Somers's HamletHub Wed, 23 Oct 2019 06:06:49 -0400 Maloney Helps Hudson Valley Veterans Obtain $10 Million in Benefits

Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced his office has helped Hudson Valley veterans obtain over $10 million in earned benefits since taking office in 2013.

“Before I got to Congress, my father – a service-disabled veteran himself – instilled in me the utmost respect for veterans and military families. So from day one, my focus in this job has been on serving those who have served our country. I’m proud to work with our veterans and their families to get whatever benefits they’ve earned and deserve,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.

Since 2013, Rep. Maloney and his team have helped over 1,800 servicemembers, veterans, and military families cut through government red tape. Hudson Valley veterans assisted include the Schultz family of Port Jervis, and Charles Parachinni of Walden.

“I would like to thank Representative Maloney and his staff for helping my husband when he needed assistance after being diagnosed with Leukemia from the Camp Lejeune water contamination problem. We were going through a lot of red tape to get the benefits my husband William deserved after his years of service. One of the Representative’s caseworkers comes to Port Jervis every month and I reached out to her and she put us in touch with the veterans’ advocate who helped us quickly and efficiently to get the benefits we needed,” said Mary Ann Schultz, of Port Jervis.

“I’d like to thank Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney for helping me at a time when I felt like it was a struggle to get my benefits. And I took a chance with the Congressman. I would have had to wait a year or two, and it was a last resort. I didn’t think it would work, but it did. If Rep. Maloney didn’t intercede on my behalf, I wouldn’t have gotten it,” said Charles Parachinni, of Walden.

Rep. Maloney’s office has talented caseworkers and veterans’ advocates who can help resolve issues with the federal government, including claims for educational, disability, retirement, medical, burial, spousal and dependents' benefits and correction of military records and medals. New York servicemembers, veterans and military families with questions about VA benefits, benefit applications, or case mitigation with the VA are urged to contact Rep. Maloney’s Newburgh office by calling 845-561-1259 or by visiting

]]> (Office of Sean Patrick Maloney) Politics Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:22:37 -0400
Fake followers: A social media hoax

Influencers, celebrities and other people with strong online followings can be, well, influential. When considering whether you want to buy something or use a service – especially when you’re buying online – you might look at a person’s or company’s social media. A bigger following might mean something to you, maybe telling you something about their legitimacy or how good their product or service is.

A company called Devumi knew that and sold fake followers to help people and organizations gain strong “followings.” The FTC has reached a settlement with Devumi for its illegal actions that deceived consumers.

So how did Devumi work? It operated several websites, including,,, and People could go to these pages and buy fake followers, subscribers, views and likes for their social media accounts. That included accounts on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, Vine and SoundCloud.

So how can you be sure that the person or company you’re interested in has real followers? Truth is, you can’t be sure.

So, as you’re shopping online, go beyond the number of followers and likes. Check out independent reviews of the product or service. Of course, those can be faked, too, so read a bunch of reviews to see what you can figure out. Also, search onllne for the name of the product or service, plus the word “complaint.” Looking for more tips about shopping online? Check out Comparing Products Online.

]]> (by Ari Lazarus Consumer Education Specialist, FTC) Public safety Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:18:04 -0400
Zombie Special Effects Workshop with NYC Artist

Zombie Special Effects

Sunday November 17th, 11:00am - 3:00pm

Join special effects NYC artist, Christina Vida, for a fun hands-on workshop. Learn how to create a professional zombie make-up just like they do on TV and in films. Limited to 17 spaces only. 

For ages 12 - 18 pre-registration required, there is a $20 materials fee due at registration. For questions, you can email the library at or call at (914) 669-5161

To learn about other programs we offer at the library, please visit our website:

This program will be held at Ruth Keeler Memorial Library: 276 Titicus Road, North Salem, New York


]]> (Margaret Carey) Neighbors Tue, 22 Oct 2019 06:51:55 -0400

Photo: WCDPS Facebook Page

Body recovered by WCPD Marine Unit and YHFD Dive Team

Members of the Westchester County Police Marine Unit and the Yorktown Heights Fire Department dive team recovered the body of woman whose vehicle became submerged in the Hudson River off Verplanck lats Friday October 18th.

The vehicle entered the river from a boat ramp in a Town of Cortlandt park off Riverview Avenue. The circumstances of the incident are under investigation by County Police detectives.  The identity of the deceased, who is in her 30s, is being withheld at this time.

Westchester County Police responded to the area at 12:45 p.m. after receiving reports that a car had driven into the river and become submerged.  Patrol, Marine Unit and Aviation Unit officers searched for the vehicle with assistance from the New York State Police and the Verplanck, Montrose and Croton-on-Hudson fire departments.

The vehicle had drifted from where it initially entered the water and was located nearby in about 10 feet of water.  Dive team members removed the deceased from the vehicle, which remains in the river but will be removed.

The County Police Forensic Investigation Unit also responded to process the scene. The Westchester Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of the woman’s death.

]]> (Westchester County) Public safety Tue, 22 Oct 2019 05:33:00 -0400
Utilizing Nature-Based Programs to Provide Sensory and Self-Regulation Strategies for Children

Nature has a calming effect on most of us, and many of us seek nature and animals to comfort us when we are in distress or sad. How does this help children who have difficulty in the school environment? 

The Sam and Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys is hosting a one-day symposium at the Leir Retreat Center in Ridgefield, Connecticut to share how nature-based settings are valuable in helping children cope with sensory integration issues. Strategic and varied experiences with animals and plants, facilitated by trained specialists, can rapidly develop coping skills and help a child succeed at school, at home, and in the bigger world

  • To identify common challenges faced by children who have difficulty with sensory modulation and self-regulation.
  • To understand how these challenges impact students, and what it looks like within the school setting.
  • To understand how nature, animals, and outdoor environments can provide a sensory-rich and motivating place to increase self-awareness leading to self-regulation.
  • To share strategies and steps to help young people develop coping skills around sensory and self-regulation.
  • To provide examples of how skills developed utilizing nature and animals can be transferred to coping skills used inside the classroom.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
8:30am - 3:30pm

The Leir Retreat Center, Inc.
220 Branchville Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877
The symposium is FREE but space is limited.
To register for the Symposium follow this link to the Registration Page.

Click Here for a Symposium Information packet.

]]> (The Leir Retreat Center, Inc.) Events Tue, 22 Oct 2019 05:18:16 -0400
Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents An American In Paris

Westchester Broadway Theatre

Is Proud to Present

An American In Paris

Music & Lyrics by Music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin

Book by Craig Lucas

Directed & Choreographed by Richard Stafford

Musical Direction by Ryan Wise


Our Most Lavish Production! The thrilling story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.

Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry's life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret - and realizes he is not her only suitor.

Described as an extended symphonic poem, George Gershwin’s 1928 “An American in Paris rapidly became one of his most famous compositions. The 1951 MGM film starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron was inspired by Gershwin’s score and became one of the studio’s most acclaimed and famous movie musicals, winning six Academy Awards. In 2015.

The stage musical was inspired by the Academy Award-winning film and features a score which includes the Gershwin songs “I Got Rhythm,” “'S Wonderful,” “But Not for Me,” “Stairway to Paradise,” “They Can’t Take That Away”  and “An American In Paris.”

Starring: Brandon Haagenson as Jerry MulliganDeanna Doyle as Lise Dassin, Erika Amato as Madame BaurelTommaso Antico as Adam Hochberg, Lauren Sprague as Milo Davenportand Jonathan Young as Henri Baurel. 

With: Danielle Behrens, Rachel Beiswenger, Joseph Cullinane, Jamie Foord, Tim Fuchs, Rachael Britton Hart, Leeds Hill, Katy Kauffman, Ian Knauer, Ryan Lambert, Garrett Marks, Leisa Mather, Georgina Moore, Collin Sanderson, Rebecca Shulla, Joey Simon, Charity Van Tassel, Kate Wesler, Kent Zimmerman.

Directed & Choreographed by Richard StaffordThe Associate Choreographer is Joseph Cullinane, The Musical Direction is by Ryan Wise, Set Design by Steve LoftusLighting Design by Andrew GmoserSound Design by Mark ZuckermanThe Costume Designer is Keith Nielsen, Wig & Hair Design by Gerard Kelly, the Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas, ASM is Theresa Stark, and Properties are by Grumpy’s Props. Lisa Tiso is the Associate Producer.


Show Times:

Wednesday & Thursday & some Friday Matinees: Lunch: 11:30 am & Show 1 pm.

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Evenings: Dinner: 6:30 pm & Show: 8 pm.

Sunday Matinees: Lunch: 12 pm & Show: 1:30 pm

Sunday Evenings: Dinner: 5:30 pm & Show: 7 pm.

Ticket Prices: Dinner & Show range between $61.00 to $91.00 PLUS TAX depending on the performance chosen. Beverage Service & Gratuities are not included in the ticket price. Discounts are available for children, students, and senior citizens at selected performances. Also check the website for on-going Special Offers!

Reservations: Call (914) 592-2222.  Visit:

Photos by John Vecchiolla




]]> (Westchester Broadway Theatre) Neighbors Mon, 21 Oct 2019 17:37:31 -0400
Carmel Knights of Columbus Council #6318 Annual Dinner Dance and Awards Ceremony

Join us for our EVENT OF THE YEAR on Saturday, November 2nd at 7 p.m.: Our 48th Anniversary Annual Dinner Dance and Awards Ceremony. Fine dining, LIVE MUSIC, GREAT FOOD, dancing, raffles, and recognition of our members who do so much to make our council so special.

As always, we will be honoring our "Knight of the Year," and the "Family of the Year." Read on for more about them.

The last three years were such a great success that we are once again holding our Annual in the St. James school gymnasium so we have plenty of room to spread out, host the band and DANCE! This year's Annual promises to be MEMORABLE and HUGE FUN, so get in your reservation today! (RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST!)

You loved 'em, you wanted 'em back, and we're proud to once again feature the musical stylings of SOULMATES ("Music from the Heart and Soul")!

Also back by popular demand is our FUN PHOTO BOOTH! (Bring your funniest face or take a nice couples' shot for a memento.)

Last year's food was so good that we're bringing back caterer Sauro's Town Square Cafe, featuring outstanding Italian cuisine including antipasto, hot appetizers, a hot buffet dinner, and fine desserts. Plus, since nobody does a carving station better than we do, we'll once again be serving hand-carved filet mignon with dinner prepared by our own in-house chefs! If you've enjoyed our masterpiece of charcoal grilled prime beef at the Council Golf Outing, Men's Beefsteak, or the Ladies Auxiliary Appreciation Dinner, you know that this is something really special!

The night will start with a cocktail hour with plenty of hot hors d’oeuvres and cold antipasto, followed by a great hot buffet dinner with lots of delicious selections, our brief awards ceremony, live entertainment and dancing, and delicious desserts & coffee. OPEN BAR ALL NIGHT!

Raffles ♦ Live Band ♦ Dancing ♦ Awards Ceremony ♦ Fun Photo Booth ♦ Souvenir Journal

$80 each or $150 per couple*
Reservations required by October 25th
(*$90 each / $175 per couple after 10/25 and at the door)

RSVP to GK Steve Gheduzzi and send your check to Treasurer, Council 6318, 10 Fair Street, Carmel NY 10512.


There's no better way to remember this special event and congratulate the Council and our award winners than by taking out an ad in our beautifully produced souvenir journal. Journal ads also help us defray the cost of the event, and give you an opportunity to congratulate our honorees and/or promote your business.

Download this year's ad form here:

Contact Deb McDonald by email at or call (914) 589-6751 with questions or to place your ad. Please get in your order by 10/25!


Our Annual Dinner Dance & Awards Ceremony is our opportunity to recognize and appreciate those who have given outstanding and dedicated service to our Council. In addition to important service awards, we present our Council's highest annual award to a deserving member: "Knight of the Year." We also honor a Brother Knight and his family who exemplify the true spirit of the Knights of Columbus as the "Family of the Year."

On this the occasion of our 48th Anniversary, we are proud to announce our 2019 Knight of the Year and Family of the Year. Please join us in congratulating them, and show your support by attending our Annual to celebrate them together as a council.

This year's KNIGHT OF THE YEAR is our own MICHAEL BOCK!

In his six years as a member, Mike has been very active in a variety of roles and helps out at numerous events. He has served in Council officer positions including Guard and Chancellor, and continues to serve in the important role as chairman of the Admissions Committee. Mike also serves as Rentals Chairman for our Home Corporation, handling bookings and showings of our facilities. He is also the chairman and head chef for our annual Oktoberfest celebration, bringing it to new levels of greatness.

Mike retired from NYPD as a Sergeant Detective Squad Supervisor after 25 years of service, having held positions in several investigative units including Narcotics, Internal Affairs, and Special Victims. He spent his last 10 years as a supervisor in Manhattan Special Victims and Special Victims Cold Case DNA Squad supervising over 15,000 cases. Mike is now a NY and NJ licensed private investigator, with his own firm: First-Rate Investigations and Consulting.

This year's FAMILY OF THE YEAR is THE MCDONALD FAMILY - Timothy, Deborah, Sean and Ryan!

Tim is a Third Degree member who joined our Council in 2014 and quickly became very active. Tim served as a Guard before ascending to the core officer position of Chancellor this fraternal year. He is also one of our Lounge's top bartenders and an invaluable member of our Kitchen Crew, cooking dinners for meetings and working numerous events including Fish Fry Fridays and Oktoberfest.

Deb is also very active around our Council, serving as a Trustee of our Ladies Auxiliary and helping out with their many fundraising efforts. Deb is masterful at securing sponsorships and donations for events, and she was a key player in the Ladies' wildly successful fundraiser for Make-A-Wish. Never one to shrink from a challenge, Deb took on the responsibility of managing our busy dining room during Fish Fry Fridays, ensuring things run smoothly for our customers. And this year, she also took charge of our Annual Dinner Dance Journal, which is sure to be something even more special this year.

Tim and Deb moved to Kent 16 years ago and live there with their sons Sean and Ryan, and dog Duffy. A Third Degree member, Sean joined our Council last year and currently works at Cassidy Plumbing. Ryan is a Junior at Carmel High School and serves as a bar-back in our Lounge. Tim is a Field Technician for Verizon, and Deb works as a Teaching Assistant at Mahopac Middle School.

So join us at the Annual on November 2nd as we present Mike Bock and the McDonald Family with our Council's highest honors!

]]> (Knights of Columbus Council 6318) Events Sun, 20 Oct 2019 18:02:14 -0400
Tastes of Somers & Beyond November 15

The Church of the Good Shepherd, located at 39 Granite Springs Rd, Granite Springs, NY, will hold its annual fundraiser, Tastes of Somers & Beyond, on Friday, November 15th at 7pm. Join us for a night of fun and festivities including delicious food and drink from local establishments, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and drawings for gift certificates from area businesses. Tickets are $30 per person at the door; for more information and advance ticket sales, see our Facebook page:
]]> (The Church of the Good Shepherd) Events Sun, 20 Oct 2019 17:25:00 -0400
Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support Groups

Support Connection, Inc., a not-for profit organization that provides free, confidential support services for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, offers a wide range of free support groups women with breast and ovarian cancer. Groups focus on topics pertaining to living with cancer through all stages of diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment. They are offered in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, and by toll-free teleconference. For a complete calendar of groups at all locations, visit Advance registration is required for all groups; call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

The following support groups are scheduled in Westchester in November:


1)    Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Thurs., Nov. 7, at 10 am.

2)      Young Women’s Support Group: For women who have or had breast or ovarian cancer at a young age. Wed., Nov. 13, at 7 pm.

3)      Advanced Stage Cancer Support Group: For women living with recurrent, advanced stage or metastatic breast or ovarian cancer. Fri., Nov. 15, at 12:30 pm.

4)      Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Tues., Nov. 26, at 7 pm.

AT NORTHERN WESTCHESTER HOSPITAL @ CHAPPAQUA CROSSING, CHAPPAQUA: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Wed., Nov. 6, at 7 pm.


 AT THE SOUL RYEDERS OFFICE IN RYE: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Wed., Nov. 20, at 7 pm.

BY TELECONFERENCE: For those unable to attend groups in-person, there are monthly Telephone Support Groups via toll-free teleconference, enabling women to participate regardless of their location and from the comfort of their homes. Call a few days ahead to learn how to participate.

The Advanced Stage or Metastatic Breast Cancer Telephone Support Group will take place on Monday, Nov. 4, at 8 pm (EST). The Ovarian Cancer Telephone Support Group will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 8 pm (EST).

]]> (Support Connection) Life Sun, 20 Oct 2019 06:54:52 -0400
Maloney Encourages Hudson Valley Seniors to Take Advantage of Medicare Open Enrollment Period

October 15th marks the beginning of the Medicare Open Enrollment for Medicare beneficiaries across the state of New York. The Open Enrollment period is the best opportunity for current and potential Medicare beneficiaries to find coverage or change their plan based on their health needs.  Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement:

“Open Enrollment is the best time to get on Medicare or make changes to your plan or prescription drug coverage. Every current and eligible Medicare beneficiary across the Hudson Valley should take advantage of the Open Enrollment period before it closes on December 7th. Don’t know where to start or need to change your plan? Contact my office in Newburgh to get connected to the help you need to stay healthy in 2020 and beyond,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.

New Yorkers can sign up for Medicare or make changes to their plans by visiting Rep. Maloney’s talented caseworkers can also help individuals and families in the Hudson Valley navigate the Medicare Open Enrollment period or connect them to a trained Medicare Navigator in a community near them. New Yorkers living in the 18th Congressional District are encouraged to call Rep. Maloney’s Newburgh office: 845-561-1259, or visit to send an email. 

Over 3.6 million New Yorkers enrolled in Medicare plans in 2018. Medicare is generally available for people ages 65+, younger people with disabilities, people with some end-stage diseases, and people with Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

The Medicare Open Enrollment period can bring an uptick of Medicare-related scams from con artists and bad actors. New Yorkers should be smart about who they share personal identifying information with and are reminded that Medicare will never contact current or prospective beneficiaries for their Medicare Number or other personal information unless given permission in advance. Medicare will also never call to sell a plan, product or device, or visit a beneficiary at their home. New Yorkers can report suspicious behavior by calling 1-800-MEDICARE.

The Open Enrollment period for the 2020 Marketplace (Affordable Care Act healthcare plans) runs November 1-December 15, 2019.

]]> (Office of Sean Patrick Maloney) Politics Sun, 20 Oct 2019 01:10:38 -0400
Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Oct. 26

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th Anniversary Screening with Barry Bostwick (Brad) Q&A Live on Stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse on October 26th!

 with the one-and-only “Brad Majors” himself, Barry Bostwick live in person! See the original unedited movie with a live shadow cast and audience participation, plus a memorabilia display, costume contest, and more at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, October 26 at 7:30pm.

Be a part of this party celebrating more than 4 decades of the phenomenon that has sparked fans to dress up and shout lines in movie theaters across the world. Put your hands on your hips for the “Time Warp” and sing your loudest “Hot Patootie” as you enjoy a screening of the film with all your favorite creatures of the night. Following the film, Barry Bostwick (“Brad Majors”) will dish on all his best behind-the-scenes stories, working with Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon and so much more. Brad! Janet! Dr. Scott! Rocky! Whichever character you decide to be, make it your best costume and enter the fun contest.

Give yourself over to absolute pleasure with The 45th Anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show with Barry Bostwick: Film Screening Party, Costume Contest, Audience Partici-Pation Plus Live Talkback And Q&A With Barry! This event is part of Hearst Media Entertaining Conversation Series and Cohen and Wolf P.C. Movie Series.

Based on the hit play with music, book and lyrics by Richard O’Brien, who also co-wrote the screenplay and played ‘Riff Raff’ on stage and in the film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show was a phenomenon in the mid-70s that had teenagers dressing in drag, throwing toast, shouting lines at the screen such as “Superman!” (when actor, Barry Bostwick as Brad, removes his Clark Kent-type glasses) shooting squirt guns during the rain scene, and acting out the film in front of the screen. Lines of costumed movie-goers would form around the block for the midnight screenings of the darkly comic, gender-bending musical horror film that gave young people who were a bit different a place to come together and feel accepted and safe together.

The plot focuses on a seemingly normal couple, Brad & Janet (Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon) who break down on a rainy night and seek assistance at a creepy house inhabited by mad-scientist, Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry) a ”sweet transvestite from transexual Transylvania.” Afraid and horrified at first, Brad and Janet soon fall under his spell and find themselves a part of the merry melee. The film is a parody of and tribute to the B movie horror films and science fiction films of the 1930s. Among other hilarious and unexpected moments, the film features an appearance by rock star, Meat Loaf who sings “Hot Patootie.”

Time is fleeting, so dig out your corset, grab the hairspray to do up your best Magenta hair and don your fishnets because you’ve got a show to see and a party to be a part of at The Ridgefield Playhouse on October 26th!

For tickets ($45- $115) call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at


]]> (The Ridgefield Playhouse) Neighbors Sat, 19 Oct 2019 13:47:00 -0400
Westchester County Mobile Shredder in Somers on Oct 28th.

Westchester County's Mobile Shredder at Reis Park
Monday, October 28, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Concerned about Identity Theft? The Mobile Shredder is coming to Somers! Now you can safely destroy unwanted personal records and documents! Documents that have personal information such as name, address, phone number, credit card number or Social Security number should be shredded before recycling. ▪The Mobile Shredder is for Somers residents only. ▪Paper generated by businesses, schools, institutions, government or municipal offices is not accepted. ▪Each resident may bring a maximum of 4 file boxes; all papers must be free of clips, bindings, folders and files.
▪For more information about identity theft, call the Dept. of Consumer Protection (914) 995 - 2155 or visit For questions about recycling, call the Recycling HelpLine at 813-5425 or visit
]]> (Westchester County) Events Sat, 19 Oct 2019 06:58:40 -0400
Boo Walk Hosted by Muscoot Farm

Join us on Sunday October 27th for the annual Boo Walk! Come in costume and walk our non-scary Halloween-themed wooded trail. Stay to enjoy a regular farm visit!

The Boo Walk begins at the far end of the parking lot and takes about 20 minutes to walk through. Come any time between 1 and 3 pm!

Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory!

See the Event Facebook Page or the Muscoot Farm web page for more details.

]]> (Muscoot Farm) Events Sat, 19 Oct 2019 06:51:37 -0400
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. to Voluntarily Recall a Single Lot of Johnson’s Baby Powder in the United States

Out of an abundance of caution, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (JJCI) announced that it is initiating a voluntary recall in the United States of a single lot of its Johnson’s Baby Powder in response to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) test indicating the presence of sub-trace levels of chrysotile asbestos contamination (no greater than 0.00002%) in samples from a single bottle purchased from an online retailer. Despite the low levels reported and in full cooperation and collaboration with the FDA, JJCI is initiating this voluntary recall of Lot #22318RB of Johnson’s Baby Powder, from which the tested sample was taken.
JJCI has a rigorous testing standard in place to ensure its cosmetic talc is safe and years of testing, including the FDA’s own testing on prior occasions--and as recently as last month--found no asbestos. Thousands of tests over the past 40 years repeatedly confirm that our consumer talc products do not contain asbestos. Our talc comes from ore sources confirmed to meet our stringent specifications that exceed industry standards. Not only do we and our suppliers routinely test to ensure our talc does not contain asbestos, our talc has also been tested and confirmed to be asbestos-free by a range of independent laboratories, universities and global health authorities.
]]> (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) Public safety Sat, 19 Oct 2019 04:14:27 -0400
Maloney to Hold Four Town Halls This Weekend

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) will host four “Speak with Sean” town halls this weekend in Orange, Dutchess, and Westchester counties. These events are part of Rep. Maloney’s ongoing efforts to give constituents the opportunity to speak directly with their congressman and get help with federal services. More information on each event is below:

Speak with Sean -  Port Jervis
Location: Port Jervis Common Council Chambers
20 Hammond Street, Port Jervis, NY
Time: 11:00am

Speak with Sean – Cornwall
Location: The Storm King School Theater
314 Mountain Road, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
Time: 1:30pm

Speak with Sean – Wappinger
Location: Wappinger – Town Hall Meeting Room
20 Middlebush Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY
Time: 11:00am

Speak with Sean – North Salem
Location: Westchester Exceptional Children’s School
520 NY-22, North Salem, NY
Time: 1:00pm

]]> (Office of Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney) Politics Sat, 19 Oct 2019 03:41:34 -0400