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Safety, wellness programs offered

He and Patrol Officer Mike Wolfe gave the presentations March 19 to Bolton students in grades 6-8.

Aldrich and Wolfe also advised the children that if they ever felt uncomfortable with someone's messages online, they should tell their parents, teachers or police and not just ignore any questionable situation.

The presentation was part of a full day of health and safety seminars presented to children from pre-kindergarten through 12th grades at Bolton Central for the school's annual Wellness Day.

The event included Merman the Magician who coached the students to avoid bullying - both physical and verbal - and employees of Global Fitness of Lake George who told the students how aerobic fitness is important in maintaining good health.

Topics presented also included abstaining from drug, alcohol and tobacco use.

"The theme of the day was, it's your life, you've got options, and here's how to make good choices," Bolton Superintendent Ray Ciccarelli said. "The event has proven very worthwhile - students were very eager and willing to participate, and the feedback from them has been very positive."

Lt. Shawn Lamouree, who is overseeing the newly-developed cyber-safety program, said Bolton was the first school audience. Luzerne is to follow soon, and all other area schools are welcome to host the program.

"We're open to other area schools," he said.

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