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Homeschooling movement sprouts shoots in North Country

Following a battlefield year in public education, a core of local parents have begun to mobilize to discuss alternative options for their children.

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From Johnsburg to Newcomb, district voters approve 2015-16 school budgets

Voters took to the ballot boxes on Tuesday, May 19, to approve 2015-16 school budgets proposed by five area districts.

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Mock car crash hits home with Warrensburg students

WCS’s junior class and Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter teamed up with the Warrensburg emergency squad to put on a mock car crash for upperclassmen on Wednesday, May 13.

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Fort George Alliance to honor earliest unknown soldiers buried on American soil

The Fort George Alliance will honor the collective grave of four unknown American colonist soldiers discovered in 1931 with a wreath laying ceremony on Memorial Day, May 25.

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Newcomb school jazz ensemble part of Music in the Parks

The Newcomb Central School Jazz Ensemble students recently participated in Music in the Parks competition in Jackson, NJ.

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Minerva Central School students explore ‘Chores around the home’

The Adirondack Museum Helping Hands: Chores around the Home / Gadgets and Gizmos from the Peddler’s Wagon were shown to Minerva Central School and surrounding schools who reap the benefits of the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake.

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North Warren community speaks out on transgender rights

Transgender student nominated for prom king

A May 11 board of education meeting at North Warren saw unprecedented attendance, tear-laden discourse and powerful social commentary as a discussion of transgender students' rights stole the floor.

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Juried Art Exhibit announces winners

North Country Arts Center holds its fifth annual Youth Visions Juried High School Art Exhibit at its ART in Chestertown Gallery, from now through Sunday, May 24.

What would you do if you found a magic wand?

Question of the month

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Lotus hosts first poetry slam

The Lotus Group of Companies held its first Lotus Loves Literacy Poetry Slam on Wednesday, April 29.

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Gardening event melds mundane with the mysterious

As the North Country struggles to slough off the rough edges of winter, volunteers across the region are giving local green thumbs a heady dose of intellectual fertilizer.

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Essex County sets benchmarks for weight loss, disease reduction

Owing to troubling obesity rates, Essex County is focusing on weight loss and chronic disease prevention as two priority public health projects for this year.

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Inside the SUNY Adk. nursing program

Here is an inside look at the hands-on training and simulation experience SUNY Adirondack offers its nursing students to prepare them for the real thing.

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Newcomb auditorium to be dedicated to beloved principal

The Newcomb Central School will officially dedicate its gym/auditorium to principal and superintendent "Prof." Lyle Roberts, whose tenure at the school spanned the years from 1925-1960.

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Artist-in-Residence program slated at SUNY-ESF

For generations, the Adirondack Mountains have been a source of inspiration for artists.