New York State’s Excelsior Scholarship fails to cover the majority of college costs, which come from room and board. According to NYPIRG, 48 percent of students experience some type of housing insecurity and 64 percent were food insecure. The numbers are higher among students of color.
The highly visible business, located next to a gas station on North Chestnut St., will close its doors at the end of the year.
Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) has hired a new executive director, Liselle LaFrance, an award-winning museum professional who has served as the director of Historic Cherry Hill in Albany for 26 years.
“College is a formative time in young people’s lives and it is critical that we provide our students with the necessary tools to avoid making bad decisions with potentially life-altering consequences.”
The exhibit will be on view through Jan. 7.
The Frozendale festival returns Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The movie will be shown at 11 a.m.
Unlike a certain department store in New York City where children have to make a reservation to speak with Santa, Town of Lloyd Events Committee chair Kate Jonietz promises that Santa will stay as long as it takes to hear the wishes of all children at this year’s annual Light Up the Hamlet event on Friday, December 8 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The drug is an effective replacement for opiates and was recently approved for treatment of PTSD. New York State’s law is restrictive, allowing limited dispensaries and requiring the drug to be ingested in a distilled oil form rather than smoked. Still, there are over 30,000 regular users.
“Honor Flights” are world-class affairs that bring veterans from around the country to Washington D.C. in recognition of their service.
This year’s winners were Historic Huguenot Street for the Lifetime Achievement Award; the Accent Financial Group for Excellence in Community Service; Alfandre Architecture for Business of the Year; and Mark Masseo of Masseo Landscape, Inc. and Kalleco Nursery as Entrepreneur of the Year.