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ELIZABETHTOWN | A day after Elizabethtown-Lewis Central and Westport Central voters approved one of the two merger votes, ELCS reviewed exit poll data and discussed preliminary next steps in the formal centralization review process. more

The Sun

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WESTPORT | District officials are surveying the landscape following a straw poll vote last week that paved the way for a merger between Elizabethtown-Lewis Central (ELCS) and Westport Central (WCS). more

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WESTPORT | Voters at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School and Westport Central have approved the first of two votes determining if the two school districts should merge. more

The Sun

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WESTPORT | Questions from the audience at The Sun’s forum to discuss a proposed merger between two neighboring school districts were provocative and looked to clear up several conflicting issues. more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | The Plattsburgh City School District has been directed by the state Comptroller’s Office to step up the amount of physical education (PE) time its students receive on a weekly basis. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Sun Community News will host a community forum to discuss the proposed merger of Westport Central School (WCS) and Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School (ELCS). more

The Sun

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WESTPORT | Voters at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central and Westport Central have reached a decisive moment that will chart their future trajectory for generations. more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | As students prepare to return to their classrooms this fall, school districts across the region are working with counties to determine how to fund armed school resource officers. more

The Sun

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WILLSBORO | Seven libraries around the region will receive money from the state for building construction and rehabilitation projects. more

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PORT HENRY | Seven libraries around the region will receive money from the state for building construction and rehabilitation projects. more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | In an effort to secure full state funding amidst low enrollment numbers, the Plattsburgh City School District (PCSD) is weighing a proposal to convert the district’s two part-time universal pre-K programs to a new hybrid model. more

The Sun

Nearly every school-aged child has access to a cell phone.  Information is today more readily available than ever before, but the ability to make sense out of that information remains a serious problem. more

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WESTPORT | Twenty-five years ago, the Parent and Teacher Organization (PTO) at Westport Central School resolved to foster a healthier, safer school environment, including ensuring schoolchildren access to healthy foods. more

The Sun

ELIZABETHTOWN |The fourth school merger committee meeting last week focused on transportation systems at Westport Central and Elizabethtown-Lewis Central schools. more

The Sun

Tonight I witnessed a Congressional Debate. This week I’ve been witnessing a community debate. more

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ESSEX | A hazy morning mist was lifting in the long fields below Lakeside School. more

The Sun

WESTPORT | The first public meeting of the Westport Central and Elizabethtown-Lewis Central schools Merger Committee is Aug. 23. more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH — New York State Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) recently announced the start of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, an annual state-led effort to inspire children to read throughout the summertime. more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH  —  The Plattsburgh City School District is moving forward with its plan to equip district schools with the latest technology. more

The Sun

“As the first member of my immediate family to graduate from college, I know how important higher education is to the future of our students, and of our nation” more

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