Nancy Cutler, The Journal News

Nancy Cutler

The Journal News

Hudson Valley, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Nancy:

Touching Bases marks 20 years bringing baseball to Rockland adults with disabilities

Participants have ranged in age from their 20s to their 90s. It's a chance to get exercise, socialize, and earn trophies. → Read More

Dental care is scarce for people with disabilities; this is how NY is trying to fix that

Patients with disabilities often must endure years-long waits for dental care, often using anesthesia. These dental schools are training to do better. → Read More

NY rules to boost private school education oversight clear key hurdle; what districts face

Local administrators and school boards have roles in evaluating private schools. How will that impact East Ramapo, Kiryas Joel and other districts? → Read More

In East Ramapo, 1,600 may begin school without a bus seat. Here's why, and what's being done

Public- and private-school families in the East Ramapo school district are expressing concerns over transportation as a new school year starts. → Read More

Algae bloom ruined the Lake Welch swimming season. Here's the plan for avoiding it in 2023

The bloom, which affects the entire 216-acre lake, happened "literally overnight," a parks official said. Algae can sicken people and pets. → Read More

School is about to start. How will NY handle COVID, monkeypox, polio risks?

"The days of sending an entire classroom home because one person was positive," Gov. Kathy Hochul said, "those days are over." → Read More

Skateboarding film gets air at Nyack film fest, showcases Rockland kids from the '70s

A community event preceded the screening of "Virgin Blacktop," which showcases a group of kids in the 1970s who dubbed themselves "The Wizards." → Read More

Polio in New York: What a new CDC report says about Rockland's case and potential spread

The CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report warns that efforts to quickly boost polio vaccination rates continue to fall short. → Read More

New York law now mandates federal, state sex offender checks for staff at all summer camps

A new law is closing a loophole in New York allowing single-purpose summer camps to skip staff background checks. → Read More

Dan Masterson, Rockland's 1st poet laureate whose work was rooted in the soul, remembered

Dan Masterson eschewed mushy sentiment. He wanted "gut poems" that would capture a moment visceral and unforgettable and rooted in the soul. → Read More

Haverstraw rejects controversial synagogue plan; does RLUIPA challenge loom?

The town's Planning Board resolution cites RLUIPA seven times in outlining why the Orthodox Jewish synagogue plan would be approved. → Read More

Spring Valley volunteer firefighter Jared Lloyd honored with Hero Award

Jared Lloyd couldn't be rescued, but his mayday call helped save fellow firefighter Eric Cich, Lloyd's friend and godfather to his youngest son. → Read More

More bears here? Less space and scarce food make sightings more likely

The best way is for humans to avoid bears? Limit things that are attracting bears in the first place. → Read More

'Tip of the iceberg': How state health officials are setting off alarms over polio

"This has not happened since we eradicated polio in the United States in 1979,” said Dr. Eli Rosenberg of the New York State Department of Health. → Read More

Polio strain in Rockland County linked to Jerusalem and London, NY health officials say

The person with polio in Rockland County had never been vaccinated against the virus, New York health officials said. → Read More

Polio in Rockland wastewater as early as June, samples show

Days after health officials said a local resident was discovered with a case of polio, waste water samples revealed polio has been present since June. → Read More

Polio found in Rockland County; vaccines urged to fight virus

Those who aren't vaccinated or not fully vaccinated, or those at risk for complications from the disease, are urged to get the polio vaccine. → Read More

What's brewing in the Hudson? Bubbling in the river stumps environmentalists

“I’ve been on the water my whole life all over the world and I’ve never seen it before," said Riverkeeper vice president John Lipscomb. → Read More

'Jared Lloyd Memorial Highway:' Gov. Kathy Hochul signs bill renaming stretch of Route 45

The fire that killed Jared Lloyd became a focal point for addressing years of concerns over building inspections and code enforcement in Spring Valley → Read More

Nyack pays Budhai more than $200K to leave school district after 1 year

The document cites 'irreconcilable difference' between the superintendent and board. Budhai cannot apply for any future jobs in Nyack schools. → Read More