Free blood testing

State officials are offering Newburgh’s 28,000 residents free blood testing in a response to the PFOS contamination. PFOS is a chemical linked to cancer and other serious health issues. In May 2016 the city of Newburgh declared a state of emergency after it was discovered the city’s water source no longer met the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s PFOS limit. 

Anti distracted driving

On Thursday, November 3rd we had the opportunity to visit Suny Orange, in Newburgh New York, to give a free presentation about the dangers of distracted driving. Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein offered students a new perspective on distracted driving, and also spoke to students about his experiences learning, living, and working in Newburgh. 

Newburgh’s water source

Just months ago Newburgh residents received news that no community ever wants to hear: the community’s water source had been contaminated.  It was discovered Newburgh’s water source contained Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid, or PFOS, a pollutant with the potential to cause a number of serious diseases, including kidney disease and some cancers. 

Standing with local leaders in Newburgh, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today toured the banks of Washington Lake, the site of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) contamination, which is believed to have originated at the Stewart Air National Guard base.

Speed checked by radar

If you’re a Port Jervis resident don’t be surprised if you receive a knock on your door from a Port Jervis Police Officer in the days and weeks to come. Officers will be personally delivering signs that read “slow down, we love our children” to Port Jervis homes and businesses as part of a new traffic safety initiative.

New york city celebrations

Over the weekend we were proud to sponsor and attend the Newburgh Illuminated Festival. There are several Finkelstein & Partners locations throughout the state and we make an effort to participate in various community events to support our neighbors. While we truly enjoy each event we partake in, this past weekend’s event was especially meaningful as our booth sat just a couple blocks away from the firm’s very first location.

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