Category: Education

Close to 1,000 graduate from SUNY Plattsburgh Saturday

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Close to 1,000 students attended two graduation ceremonies at SUNY Plattsburgh on Saturday… Click on the play bar or download the link below to listen to our conversation with municipal leaders as well as college administrators and students as they participate in the two graduation ceremonies on Saturday.. K&J – 051616 – SUNY Plattbsurgh Graduation…

A Beekmantown Judge Builds Self Sufficient Wireless Web Camera

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The winner of this year’s Champlain Valley Regional Science Fair for Technology and Engineering is Joseph Judge..  He’s a senior at Beekmantown High School and is also responsible for those live pictures you see on the school’s weather pages..  We caught up with Joseph recently and asked him to talk about his projects.. Beekmantown High…

Saranac Lake Taxpayers Funding 68% of School’s Budget

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The Saranac Lake Central School District’s budget will come in under the tax cap. According to Business Executive Cindy Moody, 68% of Saranac Lake Central School District’s annual $29 Million Dollar budget comes from the taxpayers in the district.. The State’s contribution comes in at just under 29%… And that’s quite a lot less than some…

Cumberland Head Student Benjamin Giroux is Beekmantown Poet Laureatte

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Benjamin Giroux, 5th Grade Student Beekmantown Poet Laureate was a guest speaker just prior to the school board’s public hearing on the budget Tuesday evening. Benjamin read his poem to the audience and to members of the board and received a special plaque from Superintendent Daniel Mannix acknowledging his accomplishment. Giroux also received official recognition…

ANZAC Day Brings Australia to Saranac Lake

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The Village of Saranac Lake, Australian students from NCCC and a delegation from the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC were on hand Monday to commemorate ANZAC Day for PTS Awareness. The commemoration was held at the World War One Veterans Memorial Park. ANZAC Day, celebrated on April 25th of each year, is a day of…

Ecumenical Council Sponsors a Panel Discussion on Islam

We’re all familiar with the stereotypes of Muslims that are broadcast across popular culture.  But what are our Muslim neighbors really like?  What do they believe?  North Country residents will have an opportunity to answer those questions on Monday, April 4, at 7:00PM in the Cantwell Community Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library.  Three…

K&J – “Working” Saranac Lake High School Musical Opens Tonight

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If you’re one of those in the working class…The odds are good that you’ll relate to Saranac Lake High School’s Musical with performances at 7:30pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week (March 17th, 2016 through March 19th)   It’s called Working..  And it’s based on the 1974 book by author Studs Terkel Called “Working: People Talk About…

Saranac Lake School Board Considers Vacation Policy

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board met Wednesday at 6:30pm in the Middle School Library..  On their agenda is a discussion about next year’s school calendar.. This type of process would be fairly routine normally.. But in Saranac Lake this is the first year the district has split the two week spring vacation into two one…

K&J – Danielle Garneau on Micro-Plastics in Lake Champlain

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In Today’s Podcast, we’re listening to Dr. Danielle Garneau, Associate Professor from the Center for Earth and Environmental Science at SUNY Plattsburgh.. She spoke Monday night (March 7th, 2016) at 30 City Place. Danielle and her students are looking for micro particles that are too small to be screened in waste-water treatment plants, and their…

Diversity Week Continues at SUNY Plattsburgh

Diversity Week activities are up and running at SUNY Plattsburgh, with a full slate of events including a panel discussion on diversity and social justice. The week of events, exhibits and more is an outcome of conversations focused on diversity and the college’s commitment to multiculturalism that took place last semester. The Center for Diversity, Pluralism and…

K&J – The Winter Carnival Parade

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Join us for our extended K&J show podcast.. Today we’re talking with all of the participants in the Winter Carnival Parade along with the King & the Queen of Winter Carnival Brendan Keough and Kathy Ford.. This is Part One; This is Part Two; The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade results are as follows;…