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April 18, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

Field trips are one-of-kind learning experiences

Field trips may be the most fond memory a student and teachers will have during their educational careers.  They complement instruction inside the classroom and help improve students’ cogni- tive and inquiry skills while increasing their s More...

Constitution, tradition ignored if Inauguration Day is on a Sunday

The 20th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1933, changed the beginning of a presidential term from March 4 to Jan. 20. It took effect for President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s second term in 1937.  More...

Spindle items

EXPECT DELAYS — When traveling, among the many things I hate to encounter are unexpected road closures or detours.  More...

State budget passes ahead of schedule; spending reduced

Working together in a bipartisan fashion with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, I am pleased to report that the 2012-2013 State Budget has passed ahead of schedule for the second consecutive year.  More...