O&R DONATES $50,000 TO STAC MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE, ARTS STUDIES

O&R DONATES $50,000 TO STAC MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE, ARTS STUDIES

PEARL RIVER, NY August 19, 2019 — These 75 middle school students at St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) never dreamed they’d spend part of their summer vacation like this. Analyzing blood spatter, processing fingerprints, collecting evidence, identifying suspects and a variety of other crime scene investigation pursuits — a kind of CSI-STAC — all are […]

O&R AWARDS $20,000 TO ROCKLAND FARM ALLIANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM

O&R AWARDS $20,000 TO ROCKLAND FARM ALLIANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM

Orange and Rockland has contributed $20,000 to the Rockland Farm Alliance (RFA) to help support the expansion of RFA’s Agricultural Education Program with an initiative aimed at giving low-income students a greater understanding of how their food is grown and how it gets from the field to the table. The O&R donation will be directed […]

2019 Orange & Rockland STEM Classroom Grant Awards

2019 Orange & Rockland STEM Classroom Grant Awards

By Barry Warner O&R supports science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education through classroom projects and professional development for teachers. Grants of up to $1,000 were awarded to 35 Rockland County educators (65 in all from O&R’s service territory) at schools from pre-K to 12th grade on Wednesday May 15th, 2019. Any creative classroom project […]

O&R Gas Operator Tech Training Grads Meet Their New Bosses

O&R Gas Operator Tech Training Grads Meet Their New Bosses

PEARL RIVER — Thirteen men unemployed and underemployed men graduated recently from a three-week, natural gas operator technician training course sponsored by O&R. It may be the break that changes their lives for the better. As part of a graduation ceremony held at the Orange County Fire Training Center in New Hampton, O&R also sponsored […]

O&R, SMARTER GRID SOLUTIONS SEEK WAYS TO GET MORE CLEAN ENERGY TO THE GRID

O&R, SMARTER GRID SOLUTIONS SEEK WAYS TO GET MORE CLEAN ENERGY TO THE GRID

O&R announced this week that it is partnering with Smarter Grid Solutions, Inc. (SGS), one of the leading providers of distributed energy resource management software, on a demonstration project designed to help developers more affordably interconnect solar energy projects to the power grid and drive greater export of renewable energy on O&R’s system. The demonstration […]

O&R Helps Rockland Rowing Launch Training Craft for Adaptive Athletes

O&R Helps Rockland Rowing Launch Training Craft for Adaptive Athletes

PEARL RIVER, NY June 27, 2018 — O&R has donated $4,500 to help the Rockland Rowing Association (RRA) purchase a rowing barge, a specially designed vessel whose stability on water provides a safe platform to help train adaptive athletes (individuals with physical or cognitive challenges) in the sport of rowing. That barge was launched during […]

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