The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to hammer the Franklin County economy, as the unemployment rate in July jumped more than full percentage point after having been stable for the preceding two months.
A new federal law protects some of the nation’s poorest renters from eviction and provides poor homeowners a grace period on mortgage payments, but the support may not be enough for tenants, homeowners and landlords and could reduce housing supply in rural areas.
MALONE –– More than two dozen low-income and elderly households that might have been facing food insecurity because of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak received on Thursday a week’s worth of food –– almost all of it grown or made locally.
AKWESASNE –– The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, which less than two weeks ago received a $2 million federal grant for continuing upgrades of its affordable housing stock, on Thursday was awarded another nearly $200,000 to provide a variety of services for the residents of its public housing.
These days, wages in the United States are doing something extraordinary: They’re growing faster at the bottom than at the top. In fact, recent growth for workers with low wages has outpaced that for high-wage workers by the widest margin in at least 20 years.
MALONE –– An old bowling alley at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Malone is packed with toys. From Power Rangers to My Little Pony, there are toys for kids of all ages. They have all been donated as part of the Holiday Helpers Toys for Tots toy drive.
WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department moved again this week to cut spending on food stamps, this time proposing changes that would slice $4.5 billion from the program over five years, trimming monthly benefits by as much as $75 for 1 in 5 struggling families on nutrition assistance.
BY CARA CHAPMAN Press-Republican email@example.com
PLATTSBURGH — Poverty looks very different now, United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc. CEO John Bernardi said.
Malone Telegram Holiday Schedule
The Friday, July 3 print edition of the Telegram is the weekend publication. There will be no publication on Saturday, July 4. The business office is closed Friday and will re-open on Monday. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!