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Teachers union demands test fix

ALBANY, NY — New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) on April 1 launched a new campaign demanding state action to fix flawed, what it called “invalid tests that are harmful to New York students.” The “Correct the Tests” campaign is intended to raise awareness of issues with New York’s grade 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and math tests.


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Uncle Vinny’s Farm Fresh Italian Kitchen has been at the end of Main Street for 20 months. 

Uncle Vinny’s to close

NARROWSBURG, NY — After less than two years at the end of Main Street in Narrowsburg, Uncle Vinny’s Farm Fresh Italian Kitchen is closing this week, with its last day slated for Saturday, April 6. 


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The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), comprised of trained and qualified Amateur Radio (HAM) operators, aims to be an effective partner in emergency and disaster response. Hank Grilk is the emergency coordinator who represents 130 Wayne HAM operators. Grilk came to commissioners on March 28, seeking their support in formalizing an ARES unit in conjunction with the PA Emergency Management Agency. Commissioner Wendell Kay thanked Grilk for his efforts and promised “we’ll be back to you as soon as possible.”
 

Pantry project moving forward

HONESDALE, PA — It looks like the funding and bids have finally come together for a long-planned bi-county food pantry project in Newfoundland.

On March 28, Wayne County Commissioners’ Chief Clerk Vicky Botjer announced that she had received email confirmation of grant funding that would cover construction costs.


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According to information on the Hudson Valley Foie Gras website, Moulard ducks, which are the type of ducks it raises to produce foie gras, are the “ideal breed for producing foie gras.”  
 

Foie gras saga continues

FERNDALE, NY — Hudson Valley Foie Gras (HVFG) co-founder Izzy Yanay said in a video on the company’s website that before he and his partner Michael Ginor opened the operation in the 1980s, there were no foie gras production farms in the United States.  Now there are three farms that produce foie gras in the United States, and two of them, HVFG a

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