Stefanik, Mayfield schools dispute continues

Stefanik, Mayfield schools dispute continues

The Mayfield Central School District issued a statement Wednesday saying that a Freedom of Information Law request sent to the district on Feb. 3 by U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, was “inadvertently overlooked in the recipient’s email inbox” and the district is now working to comply with an appeal filed by the congresswoman Monday.Stefanik wrote in a social media Facebook post Wednesday that “ ... not responding to a FOIL request is ILLEGAL,” but New York state’s FOIL law does allow local governments and school districts to be in compliance, as long as they answer an appeal within the 10-day time limit,…
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Area basketball teams ready for return of Section II tournaments

Area basketball teams ready for return of Section II tournaments

As the Western Athletic Conference league representative, Northville boys’ basketball coach John Karbowski found himself in a unique position Wednesday.He was looking forward to this year’s Section II seeding meeting, which can often be a grind for all in attendance with debates over seeding and the process of scheduling the games.“After not having sectionals last year, I was looking forward to it,” Karbowski said with a laugh. “I’m not sure I’ve ever said that before.”After the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out last year’s tournaments, the area’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will be playing for titles once again this winter.“We’re excited…
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Mayfield school officials confirm teacher back at work, face mask objections

Mayfield school officials confirm teacher back at work, face mask objections

MAYFIELD -- About 50 people packed into the Mayfield Central School District Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, many of them hoping to speak their minds about the district's decision to place a pre-K teacher on paid administrative leave, and then reinstate her to her classroom for undisclosed reasons.Those people would leave the meeting disappointed, after the school board decided to adjourn early after several members of the public refused to comply with the state's ongoing indoor mask mandate for school buildings.In a theatrical display, Mayfield resident Jordan Howard refused to put a mask on after Mayfield Superintendent Christopher Harper distributed…
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Walleye Awakening set for Feb. 18 in Mayfield

MAYFIELD -- The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Fulton County Board of Supervisors are proud to announce that the “Walleye Awakening” is back and is scheduled for Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. This will be a free fun family-oriented event, starting at 5 p.m. at Lanzi’s on the Lake, 1751 Route 30. There will be a bonfire, food specials, and a free fantastic firework display at 6 p.m. by Santore World Famous Fireworks. Vinny Michaels will be performing outside, starting at 5 p.m. “We are happy to showcase our beautiful area with this event for our…
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High schools: Broadalbin-Perth boys’ basketball rolls to win

High schools: Broadalbin-Perth boys’ basketball rolls to win

Broadalbin-Perth rolled to a 75-47 Foothills Council boys’ basketball win Tuesday against South Glens Falls.  Sam Rogers scored 17 points in the victory, while Michael Magliocca and Ryan Savoie each had 14.  Orion Delisle scored a dozen points for South Glens Falls.  Broadalbin-Perth led 34-14 at halftime and scored 22 points in each of the game’s middle quarters. Ceasar Thompson finished with 29 points to help Amsterdam to a 76-71 victory over Johnstown in a Foothills Council contest. Victor Dueno had 14 points for the Rams and Jhai Vellon added 13. Braden Jones scored 23 points to lead Johnstown and…
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Sports briefs: Broadalbin-Perth grad Coddington honored at Russell Sage after shot put record

Sports briefs: Broadalbin-Perth grad Coddington honored at Russell Sage after shot put record

Russell Sage College junior and Broadalbin-Perth graduate John Coddington was named the Empire 8 Conference Field Athlete of the Week.Coddington set a pair of program records at Saturday’s David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston University. He achieved marks of 14.21 meters in the shot put, and 15.48 meters in the weight throw.WOMEN'S BASKETBALLPritchard honored by Empire 8Hartwick senior forward and Amsterdam High School graduate Giuliana Pritchard was named Empire 8 was named Player of the Week.She led Hartwick to a 3-0 record, averaging 16.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.3 blocks per game while shooting 49%. She had a…
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