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To keep costs down, the way the Voorheesville Central School District pays for prescription drugs will have to change or there could be bigger problems in the future.

Voorheesville Elementary School students will be learning coding and programming skills, thanks to a grant secured by Alan Fiero, a long-time science teacher who became a teaching assistant in retirement.

Just over half of the seventh-graders surveyed at Berne-Knox-Westerlo reported having some sort of trauma, according to the school’s social worker, who described how the school has been addressing this.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo students with disabilities who were tested were among the lowest 10-percent in their group for English, math, and science, and were also among the lowest 10-percent for growth in English and math, according to a spokeswoman for the State Education Department.

For two years, Samantha Dell-Acqua has studied theater and film technology through the Career and Technical Education program. She is interested in every aspect of theater, she said, but her first love is acting.

The Altamont Free Library will not charge its members late fees on borrowed children’s books for all of 2019.

Every vote was unanimous at Monday’s Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board meeting as members basked in good news — ranging from success including special-need students in general-education classrooms to securing expected state aid for $20 million in capital improvements.

Students are reporting more mental-health issues than ever before. Do schools have enough support staff to help?

GUILDERLAND — Teacher Colleen Ryan’s wife, Barbara Martucci, got the news that Ryan would be receiving a new set of lungs early on the morning of the couple’s eighth wedding anniversary, Nov. 13.

Just before midnight that same day, the transplant surgery had been completed.

Catherine Ricchetti offers training sessions, which are “raved over,” for professionals across the state on how they can start their own service-dog programs, said a spokeswoman for the organization that honored her.

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