By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2013 - 10:00 pm
After the Middleburgh school district's first budget was defeated at the polls by a slender margin, voters in the district passed a revised budget Tuesday. The district announced the results on Facebook: */ Middleburgh Central School District18... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2013 - 11:39 am
On Tuesday, June 18, voters in two Catskills school districts will have another chance to vote on school budgets that failed to pass in the regular election on May 22.  The Middleburgh Central School District, whose budget failed by just 25 votes in May,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2013 - 2:53 pm
Voters in Schoharie County's Middleburgh Central School District voted down this year's proposed $20,277,789 budget on May 21 by just 25 votes: 374 for to 399 against. Now, with a second budget vote looming on June 18, the district has proposed a new... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2013 - 5:06 pm
Above: We're not sure who Gagnacon is, but we know he wants Gov. Andrew Cuomo to restore $547,818 in state aid to the Onteora Central School District. Photo courtesy of Valerie Havas, a PR specialist for Onteora. Among the attendees at a Boiceville rally... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 - 2:23 pm
With a midnight deadline just hours away, four New York State school districts risk losing large chunks of state aid if they fail to submit new state-mandated teacher evaluation plans today. The districts are Fallsburg, Harrison, Pine Plains, and the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 20, 2012 - 1:33 pm
Above: Gilboa supervisor Tony van Glad accepts a $7,500 check to the town from Oorah camp director Rabbi Avraham Krawiec in August. Photo courtesy of Oorah. Is Oorah a good neighbor? It depends who you ask.  Oorah, a large nonprofit that runs two Orthodox... Read more
By Andrew Wyrich on Wednesday, Jun. 13, 2012 - 1:38 pm
Above: New Paltz Central School District offices in New Paltz. Photo by Robin Weinstein for The New Paltz Oracle. At an emergency meeting last Tuesday, the New Paltz Central School District's board of education finalized a $50.12 million budget to be... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2012 - 9:25 am
Photo from Belleayre's Facebook page. With an April 1 budget deadline looming, the New York State legislature and governor's office are close to finalizing a $132.5 billion budget, the AP reports. Part of that budget deal, state senator John Bonacic's... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012 - 10:41 am
Photo: The Wanatuska Moguls at Belleayre on Tuesday, March 13. From Belleayre Mountain's Facebook page. The New York State Senate has staked out a position on the Belleayre Ski Center in their budget proposal: They're willing to let ORDA have Belleayre,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 - 11:44 pm
Above: A Belleayre Mountain ski lift on February 19, the day after five workers caused delays on the slopes by calling in sick.  Photo via the Belleayre Mountain Facebook page.  Three lift mechanics and two electricians called in sick from their jobs at... Read more


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