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Posted on: May 19, 2020

NYS HAS EARLY VOTING FOR PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY!

NYS HAS EARLY VOTING FOR PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY!Beginning on June 13th, 2020 to June 21st, 2020 you will be eligible to vote 10 days before June 23rd, 2020 Presidential Primary. For further information on times and location(s) of your Early Voting Site plea...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

NYDocSubmit now available for Washington County

NYDocSubmit

What is NYDocSubmit?

NYDocSubmit is a mobile application that allows certain applicants and recipients in participating social services districts (districts) to take pictures of their documents and submit them to their local district office using their App...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Chairman announces "Restarting Washington County" Advisory Committee

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Today, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Sam Hall, announced the formation of the “Restarting Washington County” Advisory committee, consisting of local leaders in our communities, regional Chamber of Commerce and other lo...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Chairman announces "Restarting Washington County" Advisory Committee

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Today, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Sam Hall, announced the formation of the “Restarting Washington County” Advisory committee, consisting of local leaders in our communities, regional Chamber of Commerce and other lo...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Message to our Visitors, Weekenders and Second-Home Owners

A MESSAGE FROM WASHINGTON COUNTY TO OUR VISITORS, WEEKENDERS AND SECOND-HOME OWNERS

Washington County’s Chairman of the Board, Samuel J. Hall, today, March 25, 2020, calls upon our visitors, weekenders, second-home owners and short-term rental ow...

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Posted on: March 8, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update from Washington County - March 8, 2010

Washington County’s Public Health and Public Safety Departments continue to work with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State Department of Health and New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergen...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Information on the Coronavirus from Washington County

COVID-19 INFOGRAPHIC

CORONAVIRUS

COVID-19 is a new coronavirus first detected in the Hubei Province in China in December 2019. With thousands of confirmed cases in China, the novel coronavirus has spread internationally to South Korea, Japan, Italy, and others, includ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Dementia Webinar Series

Caregiver Spring Webinar Series 2

Free online education program for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

June 29, 2020 “Finding Meaningful Activities” 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Call Kristen Fleming to register or for more information. ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Enrolling in Medicaid or a Medicare Savings Program in New York

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If you live in New York and have a limited income, you may be able to get assistance with your health care costs through a Medicare Savings Program (MSP) or Medicaid. MSPs, also known as Medicare Buy-In programs or Medicare Premium Payment Programs, help ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Shopping for Seniors in Greenwich

Greenwich shopping for seniors

Shopping for Seniors in Greenwich

Greenwich Lion’s Club and WICC present the COVID-19 relief...

call:

ANNABEL GREGG (518) 925-7027

OR SARA IDLEMAN (518) 727-1269

IF YOU WANT SOMEONE TO SHOP FOR YOU EASY AND SAFE WAY FOR GREENWICH SENIORS TO GET YOUR ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Census 2020 - The Census counts every generation

Census 2020

The census counts every generation.

Every 10 years, the United States counts everyone who lives in the country, from newborn babies to the oldest among us. It is important for everyone to complete the 2020 Census so that communities like yours can be accur...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Sepsis As your Age

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Sepsis is a toxic response to an infection. There is no single sign or symptom of sepsis. It is, rather, a combination of symptoms. Symptoms can include ANY of the following:

-- Shivering, fever, or very cold

E -- Extreme pain or general...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

COVID-19 contact tracing text message scams

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COVID-19 contact tracing text message scams

May 19, 2020

by Colleen Tressler

Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about contact tracing. It’s the process of identifying people who have come in contact with ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

June 2020 Menu

June Menu

June 2020 Menu is now available

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Do you have questions about the OTDA Covid-19 (EBT) Benefit?

New York State OTDA Covid-19 Benefit FAQ's

OTDA Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 Benefit

New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) Frequently Asked Questions about the pandemic EBT benefit. View Site 

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK JUNE VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

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ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK JUNE VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

No one should face Alzheimer’s alone

Register for one of our free virtual programs for information and resources about Alzheimer’s and other dementias from th...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK TELEPHONE CAREGIVER CHATS

2020 June Telephone Caregiver Chats

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK TELEPHONE CAREGIVER CHATS

No one should face Alzheimer’s alone

Register for one of our free caregiver chats which can be accessed via phone for information and resources about Alzheimer&...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Dementia Webinar Series

Caregiver Spring Webinar Series 2

Dementia Webinar Series

Free online education program for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

May 18, 2020

“Advance Directives & Financial Planning” 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

June 29, 2020

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

2020 New York State Senior of the Year Awardee

2020 State Senior of the Year Awardee Cormier

Congratulations William “Al” Cormier!

William “Al” Cormier grew up in Leominster, Massachusetts area. In 1957, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at University of Massachusetts and Master of Education, at Cornell in ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

2020 New York State Senior of the Year Awardee

2020 State Senior of the Year Awardee Ouderkirk

Congratulations Carolyn Ouderkirk!

Carolyn Ouderkirk was born in Massena, New York, to Maurice and Irene Dewey. Her first husband, Richard Aulicino, passed away in 1992. Her second husband, Eugene Ouderkirk, passed away in 2015. She has one brother, Richar...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

GGFT Resumption of limited Scheduled Service Info – May 4

Greater Glens Falls Transit

GGFT has resumed some scheduled service during the current COVID-19 emergency

Although many scheduled trips have temporarily been suspended, a limited schedule serving Upper Glen St, Hudson Falls/Fort Edward, West Glens Falls, South Glens Falls & Bay S...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

May 2020 Menu

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May 2020 Menu is now available

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Medicare and Employer-Based Coverage

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Medicare and Employer-Based Coverage

What is the difference between primary and secondary coverage?

When you have Medicare and another type of insurance, Medicare will either pay primary or secondary for your medical costs. Primary insurance pays first for ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Behind on car payments because of the Coronavirus?

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Behind on car payments because of the Coronavirus?

April 15, 2020

by Amy Hebert

Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

Are you worried that you won’t be able to make your next car payment because you’ve lost your job or income because of the C...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Coping with Stress

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Coping with Stress

Older people are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 which may result in increased stress during a crisis. Here are a few things you can do to cope with that stress:

  • Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting. Take...
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Posted on: April 30, 2020

SHIPS continue to serve

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Most state Health Insurance Assistance Programs are providing service by phone and video communication.

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Alzheimer's Association, Northeastern New York, May Virtual Programs

Alzheimers Association Virtual Program Flier NENY

No one should face Alzheimer’s alone. Register for one of our free virtual programs for information and resources about Alzheimer’s and other dementias from the safety of your own home. View all listings at alz.org/events.

Registration ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) COVID-19 Response

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LASNNY’s COVID-19 Legal Line 833-628-0087

Serving eligible low income people in Northeastern New York

www.lasnny.org/coronavirus-information/

Hours: Mon-Tues-Fri (9am – 5pm) — Wed & Thurs (9am – 7pm)

The global pand...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

GGFT Scheduled Fixed Route Service Beginning 4/27/2020

GGFT Scheduled Trips Beginning April 27 2020

GGFT Scheduled Fixed Route Service

Effective April 27, 2020 (Monday Through Friday)

The trips listed below are being initiated on a trial basis to address some of the essential travel needs identified to GGFT for

employment, groceries and other essential tra...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

If you need help buying food, SNAP can help

Statewide SNAP COVID19 flyer 3_25_2020

If you need help buying food, SNAP can help.

SNAP provides monthly benefits to spend at local grocery stores. You can get and use SNAP while keeping a safe distance from other people

Apply for SNAP online at www.MyBenefits.ny.gov

Everything you need to do to...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Dementia Webinar Series

Caregiver Spring Webinar Series 2

Dementia Webinar Series

Free online education program for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

April 27, 2020  “Creating a Strong Care Team”  1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

May 18, 2020 &am...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Want to get your Coronavirus relief check? Scammers do too

Want to get your Coronavirus relief check

Want to get your Coronavirus relief check? Scammers do too.

April 1, 2020

by Ari Lazarus

Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

You’ve probably heard the news by now – the government is sending out relief checks as part of the federal response...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Grandparent scams in the age of Coronavirus

Grandparent scams in the age of Coronavirus

Grandparent scams in the age of Coronavirus

April 3, 2020

by Lisa Weintraub Schifferle

Attorney, FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education

“Grandma: I’m in the hospital, sick, please wire money right away.” “Gr...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Coronavirus and your mortgage

Coronavirus and your mortgage

Coronavirus and your mortgage

April 14, 2020

by Carol Kando-Pineda

Attorney, FTC Division of Consumer & Business Education

Because of the Coronavirus, many people are facing financial challenges, especially paying their mortgage. If you’re unabl...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Beneficiaries

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New Guidance about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Beneficiaries from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul

The Treasury Department launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Econ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Message from the IRS to Social Security Recipients

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Social Security Recipients not typically required to file a tax return will not need to take any action to receive the economic impact payments.

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Health Advisory: Covid-19 and the use of cloth face coverings

New York State Department of Health

April 8, 2020

New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) continues to study and respond to the spread and effects of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes the COVID-19 disease.

Recent studies have shown that a significant portion of individuals infected with...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19

The 2020 Census is underway and households across America are responding every day. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau has adjusted 2020 Census operations in order to:

• Protect the health and safety of Census Bureau employe...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Social Security Recipients Will Automatically Receive Economic Impact Payments

Social Security Administration

Press Releases

Social Security Recipients Will Automatically Receive Economic Impact Payments

April 1, 2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that Social Security beneficiaries who are...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Social Security Benefits Will be Paid On Time

Social Security Administration

Monday, March 30, 2020 Mark Hinkle, Acting Press Officer

For Immediate Release press.office@ssa.gov

SOCIAL SECURITY

Social Security National Press Office Baltimore, MD

Social Security Benefits Will be Paid On Time and

Other Updates Related to the COVID-19 Pand...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

#SOSalem Covid-19 Crisis Fund

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Crisis Fund #SOSalem

No one is alone.  We help each other.

Your donation will help fill basic needs of our community during these difficult & strange times.  So far, generous donations to #SOSALEM have helped local families by providin...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Be Aware of Robocall Scams

Robocall Scams

Socially distancing from COVID-19 robocall scams

March 27, 2020 by Karen Hobbs Assistant Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education

FTC Scammers – and scammy companies – are using illegal robocalls to profit from Coronavirus-...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Covid-19 Scams

COVID-19 Scams

60 and over in the time of COVID-19? Read on. 

March 30, 2020 by Jennifer Leach Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC 

I know, 60-year-olds. You’re not old. In fact, we’ve found that, when...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

June 6th Rabies Clinic Cancelled

Rabies Clinic Cancelled Granville June 6

Washington County Public Health has announced that the Rabies Clinic, scheduled for June 6, 2020 in Granville has been Cancelled.

Visit the Washington County Public Health Rabies page for future dates that are scheduled.

Follow our Facebook page for further...

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Posted on: March 8, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update from Washington County - March 8, 2010

Washington County’s Public Health and Public Safety Departments continue to work with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State Department of Health and New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergen...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Information on the Coronavirus from Washington County

CORONAVIRUS

COVID-19 is a new coronavirus first detected in the Hubei Province in China in December 2019. With thousands of confirmed cases in China, the novel coronavirus has spread internationally to South Korea, Japan, Italy, and others, includ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

2020 Tentative Assessment Roll

You can find the 2020 Tentative Assessment Roll at https://www.washingtoncountyny.gov/290/Assessment-Rolls

2020 Tentative Assessment Rolls Real Property Tax Serv.

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

NYDocSubmit now available for Washington County

NYDocSubmit

What is NYDocSubmit?

NYDocSubmit is a mobile application that allows certain applicants and recipients in participating social services districts (districts) to take pictures of their documents and submit them to their local district office using their App...

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Learn How NYDocSubmit Works... Social Services
Posted on: April 24, 2020

If you need help buying food, SNAP can help

Statewide SNAP COVID19 flyer 3_25_2020

If you need help buying food, SNAP can help.

SNAP provides monthly benefits to spend at local grocery stores. You can get and use SNAP while keeping a safe distance from other people

Apply for SNAP online at www.MyBenefits.ny.gov

Everything you need to do to...

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