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ASF Set to Host Two Multi-Sport Summer Camps in Next Two Weeks

Written By Editor on 8/9/23 | 8/9/23

WINDHAM, N.Y. – The Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) is set to host its two multi-sport summer camps next week, August 16-19, and the following week, August 23-26.

The ASF’s Multi-Sport Summer Camps provide its campers with fun exercise opportunities in the outdoors at lakes and campsites located in the Windham area. Each four-day camp session has the same schedule of events (weather permitting), and each day runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and lunch will take place at 11:30 a.m.

The first day of both camps will be an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. The campers will spend their day at CD Lane Park in Maplecrest to enjoy a nature walk and to ride bikes around the park and behind the lake where eagles live and are often seen. The park also features a beach, a volleyball court and disc golf, which are all available at the ASF’s disposal.

After a day of enjoying some nature, day two’s focus will be on team sports. The participants will once again spend the day at CD Lane Park to utilize the soccer field in the morning and learn some basics on how to play “the beautiful game”. The afternoon will be spent on the baseball diamond, where campers will play either softball or kickball. The park’s basketball courts will also be available for any camper who is looking to shoot some hoops.

The third day of the four-day session will take place in nearby Jewett at Colgate Lake. The ASF will take its campers kayaking at the popular water feature in the morning before breaking for lunch. The afternoon will feature swimming, a nature walk and other lakeside activities before the campers depart for the day.

The campers will meet at the ASF’s Gwen Allard Adaptive Sports Center on the final day of each camp. From there, the ASF shuttle bus will take them to nearby Prattsville to visit Heidi Ruehlmann’s Alpaca Farm. Frank Cabrera, a volunteer regularly seen at the ASF’s Adaptive Skateboard Camp, takes care of a herd of Alpacas owned by Ruehlmann and the two of them allow ASF campers to spend a morning feeding and interacting with the tranquil animals. The campers will then return to the ASF lodge for a barbecue lunch before departing.

“I’m super excited for our multi-sport summer camps,” program manager Tony Vasile said. “We have a lot of fun activities planned for the campers, from riding bikes and kayaking to looking for eagles’ nests and petting alpacas. The next two weeks will be a lot of fun.”

The Adaptive Sports Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides profound and life changing experiences for children and adults with physical disabilities, cognitive disabilities and chronic illnesses through outdoor physical activity, education, support and community. If you’d like to help support the ASF’s mission of “empowering lives through adaptive sports”, visit www.adaptivesportsfoundation.org.


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Drowning in Greene County

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an apparent
drowning which occurred on August 8, 2023 at approximately 3:21pm. The
incident occurred at the base of the waterfalls at Fawn’s Leap where a 16-year-old
male was swimming with a group of friends, all from Brooklyn, N.Y. Investigation
at the scene revealed that the victim had jumped off the ledge at the top of the
falls with another friend. Both landed in the water near the south side of the base
of the falls where the hydraulic current caused by the waterfall was too strong for
them to swim out of. Another swimmer who saw that they were struggling swam
over trying to help. He was able to assist one swimmer, but was unable to get to
the second subject. The second subject was recovered by divers from The State
Police, Sheriff’s Office and Athens Fire Dept and was pronounced deceased at the
scene. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Town of Hunter Police,
New York State Police, New York State Forest Rangers, New York State
Environmental Conservation Police, Haines Falls Fire Dept., Greene County
Paramedics, Hunter Area Ambulance, Hudson Fire, Athens Fire, Tannersville Fire
Dept., Palenville Fire Dept., Greene County Emergency Services and The Ulster
County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team. The roadway was closed for approximately two
hours during rescue/recovery efforts. The investigation is continuing.

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Landis Book Sale Saturday



Date: Aug 12, 2023

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: The Book Room in the Barn, Landis Arboretum, 174 Lape Rd, Esperance, NY 12066

ESPERANCE — It doesn’t look like much from the exterior, but enter the Book Room and you’ll discover a world of treasures in print, everything from books on gardening and ecology to novels and biographies – and a whole lot more. A wonderful selection donated by discerning readers.Sales are by donation, with cash or checks accepted.




If you are a book lover and think you might like to be part of our “bookie” family as a volunteer, we could use your help! For more information, email LandisVolunteering@gmail.com.




This Saturday is also our Landis Perennial 5K Forest Run, which will be winding down by the time the book room opens, but if you arrive early, please watch for runners on Lape Road, and let the parking attendant know that you're a book shopper so you can park in the lower lot.



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Volunteers Needed for Landis Fall Plant, Book, and Bake Sale

Written By Editor on 8/8/23 | 8/8/23

We really can use your help!


Check out all the things you could do before,

during, and after the sale.



Preparing for the Sale

 

It takes a lot of work to get ready for a plant sale. We have to spruce the place up, get all the tables and tents set up, and of course, unload all the consignors' trucks and price member plant donations. We need folks on Friday, September 8 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.


During the Sale 

 

Of course, there is lots to do during the sale (Friday September 8 for POPS and Saturday and Sunday September 9 and 10 for the general public sale) - everything from helping people find parking spots to writing up sales tickets, to promoting new or renewed memberships, to watering plants, to providing expert  advice , to serving as cashier, to helping with the bake sale (check below if you're a baker - we need you and your goodies!) - Whew!! Who knew it took so much to make a sale great?  

 

After the Sale

  

We also need people on Monday morning, September 11 for 2 to 3 hours to help load consignors' trucks and store everything away until next year! 


There's a list of jobs below , with some explanation . . .


Please email volunteering@LandisArboretum.org to let us know how you can help. If you are interested in baking, email Susan Strangia at Sbknapik@yahoo.com  or call the Arb at (518) 875-6935. Read more about baking for the bake sale below in the task list.



 

Thank you for all you do!  And please know in advance - 

YOU ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED! 

  

PLANT DONATIONS

If you have an abundance of plants, pot some up a couple of weeks in advance of the sale.  You can bring them anytime in the week before the sale. Please use a good potting soil and label them to the best of your knowledge with at least common name, and preferably the Latin name. 


LITTLE RED WAGONS (or bigger ones . . .): 

We need more wagons for our customers to use as they shop. It would be great if you have one you'd like to donate, but we would also love loaner wagons. BE SURE TO MARK YOUR WAGON WITH YOUR NAME IF YOU ARE LOANING IT TO US! Wagons can be brought to the Arb anytime in the week prior to the sale.


BEFORE THE SALE

Volunteers are needed on Friday, September 8 to unload consignment plants, erect tents and signs, and complete setting up the sales floor. Contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteering@landisarboretum.org and she will match your availability with tasks you'll enjoy.


DURING THE SALE: 

There's a lot going on during the sale! We need people to fill these positions for the Members Only Pick of the Pots Sale (POPS) on Friday, September 8, from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, and for the sale open to the general public on Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (sale begins at 10 AM).  


  • PARKING: Help our patrons find the lots and park in an organized fashion 


  • INVOICE POLICE:  Someone has to check the carts to make sure the number of plants agrees with the receipt - why not you? 


  • CASHIER: You'll have a calculator, a credit card machine, and a cool place under a tent at the barn. It may be the best job of all! 


  • TICKET WRITERS: You'll get to see all the great buys people find, and write them up so they can go to their new homes. Ticket writers also help us collect critical data.


  • MEMBERSHIP: One enthusiastic, welcoming person needed to encourage new memberships and renewals. Membership donations play a big part in Landis' survival and growth!


  • BAKE SALE:   We would love to showcase your favorite baked goods to raise funds to support the Arboretum’s missions. Cookies, cakes, breads, pies, cupcakes, etc. all welcome. Gluten free and vegan baked goods sell quickly! Donations can be dropped off at the Arboretum Farmhouse on Thursday in the early afternoon and Friday or Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM. We appreciate you packaging for sale (individual, group or by the dozen) and marking with prices! Please let Susan Strangia know what you plan to bring to the Sale by emailing Sbknapik@yahoo.com. Thank you for all you do!  


  • EXPERTS: Are you the one your friends call when they have a plant question? You'd be perfect as a wandering expert and as a valuable sales person, explaining the ins and outs of all our wonderful plant choices.


  • PLANT WATERER: We want to keep the little beauties looking good. 


  • BOOKS: This may be the best place for an avid reader - there are SO many great books in our book room, and someone like you will know how to merchandise them. (And, if you need space on your bookcases at home, bring us the books for our sale). If you might be a "bookie", contact Sue Tricario at stricario2@yahoo.com

 


Please email our Plant Sale Volunteer Coordinator, Anne Donnelly, at volunteering@LandisArboretum.org to let us know you are interested in volunteering for the sale. PLEASE be specific with your choices  of date, time, and task, so you get your druthers!  


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State Police arrest Saugerties man following Westerlo Burglary investigation

On August 2, 2023, State Police arrested Matthew S. Doyle, 40, of Saugerties, NY, on a warrant for Burglary in the third degree.  

On November 13, 2022, at about 9:56 a.m. Troopers responded to a property on County Route 405 in Westerlo, NY, for the report of damage to the property. The investigation determined Doyle forcibly entered the unoccupied property, caused damage, and took items from within.  Doyle was identified with the assistance of the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center and the Saugerties Police Department.  

Doyle was transported to SP Latham for processing from the Ulster County Correctional Facility, where he was being held on an unrelated matter. He was arraigned at the Westerlo Town Court and then returned to the Ulster County Correctional Facility.


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Bushel Presents a Screening of All the Streets Are Silent August 18

DELHI — As part of its Community Film Picks series, Bushel is pleased to present a screening of All the Streets Are Silent (2021), a documentary film directed by Jeremy Elkin that looks at the momentous convergence of hip hop and skateboarding in the late 1980s and early 90s in downtown Manhattan. This screening, takes place on Friday, August 18; doors at 6:45 pm; screening begins at 7 pm, and is followed by a Q&A with the film’s narrator Eli Gesner and Dave Ortiz who appears in the film. This program is free and open to the public. Bushel is located at 106 Main Street, Delhi.


Narrated by Zoo York co-founder Eli Gesner with an original score by legendary hip-hop producer Large Professor (Nas, A Tribe Called Quest), All the Streets Are Silent brings to life the magic of the time period and the collision of two vibrant subcultures–skateboarding and hip hop–that created a style and visual language that would have an outsized and enduring cultural effect. From the DJ booths and dance floors of the Mars nightclub to the founding of brands like Supreme, this convergence would lay the foundation for modern street style. All the Streets Are Silent is a love letter to New York–examining race, society, fashion, and street culture. 


Bushel thanks Delhi residents Dave Ortiz and Ulli Barta for picking this film!


BUSHEL is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, volunteer-led, mixed-use space dedicated to art, agriculture, ecology, and action. It is located at 106 Main Street in Delhi. For more information, go to www.bushelcollective.org.



Film still from All the Streets Are Silent (2021, dir. by Jeremy Elkin).



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Conviction and Jail Sentence in Welfare Fraud Case

DELHI — Delaware County Acting District Attorney Shawn Smith announced today that Valerie Alexander, 59, of Delhi, New York appeared in Delaware County Court on August 7, 2023, and pleaded guilty to Welfare Fraud in the Fourth Degree and was sentenced to 9 months incarceration.   

Valerie Alexander pleaded guilty to Count One of her Indictment and admitted that she stole public assistance benefits totaling $2,530.25. 

This guilty plea was entered as part of a negotiated disposition. After pleading guilty, the Honorable John L. Hubbard sentenced the defendant to serve 9 months of incarceration at the Delaware County Correctional Facility.  The Judge also ordered that the defendant pay restitution to the Delaware County Department of Social Services in the amount of $2,530.25.   

Acting District Attorney Shawn Smith stated, “I commend Delaware County Welfare Fraud Investigator Justin Weaver for his thorough investigation of this case which permitted us to obtain this conviction without the need of a trial.  My office will continue to partner with the Delaware County Department of Social Services to make sure that anyone stealing funds from these public assistance programs is held accountable.” 



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10th Annual Heritage Day Celebration August 25th

Written By Editor on 8/7/23 | 8/7/23

MIDDLEBURGH — The Village of Middleburgh will host its 10th annual Heritage Day concert on Friday, August 25th at Timothy Murphy Park across the bridge following the Four Friday street fair.

The event will take place from 7-10 pm with two musical acts.

7 pm - JFF Trio

8-10 pm - The Rubber Band

The concert is cooler and pet friendly. Music for all ages.

There will be no cover fee with a suggested donation.

The event is sponsored by the Village of Middleburgh, the Nicholas J. Juried Family Foundation, and the Mountain Eagle.




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Insolent Willies performing at Schoharie Crossing


Fort Hunter, NY – The Friends of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site are excited to announce a 2023 ROCK the LOCK music event at Yankee Hill Lock on Queen Anne Road.  Yankee Hill is an historic Erie Canal lock that will be the location for a performance by the Insolent Willies on Saturday, August 12th at 3:00PM.

We'll be rockin' at Yankee Hill Lock with the Insolent Willies, who are an upstate New York-based acoustic roots-rock band known for their hip-shaking mix of quirky, clever original music and unpredictable covers. The band's current lineup includes, Bill Ackerbauer (guitar, harmonica, fiddle), Frank DeVer Pullen (bass, mandolin, banjo), Paul Gavry (accordion, fiddle).

Twice nominated for Capital Region “Eddie” Awards as Country/Bluegrass Band of the Year, The Insolent Willies perform around upstate New York from the Catskills to the Adirondacks and occasionally in Vermont and Western Massachusetts.

This is a free event open to the public.  Saratoga Arts made this program possible through the Community Arts Regrant Program, funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

For more information about this event or programs at Schoharie Crossing, please contact the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov, or visit our NYS Parks webpage. The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Visitor Center is location at 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter, NY 12069.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 individual state parks, historic sites, golf courses, boat launches and recreational trails, which are visited by 78 million people annually.  For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.nysparks.com, connect on Facebook, or follow-on Twitter.

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Submitted: The Insolent Willies


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CELEBRATE BOVINA FARM DAY SEPTEMBER 3RD

BOVINA, NEW YORK (AUGUST 1, 2023) — Farming Bovina is thrilled to host another Bovina Farm Day on Sunday, September 3, 2023, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

Hosted by a non-profit organization, Farming Bovina, this annual celebration of the area’s rich agricultural traditions returns to Crescent Valley Road in Bovina for another year of family fun on Labor Day Weekend.  

 

“Our Farm Day in 2022 was probably our most attended event to date,” explains Farming Bovina President, Evelyn Stewart Barnhart. “After a two-year hiatus due to Covid, I think people were incredibly excited to get back to the annual events that they love. We hope everyone comes out again this year.”

 

Bovina Farm Day is an opportunity for visitors to meet the farmers, find local food and discover products made in the area. Farming Bovina welcomes everyone to experience a variety of farm animals and get the kids involved with all the activities of the day including farm animals, antique engine demonstrations, vintage tractor displays, hayrides, treasure hunts, games and hands-on butter making demonstration and maple candy making activities. Dairy farm tours and a chance to visit the historic Maynard Schoolhouse are other highlights of this day of family fun.

 

Guests are also encouraged to enter the annual Best Apple Pie and Apple Dessert Contests, and the Scarecrow Contest. The organization will provide the stake, cross-arms, and hay, while those who enter the contest will supply the creativity and sheer determination to outshine the other scarecrows on the field. Entering the contest costs $10.

 

Breakfast and lunch will be available from Russell’s, Ty’s Taco-ria and Kru Coffee Collective for the duration of the event.

 

The price of admission for this day of family fun is $5.00 per person, with children under 12 free. This event is made possible with the generous support of Pure Catskills, an economic initiative of the Watershed Agriculture Council with funding from NYC DEP and several other generous sponsors.

 

To ensure the safety and comfort of the farm animals, NO dogs can be admitted to Farm Day.

 

For more information on Bovina Farm Day, the contests and volunteering, please visit farmingbovinany.org.


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Man Arrested For Alleged $360,000 Roxbury Larceny

DELHI — Delaware County Acting District Attorney Shawn Smith today announced that Michael N. Salamey, 37, of Frankfort, New York appeared in Delaware County Court on August 2, 2023, in front of the Honorable John L. Hubbard and a 2 Count Indictment was unsealed.  A person with a beard

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Both Counts of the indictment charged the defendant with Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a Class C Felony.  The defendant is alleged to have stolen over $360,000.00. 

Allegedly, the defendant entered into a contract to improve real property in the Town of Roxbury.  Between May 2021 and June 2022, the owner of that real property paid the defendant over $360,000.00 to install a septic system, underground electric utilities, foundations, and small homes. The defendant billed the defendant for having completed that work, and the property owner paid the invoices in full.  However, after the property owner came and inspected the property, it was discovered that none of the work had been done. Thereafter, the defendant stopped communicating with the property owner and he was unable to be located.  

Due to New York State’s bail reform laws, the defendant’s charges do not qualify for bail and the defendant was released to the supervision of the Delaware County Probation Department. The defendant pleaded not guilty to both charges at his arraignment.  The case is scheduled for a conference in Delaware County Court on August 21, 2023.   

Acting District Attorney Shawn Smith commended Investigator David Barnes of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department for his work on this case.   

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.



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Delaware Academy Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Aiding Sex Crimes

DELHI — Delaware County Acting District Attorney Shawn J. Smith announced that the Delaware County Grand Jury indicted Benjamin W. Moyse, 45, of Delhi New York, for 1 felony charge and 10 misdemeanors on August 3, 2023.  

Count One of the indictment charges the defendant, who was a 10th grade teacher at Delaware Academy, with Criminal Facilitation in the Third Degree, a Class E Felony in violation of New York State Penal Law Section 115.01.  The indictment alleges that the defendant intentionally aided a person under 16 years of age, to commit the felony crimes of possessing and disseminating child pornography. The allegations stem from incidents beginning on August 3, 2020 and continuing until November 28, 2022. 

The Grand Jury also indicted the defendant for 5 separate counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Each count is a Class A Misdemeanor. The defendant is alleged to have knowingly engaged in a course of conduct which was likely to be injurious to the physical, mental, or moral welfare of 5 separate children that were all students in the school where he worked.  

The defendant also faces 2 Counts of Official Misconduct, Class A Misdemeanors in violation of New York State Penal Law Section 195.  The allegations relating to these charges are that the defendant was a public servant, and knowingly refrained from performing a duty which was imposed upon him by law and/or inherent in the nature of his office as a public-school teacher.  Specific allegations include that the defendant failed to follow the school’s policy and procedures when students and parents repeatedly reported to him that students were being sexually abused. It is alleged that the defendant failed to take any action in response to these numerous reports. 

The defendant also faces 3 Class A Misdemeanors for allegedly being a mandated reporter, and failing to report child abuse or maltreatment that was disclosed to him, on separate occasions, by his students and his students’ parents.  

Acting District Attorney Shawn Smith commended Detective Justin Mohr and Officer Tiffany Crozier of the Delhi Police Department for their investigation into this case. Smith also thanked the officials of Delaware Academy for their cooperation during this investigation.   

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.



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Sharon Historical Society Hosting Potluck Luncheon

The Sharon Historical Society is hosting a  potluck luncheon at the Frey Mansion in Palatine Bridge.  The event will be held on Saturday, August 12th at 12:30 PM.  The event is free to Historical Society members and $10 for non-members.  You will be asked to bring a potluck dish to the event.  A tour of the home and grounds will be held during the event.  The mansion is currently owned by an Anheuser-Busch heir and she has graciously invited us to a rare viewing of her home and property.

Reservations are required.  To RSVP to attend, please click here.

Frey Mansion is a historic home located at Palatine Bridge. It was built in 1808 and consists of a double-pile, center-hall-plan main block with a 1+1⁄2-story, stone kitchen wing added in 1882, and a sun porch dated to 1931.  The property is rumored to have been a part of the Underground Railroad with a tunnel in the basement that led to the river located beside the home.  Also on the property are a 19th-century lime kiln and the Frey family cemetery.  Fort Frey is also located next to the Frey House.

A bit of history:  During the Revolutionary War the three Frey sons (John, Henry, and Bernard) had different loyalties (John was a Patriot, Henry and Bernard were Tories) and were bitterly divided. The fort does not appear to have been garrisoned by either side for any length of time. All three of the sons held officer's commissions during the war, John was a Major in the American army, Henry (Hendrick) was a Colonel but took no active part in the war. Bernard went to Canada and became a captain in Butler's Rangers and was killed in 1813 at Newark by an American cannonball from Fort Niagara in the War of 1812.

The fort was probably used to shelter local settlers during the British and Indian raids into the Mohawk Valley but it was never known to be attacked during the Revolutionary War.


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10th Annual Middleburgh Heritage Day Celebration

Written By Editor on 8/2/23 | 8/2/23

MIDDLEBURGH — The Village of Middleburgh will host its 10th annual Heritage Day concert on Friday, August 25th at Timothy Murphy Park across the bridge following the Four Friday street fair.

The event will take place from 7-10 pm with two musical acts.

7 pm - JFF Trio

8-10 pm - The Rubber Band

The concert is cooler and pet friendly. Music for all ages.

There will be no cover fee with a suggested donation.

The event is sponsored by the Village of Middleburgh, the Nicholas J. Juried Family Foundation, and the Mountain Eagle.



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Artist Demonstration: Penny Minner Splint Basketry and Cornhusk Work

Written By Editor on 8/1/23 | 8/1/23


Saturday and Sunday August 5th and 6th


HOWES CAVE — Penny Minner is fluent in both traditional and non-traditional forms of expression including basketry, cornhusk doll making, beadwork, watercolor, and computer graphics.  A member of the Seneca Nation, Penny is one of a small number of individuals who have been working to restore the art of basketry in her community. She also carries on a family tradition of cornhusk work.


Penny is a founder and board member of the Native Roots Artist Guild.  Her work is in several private collections and the permanent collection of the National Museum of the American Indian Smithsonian (Washington, DC), the New York State Museum (Albany, NY) and the Iroquois Museum (Howes Cave, NY).  Penny is the recipient of a Creatives Rebuild NY Artist Employment Grant (2023), a program that enabled her to be our featured guest at the Iroquois Museum on August 5&6, 2023.



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Bassett Medical Center's Emergency Department Receives Prestigious Lantern Award from the Emergency Nurses Association

Cooperstown, NY - Bassett Healthcare Network announced today that Bassett Medical Center’s Emergency Department in Cooperstown has received the Emergency Nurses Association 2023 Lantern Award. Bassett joins only 52 other emergency departments nationwide and internationally to receive this prestigious recognition, including such esteemed institutions as the Mount Sinai Emergency Department in New York City, and NYU Langone Hospital Emergency Departments in Brooklyn and Long Island, New York.

 

Established in 2011, the ENA Lantern Award recognizes exceptional and innovative leadership, practice, education, advocacy, and research performance in emergency departments across the United States, and now includes the United Arab Emirates.

 

Dr. Tommy Ibrahim, President and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network said: “This is a magnificent achievement. We are proud beyond words of the dedicated, deeply committed caregivers in Bassett Medical Center’s Emergency Department, who ensure that our community has the best emergency care. To each and every one of you, I offer my heartfelt congratulations and gratitude.”

 

“As a Level III Trauma Center serving eight rural counties covering an area the size of Connecticut, Bassett Medical Center’s Emergency Department is essential to the health and wellbeing of our communities. We are honored to receive this recognition. Thank you, ENA,” said Tammy Aiken, MSN, RN, Director of Emergency/Trauma & Critical Care Nursing.

 

Bassett Medical Center, previously known as Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, celebrated its Centennial in 2022. It is the hub of Bassett Healthcare Network, which is an integrated health system that provides care and services to people living in a 5,600 square mile region in upstate New York. The organization includes five corporately affiliated hospitals, over two dozen community-based health centers, more than 20 school-based health centers, two skilled nursing facilities, and other health partners in related fields.

 

“Persevering through COVID in a rural community was no easy task and this team continued to deliver amazing experiences and outcomes in the hardest of times,” said Julie Hall, MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Services, Bassett Medical Center. “I am incredibly grateful and proud that the wonderful care provided by Bassett’s Emergency Department is recognized by the ENA with such a prestigious award.”

 

Angela Belmont, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Executive, Bassett Healthcare Network, added: “The ENA Lantern Award recognizes emergency departments that demonstrate exceptional and innovative performance through evidence-based practice and innovation in their emergency care. We are so proud of our ED team. We are grateful for the dedication, commitment, and compassion they show every day to our community. Congratulations!”

 

The 2023 ENA Lantern Award recipients will receive a physical award to display in their emergency department as a visible symbol of their commitment to quality, safety, and a healthy work environment. Each will be recognized in the Hall of Honor at Emergency Nursing 2023, ENA’s annual conference, in San Diego. Additionally, each emergency department’s award-worthy efforts will be spotlighted in ENA’s member magazine, ENA Connection.

 

More information about Bassett Medical Center’s Emergency Department is available here.


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