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The New York Mills "green team" met at the school on Feb. 12 to discuss ways to bring more earth-friendly initiatives to both the school and the greater community. Pictured with a shipment of red worms that will live in school's composting bins are, left to right, Superintendent Todd Cameron, 4th grade teacher Ann Myers, parent Colleen Donley and her nine-year-old son Adam, and OTC Solid Waste Department representative Jess Steinbrenner.

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The students in New York Mills have worms.

And, it's a good thing. It's a very good thing.

Imported from California, a box of red worms recently arrived at the New York Mills School. With some help from students, these squiggly creatures will help the school cut back on the amount of paper and food waste produced each day.


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