Category Archives: Community

The Importance of Having the Right Insurance Coverage for your Business

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No two businesses are alike, even if they provide their customers the same types of products or services. But one thing that every business has in common is the need for the right insurance coverage to address the exposures an organization faces daily. Commercial Insurance in all its different forms is vital no matter what […]

Daylight Saving Committed to a Cleaner, Greener Orange County

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Orange County NY was the first County in NYS to become a Certified Climate Smart Community back in 2013, and like much of NYS has committed to establishing a cleaner energy economy. The majority of funding for these changes has been through NYSERDA’s Cleaner Greener Communities Program. Our community has acknowledged and taken steps to […]

The CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program

Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP March 30, 2020 The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Paycheck Protection Program will likely be one of the more popular programs included in the federal stimulus bill that was just signed into law. Congress wants to help small business employers maintain high employment by offering loans from Small […]

How Social Media Is Shaping Our Fears of — and Response to — the Coronavirus

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BY ALEJANDRO DE LA GARZA MARCH 16, 2020 As many school districts across the nation close to prevent the spread of COVID-19, social media groups and comments sections are becoming ground zero for intense arguments over whether such measures are warranted. “Classic overreaction,” wrote one Facebook user, remarking on a March 4 decision by Washington […]

Updates related to employment, utilities, education, testing capacity, and more, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

TESTING CAPACITY The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially approved New York State to authorize 28 labs to test for novel coronavirus. This will increase capacity from 3,000 to about 6,000 tests per day in the coming week. TELE-HEALTH DURING COVID-19 The Governor announced that the State Department of Financial Services will require insurance […]

STATE LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS ON COVID-19

A number of bills have been introduced to address needs and concerns relating to the COVID-19 outbreak: S7932 Prohibits price gouging with respect to medical supplies during a public health emergency. S7996A Guarantees that any school that chooses to close due to COVID-19 concerns does not lose state funding under the 180 day law. S2520C Provides interest-free loans […]

New York State Plastic Bag Reduction Law: Impact on Farmers Markets

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March 1, 2020, heralds the beginning of the NYS Plastic Bag Reduction Law. There are still many unanswered questions on just exactly how this law is to be implemented. But we do have some information on how it will impact farmers’ markets and direct marketing farmers. read more here… Meg Oakes/OCDOH

IRON HORSE SANCTUARY WINERY EVENT SNEAK PEEK!

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WHAT YOUR TICKET INCLUDES:  A BEAUTIFUL BUFFET OF SUMPTUOUS FOODS & DESERTS FROM WARWICK WINERY’S PANE CAFÉ & GRILL – TWO COMPLEMENTARY DRINKS (WINE & CIDER) AND LIVE MUSIC.  $65 PER PERSON TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ON OUR WEBSITE – WWW.IRONHORSESANCTUARY.ORG RAFFLE TICKETS WILL BE FOR SALE AT THE EVENT RAFFLE PRIZES INCLUDE GIFT CERTIFICATE […]