Things flooding teaches you

Bring a squeegee . Bring several pairs of gloves. Brings lots of friends to help. It’s exhausting getting water-soaked items out of a house. Mud is even heavier. Folks I am exhausted and I don’t have the technology here at my house to download the photos I took today. You can see some of them if […]

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Schoharie needs your help

The good news is the roads have opened in Schoharie. Can you help this community clean up? Tomorrow (Thursday) Schoharie TA members are going house to house to help clean up homes. Bring shovels, rakes, water bottles and a sense of humor. Wear boots and gloves and your union shirt. We meet at 8 a.m. […]

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Autism speaks


Helping the community speak up, speak out. It’s what we do. Rockland County Teachers Association paired with community groups to raise funds for the month of May to benefit Autism Speaks. Many charitable events held by merchants, public employee unions and other civic groups in Pearl River and Rockland County.  The fund-raising brought in over […]

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If rainy days and Mondays get you down

Does a rainy Monday bring you up? I hope so, because the union needs everybody today. Tomorrow are school budget votes for all but the Big 5. NYSUT has radio ads on the air reminding voters to support what kids need. Click here to hear it or copy the link to send to those in […]

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Good things happen with school unions

Tonight, the Katonah-Lewisboro locals protests the hiring of an anti-union superintendent from Wisconsin. I know Mahopac will be there in support. Can you? The unions are meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the John Jay High School at 60 North Salem Road in Cross River and will then go to the school board meeting at 7:30 […]

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Chili warms up two communities


Cortland United Teachers and the Homer Teachers Association whipped up their best recipes of chili to be judged by spectators of the Cortland Vs. Homer Boys Basketball Feb. 11. 22 entries of chili that were divided into three categories; traditional, hottest and non-traditional.  Many people from the community picked up a spoon and treated their […]

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