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Three school districts unite against distracted driving

 A trio of local schools got a harsh lesson in what can happen if you decide a text message is more important than keeping your eyes on the road.

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Essex Farm Institute hires executive director

The Essex Farm Institute, an agricultural education and research institution that aims to redefine sustainable farming, has hired their first full time executive director, Michele Drozd.

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Homeschooling movement sprouts shoots in North Country

Following a battlefield year in public education, a core of local parents have begun to mobilize to discuss alternative options for their children.

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School budgets pass across Central Essex County

Voters approved school budgets across the central section of the county by wide margins on Tuesday, putting a cherry on top of an otherwise fractious year.

Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School seeks vets to graduate

For all veterans who served the country during World War II (Dec. 7, 1941 through Dec. 31, 1946), Korean Conflict (June 27, 1950 through Jan. 31, 1955) or Vietnam (May 1, 1961 – April 30, 1975), the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School District is authorized under “Operation Recognition” to award a high school diploma to qualified veterans.

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Lake Placid Envirothon team advances to state finals

Students from Lake Placid Central will travel to Hobart William Smith College in Geneva for the New York State Envirothon, which is slated to be held on May 27 and 28.

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NCCC Students Awarded Highest SUNY Honor

Dr. Steve Tyrell, President of North Country Community College’s, announced to the college community the names of the two students receiving the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

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Saranac Lake Voluntary Health Association scholarship deadline fast approaching

The June 1 deadline to apply to the Saranac Lake Voluntary Health Association (SLVHA) annual scholarships is fast approaching.

Environmental stewardship to be promoted at Envirothon

The North Adirondack Regional Envirothon, or NARE, will be held on Thursday, May 14 at Paul Smith’s College.

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Local woman offering homeschooling workshop in Willsboro

Janice Stainken, a local homeschooling parent, is offering an opportunity to any family wishing to learn more about their educational choices for their children.

ELCS to host Code of Conduct community forum

The Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School will hold their annual Code of Conduct Community Forum on Tuesday, May 5.

Governor Pataki, other officials talk skills gap in Essex

Fifty-five global leaders in education, corporate, government and philanthropy sectors from five nations gathered in Essex last week to discuss the growing skills gap and the action steps needed to reverse the trend.

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Broadway vet steps in to direct Westport Central School play

The show will go on for this spring’s Westport Central School Drama Club production of “Our Miss Brooks.”

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Essex County sets benchmarks for weight loss, disease reduction

Owing to troubling obesity rates, Essex County is focusing on weight loss and chronic disease prevention as two priority public health projects for this year.

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Willsboro Central under the cap with 2015-16 budget

Willsboro Central's 2015-16 spending plan has sailed in under the cap, with taxes scheduled to rise 22 cents per $1,000 in assessed value.