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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga Central School Superintendent John McDonald Jr. retired from his position last Tuesday, after an unsettling two months in which the board struggled to produce a budget that was acceptable to taxpayers and school stakeholders Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Central School community came out Thursday, June 20, to celebrate the crowning moment in team sports for the school, honoring the 2019 Class C baseball state champions in the auditorium at Ticonderoga High School. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga Central School Superintendent John McDonald Jr. retired from his position Tuesday, after an unsettling two months in which the board struggled to produce a budget that was acceptable to taxpayers and school stakeholders. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | By a vote of 535-310, Ticonderoga voters approved a school budget for the coming year, after rejecting an earlier spending plan that exceeded the state-suggested tax cap. Read more

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VESTAL | For the Ticonderoga varsity baseball team, it was mission accomplished June 15 in the NYSPHSAA Class C state title game. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga voters will decide Tuesday on passage of a revised Central School budget that at $22.5 million is only slightly higher than last year’s spending plan and comes in under the tax cap. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Central School Board will go back to the voters with a $22.5 million budget that stays within the tax cap by combining further spending cuts with a greater reliance on the system’s fund balance. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga Central School Board members met with residents last Thursday to quell social media rumors and explain their next moves, after voters rejected a 9.57% increase in the tax levy earlier in the week. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | All are invited to experience the Ticonderoga area Memorial Day Weekend with multiple celebrations, events and family focused opportunities in Hague, Crown Point and Ticonderoga. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Voters in Ticonderoga and Hague soundly rejected a school tax-cap override, falling well short of the 60 percent supermajority needed to pass a $23 million budget that would have raised the levy by nearly 10 percent. Read more

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HAGUE | Residents of Hague questioned the richness of Ticonderoga Central School system’s health-care plan last week, at a public hearing where administrators explained how its 2019-20 budget fell so far out of balance. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Central School Board has reduced the amount of its proposed tax levy increase to 9.57 percent, still over the tax cap, but short of the 12.57 percent increase administrators had projected a week ago. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | To repair a broken budget brought about by both long- and short-term factors, the Ticonderoga Central School Board voted unanimously last Thursday to present the public with a $23 million spending plan that raises the tax levy by... Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Central School District could ask taxpayers to approve a levy increase of nearly 19 percent to close a budget gap largely attributable to escalating health-insurance costs. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | At least in Ticonderoga, the opioid epidemic that has hit rural America particularly hard might not be carrying over into the next generation, according to a biennial survey of student behavior. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga School Board will either need to override the tax cap or find more than $400,000 to cut out of an already depleted budget, Superintendent John McDonald Jr. told board members at their February meeting last week. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | For too many teaching prospects, Ticonderoga might be a nice place to visit, but they don’t want to work here. Read more

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KEENE VALLEY | In March of 1920, the spunky and adventuresome silent film star Pearl White was in the village of Port Henry shooting a picture about Alaska. Read more

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MORIAH | The Essex County Board of Supervisors adopted resolutions of appreciation Dec. 4 recognizing wellness committees at Elizabethtown-Lewis, Moriah and Ticonderoga Central Schools for dedication to the health of students and staff. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | When Latesha Holman walked into a Ticonderoga Central School office earlier this month, it was something of a Christmas miracle. Read more

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