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Town-Gown Hands Out $75,000 To Local Groups

The Hamilton College Town-Gown Fund recently distributed nearly $75,000 to seven non-profit and public safety organizations serving the Town of Kirkland and the Village of Clinton.

The fund has awarded more than $1.1 million since 2001.

“As stipulated in the agreement that established the Town-Gown Fund, grants were awarded to education, public safety, and other non-profit organizations in our community,” said Hamilton President David Wippman, who chairs the committee of local leaders who meet annually to select grant recipients. “Often, these grants help organizations fund special projects and needs beyond basic operations. We also provided a sizable grant to the Country Pantry to support its important work.”

The Clinton Central School District received $24,000 to purchase modern, lightweight, and mobile furniture that can be reconfigured easily based on student need, lesson topic, or the teacher’s plan for the class. The grant to the district also provides funds to create a student work area in the Middle School and to purchase indoor equipment and materials for Elementary School students when they cannot go outside for recess.

Town-Gown grants were also awarded to the Clinton Central School District Foundation, which received $15,000 to support the Rise and Shine Summer Program for elementary students; the Kirkland Town Library, which was awarded $10,000 to offset costs…


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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