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May 15, 2014

Letters to the Editor: May 15, 2015

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Not all children are square pegs that can fit into a round hole. We need to ensure that every student that graduates from Northern Adirondack is either work ready or college bound. We need to be able to provide the best education possible for our children.

I want to ensure that the community has input in what happens in our School District also.

In conclusion, I would like to thank you for your support. Please come out and vote on May 20.

WALTER TROMBLEY

Ellenburg Center

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Volunteers thanked

TO THE EDITOR: As coordinator of the New York State Ag in the Classroom Program for Clinton County, I would like to thank all the wonderful classroom teachers across the county who invited volunteer readers to come into their classrooms this spring for the ninth-annual Ag Literacy observance.

The storybook “Who Grew My Soup?” and a lesson about eating healthy, locally grown food was shared. Every public elementary school in the county was represented, and some private and home-schooled students were also reached.

I would also like to sincerely thank all the volunteer readers for their time and participation. From the Master Gardeners Program and Clinton County Cooperative Extension, I thank Joann Trombley, Patti Hubbell, Jane Arno, Lucy St. Pierre, Roderick and Anna Sherman, Linda Mott, Margaret Tallman and Cheryl Weber; from Adirondack Harvest Program, Doug Butdorf and Melissa Sayward; from Clinton County Farm Bureau, Kim Swyers and, especially, Sam Dyer, farmer and chairman of the Clinton County Legislature.

Thanks also to Yankee Farm Credit for funding the purchase of all the books donated to the school libraries.

Without the help fo these generous volunteers, the annual reading of the New York State Ag in the Classrooom Program (www.agclassroom.org/ny), agriculturally themed book and associated activities would not be able to continue.

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