CCHA Awarded New Book and School Outreach Grant

August 21, 2015
Clinton County Historical Society - THUMB

The Board of Trustees and staff of the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) is pleased to announce the award of an Education and Outreach Grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) totaling $7,500.

The CCHA will use these funds to create a four part educational outreach program for elementary schools and to also support the publication of a new book. For the Elementary Educational Outreach Program, the CCHA will partner with staff at the Saranac Elementary school to create a series of local history programs for 4th graders. (… Click above for more )

Move in Weekend at SUNY Plattsburgh

August 20, 2015

It’s move in weekend for SUNY Plattsburgh’s Class of 2019 and close to 1,000 freshman students along with even more returning students arrive back on campus..

Residence halls open for new, transfer and returning students beginning at 8 a.m. this Saturday Residence Life tells us that RAs will be on hand to welcome students to their halls and to help direct them and their families to their rooms and give them information on activities planned for opening week.

Staff members will be in the Housing and Residence Life Office, which is in Room 103 in Algonquin Hall, through the entire weekend.. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to answer any questions incoming students may have about their room assignments and residence life. Opening Weekend Activities (… Click above for more )

SUNY Plattsburgh Restricts Smoking to Parking Lots

August 17, 2015

Tobacco use on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus is now restricted to a limited number of designated parking lots. The SUNY Plattsburgh Tobacco Restricted Campus Policy took effect Aug. 15th and includes all tobacco and tobacco-derived products intended for human consumption, including but not limited to: tobacco and clove cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookah-smoked products, bidis, kreteks, electronic cigarettes or “vapes,” smokeless tobacco or “chew,” and snus. It does not include cessation products specifically approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in treating nicotine or tobacco dependence.

According to Bryan Hartman, vice president for student affairs, the policy applies to all members of the college community, including faculty, staff, students, volunteers, trainees, consultants, contracted staff, vendors, guests and visitors. “The policy does not imply that individuals must quit using tobacco products, It implies that they must restrict the use of those products to the designated locations. (… Click to read more )

PTECH Education Grant Gets an Overhaul

August 17, 2015
081715 - District Superintendent Dr Mark Davey

There are 18 schools all working with CVES in the North Country.. And according to District Superintendent Doctor Mark Davey, the PTECH program has gone through some growing pains but State Ed has made some changes for participating schools heading into the 2015-2016 school year (… Click above to listen )

K&J – Revisits Lyme Disease Research at Trudeau Institute

August 17, 2015
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Today on the K&J Show, we’ll look back at a conversation about Lyme Disease, from the Summer of 2014, and the impact of tick born diseases on the North Country.. and the nation as a whole.. And we start by looking at a new focus on the issue at Trudeau Institute where Dr Timothy Sallati is creating a research center of excellence for the study of Lyme and other tick born diseases (… Click above to listen )

Beekmantown Schools Ready for Extended Learning Time

August 13, 2015
081315 - Beekmantown High School Principal Justin Gardner

School Administrators in Beekmantown are gearing up for implementation of a new extended learning day in all of their buildings from the Elementary level all the way through the high school.. If you recall, it’s part of a $6 million Dollar Extended Learning Time Grant from The New York State Department of Education that was approved by the school board in June (… Click above to listen and to read more )

NYSUT says Data Released Wednesday Meaningless in Measuring Teacher Effectiveness

August 13, 2015

  According to the New York State Teachers Union..  Test scores in English language arts and math released today tell parents, educators and policymakers almost nothing about students’ progress toward meeting state standards, and are meaningless as measures of teacher effectiveness, New York State United Teachers said. “It would be a huge mistake to read […]

Sibley Hall Next in Line for Face Lift

August 13, 2015

Sibley Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus is slated for not only a face lift but also a floor lift as crews renovate the space to accommodate the college’s clinics, community programs and psychology department. As part of the extensive two-year capital improvement project, workers will add a second floor in the space where the […]

CCHA Presents Rouses Point & Champlain History Tour

August 12, 2015

The Clinton County Historical Association, as a continuation of its annual tours of historical venues and cemeteries in Clinton County, is pleased to announce an August 16th tour of Maple Hill Cemetery in Rouses Point and the former Frog Farm in Champlain. Hosted by Robert St. John, the tour will feature the history of Rouses Point’s earliest residents and Champlain’s unique history of frog farming. (… Click above for more )

President Tyrell Extends Contract at NCCC

August 12, 2015
Steven Tyrell - THUMB

Dr. Steve Tyrell’s contract as College president at NCCC has been re-affirmed through 2018. Ms. Barbara Dwyer, Board chair, stated “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Dr. Steve Tyrell as the president at North Country Community College. The College has advanced on a number of fronts over the past three years under Dr. Tyrell’s leadership and we look forward to what Dr. Tyrell and the College will accomplish in the next three years for our students and the region we serve!” (.. Click above to read more )

Curriculum Data Breaks Down Well for Beekmantown Schools

August 12, 2015

Beekmantown Central School Superintendent Dan Mannix says he has very good numbers to report for their first aligned Curriculum.. The State Education Department in New York is set to release their entire report today..

Dan Mannix

The report includes a full comprehensive look at comparative year over year data for third through eighth graders in each school district in New York State..  100% of the numbers are up compared to last year among third through eighth graders at Beekmantown (… Click on play bar to listen )

The final levey numbers have been approved by the school board and they’ve come in under the numbers voters approved in March.. All of the municipalities within the Beekmantown School District will see their The Tax Rate per thousand dollars of assessed value come in at $16.99.


Bio Terrorism “Silent Strike Drill” comes to Saranac Lake August 19th

August 11, 2015

Franklin County is sponsoring a “Silent Strike Drill” on August 19th… And The Director of Public Health at Franklin County Public Health Katie Farrell Strack says it’s a simulation of a bio-terrorism event at the Saranac Lake High School…

Farrel Strack spoke to the Village Board in Saranac Lake on Monday night… Franklin County Public Health has been handing out posters in and around the county promoting the event and looking for volunteers to participate…. The Exercise is set for August 19th.. at the Saranac Lake High School… If you would like to participate you can call 481 – 1587

Sylvia Manor Named CCC Distinguished Alumni

August 7, 2015
Sylvia Manor

Each year the Clinton Community College Alumni Association accepts nominations for the award of Distinguished Alumni.  The CCC Alumni Association defines such an individual as alum who has made a meaningful contribution to their community, has achieved a high level of professional success and is distinguished in their profession, and has demonstrated an ongoing commitment […]

SUNY PLattsburgh Named Among “America’s Best Small Town Colleges”

August 6, 2015

According to the website Best Colleges dot com… SUNY Plattsburgh ranks among America’s best small town colleges.. Part of it’s mystique… The website cites the college’s surroundings, affordability, recreational facilities and more.

Bryan Hartman is the VP for Student Affairs at SUNY Plattsburgh.. He tells us in an email that they have a unique location.. and being in the Champlain Valley provides students, faculty and staff access to exciting world-class opportunities… And he continues by saying It’s the varied experiences at our finger tips, within an hour’s drive, that can satisfy anyone’s sense of adventure. Hartman added that the variety in and around campus, from urban Montreal and downtown Plattsburgh to the Adirondack wilderness and Lake Placid’s Olympic venues, attract students with a wide range of interests. (… Click above for more )

School is Just around the Corner

August 6, 2015

There’s One thing that August brings which kids may not want to think about but the end of summer is inevitable and we have our first announcement of locker day.. and it’s just 21 days from now in Lake Placid… The Lake Placid Middle/High School hosts their Locker Day on August 27th…  It’s not that […]

Work on “Poduim” Begins at SUNY Plattsburgh

August 3, 2015
SUNY Podium

The area of the walkway at SUNY Plattsburgh called the Podium, between Kehoe Administration Building, Feinberg Library, Yokum Lecture Hall and the Angell College Center, will have limited access beginning today while it undergoes renovation. Visitors to campus, students, faculty and staff are requested to avoid the area from the Draper Avenue parking lot walkway […]

SUNY Athletic Director Bruce Delventhal to Retire in January

July 31, 2015

SUNY Plattsburgh as the Cardinals’ director of athletics, Bruce Delventhal has announced his decision to retire on Jan.1, 2016.

“It has been an honor to be the athletic director at SUNY Plattsburgh for the past 10 years,” Delventhal said. “I have been fortunate to work with a terrific coaching staff and wonderful student-athletes who have represented their teams, the college and the community in the very best possible manner. It is impossible to properly express my thanks and admiration for the efforts of our students and their coaches. My pride in SUNY Plattsburgh intercollegiate athletics is beyond words.”

Delventhal has guided the SUNY Plattsburgh athletics department into one of the premier NCAA Division III programs in the nation. Under his leadership, the Cardinals have enjoyed unparalleled success at the conference, regional and national levels. Of particular note is the Cardinals’ women’s ice hockey program, which has won a total of four national championships (2007, 2008, 2014, 2015) – a mark no other NCAA Division III women’s hockey program has reached.

In total, 46 teams have appeared in various NCAA championships since Delventhal came to Plattsburgh. Additionally, SUNY Plattsburgh student-athletes have earned scores of All-American, All-Region and All-Conference honors through the course of Delventhal’s SUNY Plattsburgh career.

“One of the great pleasures of my job at the college over the last 10 years has been working with Bruce,” said SUNY Plattsburgh President Dr. John Ettling. “He has led a superb coaching staff in a manner to make any college president proud. Under Bruce’s guidance our athletic programs have been clean, well run, successful in competition, and always mindful of their fundamental purpose: to mold character and guide young men and women toward the achievement… (Click above to read more)

Education Alliance Sights Financial Inequity

July 31, 2015

The U.S. Census Bureau issued a report that outlines the average per pupil spending in states around the country. While New York ranks as having the highest spending statewide, that does not mean that that is the case for all students in New York… (Click above to Read More)

Gillibrand Testifies on Campus Accountability and Safety Act

July 29, 2015

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on the need to pass the bipartisan Campus Accountability and Safety Act (S.590) to better address the problem of sexual assault on college campuses. The legislation flips the current incentives so that schools report these cases and provide students […]