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St. Mary’s to rebuild

Father Kevin McEwan said St. Mary’s Church is hopeful the Catholic elementary and middle school will be back to normal one year after a suspected arson swept through the facility Sept. 5.

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Knights donate to St. Mary’s relief fund

The New York State Council of the Knights of Columbus has long been an ardent supporter of the Catholic Schools in New York State, and has for many years matched monetary donations from local councils to Catholic schools in their vicinity.

Durkee wins school board special election

Anne Durkee will take the place of Dr. Peter Veverka on the Schroon Lake Central School Board of Education.

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ACAP after school programs find needed funding for 2014-15

Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc. (ACAP) is pleased to announce that its Advantage After School program has received funding.

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Ticonderoga Central shifts administrative chairs

There were some new faces and some old in new places as the 2014-15 school year started for the Ticonderoga Central School District.

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Crown Point Central celebrates history of town, success of school

A school-wide field trip was held Sept. 5, taking students to the Penfield Homestead Museum for a day of learning and celebration as the school was named a College for Every Student (CFES) School of Distinction for the fifth straight year.

Volunteers needed for literacy programs

The Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties is looking for dedicated volunteers to support a computer literacy program in its Port Henry office.

Girl Scouts hold school drive

The Southern Essex County Girl Scouts is currently collecting school supplies for both the faculty and students at St. Mary’s School.

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New St. Mary’s set to open Monday

Parents, teachers and community members came to St. Mary’s Church Sept. 9 committed to move forward after having their hearts broken by the Sept. 5 fire at their school.

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St. Mary’s, Ti Methodist churches prepare to welcome displaced students

Sister Sharon Dalton, Principal of St. Mary’s School, announced when school resumes the primary grades (pre-k through fourth) would have classes at the Ticonderoga Methodist Church, while the upper classmen (fifth through eighth grades) in the would meet in the basement of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

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St. Mary’s staff starts to pick up pieces

While there is only one major scar on the outside of St. Mary’s School, inside the walls is a scene of destruction and devastation.

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Ti Police lead agency in St. Mary's investigation

Chief Mark Johns has announced the fire has officially been deemed as suspicious and the investigation is in the early stages.

Ti Police: St. Mary's fire classified as 'suspicious'

Ticonderoga Police confirm all potential accidental causes for the St. Mary's fire have been ruled out.

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Community rallies behind St. Mary’s School

“It has been phenomenal,” Father Kevin McEwan said of the support he has received less than 24 hours after the fire was first reported. “So many have reached out and said whatever you need, we will work with you to make it happen.”

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St. Mary’s leadership to hold meeting on school’s future Sept. 9

McEwan has announced there will be a special meeting Tuesday, Sept. 9, in St. Mary’s Church at 7 p.m. to discuss what will happen to continue the education of the children.