Albany, NY, Dec 05, 2012 — An ongoing leadership fight in the New York State Senate has been resolved.
A breakaway Democratic faction is joining with Republicans to form a new governing coalition. It sustains the working relationship between Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Senate GOP, and the independent Democrats.
The coalition calls it a "historic, bipartisan" partnership. Remaining Democrats call it a coup. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Dec 05, 2012 — About 1,000 high school students and teachers from around New York are traveling to Albany Wednesday to lobby lawmakers to increase spending on schools. A busload of 30 students from Canton and Potsdam will be among them.
When leaders in the Canton Central schools worry publicly about losing sports, arts, pre-kindergarten, and other programs because they're going broke, they're not alone. A recent survey of New York school superintendents found that a quarter of districts in the North Country think they'll be insolvent in two years if things don't change.
Chad Raddock is organizing concerned districts under the group Educate New York-Now. He says 15 busloads of students and teachers are on their way to Albany. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Dec 05, 2012 — There's no avoiding social media these days--even if you're not on the internet, TV commercials urge you to like companies on Facebook or follow them on Twitter, newscasters... Go to full article