City of Little Falls:
From the Mayor: In an effort to reduce the opportunity for exposure to the coronavirus, Little Falls City Hall will be closed to the public. All of the offices will still be manned, we ask that you call and they will direct you on how to proceed depending on what the specific issue is. The general number for City Hall is 315-823-0200 (that gets you to the “if you need the police, press…” option). Please let me know if there are any questions and thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
Little Falls Volunteer Corps:
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If you or someone you know is concerned about access to food or supplies during this time here is some helpful information and links:
- Little Falls Food Pantry: 45 Furnace Street Tuesday-Fri 12pm-2pm – Call 315-823-1793
Dolgeville Big M offers at-home delivery of groceries. Monday-Friday. All orders taken before 12:00 PM will be delivered the same day. Orders taken after 12:00 PM will be delivered the following day. There is a $5.00 delivery fee and a $50.00 minimum order. Orders can be phoned in to 315-429-8518 or emailed to email@example.com
Herkimer Walmart offers Grocery Delivery: https://grocery.walmart.com/
Price Chopper offers pick up services when you sign up through instacart: https://www.instacart.com/price-chopper-ny
Kinney Drugs has pharmacy delivery services options.
CVS Pharmacy also offers delivery options for medications
The Cafe at Stone Mill is offering FREE BAGGED LUNCHES to all school-age children from 11:30 am-1 pm, starting Monday (3/16/20). Choice of PB&J or Egg Salad with chips and juice
If you know of any other places/organizations providing assistance let us know so we can update our list!
Little Falls School District Information:
Budget Vote Updates
The school budget vote date is now June 9, 2020. Voting will be entirely by absentee ballot. Ballots will be mailed around May 26, 2020, and have to to returned to the district by the close of business on June 9, 2020.
Budget Presentation can be viewed here.
Budget Newsletter can found here.
Additional Ballot can be printed from here.
Please see the Annual Notice of the vote here.
Please see the full text of the Governor’s executive order here.
Meal Service During Closure
The district will be delivering food directly to homes using school buses on Mondays and Thursdays of each week. Meals for multiple days will be delivered each time. Deliveries will be between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM.
If you need information regarding meal delivery, please contact Stephanie Johnson at (315) 823-1400 x 1431. Please note that meals are free and available to ALL students during the school closure.
All grades 3-8 NYS Assessments (Math/ELA/Science) are canceled for the 2019-2020 school year.
Upcoming June Regents Exams have been canceled.
High School/Middle School/Benton Hall Academy
The Governor has extended the school closure through the remainder of the school year.
In compliance with the Governor’s order, all school building offices will be closed until further notice. For all school matters, please contact the District Office – 315-823-1470 between 9 am and 2 pm.
CSE meetings will continue to take place in a virtual manner.
Our nursing staff has addressed all student medication issues.
Little Falls Family YMCA Information:
All programs and fitness/gym areas at the Little Falls Family YMCA – 15 Jackson Street Little Falls 315-823-1740 and the YMCA of the Mohawk Valley – 83 East Main Street, Mohawk 315-866-6570 has been closed until further notice. The central offices at both locations will remain open during selected hours.
Little Falls Area Food Pantry, 45 Furnace Street, Little Falls, NY. Open Tuesday – Friday– 11 AM to 2 PM, curbside, and emergency delivery available. Call 315-823-1793. Open to any Little Falls resident. Must bring proof of residency for each individual in a household. Donations may be sent to The Little Falls Area Food Pantry, C/O Little Falls YMCA, 15 Jackson Street, Little Falls, NY,13365
Community Co-op, 589 East Albany Street, Little Falls, NY. Open Tuesday 930-500, Wed. 930-500, Thurs. 930-800, Fri. 930-500, Sat. 930-100. Open to everyone. No membership requirement. Special orders, curbside pick up and emergency delivery available. Call 315-823-0686.
We will be coordinating with other community partners to provide services as they are developed and scheduled.
Little Falls Public Library:
Beginning on May 18th, 2020, the Little Falls Public Library will offer curbside delivery of books / DVDs/ audiobooks.
This service is only available to patrons with valid library cards, who owe less than $5.00 in fines.
Hours are 11-3, Monday through Friday.
Please note that there is no interlibrary loan service at this time.
To place a hold, you can use the online catalog, or call (315) 823-1542.
When your item(s) are ready for pickup, you will be notified.
Items will be checked out to you and placed in a bag on the porch by the main entrance. Your receipt will be taped to the bag. Your due date(s) will appear on the receipt.
There is a limit of one person at a time on the porch. Please remain in your vehicle until the previous patron has left. You must wear a mask, in accordance with the governor’s order.
Items can be returned to the book drop.
This service may be suspended in case of severe weather.
All staff members wear a mask and gloves during item processing. Returned items will be placed in an isolated location for the appropriate length of time necessary to allow the virus to die.
Little Falls Restaurants:
If you have any changes to your hours or this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For the most up to date information on the COVID-19 health care response, please contact your county health department, the New York State Department of Health (coronavirus.health.ny.gov), and check for updates from the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus). It is crucial that everyone continues to follow CDC guidelines for preventing COVID-19.
The federal government has provided states with new resources and flexibility to grant unemployment benefits to workers laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unemployment claims are now being expedited. Please visit the Department of Labor’s website: labor.ny.gov/unemploymentassistance.
If you have questions about this process or need further assistance, click here to find the contact information for your local state representative, or call Congressman Brindisi’s office at 315-732-0713.
Resources for Small Businesses
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued Disaster Declarations to all New York counties and opened an online application portal for small businesses to apply for its Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Upstate New York businesses can apply for low-interest, emergency loan assistance through the SBA. Applicants are encouraged to apply online at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela or call the SBA at 1-800-659-2955.
Coronavirus Tax Relief
New York State’s tax deadline has also been moved to July 15, 2020. More information on the ways the Department of Taxation and Finance can assist during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found at www.tax.ny.gov.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues electronic benefits that can be used like cash to purchase food. SNAP helps low-income working people, senior citizens, the disabled, and others feed their families. Learn more to see if you are eligible and apply for SNAP here: www.ny.gov/services/apply-snap. Our local food banks can also help with this application.
Additional food bank resources can be found by calling:
- Food Bank of Central New York – 315-437-1899
Meals on Wheels provides nutritious home-delivered meals to help seniors and people with disabilities. You can learn more about eligibility and services available in your neighborhood by visiting www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/find-meals.
Herkimer County has a call center with a dedicated phone line for any questions regarding COVID-19. The call center can be reached by dialing 315-867-1351.