Public Health/Cleanup

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Clean up and rebuilding advice

FEMA mitigation experts will be at Lowe’s, 901 Frank Scottile Blvd., Kingston, (12401) Friday, Nov. 4, to Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The mitigation experts will provide information on: Cleaning mold and mildew; Elevating electrical services and appliances; Installing sewer backflow valves; Removing and replacing drywall and insulation; Channeling water away from foundations; Repairing … Continue reading

Lecture/Workshop for Irene Victims

Margaretville Hospital and HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley are pleased to announce a lecture/workshop to assist members of the communities affected by Hurricane Irene.  It will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Margaretville Central School gymnasium, led by Sr. Maureen Jerkowski, OSF, MSW, a social worker at … Continue reading

“Coping with Personal Trauma, Loss and Grief” — Oct. 26, Mountainside

Hurricane Irene and Beyond: Coping with Personal Trauma, Loss and Grief Presented by Thayer Case, LCSW Wednesday, Oct 26th 5:00 p.m. Mountainside Residential Care Center – Club Med Room 42158 State Highway 28, Margaretville N.Y. Light Supper Provided Every single person experiences different kinds of traumas in their lives. Loss of a loved one—a friend, parent, spouse … Continue reading

Mitigation info offered

FEMA Mitigation experts will be at the Home Depot, 1122 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, Friday, Oct. 21 to Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and  at Lowe’s, 650 Route 299, Highland, the same days and hours. The mitigation experts will provide information on: Cleaning mold and mildew; Elevating electrical services and appliances; Installing … Continue reading

Coping with Trauma, Grief and Loss

Thayer Case, a psychotherapist with expertise in treating grief, anxiety, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder and issues related to aging, will give a fee lecture Wednesday, October 26 at 5 p.m. at Mountainside Residential Care Center (MRCC). The talk, “Hurricane Irene and Beyond,” will be held in the Club Med Room.  Sponsored by Margaretville Hospital, MRCC, … Continue reading

Emergency stream permit ends Sat. Oct. 8

The Emergency Authorization granted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation that allowed local governments and landowners to conduct emergency construction and repairs in the wake of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee expires Oct. 8 with the exception of three counties in the Southern Tier, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced today.  “Restoring … Continue reading

Building Assessments Underway

The MARK Project has assisted with a program called Clean Sweep to assess flood-damaged buildings with an eye toward long-term repair and sustainability. Catherine Lehn will coordinate and schedule building assessments by a team that includes Billy Allison, MARK’s Building Rehab Specialist; contractors Rick Osterhoudt (a MARK board member) and Todd Pascarella (a Fleischmanns Village … Continue reading

Preparing vols for the next emergency

Two 8-hour training courses are scheduled for the coming weeks for people wishing to be volunteer first responders for natural disasters. The courses are sponsored by the NY Annual Conference of the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission “to make sure volunteers are prepared for the tasks they will encounter and that they can work safely and harmoniously, … Continue reading

Tetanus and flu shots tomorrow in Fleischmanns

Margaretville Hospital Mobile Health Van will be in the Fleischmanns/Clovesville areas on Tuesday, 9/27 from 10am to 3pm. Locations include the parking lot at La Cabana’s and a site close to The Flower Shop. Eileen King, Registered Physician Assistant will be available. Tetanus vaccines will be available to qualified persons. [Tetanus immunization is good for … Continue reading

Food Stamps available to disaster victims

Applications for the Disaster Food Stamp Benefit Program will be available for seven days only, beginning Thursday, Sept. 22. You must go in person to file for this assistance: Delaware County Department of Social Services offices, 111 Main St., Delhi, 13753 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (DSS no longer has a staff person at … Continue reading