COVID-19 cases, deaths in the mid-Hudson
As of Thursday, Orange County was reporting that 8,911 residents had tested positive for COVID-19, with 320 deaths. Sullivan County was reporting that 845 residents had tested positive, with 22 deaths. Ulster County was reporting that 1,328 residents had tested positive, with 35 deaths.
Liberty High School memories
With schools closed at least through May 15, and the way the school year will end still in doubt, Liberty High School senior class advisor Liz Fuentes has set out on a mission to interview all 118 seniors expected to graduate this year and let them have their say.
As the interviews are completed, they are being posted on the school district’s website, under the heading “Senior Spotlight.”
Teachers are also being interviewed.
“This is not the way any of us planned to end the year,” read a note accompanying the interviews.
Cops read to kids
Each year, members of the Town of Lloyd Police Department get invited into the Highland Elementary School to be part of the school’s Pick a Reading Partner program.
Because the coronavirus pandemic is preventing that from happening right now, the department turned to the internet to reach the kids.
Every Wednesday night in April, around 7 p.m., the department posted a video to their Facebook page, showing one of their officers reading a short children’s story.
Chief James Janso kicked things off on April 1, reading “Serenity the Elephant” by Fortunate Higgins.
On April 8, Officer David Schaefer read “I Will Take a Nap!” by Mo Willems. On April 15, Sergeant Roloson read “Callie Cat, Ice Skater” by Eileen Spinelli. On April 22, Officer Michael Henry read “The Pigeon Wants a Puppy” by Mo Willems. And on Wednesday night, Officer Kathleen Burns wrapped up the monthlong effort by reading “Fox in Socks” by Dr. Seuss.”