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Shandaken will form short-term rental committee to draft regs

Shandaken will form short-term rental committee to draft regs

According to the results of the survey devised by the Shandaken Short-Term Rental Committee, respondents are, as expected, divided on whether and how to regulate STRs in the town. At the committee’s June 10 meeting, town supervisor Rob Stanley said he will not be a member of the new committee that will be formed to draft regulations now that the survey has been completed.

Local pharmacist says drug pricing system is squeezing out the independents

Local pharmacist says drug pricing system is squeezing out the independents

In the communication between pharmacies and insurance companies, Pharmacy Benefits Managers, such as Caremark, OptumRx, and Express Scripts, are intended to help handle transactions, navigating through the tangle of insurance plans, regulations, and prescription options. But the Pharmacists’ Society of the State of New York says the system is being abused for the profit of Pharmacy Benefits Managers and the downfall of independent community pharmacies.

Saugerties forum offers recycling tips, hints and wisdom

Saugerties forum offers recycling tips, hints and wisdom

Angeline Peone and Melinda France, two re-cycling educators for the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency, spoke to more than a dozen of the environmentally conscious about what can be recycled, what can be done to minimize waste before one even begins the sorting process and how to avoid “wishcycling” — the act of errantly throwing something into your recycling bin hoping that it can be recycled, without being quite sure.