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posticon The Carnival!

Around Town | Friday, September 14, 2018 | By Karen Veaner Print
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Photos by Karen Veaner

Photo by Karen Veaner

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posticon Lansing Gallery - The Parade!

Around Town | Friday, September 14, 2018 | By Diane Duthie Print
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Last weekend's carnival came with a parade featuring local groups, businesses, fire departments and candidates and political parties.  The parade started at 6pm at Woodsedge Road, marching up Ridge Road to end at the carnival at Lansing Central Fire Station.


Photos by Diane Duthie

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posticon New Law Requires Schools To Provide Free Feminine Hygiene Products

Around Town | Friday, September 14, 2018 | By New York State Governor's Office Print
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo reminded school leaders Monday of a new law requiring all school districts, serving students grades six through twelve, to provide free feminine hygiene products in restrooms. As the 2018-19 school year begins, this new law will ensure all young women across the State have equal access to these essential products.

"New York leads the nation is breaking down barriers to equality, and this legislation is a critical step forward in ensuring every girl in New York has the same opportunities to grow into a confident, successful woman," Cuomo said. "By providing all students with equal access to these products, we are creating a stronger, healthier New York for all."

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posticon Mixed Results On School Compliance With Phys Ed Rules

Around Town | Friday, September 14, 2018 | By New York State Comptroller's Office Print
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State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released an audit Wednesday identifying school districts that are not meeting all state-mandated physical education (PE) requirements for students. Of the 10 school districts examined, nine did not provide an adequate amount of PE to students in grades K-4, and seven did not do so for grade 5. Auditors did find that all 10 districts met the requirements for students in grades 9-12, nine districts met grade 6 requirements, and nine districts met requirements for students in grades 7-8.

"As childhood obesity continues to plague our children, it's more important than ever to get students moving and help them develop healthy lifestyle habits," said DiNapoli. "New York has set forth critical benchmarks that promote physical fitness and can foster improved academic performance, but they're only beneficial if schools follow the requirements."

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posticon Dear Margaret - Need Structure

Around Town | Friday, September 14, 2018 | By Margaret Snow Print
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dearmargaret I've been assigned a project with a coworker, and we are equals as far as the organization chart goes. My modus operandi is to use project management tools and stick with a plan to its completion. Unfortunately, my partner seems to take a relaxed approach, to put it mildly. I've complained to our boss about this, and she doesn't seem concerned. Although my coworker doesn't lack in dedication and hard work, I seem unable to corral her strong points into the plan we set forth. I've talked to her about it, and she, like our boss, doesn't appear to be troubled. It's driving me crazy. I worry that the project won't be completed satisfactorily and on time. What can I do or say to get my partner to stick to the system we agreed upon?
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