Motivating Inquiring Minds

We’ve all seen public service announcements promoting Math + Science=Success. The concept is something the Plattsburgh City School District (PCSD) values and that value can be seen across the school district. Recently I had a chance to sit down with some of the teachers in the district’s high school science department to dis- cuss what read more


It Takes A Strong Foundation

Judy Lemza believes that you need a good foundation to meet your goals, whether they are academic or made of real concrete. In her case, the foundations she’s concerned with support not a structure but its communications infrastructure: cabling, switches, software and hardware. Unless that infrastructure is well designed and properly constructed, there will be read more



Hard Work Pays Off

In the field of engineering, only 14 percent of licensed professional engineers (PE) are women. One local woman, Amy Davies, is working to become one of them. Davies is a Peru, New York native and a graduate of the Peru Central School. She excelled in mathematics and science in high school but in her senior read more


Building The North Country

It was just about twenty years ago that Jeff LeRoy joined Jeffords Steel and Engineering in Plattsburgh. Born and raised in Malone, New York LeRoy attended Hudson Valley Community College and earned an Associate’s degree in Engineering, then went on to the State University of New York Environmental Forestry School to earn his Bachelor’s degree read more


Science In Action

When Tom Houle graduated from high school in Wells, Maine, he had no idea he would end up in law enforcement in northern New York. What he did know was he liked mechanics and wanted to work on airplanes — helicopters specifically — and the quickest path to his dream was the United States Air read more


CVPH: A History

The story goes that on Christmas Day in 1922, Mr. and Mrs. William Miner, wealthy philanthropists from Chazy, NY, were having dinner with their good friends, Dr. and Mrs. Cassius Silver. The discussion, as it nearly always did, turned to the state of health care in the North Country. Dr. Silver said he’d like to read more


Buying Peace of Mind

Health insurance serves a critically important need in people’s lives but there can still be a myriad of out-of-pocket expenses, especially when something unexpected happens. Aflac provides supplemental coverage to help with expenses health insurance doesn’t cover. Founded in 1955 Aflac has grown and expanded coverage options for more than 60 years. Today, the company has read more


Help Is Here

The Champlain Valley Family Center Recovery Campus in Schuyler Falls is a collaborative effort between he New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Office of General Services. It is an Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services certified program read more