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Weekend in review

Mar 16, 2015 6:57 am
Some of the stories that made the news Fri., Mar. 13 through Mon., Mar. 16:

Jim Planck reported in The Daily Mail Anthony Taibi (Tie-EE-bee) has been named superintendent of the Cairo-Durham school district, effective July 1. The Board of Education made the appointment Thu., Mar. 12. Taibi has been serving as interim superintendent since August. He stepped into the district's top spot following the departure of former superintendent Mary Fassett. The board did not conduct a search; instead, it sought community input on the appointment. Taibi said following the board vote, “I am honored by the support I’ve received from the community, and the Board of Education.” He will sign a three-year contract.

Rick Karlin reported at Capital Confidential a coalition of watchdog organizations has called for the state to adopt a 7-year email retention policy which is also being proposed by the Obama Administration. In a statement released Fri., Mar. 13, the group called on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to match proposed federal email transparency standards by issuing an executive order that would require all state emails be saved for a minimum of seven years. The group called on Cuomo to issue the executive order regardless of what the state legislature does or does not do. Members of the coalition calling for the policy included Common Cause NY, the state chapter of the League of Women Voters, the Sunlight Foundation and others.

Kate Seckinger is reporting in The Daily Mail Dr. Pam Agan-Smith was last month named the 2015 School Psychologist of the Year by the National Association of School Psychologists at the organization's annual award ceremony in Orlando, Fla. Agan-Smith has been employed by the Greenville Central School District for more than 30 years. Susan Gorin, Executive Director of the association said, “Pam’s work in Greenville Central School District led the way in developing and improving mental health, literacy and special education services [and] exemplifies the kind of impact one individual can have.”

The Daily Freeman reported the village of Tannersville's St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration, originally scheduled for Sat., Mar. 14, was rescheduled to March 21 due to the weather. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. at Colonial Oil on state Route 23A and end at Village Hall. Lineup is at noon.