REGION — Six Sullivan County dairy farms may have to close their doors at the end of June because of cancelled milk contracts; 52 dairy farms across New York State received cancellation notices.That sparked a dairy discussion at a meeting of the Sullivan County Senior Legislative Action Committee on June 1.
REGION — A New York State grant awarded to Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan Counties has resulted in the formation of Center of Treatment Innovation (CTI), a targeted response to the opioid crisis in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties.
REGION — Congressman John Faso has been pushing for reforms to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) and in so doing, has linked the program to drug offenders.
Many local residents have observed the numerous trees still overhanging the power lines all around our region, setting up the next round of power outages if they are not addressed.
REGION — The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on May 1 declined to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that would prevent the pipeline from going forward. The proposed 125-mile line would run from Pennsylvania to New York, and eventually deliver gas to New York City, Westchester and other communities.
REGION — With the ascendance of electric vehicles, charging stations have been opening up in our area, providing an opportunity for locals and visitors to charge their vehicles in some nine locations in the region.
REGION — There are a lot of solar generators on the market being sold by various companies for various purposes.
REGION — The purpose of a whole-house generator or back-up generator is to provide electricity for the entire house when the power goes out. No doubt lots of people in our region were wishing they had installed such a generator before the blizzard and snowstorms of March.
REGION — Most people living in the region have lost power in their homes a time or two, and because of the March 2 blizzard, many homes were without power for days. Not surprisingly, lots of residents are considering preparing against the next bout of nature-imposed darkness by shopping for a generator.
REGION — Operating within Wayne and western Sullivan County since the beginning of January, Growing Older Together (GOT) is a member of the Village-to-Village network and a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization—serving as a circle of friends and neighbors who are on call to help seniors with day-to-day activities and necessities, such as transpor