Three candidates seeking two seats at on Board of Education at the May 21 vote

Three candidates are seeking two Board of Education seats at the May 21 vote. The seats each carry three-year terms and are unpaid. Each candidate collected at least 40 signatures by the today’s deadline to get on the ballot.  Colleen R. Benedetto, of 513 Charles Street, is seeking a fifth term. She works as an …

Nearly 50 students help to feed 14,000 across the world

Last Saturday, nearly 50 students in the GIVE service learning program at the high school rolled up their sleeves and created meal packages that will feed 14,000 people in need across the world. The effort, through Rise Against Hunger, was the fourth time S-G students have joined the effort. “It’s not only fun with my …

Congratulations to the newest National Honor Society members!

Before family and friends, 36 students were inducted into the National Honor Society last night at the high school. Most of the students are in their junior year, members of the Class of 2020. Alia Acosta                Katelyn Adis Sophia Benny                                    Andrew Biittig Gabrielle Caisse Megan Casey Rose Carlstedt                                  Julia Carroll                                       Zoe Connor Jazmyne Corker Brooke …

Parrots pay a visit to kindergarten students at Sacandaga

Kindergarten students at Sacandaga had a feathered visitor on Friday as the Northeast Avian Rescue brought a “baby” to school. The students, in Vicky Milkins’, Melissa Peterson’s and Kim Lavery’s classes, had a visit from “Baby,” a parrot brought by Jill Lewis from NEAR.  With Lewis was Betsy Messenger, the volunteer coordinator and humane educator …

Spring Fling at the MS

COMMENT: I know that recently,  the kids at the middle school voted on whether they wanted a spring fling or a winter dance. which event was chosen, and when will the event be held? RESPONSE: I can refer to a response from a few weeks ago: There is no spring dance, those formal dances were …

Synthetic turf field proposal accepted by the Board of Education

The Board of Education on Monday accepted a proposal from Field Turf of Calhoun, Georgia, to install the new synthetic, multi-turf field that was part of the capital project approved by the community last May. The amount was $2,274,819. It is expected that the project will break ground in mid-May and be complete by late …

State legislators adopt 2019-20 budget

Approved state budget increases education funding by $1 billion, enacts permanent property tax levy limit New York lawmakers have approved a state budget for 2019-20 that increases education funding by just over $1 billion and makes permanent the state’s property tax levy limit law, or tax cap. The newly approved $175 billion state budget calls …

Sixth grader wants to play tennis next year

COMMENT: My sixth grader wants to try out for tennis next year. Where can we get information about this? Also,  are there informational meetings about sports that 6th graders can attend? RESPONSE: Geoffrey Olson, the varsity tennis coach, does provide opportunities for 7th graders to play modified tennis, so this child would be eligible next …

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