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NY Dairy Grazing Apprentice looking for dairy farmers

County CORTLAND — Wanted: aspiring dairy farmers and Dairy Master Graziers to stem the tide of retiring dairy farmers in New York State. Cornell Small Dairy Support Specialist Fay Benson is recruiting participants for the New York edition of the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program, a nationally-recognized apprenticeship program for the agricultural industry. Modeled after... 4:00pm 02/27/17

Report: Region has highest percentage of children in poverty

Education School districts in the Mohawk Valley region in 2015 had the highest percentages of children in poverty and of students eligible for free or reduced price lunches, compared to other New York regions, says a new state comptroller’s report. In addition, school districts in the local region, along with the neighboring North Country region, depended less on local property taxes... 4:00pm 02/27/17

School district treasurer Donohoe leaving

Education The Rome school district again is in the market for a treasurer. The current treasurer, Benjamin Donohoe, submitted a resignation letter last week indicating that he was resigning for personal reasons, effective March 17, said district Director of Employee Relations Frank Conestabile. The district has placed ads for the position, indicating a starting salary of $65,000 and... 4:00pm 02/27/17