Word On The Streets2019-08-28T13:18:38-04:00

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Former Students host the 14th Annual Taconic Hills Alumni Soccer Game

A community game in honor of fallen students. This Sunday, September 29, as the afternoon sun shines down over Copake’s idyllic park, a game will be played among friends, neighbors, and members of the local community. The 14th Annual Taconic Hills Alumni Soccer Game and Chicken BBQ will be held on Sunday at 1pm and is open for anyone to attend. Since 2006, Taconic Hills Alumni and current Taconic Hills educator Ryan Proper along [...]

By |September 27th, 2019|Categories: WOTS|0 Comments

The Noble Horizons Auxiliary Achieves Fundraising Milestone

The Noble Horizons’ Auxiliary has accomplished what few fundraising organizations have achieved, but which many wish for over the course of a lifetime. This year, the Auxiliary will pass the One Million Dollar mark as it also celebrates 40 years of fundraising at Noble Horizons in Salisbury which offers retirement, rehabilitation, nursing and memory care as well as year-round community programs. Founded in 1975, the Auxiliary has spent the last four decades working [...]

By |September 24th, 2019|Categories: WOTS|0 Comments

Remember This?: The Rise of the Bloom

During the summer of 2017 residents of the Hudson Valley had more on their minds then simply carefree days lounging lakeside enjoying their favorite beverages. In fact, there was an imminent threat to all traditional summertime activities in the form of harmful, toxic bacteria lingering atop lakes and ponds all across upstate New York. From threatening the local fishing industry to contaminating local reservoirs, there existed a justified concern among residents about the [...]

By |September 19th, 2019|Categories: WOTS|0 Comments

Hope out of Hardship; A Rare Affair Indeed

There is perhaps no more remarkable moment in our lives than -if we are lucky enough- the experience of welcoming a child into the world. For the Hutchinson family, the birth of their son Colton brought with it the kind of intense love and connection typical for new parents. After a few months, Colton’s mother Michelle began to notice a few things about her son’s development that made her concerned enough to [...]

By |September 18th, 2019|Categories: WOTS|0 Comments

Introducing the Train Campaign

It is time to restore passenger service on the Berkshire (Housatonic) Line. Karen Christensen Major efforts are underway in Connecticut and Massachusetts that now demand public-private partnership and active coordination between elected officials and departments of transportation. Restoration of the Berkshire (Housatonic) Line will result in an active, year-round service with six to eight trains per day in each direction from Grand Central Terminal to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, with stops in six or [...]

By |July 25th, 2019|Categories: WOTS|0 Comments

Community Leaders Combat Opioid Crisis

When local officials and volunteers gathered this Spring at Columbia Greene Community College’s Art Center Theater to discuss the current opioid crisis in upstate New York, there was no pretense regarding the monumental task that lay ahead. According to a 2016 NYSAC case study on the epidemic,  "Between 2005-2014, the state documented a 115% increase in heroin treatment admissions in upstate New York and a 116% increase on Long Island. In all, [...]

By |July 20th, 2019|Categories: WOTS|0 Comments

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