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NEW HARTFORD – State Senator Joseph Griffo presented the New York State Senate Youth Leadership Recognition Award to each of the following local high school junior and senior students during a ceremony Tuesday at Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES: Each of the recipients was honored for their outstanding academic achievements and the work they do to benefit their communities. They were nominated for this recognition by their teachers, guidance counselors and/or principals, and were selected from schools in Oneida, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties throughout Senator Griffo's district. Comment?
U.S. Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., are calling on the federal government to put more money toward the Northern Border Regional Commission in the Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill. Jointly run by federal, state and local government, the NBRC works as an economic development engine for economically distressed counties in central and northern New York, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Comment?
Watertown-Funeral services for Victoria D. Legault, 70, of Watertown will be private. Mrs. Legault passed away on December 31, 2015 at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown following a long illness. Comment?
The Development Authority of the North Country's board of directors approved a program Thursday that offers financial perks for counties that implement single-stream recycling. Approval of the incentive program comes as the recycling landscape across Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties has shifted over the past five years. Comment?
The Development Authority of the North Country will consider offering incentives to counties to go toward the implementation of single-stream recycling. People are more likely to recycle when they can toss plastic containers, cardboard, glass and paper products into the same bin, according to the authority, which believes an increase in single-stream recycling will reduce inbound trash at its regional landfill in Rodman. Comment?
The tenor is hopeful for a new federal bill that could help schools and allow New York to change controversial education policies. The House of Representatives passed with a 359-64 vote the All Students Succeed Act, which would pare back federal control over education policies. Comment?
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