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BURKE — After a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students from the Malone Central School District returned for a field trip to Spencer Road in Burke, where they took a tour of a local sugar shack.

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MALONE — One year after parents were unable to attend, and two years after the ceremony was canceled entirely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of 12 area students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society Tuesday morning.

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MALONE — The Malone Central School District Board of Education agreed to hold its next few meetings earlier in the evening, making the decision Tuesday at Franklin Academy.

BRUSHTON — A student at Brushton-Moira Central School District is one of five finalists in kindergarten through sixth grade in a nationwide contest to create a design for hand sanitizer and hand washing devices.

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WATERTOWN — A state Supreme Court judge’s ruling Monday that the state’s mask mandate is unconstitutional appeared to do little to resolve the question of whether — or for how much longer — children need to be masked while in school.

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MALONE — Students of Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES got hands-on experience building a house during the yearlong project.

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PLATTSBURGH — New York’s 800-plus school districts will separately oversee the state’s program to give every student at-home COVID-19 testing kits so students can continue their education in person after the holiday season ends next week, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday.

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MALONE — BOCES students worked to build and decorate trees, adding some holiday spirit to the windows of the former Adirondack Hardware Store on East Main Street.

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…