ALBANY, NY —The New York State Assembly has passed legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther to establish the New York State ALS Research and Education Fund and provides, on corporate finance and personal income tax returns, a check-off for gifts to the fund. Read more
HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania budget for the next fiscal year is due to be complete by June 30. The Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee last week approved a $28.3 billion budget, which was similar to the one proposed by Tom Corbett in February but spends $100 million less than Corbett. The house budget would increase spending over last year by 2.1%. Education spending would be increased by $100 million. But neither budget mentions additional revenue that the state could gain by accepting and expanded Medicaid program as part of the Affordable Care Act. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Even though he arrived 20 minutes late, Thomas Murphy Jr. got a warm welcome Thursday evening from Upper Delaware Council (UDC) chair Jeffrey Dexter, who said, “We’ve been waiting 30 years for you.” Read more
A new session of classes will begin with orientation at the Tri-State Dog Obedience Club (TSDOC) facility at Shohola Business Center, 7pm. Registration prior to orientation is recommended. For a schedule of classes and times, and an application form visit www.tristatedogobedienceclub.org or call 570/296-5594.
Learn how to preserve family photographs and documents at the Sullivan County Historical Society, 11am. Presented by Mindy Gordon, team archivist for the Hudson Valley Documentary Heritage Program. Free. 845/434-8044.
Celebrate Father's Day at the Glen Spey Town Hall, 8am-12 noon. Serving eggs, bacon, pancakes, juice, coffee and more. Cost: $7 for adults, $3 for kids under 12. 845/856-1650.
The Lyric Quartet presents music of the seasons as part of the Parksville USA Music Festival at the Dead End Cafe, 3pm. Tickets: $18. 845/747-4247.
Ljova and The Kontraband present klezmer and more, sounds and rhythms that make you want to dance, as part of the Parksville USA Music Festival at the Parksville Methodist Church, 3pm. Tickets: $18. 845/747-4247.
The Lyric Quartet presents "Fire and Ice", music of the Mediterranean (fire) and Northern European cultures (ice) as part of the Parksville USA Music Festival, 3pm. Tickets: $18. 845/747-4247.
Latino-Cuban Jazz Ensemble- a Whirlwind of Jazz with That Special Cuban Touch as part of the Parksville USA Music Festival at the Parksville Methodist Church, 3pm. Tickets: $18. 845/747-4247.