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Carthage woman charged with AUO

A traffic stop led to charges for a 42 year old Carthage woman. Carthage Police report that Colleen Simmons was stopped on North Clinton Street & charged with aggravated unlicensed operation 2nd degree and no inspection. She will answer her charges November 21st in Village of Carthage Court.

Adams Center woman charged with issuing a bad check

A 32 year old Adams Center woman was charged with issuing a bad check. State Police report that Cassandra Burnham was issued a summons returnable to Town of Lowville Court.

Soccer incident under investigation

Oneida County Sheriff's Deputies are still investigating an incident that occurred during a boy's high school soccer game that took place last week at Remsen Central School. Deputies were reportedly called due to rising tensions among coaches and parents in the game between Owen D. Young & Remsen, which Owen D. Young won 3-2 when the game was officially stopped by darkness. During the game,
there were a series of yellow cards issued by officials to players on each team along with a red card to a Remsen player & a penalty kick awarded after one of the cards. At that point, an Owen D. Young parent reportedly yelled at their players to take out the Remsen players. The field was reportedly cleared due to tensions & Deputies were called for assistance. The Superintendents for both school districts have spoken to their athletic directors and are still reviewing all the details. Lt. Jim Paravati of the Oneida County Sheriff's Department stated that the case is pending further investigation.

Adirondack Invitational to be held tomorrow

High school cross country teams will be heading to Boonville tomorrow for the 42nd Annual John Bernard Adirondack Invitational at the Adirondack High School. Last year, approximately 1,000 runners representing some 35 teams participated. An open 5K race will be held on the course at 8:15 a.m. before the invitational begins & is open to anyone. A $10 donation is required at registration for the event. The 1st race of the invitational will be at 9:30. For safety, the parking lot behind the Middle/High School will be for school bus parking, race volunteers, & handicapped spectators only. Spectators will be directed to the parking areas by the bus garage & in front of the Middle School.

Town of Webb grad honored for service

A local man was honored recently by the City of Philadelphia as 2014 Liberty USO Service Member of the Year, for his outstanding service and dedication in the United States Air Force. Senior Airman Steven Yuhasz, who is a 2007 graduate of the Town of Webb School, is currently an Air Terminal Operations Center Controller assigned to the 305th Arial Port Squadron Joint Base, McGuire-Dix- Lakehurst in NJ. During his honorable service, he has controlled cargo movement operations at one of the Department of Defense's busiest aerial ports, synchronizing loading operations for eight work centers. Amongst numerous other accomplishments, he has volunteered his time in organizing and supporting troop morale in special events throughout his deployment. Senior Airman Yuhasz was honored as the 455th
Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron Airman of the month in May of 2014. He has exhibited the true spirit of the prestigious Liberty USO Service Member of the Year, through his tireless dedication and honorable service in the United States Air Force.

School districts ranked by cost effectiveness

We continue our series today on the academic performance of local school districts done by the Buffalo Business First Journal based on a survey based on four years of Data from the New York State Education Department. Today we look at the 2014 rankings of Upstate New York's 432 school districts in terms of cost-effectiveness. Cost effectiveness meaning academic performance when compared to tax dollars spent. Best Scores are given to the districts that are the most cost effective. In our area we have Beaver River ranking 26th out of the 432 districts surveyed...followed by 56th ranked Carthage; Followed by Holland Patent 102nd place Copenhagen 141st place Lowville Academy in 147th place, Adirondack in 274th place Harrisville ranked 326th, Town of Webb ranked 369th South Lewis is at 388 and finally Remsen ranked 406th out of 432 schools in upstate NY in Cost Effectiveness. We asked projects editor Scott Thomas if there were any surprises in the survey results.

Audio Interview

Tomorrow we look at how our area schools are ranked when student's college plans are considered.

Local school districts ranked on socio-economic climate

We continue our report today on the academic performance of local school districts done by the Buffalo Business First Journal based on a survey based on four years of Data from the New York State Education Department. Today we look at academic ratings when the socio-economic climate of the district is considered. The best scores are given to districts that do better academically than their socioeconomic climates would suggest. 4 of our local districts definitely over performed in this category. In fact these four schools scored in the top 50 districts based on academic performance when the socio-economic climate of the area is concerned: The Carthage Central district was rated 21st place out of 432 districts followed by Lowville academy in 23rd place; Beaver River at 26th place; and Copenhagen at 34th place. Holland Patent ranked in 119th place and South Lewis in 170th. The Following Districts underperformed in this category: The Town of Webb ranked 343; Adirondack Central Ranked 362; and Remsen Central at 374. Once again, this is out of 432 upstate districts. Once again, Projects Editor Scott Thomas discusses how the list was compiled.

Audio Interview

We will have more of the survey results tomorrow.

Buffalo publication ranks local school districts

The Buffalo Business First Journal has rated the academic performances of 432 public school districts in the 48 counties of Upstate New York, based on four years of test data from the New York State Education Department. We spoke with Scott Thomas, Projects Editor with Buffalo Business First Journal, who discusses how the list was compiled.

Audio Interview

We will look at the local school rankings tomorrow.

Here is the latest overall rating of area schools based on their state rank.

79.
Beaver River

99.
Town of Webb

113.
Holland Patent

142.
Lowville Academy

156. Copenhagen

257. Carthage

304. South Lewis

310. Adirondack

319. Harrisville


329. Remsen

In Comparison, New Hartford ranked 13 in Upstate and Clinton ranked 33. Rome School ranked 383.

We will break down each area district in the various categories throughout the week.

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