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“I’m interested in video-editing, and 3-D modeling and animation,” Valedictorian Erik Patak said. “I was learning off YouTube, one of the best educational resources.”

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John Bennett Mackay learned last month that he had edged out his friends for the honor at a school he enjoyed attending.

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The Buffalo Business First newspaper found that only 3.7 percent of the children in the Voorheesville district live below the federally designated poverty line.

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Clarksville Community Church started a gofundme site to raise $20,000 to pay for a boiler to replace one original to the 50-year-old building.

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A headhunter wooed Dr. Thomas Reardon from Voorheesville Elementary to the superintendent position at Wynantskill Union Free School District in Rensselaer County. Reardon will begin his new duties in July.

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The Renaissance Festival, in its second year at Indian Ladder Farms in New Scotland, attracted 1,246 visitors on Saturday with more expected the next day, according to organizer Dan Bader.

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Common Core testing introduced a fifth, or elite, level of mastery, whereas students used to be graded on a scale of 1 to 4, the Voorheesville superintendent told the school board this month.

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Flooding from a collapsed beaver’s dam closed Route 443 near Route 85 on Wednesday, but public safety and public works teams cleared the road soon after.

Altamont resident and Voorheesville alumna Makayla-Courtney McGeeney published a collection of diary entries and blog posts.

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Inspiring future scientists, Clayton A. Bouton High School students in Ted Simon’s Advanced Placement physics class held a festival on June 7 to launch their weather balloon and get kids excited about science and technology. A balloon with a payload is to reach 100,000 feet as video cameras film the journey and the curvature of the Earth.

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