Monthly Archives: July 2020

It’s nearly the end of July. School district reopening plans are due in to New York Governor Cuomo by Friday. Schools in PA have been working on their reopening plans, too. And initial surveys indicate a clear majority of parents want their kids back in school this year. Owen Walsh […]

Listen: News Roundup with River Reporters’ Owen Walsh

The Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre is presenting artist and educator Jean-Marc Superville Sovak’s webinar on “a-Historical Landscapes.” His work takes the iconic 19th century landscapes of the Hudson River School, America’s foundational visual art, and adds images from contemporaneous anti-slavery almanacs and abolitionist tracts. Each element represents a landscape and […]

Listen: Jean-Marc Superville Sovak’s webinar on “a-Historical Landscapes.”

Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin says unemployment benefits are dissuading people from working. MLB says it’s going to make it through this truncated baseball season. And some folks say things will be better when we finally have a COVID vaccine. What does James B Huntington say about all this? Find […]

Listen: WJFF’s James B Huntington’s Work Shift

Concluding the March in Selma (left to right): Ralph Abernathy, James Forman, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. Jesse L. Douglas, John Lewis Photographer – Alan Shapiro; Courtesy, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution At 10:30am on Thursday, WJFF will broadcast NPR’s coverage of A Celebration of Life for revered civil […]

Special Coverage – A Celebration of Life for Congressman John ...

Applications for public assistance can now be filled out online, at Once received applicants will receive a call from a worker to conduct an eligibility interview within 24 to 72 hours. Applications can also be filed by mail or in person with the County Department of Family Services. Emergency […]

Appications for Public Assistance Available Online

  The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY Distributes food donated by the food industry to some 1000 charitable agencies throughout New York State. Donations and volunteers welcome!   A Single Bite Normally a school-based education program, A Single Bite has shifted its focus during the pandemic to provide food […]

Food Resources

NY State Senator Jen Metzger, who represents the 42nd District, told Radio Catskill why the legislature didn’t take up balancing the $15 billion budget shortfall. And she gave us an update on several bills that she introduced and were passed.    

Listen: NY State Senator Jen Metzger gives updates on a ...

The CDC issued a call to reopen schools in a package of new “resources and tools” posted on its website last night that opened with a statement that —-as the New York Times said — “sounded more like a political speech than a scientific document, listing numerous benefits for children […]

Listen: Dr. Sean McVeigh, head of the COVID19 unit at ...

For more than 37 years, the Wildflower Music Festival on the grounds of the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary has presented quality music in a natural amphitheater, surrounded by majestic pines and summer breezes. But, like so many other events, this year’s festival has been canceled due to the pandemic. There’s one […]

Listen: Wade Yankey from Colebrook Road on how the musicians ...