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Seven recruits graduate Watertown Fire Academy

Tyler S. VanCamp says that his father always went into work happy as a city firefighter and always returned home in that same kind of mood. Mr. VanCamp, 27, thought that the job of serving the public was something that he, too, would enjoy. On Friday morning, he and six other young firefighters began their… Keep Reading

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How to apply for free college tuition in New York: Excelsior Scholarship open in January

Some New York college students can receive free tuition, thanks to the New York State Excelsior Scholarship program, which fills the gap between tuition and federal and state financial aid. The scholarship, provided by the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), New York’s higher education student financial aid agency, makes it possible for students whose families… Keep Reading

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Tri-county school closings

WATERTOWN — Schools across the north country are beginning to announce they will be closed Friday in anticipation of an intense lake-effect snowstorm that is expected to bury the area with snow. As of 7:30 p.m. Thursday, the following tri-county schools have announced closings: Alexandria Central School; Bohlen Technical Center; Carthage Central School District; Faith… Keep Reading

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