Can which New York county you live in determine your life expectancy? Well, it can be a factor. In a cool report compiled by the Princeton, New Jersey based Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Health Population Institute, they ranked all 62 counties in New York State in order of the healthiest to the not so healthy. The annual rankings compile data from the past several years from multiple sources, such as the National Center for Health Statistics.
Check out this hemp farm that sold in Rensselaer County. It sits on one hundred and ninety acres, has two ponds, trails, and solar power. There is also irrigation, heaters, a 3500 square foot barn, and an old sugar shack. It was listed for $845,000 as a turnkey business. It sold for $770,000.
There is a new advocate for abused animals in Rensselaer County. It is a new law that is on the books as a registry to keep track and prosecute those who are repeat offenders. It is also designed to keep animals out of the hands of those who have been arrested for such heinous crimes.
In an effort to get all New Yorkers vaccinated, Rensselaer County has come up with a creative way to promote the vaccine. The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) has wrapped the Vax Bus that will travel around the county all summer long.