Good Wednesday friends! Today in La Voz con Mariel Fiori is a day of education and family. I spoke with Yesenia Ruiz Cortes, one of the Rhinebeck Responds volunteers, about the Wellness Fair they have planned for this Monday from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the Messiah Church in Rhinebeck.

Carole Furman, Ulster County Director of EmPower and Weatherization Services, and Yma Melendez-Sandoval, Community Health Worker for MISN (Mother and Baby Support Network) spoke about the services available to make our homes more efficient and economic in their energy consumption, and helps new mothers and their babies. They can be found at 845-338-8750.

We had a mini panel discussion with the Legislator for Dutchess County, Giancarlo Llaverías, and Newburgh Councilor-elect, Giselle Martínez, on gun violence that has been taking place in the cities of Poughkeepsie and Newburgh that have prompted school districts in those cities to suspend classes in recent weeks.