of Defense’s latest report on sexual assault in the military is “More of the same.” And she continues “All of the positive rhetoric ignores the reality that 75 percent of the men and women in uniform who have been sexually assaulted lack the confidence in the military justice…

Comptroller is Critical of Certain Aspects of NY State Budget

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New York state’s short-term financial condition continues to improve and the state has built on its reserves, but the 2015-16 Enacted State Budget contains broad statutory authority on some spending, according to an analysis released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “Fortunately, New York state has moved beyond the recurring budget gridlock of the past,” DiNapoli…

Stefanik “Pleased NDAA Appropriations Vote

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik Says she’s pleased with the 60 to 2 vote in favor of thte National Defense Authorization Act for 2016…  “The federal government has no greater role than providing for our national defense,” and she continued by saying… $30 Million Provided for East Coast Missile Defense Site “Specifically, I am very proud that…

Duprey Wants More Supervision for Violent Sex Offenders

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Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I – Peru) says she is discouraged by the recent decision of the Assembly Democrats on the Codes Committee to block legislation that would strengthen protections against violent sexual predators. The bill, A.520, which Duprey co-sponsors, would mandate lifetime parole supervision of violent sex offenders after their release from prison. “It’s…

Town of Saranac to Benefit From $632,000 in Federal Grants

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U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $632,000 in federal grant funding and a $222,000 federal loan for the Town of Saranac in Clinton County to help finance improvements to Standish Water District. Funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program.…