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Whole-house generators

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.


TRR photo by Fritz Mayer

Portable generator or whole house?

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.


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GOT president Marcia Nehemiah addresses GOT members and volunteers at a gathering held to celebrate the organization’s launch.
 

Growing Older Together offers community aid to seniors

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

DEP internships available

REGION — The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is encouraging college students to apply for one of 17 summer internships at its offices in the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains. These paid internships are in fields related to science and engineering.


TRR photo by Amanda Reed

Ice on the river

REGION — There has been a bumper crop of ice on the river this year.  The frigid weather at the end of December and early January caused it to form and warmer weather caused it to break up and move.  Here in the Big Eddy, massive blocks of ice were piled atop one another, while other parts of the river are clear.

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