MALONE — Kids of all ages braved extreme temperatures and gathered in the hundreds at the Franklin Academy gymnasium Saturday afternoon to witness the spectacle that is Billy Martin’s Cole All-Star Circus, which returned to Malone for the first time since 2018.

SARANAC LAKE — With the semester’s classes ending today, North Country Community College (NCCC) officials continue to rebound from the COVID pandemic. In an exclusive interview with the Enterprise, four senior administrators Thursday talked about enrollment, tuition, expanded programs and ho…

MALONE — School board officials voted to appoint a retired educator as interim superintendent at a meeting Tuesday evening, filling the spot that will be vacated by the board’s current superintendent Jerry Griffin.

MALONE — Faculty, staff and students at North Country Community College’s Malone campus welcomed kids of all ages for a holiday celebration Friday, and organizers said they were excited about the turnout and hope to make the event an annual occurrence.

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FORT COVINGTON — A group of students from a Franklin County school made it all the way to the finals of a long-running television quiz show.

Following a search that included community input, the Potsdam Central board of education unanimously voted to appoint Jerry Griffin to be the district’s next superintendent of schools at last Tuesday’s board meeting, the district announced in a news release.

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MALONE — Franklin Academy and Malone Middle School students will perform two plays with premieres on Thursday evening and another show on Saturday at the high school auditorium.

MALONE — Administrators and teachers took time at Tuesday evening’s school board meeting to show their appreciation to the board of education at Malone Central School District.

MALONE — The Franklin County Youth Bureau held its second annual trunk or treat Saturday at the fairgrounds in Malone. A line of hundreds of candy-seekers stretched around the racetrack and dozens of participants handed out treats on a breezy but mild afternoon.

MALONE — As part of a political science class, New Vision students at North Franklin Educational Center in Malone recently got the chance to chat with Matt Castelli, the Democratic nominee in the race for New York’s 21st Congressional District.

The Franklin-Essex-Hamilton Board of Cooperative Educational Services (FEH BOCES) announced Friday that a mostly-completed “tiny house” built by students will be sold through an online auction process ending on Oct. 18, according to a press release from the agency.

FORT COVINGTON — For the first time since the mid-1970s the Salmon River Central School district has its own football program.

FORT COVINGTON — Administrators across grade levels at Salmon River Central School reported healthy progress for students who participated in summer school, and said they feel optimistic about the new school year in a presentation to the school board Wednesday evening.

CHATEAUGAY — District officials held a public hearing on the school’s required safety plan Tuesday at the regular meeting of the board of education. The detailed plan follows guidelines laid out by the state on how the school should respond in emergency situations, officials said.

CHATEAUGAY — Chateaugay middle school teachers have a new tool to help deal with problematic behaviors in their students, the school board heard in a presentation from Crystal Sampica-Manor, behavior specialist at the district.

Students across the North Country shouldered their book bags and returned to school Tuesday in a relatively normal first day of school after two years of lockdowns and COVID restrictions. Area school officials said they hope the return to normalcy will benefit students and faculty alike.