All posts by Lissa Kiernan

Onteora delivers meals, curriculum

Onteora delivers meals, curriculum

The Onteora Central School District began delivering meals on March 18 and will continue to do so on Mondays and Wednesdays to district households with students that elected to receive nutritional support during the mandated school closure that began March 16, in an effort to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Woodstock Bookfest cancelled due to coronavirus concerns

Woodstock Bookfest cancelled due to coronavirus concerns

“I hope I’m wrong,” Martha Frankel said about her decision to cancel the Woodstock Bookfest. “I hope in two weeks people think I’m a complete schmuck. That would be okay with me. I don’t want to be right about this. I just didn’t want to take a chance on anyone’s health.” 

Onteora prepares for coronavirus

Onteora prepares for coronavirus

The Onteora school district is closely monitoring what’s happening with the novel coronavirus. In a second coronavirus-information letter sent home to parents on February 28, school-district superintendent Victoria McLaren said the county health department would notify the school district if any cases of Covid 19 were diagnosed and would “provide us with specific direction, which we will follow.”

In Onteora, a plan to start school later

In Onteora, a plan to start school later

Concern for “the little ones” echoed off cafeteria walls on the evening of February 20 at the Onteora Central School District’s public forum on changing the starting school times of older students, a move that would make primary school students come in later.

The Table feeds the hungry in Woodstock

The Table feeds the hungry in Woodstock

“Here’s how the conversation usually goes,” explains Emily Sherry, CEO of The Table at Woodstock, her nascent no-cost prepared food program accessed via the side door closest to the parking lot of the Woodstock Reformed Church on the Village Green. “You’re doing 1,000 meals a month? Where are you bringing all these people from — Saugerties? Kingston?”