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| 12 Oct 2017 | 11:47

    Tuxedo School District to host walk for hurricane disaster relief on Oct. 20TUXEDO —The Tuxedo School District will host a walkathon for hurricane disaster relief on Friday, Oct. 20, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Circle Field.
    The event is sponsored by the Tuxedo Parent Teacher Organization. Students will walk as many laps as they can in the same allotted times. The organizers are asking for flat donations.
    The George F. Baker High School class and the Grant Mason School class that raise the most money will each win a class pizza party.
    All donations will be donated between All Hands Volunteers, and UNICEF US to help support their work in disaster relief for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
    To participate, go to to make your donations (Please include your child’s name and teacher information).
    Donations are tax deductible.
    Woodbury seeks volunteers for town four agenciesHIGHLAND MILLS — The Town of Woodbury is soliciting letters of interest from Woodbury residents that would like to volunteer to serve on the Parks-n-Recreation Commission, Library Board, Board of Assessment Review or Beautification Committee.
    Letters should be submitted to the Town Clerk, Desiree Potvin, by Friday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m.
    Include your mailing address and telephone number to be contacted for an interview.
    Interested parties may either mail their letter to PO Box 1004, Highland Mills, or email to or fax to 928-7380.
    Skoufis named chair of Task Force on People with DisabilitiesALBANY — Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) announced that Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has named him chair of the Assembly Task Force on People with Disabilities.
    The task force works with advocates and individuals to determine the needs of the disability community and, in conjunction with the Assembly’s standing committees, helps develop a legislative agenda.
    “I’m deeply honored to serve as Chair of the Task Force on People with Disabilities and look forward to crafting real solutions that benefit the lives of New Yorkers with disabilities,” said Skoufis. “They deserve a strong voice and ally in their corner – I’ll continue to be just that to ensure they have the highest quality of life possible.”
    Earlier this year, Skoufis authored and passed legislation that would ensure students with disabilities can participate in their high school graduation ceremony alongside their classmates (A.1595-A). The bill awaits action from the governor.
    Skoufis is also actively working with advocates and the DMV to develop driver licenses with clearer coding for people with hearing loss.
    In his new role, Skoufis will co-host Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day, an annual tradition that provides an opportunity to educate legislators and the general public on the issues facing New Yorkers with disabilities as well as recognize their achievements.
    Annual John P. Burke Memorial Pasta Dinner set for Nov. 18HIGHLAND MILLS — The annual pasta dinner to raise funds for the John P. Burke Memorial will be held at the Village Hall/Highland Mills Firehouse on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m.
    Tickets are $10 per person; children under five free. Tickets are sold in advanced or at the door. "To Go" meals will also be available.
    To purchase advanced tickets please visit the Woodbury Town Clerk’s Office at Town Hall during office hours. For more information, call Town Clerk Desiree Potvin at 928-6829 ext. 7.
    The proceeds will be used to fund four scholarships to graduating seniors.