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Sen. Lisa Baker, front row, left, was joined at the announcement of the Rural Health Model’s first five participating hospitals by Rep. Tina Pickett, Geisinger, Jersey Shore CAO Tammy Anderer and Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine. In the back row are Sara F. Adornato, CEO at Barnes-Kasson County Hospital in Susquehanna Depot, Loren Stone, CEO at Endless Mountains Health Systems in Montrose, Hospital and Health Systems of Pennsylvania President and CEO Andy Carter and David Hoff, CEO of Wayne Memorial Hospital. 

Wayne Memorial participating in PA Rural Health Model

HARRISBURG, PA — Three hospitals in the 20th Senatorial District were chosen to participate in the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model, which seeks to improve patient health in rural communities while ensuring that the hospitals serving those residents remain financially healthy.


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Sen. Jen Metzger 
 

Legislative flurry in Albany

ALBANY, NY — It’s still not clear if the New York State Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo will agree on a state budget by the end of this month. But, in the meantime, the Senate is moving forward with multiple initiatives.


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The Town of Highland is situated along the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.   

River zoning clash looms

NARROWSBURG, NY — Going into a scheduled public hearing on March 12, it appeared that the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) and the Town of Highland remained at loggerheads regarding the town’s new draft zoning law’s “substantial conformance” to the Land and Water Use Guidelines (LWUG).


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A new law passed by the New York State Assembly would require guns to be in a safe or fitted with a locking device if children live in the house.
 

NY Assembly passes gun safe storage bill

ALBANY, NY — On March 4, the New York State Assembly passed a new gun safety measure, which would require guns be stored in a locked container or be outfitted with a locking device if children under 16 live in the house, or are visiting the house. 


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Prison incidents reported

REGION — In response to a push by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to close three state prisons, a prison guard advocate released two recent incidents in which guards were wounded or splattered with human feces in state correctional facilities in the Town of Walkill and the Town of Fallsburg.

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