Ti vet celebrates 93rd birthday on Veterans Day
Charles “Gusher” Smith has proudly served for decades. A World War II veteran, Smith has long been a civic leader in Ticonderoga — perhaps best known for his work with fellow vets and his years as the local scoutmaster. Smith was honored along with other veterans during a Veterans Day program at Ticonderoga Elementary School. Veterans Day, Nov. 11, just happens to be Smith’s 93rd birthday.
Citizens sought for search committee
Ray Ciccarelli, a high-profile community leader for decades in Bolton, is retiring as superintendent of the Bolton Central School District — and a search for his replacement is about to begin.
Paul Smith’s College President John W. Mills announced Monday that he will retire on June 30, after serving in the office for more than a decade.
Skid row, doo wop and a blood thirsty plant from outer space take over the Willsboro Central School (WCS) stage to bring the comedic musical “Little Shop of Horrors (LSH),”to life.
Keeseville elementary students are getting ready for college with the introduction of a new program called No Excuses University. School officials kicked off their program with a lively assembly on Oct. 4.
New York State Department of Labor Secretary Peter Rivera attended a ribbon-cutting at the new CV-Tech satellite campus off Rugar Street Oct. 24.
Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School students in kindergarten as well as the Children's Development preschool program were able to pick pumpkins for a patch created on campus to help curb the costs of field trips. Students also enjoyed face painting, pumpkin carving, snacks and a wagon ride with Rowdy.
Study completed; presentation Nov. 12 in Crown Point
If Crown Point and Ticonderoga school districts merge, taxpayers will save money and students will have more opportunities. That’s the conclusion of a report by Castallo & Silky-Education Consultants, a Syracuse-based firm hired by the two districts to study a possible merger.
College For Every Student (www.collegefes.org), a national nonprofit that helps underserved students prepare for, gain access to, and succeed in college, is honoring 25 schools in 11 states as “Schools of Distinction” for their efforts in creating high levels of college readiness and for raising aspirations among their students.
This week school officials sent out their second annual School Community Survey to residents of the district. People are asked to complete and return surveys to the district by noon Nov. 8.
Students at Keene Central School spent the week of Oct. 7-11 celebrating all things Beavers. While the week included events like spirit and opposite days, it also inspired a communitywide service project.
The Tannery Pond Community Center will be showing a popular Charlie Chaplin silent film from the 1920s on Oct. 23 in the old style, with an accompanist playing the piano.
Out of the 4,289 images that make up the New York Times “My Hometown” online slideshow, a few may look familiar to residents of Wadhams and Westport. That’s because a pair of Westport Central School seniors, Sarah Looby and John Doyle, submitted their photographs with the help of technology teacher Paul Mudie to the nationwide search for images that, according to the media giant, “create an important and lasting document of America today as seen by teenagers.”
National Honor Society plans Oct. 29 program
Dr. Richard Seegal, scientist emeritus at the Wadsworth Center of the New York State Department of Health and a professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Albany, will speak at Schroon Lake Central School as part of the school’s National Honor Society lecture series.
Caroline Thompson will be teaching Dance Movement Classes as part of the Westport Youth Commission’s after school programs.