What's going on in your community June 18 to June 24
ROSCOE, NY — Representatives from the county’s police, fire and EMS units hosted a “hero parade” for the front-line staff at Roscoe Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (RRNC) on June 11. The procession was held to recognize the dedication and sacrifices made by the employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
All of its 72 residents have tested negative for COVID-19. All of the staff at Roscoe continues to be vigilant in following intensive deep cleaning protocols throughout the facility and following the recommendations of the CDC and DOH.
For more information, visit www.roscoenursing.com.
HYDE PARK, NY — On June 9, Rep. Antonio Delgado announced this year’s Congressional Art Competition winner is Alyssa Palermo from F.D. Roosevelt High School. Her piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol over the next year.
BEACH LAKE, PA — Have you wondered why the NO SPRAY signs are sprouting up on Route 652?
This is part of grassroots campaign by local bee keepers to keep the PA DOT from spraying along the highway. Bees have a two- to three-mile radius in which they gather nectar. It threatens the hive if they visit flowers that have been sprayed with Roundup. Preliminary reports indicate that if PA DOT trucks encounter NO SPRAY signs, they lift their nozzles and leave it unharmed.
For more about bees, food and grassroots actions that yield results, check out next week’s June 25 edition.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library system has announced its opening of free essential services and limited curbside pickup, all by appointment.
Beginning June 15, patrons can request items for curbside pickup by phone or email. Contact the branch where you plan to pick up your items: Callicoon 845/887-4040, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jeffersonville 845/482-4350, email@example.com; or Narrowsburg 845/252-3360, firstname.lastname@example.org. Beginning Sunday, June 22, requests can be placed using the library’s catalog or the RCLS Gateway app.
Copying and faxing will also be available by appointment starting June 15.
For more information about this new service, please visit www.WSPLonline.org and click on the curbside tab.