Westmoreland set to unveil new space for middle school students

Education WESTMORELAND — Westmoreland Central School is changing the way most local residents may view the library. Once a room for quiet study where anything above a whisper could be interrupted with a “Shh,” today has become a space for collaborative learning and engagement that will involve students, teachers, administrators and even members of the local community. At 6 p.m. Tuesday,... 4:00pm 02/06/16

Hanna floats new water infrastructure legislation

County A bill to create a dedicated source of funding for the nation’s water infrastructure has been introduced by Rep. Richard L. Hanna, R-22, Barneveld, and two other congressmen. The Water Investment Trust Fund Act would provide a deficit-neutral, protected source of revenue to help states replace, repair, and rehabilitate clean and drinking water facilities by creating a... 4:00pm 02/06/16

Colleges to host bone marrow registry drives

County Four upcoming bone marrow registry drives at local colleges have been organized with the help of a Hamilton College staffer who became involved in such efforts a year ago when her brother was searching for a donor. While her brother later was matched with a donor from Germany for a stem cell transplant, Betty House of West Winfield is continuing to help organize bone marrow... 4:00pm 02/06/16

Oriskany plans meeting on kindergarten registration

Education ORISKANY — Oriskany Central School will hold a meeting for parents of children eligible for kindergarten in the 2016-17 school year at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 at the N.A. Walbran Elementary cafeteria. To be eligible, a child must be age 5 no later than Dec. 1, 2016. Parents will be provided with a brief summary of the kindergarten program while the children meet the... 4:00pm 02/06/16