MALONE — Members of the Franklin Academy Students Against Destructive Decisions have been working to address the problems of drug abuse and bullying by taking part in Red Ribbon Week activities.

Today is Small Business Saturday! Did you know that Small Business Saturday was created by American Express back in 2010 to support small businesses? By supporting small businesses, people like me and you can ensure that our beloved businesses in our own hometown stay open and flourish.

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MALONE — Longtime Franklin Academy Principal Jack Hinman, who spent 23 years heading the school, following nine years as a teacher, died Nov. 7 at Alice Hyde Medical Center.

The Regents exams scheduled for January have been canceled statewide due to safety concerns amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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ALBANY — School districts previously forced to close within state microclusters may continue in-person learning for students while COVID-19 spikes within a community by meeting specific state testing criteria, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Friday.

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ELLENBURG – State audits of Northern Adirondack Central School District criticized the district’s previously heavy reliance on its unexpended fund balance to pay for school operations.

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NEW YORK — Religious institutions will be shut down if the communities refuse to comply with the state’s COVID-19 regulations, and schools in some virus hotspots will be closed beginning today, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday.

The Chateaugay Adventurers 4-H Club has been very busy over the course of this summer. Even though we have been apart, we still have been working hard on making sure we make the best of this year.

NEW YORK — The state upgraded its online coronavirus school tracker Thursday to include a second set of district testing data from COVID-19 diagnostic labs so parents and caregivers of school-age children can monitor more accurate results.

Officials are clashing over projected broad 20% cuts to New York’s education budget after the state teachers union filed a lawsuit against the state Wednesday. The suit challenges the executive authority behind budget officials’ anticipated spending reduction amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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.

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 –– 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.

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 …