February 10, 2019

ICC board considers bidding French adieu

February 1, 2019 by EMILIA TEASDALE
KINDERHOOK–The Ichabod Crane Board of Education held a budget workshop meeting last week to review options for staffing the art, music and foreign languages programs in the next school year.

At the January 22 workshop meeting school officials also discussed joining a distance learning group that would allow students to take classes from different schools via video conferences. In addition the district could also offer classes to other districts in the distance learning program, which would come with some state aid for teachers’ salaries.

The board discussed the upcoming retirements of staff members in the art, music and foreign language departments and what that could mean for reconfiguring how and when some of those classes are taught. Last year, five teachers retired, yielding an estimated savings for the district of $343,000 in salary and benefits. At the end of the this school year, eight teachers will be retiring, leading to an estimated savings of $409,000.Read more…


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December 20, 2018

John Caporta says goodbye


John Caporta at Genet Middle School in 1989.
After 40 years of working in education, including the past 26 years as principal of Red Mill Elementary School, Principal John Caporta is retiring in June. We sat down with Mr. Caporta to talk about his career, the changes in education over the years, and what he will miss most.

December 13, 2018

SPADA

Schodack Planning and Development Association to Meet 
There will be a meeting of the Schodack Planning & Development Association (SPDA) on Thursday, December 20 at 6:30PM at Nassau Public Library (upper level) on Rte. 20 in the Village of Nassau.  The public is welcome to attend; we will be discussing the Edwards Chiropractic house demolition, among other topics.  

November 23, 2018

RPI freshman saves passengers on runaway Amtrak train

RPI freshman saves passengers on runaway Amtrak train
November 22, 2018 06:35 PM
RPI Athletics
An RPI freshman is credited with saving passengers on a runaway Amtrak train.

As NewsChannel 13 reported on Wednesday evening, two train cars separated shortly after departure from Rensselaer to New York City. Reuben Clarke was a passenger on that train.

November 21, 2018

Talk About Cold Turkey! Coldest Thanksgiving in over a century

Thanksgiving Day will be coldest in over a century for millions in U.S. High winds could ground the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons.
Thanksgiving Day will be coldest in over a century for millions in U.S.