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Local representation at SUNY Oneonta

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SUNY Oneonta, located in Otsego County an hour this side of Binghamton, has welcomed some homegrown new students this semester including English major Cole Kirschbaum, business economics major Sabrina Batista, and communications studies major Simely Mata. 

The three are part of a freshman class of some 1,400 students hailing from 14 states and countries.

Middle school intro fairs scheduled

Elementary school students ready to look forward to the next step in their education are invited to the District 10 middle school fair at the Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus, 500 E. Fordham Road, on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

There, parents and students can learn about their local middle schools, chat with representatives, and start making up to 12 selections for where to apply.

School might get a little less sweet

Public school students got a shock last month after schools chancellor Richard Carranza said he’s considering banning chocolate milk in school cafeterias.

The fan-favorite milk contains high sugar and fat levels, he says, which some believe are not offset by the vitamins and calcium in the milk.

Public schools already offer meatless Mondays and are moving to remove processed meats from their menus, like pepperoni and bologna.

Removing chocolate milk, at least according to Carranza, might just be the next step in making schools healthier.

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