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South Colonie voters OK capital project

Residents voted 610-186 in favor of district’s $18.8M plan to renovate its school facilities

South Colonie residents voted on the school district’s $13.8 million capital project on Tuesday, Oct. 21, and the results were overwhelmingly in the project’s favor.

North Colonie may see enrollment boom

Board of education members discuss possible impact as housing developments near completion

At the North Colonie School District Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 15, board members considered routes to take as the possibility of higher enrollment arises with several housing developments finishing construction and beginning to sell to new residents.

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Vote set for South Colonie capital project

Residents will have the chance to decide on the $13.8M funding for building improvements

South Colonie Central School District residents will vote Tuesday, Oct. 21, to decide if the school district will get the $13.8 million funding for its capital project; a five-year, two-phase building plan announced earlier this year.

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CBA holds service day

School’s senior class cleans up Shaker Heritage Society

Christian Brothers Academy held its first official Senior Service Day at the nearby Shaker Heritage Society Wednesday, Oct. 15, giving the students a chance to delve into a piece of local history.

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South Colonie bus driver a class act

Colonie Central PTSA honors Bonnie Livingston’s cool-headed reaction to September collision

Bus driver Bonnie Livingston was just weeks into her new job when she found herself having to put her safety training to quick use.

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New dorms unveiled at Glenmont Job Corps

Upgrades coincide with program’s 50th anniversary

After nearly four years of construction, Glenmont Job Corps celebrated the official opening of its new dormitory buildings just in time for the organization’s 50th anniversary.

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Changes make Colonie Central High School more accessible

New ramp installed at entrance

Colonie Central High School recently completed some renovations that make the building easier to access for students in wheelchairs, as well as some cosmetic updates to its front entrance.

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Friar experience

Siena’s interim president is making himself at home on campus

When Father Kevin Mullen was named provincial minister of Holy Name Province in New York City this spring after serving as Siena’s president for seven years, the college found itself looking for someone to fill his shoes.

South Colonie adopts tax levy

After a tough year of budgeting resulted in the loss of a well-liked physical education teacher and football coach, among other positions, the South Colonie Central School District’s growth and assessment rate increase came in lower than projected in the spring.

North Colonie board approves final tax rate

Numbers come in lower than projected

The North Colonie Board of Education approved a tax levy increase of 2.55 percent, which is down from the 3.63 percent the board estimated in April.

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North Colonie Central School District officially accepts Vinnie’s playground

New play area at Blue Creeek Elementary built in memory of Vincenzo Rizzo

After 18 months of planning, fundraisers and bringing the community together to build a project in honor of a young student that died, the school has formally accepted the playground built for Vinnie Rizzo.

Area schools awarded grant to review assessments

BOCES-led consortium wins nearly $440k for 12 districts

A dozen area school districts welcomed an infusion of state funding to help improve assessment practices.

South Colonie harvests sunlight

District will place solar panels on 11 buildings

With schools across the state and nation facing tough decisions and budgets, one school district was able to find a way to save money every year on energy costs without taxpayers footing the bill.

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Tech Valley High makes a move

Regional program prepares for first year at CNSE’s Albany campus

The phones were still off the hook, but Tech Valley High School Principal Dan Liebert could already hear educational opportunities calling area students.

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