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Issue 50 —July 11, 2019

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Horseshoe Tourney
Benefits Veterans

PORT JERVIS — ShopRite of Montague, NJ will host a horseshoe tournament at VFW Post 161 in Port Jervis at noon Sunday, July 21. Registration begins at 11 a.m. To reserve a spot, or for additional information, contact Elaine at 973-293-8207. Live music and concessions will also be available. The tournament is part of a series of events sponsored by ShopRite stores throughout the Hudson Valley region and select New Jersey stores to benefit the retailer's 11th Annual Veterans Fundraising Campaign.
In addition to the donations collected at checkout to support the initiative, ShopRite's annual Veterans Fundraising Campaign will be supported by events coordinated and led by store associates.


ShopRite Honors
45-Year Service
Of Port Workers


MONTAGUE, NJ — ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. recognized longtime employees at an Annual Associate Anniversary Luncheon recently, including Michael Bello and Libra Macchiarolo, two associates from Port Jervis who each celebrated 45 years with the company. Bello is a health and beauty aids associate at ShopRite of Montague. Besides his recognition through ShopRite, he also received an award in 2008 from the Mid-Hudson School Study Council for his service on the Port Jervis School Board. Macchiarolo is a cashier at ShopRite of Montague. She enjoys helping with the veterans fundraising campaign each year. The luncheon was held on June 6 at the Thayer Hotel in West Point, NY, with more than 100 ShopRite store associates in attendance.
































City Gets Proactive On Phone, Internet Scams
By Jeremy Van Duyne

PORT JERVIS — City officials are urging local residents to help fight back in the continuing effort to curtail the growing problem of scams.
On Monday Common Council members for the City of Port Jervis held a regular council meeting to discuss ongoing matters related to the city. Among the main matters of business was a warning to residents regarding the increase in both phone and email scams.
"The scams are going crazy" said Councilman Stanley Siegel of the 4th Ward. "Mostly seniors are getting affected, but everybody is getting these phone calls."
At the meeting, officials passed out a flyer containing a list of agencies to report different scams to.
The flyer listed the contact information for these agencies, including phone numbers, email addresses and even mailing addresses. Among the agencies included were the Better Business Bureau and the New York State Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Fraud and Protection.
"If you get a phone call or email, ignore the email, but report the scam" said Siegel. "If you get a phone call, just hang up right away. If it's a number you don't know, you may not want to pick it up at all. And then report it."
Robocalls have become an increasing nuisance within the United States.
With them has come an increase in phone scams that look to obtain a person's personal information so scammers could then proceed to steal that person's identity. With backlash growing as citizens voice their displeasure with this, reports indicate that the federal government might try to step in an attempt to curtail the problem.
"The federal government is attempting to come up with a better way than they have right now to stop scams. Hopefully that will happen," said Siegel ..For more information pick up a copy at a local vendor or subscribe.








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