This is one of the questions currently being debated between the Executive office and the Legislative body: Should department heads live in the City of Newburgh? According to legislation passed in 2014, the answer is yes. Recent vacancies have made it necessary to discuss the matter once more. To that end, I’ve asked for data that supports or negates the concept. More on that when it becomes available. In the meantime, what is your take on the matter. Please fill out the quick survey below.
In case you missed it, click here to read Monday’s THR article on the subject.
NYS Health Department Announces dates and locations for blood testing for City of Newburgh residents.
Free Tests Will Provide Information on Exposure to PFOS
Albany, N.Y. (October 17, 2016) – New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, together with US Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, today announced dates for initial blood testing for City of Newburgh residents with concerns about their past exposures to perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and other perfluorinatedchemicals (PFCs) from the City’s drinking water.
The first blood tests will be held at the Cornerstone Family Healthcare locations at 147 Lake Street and 290 Broadway in Newburgh on the following dates:
147 Lake Street, Newburgh
Tuesday, November 1;
Wednesday, November 2;
Thursday, November 3;
Saturday, November 12;
Saturday, November 19.
290 Broadway, Newburgh
Monday, November 7;
Thursday, November 10.
Blood tests will be scheduled first for residents who expressed interest in participating in testing at public meetings or contacted the Department of Health (DOH). Interested residents are strongly encouraged to pre-register for an appointment by calling 518-402-7950 or emailing BEOE@health.ny.gov. Day, evening, and weekend appointments are available and more dates will be added based on demand and feedback from the community.
Also please come to the Third Community Meeting October 25th at 7:00pm at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center, 321 South William Street.