Category: Announcements

The Newsteader™ Second Annual Halloween Spirit Awards!!

Since last year was such a great success, we are going to do it again AND crank it up a notch!

This year we are adding a vehicle decorating category!

*New This Year*

Halloween Spirit Boo’s Cruise

We are inviting EVERYONE to join in the fun this year! Show off YOUR Halloween Spirit by decorating your car and participating in our first “Official” Halloween Boo’s Cruise

We will have a predetermined place and time to line up! More info will be forthcoming as the date approaches.

For those who just want to drive around to look at all the decorations and not cruise, The Newsteader™ will be providing a printable .PDF list of all entrants addresses.

Here’s the Info:

THREE Awards Will Be Presented For Halloween Spirit HOUSES:

BEST IN SHOW

1st Place

2nd Place

THREE Awards Will Be Presented For Halloween Spirit VEHICLES:

BEST IN SHOW

1st Place

2nd Place

*No “participation trophies” will be given.

To Enter:

  • Decorate your house and/or business and/or vehicle
  • Send your address (or you can nominate someone) to Thenewsteader@gmail.com by October 20th to be considered
  • For vehicle entries, just show up at the time and place that will be announced later on.

You will be judged on:

  • Originality/Creativity
  • Creep Factor
  • Halloween Spirit

Awards will be presented on Halloween evening.

**Entrants MUST be within town/village limits of Akron/Newstead to enter.  There is NO ENTRY FEE**

COVID-19 Antibody Clinic Coming to NEWSTEAD

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Health is announcing an upcoming COVID-19 antibody clinic test site.

  • Tuesday, September 15
    Newstead Fire Department, 5691 Cummings Road, Akron, NY 14001

Appointments are encouraged. Schedule online at www.erie.gov/covidtest or call (716) 858-2929.

These antibody tests are available at no cost to Erie County residents ages 11 and older. This test requires a blood draw from the arm. Antibody tests for COVID-19 should be done at least 21 days after onset of any COVID-19 symptoms. Those symptoms may include cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.

To maintain physical distancing within each test site, only individuals who have a scheduled appointment and their parent or guardian, if under 18 years old, will be allowed into the testing area. Anyone entering the testing site will be required to wear a cloth face covering or other appropriate mask.

Antibody test results will be mailed within 7-10 days, and anyone who receives an antibody test through ECDOH is encouraged to speak to their health care provider about their results. Parents should discuss with their child’s pediatrician if they are interested in their child under 11 years getting tested for COVID-19 antibodies.

A searchable online map of diagnostic and antibody test site locations in Erie County is at www.erie.gov/covidtestsites.

Perry’s Ice Cream to Host a Virtual Career Fair on September 1 Over 25 positions to be filled at Akron, N.Y. facility

Akron, N.Y. – August 26, 2020 – Perry’s Ice Cream Company, Inc., a Great Lakes regional brand and Upstate New York’s #1 ice cream choice, has announced the company will host a Virtual Career Fair and Open Interviewing Event on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Perry’s is filling over 25 new positions in production/operations, distribution, warehousing, transportation, maintenance, and quality assurance to support the company’s growth and expanded distribution. The added positions are also in support of a new scheduling project geared towards creating greater flexibility and work-life balance for team members. In light of this, a variety of shifts are available including 8- and 12-hour schedules with starting hourly wages ranging from $14.47-$27.05 plus benefits.

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SAVE THE DATES: ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ANNOUNCES DATES FOR FREE RABIES VACCINATION CLINICS

Protect public health by protecting pet health

PRESS RELEASE 8/24/2020

ERIE COUNTY, NY — The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is announcing scheduled dates for its free rabies vaccination clinics on Saturday, September 19 and Tuesday, September 29. Registrations will be required for these events, and the online registration will open on September 9. No walk-ins will be permitted. Locations, times and registration information for these events will be announced on September 9. Dogs, cats and ferrets that are four months of age and older are eligible for this clinic.

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ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HIRING CONTACT TRACERS AND PUBLIC HEALTH SANITARIANS

MEDIA RELEASE

New positions will support COVID-19 response

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Health is accepting applications for jobs within its Division of Environmental Health and Office of Epidemiology.

There are two part-time and six full-time positions open for investigating public health sanitarians in the Division of Environmental Health. Individuals in these roles inspect permitted facilities, septic/water systems for compliance with sanitary code and other local, state and federal regulations. Sanitarians also conduct inspections for lead hazards.

Within the Office of Epidemiology, there are open positions for contact tracers, assistant supervisors and supervisors. Contact tracers perform thorough case investigations for people diagnosed with COVID-19. They communicate by telephone to notify close contacts of their exposure to COVID-19 and provide information on isolation and quarantine. Preferred qualifications include excellent communication and organizational skills, proficiency with computer use, the ability to maintain confidentiality, and successful completion of the Johns Hopkins Contact Tracing Program.

“Each of these positions is tied in to core functions of our COVID-19 response,” said Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein. “We are seeking to build our capacity for contact tracing and enforcement of public health and safety regulations related to COVID-19 this fall.”

Interested applicants can visit the ECDOH web site (https://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=ecdoh-employment-opportunities) for details on qualifications and instructions on how to apply. That page also includes other department job openings.

Erie County Department of Health Job Opportunities: https://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=ecdoh-employment-opportunities
Johns Hopkins Contact Tracing Programhttps://coronavirus.jhu.edu/contact-tracing