The New York State Legislature has passed the HALT Solitary Confinement Act, which would limit the use of solitary confinement as a form of punishment within New York prisons.

Given the long and involuntary penance imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which reached our region during Lent 2020, diocesan Catholics are urged this Lent to focus on the coming celebration of Easter joy, rather than dwell on the season’s penitential aspects.

Local small business owners will share entrepreneurial information with members of the community through the Jobs Kitchen Lunch Bites Series hosted by Venture Jobs Foundation.

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