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What’s new on the business scene for March 15

Date March 15, 2016

Hopewell Junction resident joins board —George Whitehead of Hopewell Junction has been named to the board of directors at Hospice &Palliative Care of Westchester (HPCW).

Whitehead, a partner at PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, an accounting and advisory firm, specializes in the commercial audit practice with a focus on manufacturing, retail, distribution, construction, and technology industries. He has served on HPCW’s development advisory board since 2014.

Whitehead is a certified public accountant.

Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester is a private, not-for-profit healthcare agency providing end-of-life home care to patients diagnosed with serious or life-limiting illness.


Beacon resident earns praise — Hibourahima Camara, a Beacon resident and engineer for Con Edison, recently earned recognition as one of 10 of the energy provider’s engineers to receive the Technology Transfer Award from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), a national energy research organization.

“Electricity plays a greater, more crucial role in American life than ever before,” said Craig S. Ivey, president of Con Edison. “Our security, economy and quality of life all depend on safe, reliable power. The findings our researchers have made with EPRI will help utilities provide the high-quality service customers need.”

Camara, a Con Edison employee since 2011, was a team member that conducted research to help utilities protect equipment from solar storms, or geomagnetic disturbances.

Solar storms release clouds of charged particles from the sun. Those particles can interact with the earth’s magnetic field and cause electromagnetic interference on electrical equipment.

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., an investor-owned energy company.

Foundation awards grant — The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation, the charitable branch of Ulster Savings Bank, Kingston, recently awarded the Anderson Center for Autism an $8,510 grant in support of the center’s Vocations for LifeLong Learning project.

The grant will allow the center to purchase necessary technology for the program.

Established in 2003, the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation seeks to assist the region with housing issues, economic development, education and health and human services.

For information, visit www.ulstersavings.com.

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