School-age children in the North Country have long looked forward to snow days as a bright spot during the dark days of winter, but they may become a thing of the past this school year, and possibly into future years.
By PAT BANKER Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County
4-H and county fairs are as much a part of Americana as country songs and denim jeans. 4-H youth work on a host of hands-on projects, gardens, community service programs, raising and training animals of all sorts, and a slew of science discovery programs throughout the year –– all with the h…
ALBANY — The state’s anticipated, broad 20% cuts to education are disgraceful, educators, union representatives, parents and students said outside the Capitol on Thursday, demanding officials stop school funding slashes that devastate the poorest districts.
NEW YORK — Parents and caregivers of school-age children can monitor the number of students and staff infected with COVID-19 when classes resume this week as the state launches an additional coronavirus tracker today.
ALBANY — New York will unveil an additional public coronavirus interactive tool in the coming days that will track COVID-19 diagnostic tests across schools statewide as in-person classes prepare to resume next week.
Future coronavirus clusters and the temporary closure of public school districts are inevitable when students return to classes next week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said, as congregates of students in social settings forced a state college to close over the weekend.
North County Community College will receive an $89,700 Northern Border Regional Commission grant to develop a water and wastewater operator certification program, the North Country’s representatives in Congress have announced.
ALBANY — New York schools have the green light to reopen this fall as the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues, but state infection and transmission numbers remain low, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.
BRUSHTON –– The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may have wiped out or dramatically altered the traditional sources of senior-year memories –– prom, commencement, senior trip –– but the top two seniors in the Brushton-Moira Central School District said they made the smaller memori…
PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College plans to hold in-person classes this fall semester with an adjusted academic schedule that includes an earlier start date and conclusion of on-campus learning prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.
NEW YORK — School districts must come up with a plan to safely resume in-person classroom instruction in case New York officials decide to reopen schools and universities amid the COVID-19 pandemic this fall, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday.
MALONE –– The ability to focus on the task at hand –– be it in the classroom or on the athletic field –– was the driving force behind the success of the top two students in the Franklin Academy Class of 2020.
MALONE –– While Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has decreed that sleepover summer camps will not open this summer because of the COVID-19 virus, he gave the go-ahead over the weekend for day camps to offer programs beginning June 29.
ST. REGIS FALLS –– The St. Regis Falls Central School District’s proposed $9.65 million budget for the coming school year breezed through a lightly attended public hearing held via video conference Tuesday night.
Editor’s note: The Telegram traditionally publishes stories about the top two students in the graduating class of each of the five school districts we cover. For the past several years, officials in the St. Regis Falls school district asked if we would be open to letting their valedictorian …
NEW YORK — In-classroom summer school will not take place statewide as cases of COVID-19 complications in children continue to rise, officials said Thursday after extending the state sales tax filing deadline another month.
ST. REGIS FALLS –– The St. Regis Falls Board of Education agreed Tuesday to increase the overall budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year by $100,000 as a hedge against potential cuts in state aid as the nation works through the COVID-19 pandemic.
FORT COVINGTON –– Determination is the hallmark of Shannon K. Ryan and Rylie K. Gray, who have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Salmon River Central School Class of 2020.
CHATEAUGAY –– Despite continuing uncertainties about the effect of the COVID-19 virus on state funding, the Chateaugay Central School Board of Education voted Tuesday to adopt a 2020-21 budget that reduces district spending by about $334,000.
MALONE — Like spring flowers, signs have been popping up throughout Malone and surrounding communities. Like the flowers, they come in a variety of colors — some green and white, others maroon and white, blue and gold or red and black.
ALBANY — Every New Yorker will receive a postage-paid absentee ballot application for the June 23 primary election, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo declared in an executive order Friday, as he continued his plea for the federal government to fund states in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By ABBY LANGDON-BIGNESS Afterschool and Camp Akalaka Program Director Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County
Cornell Cooperative Extension has been partnering with the Malone YMCA for eight years now to provide Malone and surrounding towns with their very own local day camp. With the current situation, we are staying positive and still planning for a full force summer of fun and learning. Camp Akal…
By KIMBERLY GROSHANS Community Health Intern Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin & St. Lawrence County
Camps are starting to scrub down everything and prepare for campers, who are itching to get out of the house. As we all prepare, here is a list of things you can do to start preparing for this camp season.
WATERTOWN — Following Monday’s announcement from the state Education Department that the administration of the June 2020 Regents exams has been canceled, the department released guidance Tuesday on modifications to requirements that will allow for students to graduate and earn their high sch…
ST. REGIS FALLS –– Members of the St. Regis Falls Central School District Board of Education –– who have been criticized by the state in the past for maintaining an overly large fund balance –– are hoping that balance will allow them to weather the economic storm created by the COVID-19 coro…
SARANAC LAKE –– The effect of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus on the finances of North County Community College has so far been small, but its impact on an already-tight 2020-21 budget remains uncertain, college leaders told the Board of Trustees on Friday.
With 173 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday all SUNY and CUNY schools will move to remote learning from March 19 through at least the end of the spring semester.
MALONE –– The administration of state standardized tests will begin in schools statewide within the next few weeks, and the level of student participation could have a significant impact on the Malone Central School District going forward, Superintendent Jerry Griffin told the Board of Educa…
Malone Telegram Holiday Schedule
The Friday, July 3 print edition of the Telegram is the weekend publication. There will be no publication on Saturday, July 4. The business office is closed Friday and will re-open on Monday. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!