43 children from Dutchess-Ulsterchosen for free summer program
This summer, more than 40 children from Ulster and Dutchess counties took a bus to Camp Iroquois on Lake Keuka, in the Finger Lakes region of New York, for a week of swimming, crafts and campfires.
The Sheriff’s Summer Camp runs for six weeks every year and is paid for by donations to the state Sheriff’s Association Institute. About 900 youngsters, age 8 to 13, come from almost every county in the state to attend the camp for one week.
The camp is staffed by counselors, some of whom are former campers, and deputy sheriffs.
For the second time this month, Massachusetts state troopers have performed double duty as roadside midwives, delivering a baby girl early this morning in the backseat of her parents’ car.
A Plainville couple was rushing to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston up I-95 toward I-93 at about 2:30 a.m. when the expectant mother went into labor, according to State Police. Her husband called 911 to report that his wife seemed on the verge of giving birth, bringing five state troopers to help.