On October 25, 2011 State Police at Middletown arrested KAREN PAGLIA, age 45 from Middletown, NY for Grand Larceny 3rd degree. This arrest is the result of an investigation into the unauthorized use of the debit and credit accounts of the Town of Wallkill Volunteer Ambulance Corps while Paglia was treasurer from 2006 through 2009. Read more
NORTH BRANCH, NY — Everyone has a story. You can learn how to interpret your story through a one-person show at an eight-week workshop at Victoria Lesser’s The Old North Branch Inn. The workshop started on Wednesday, October 26, but you can start at any time. It will continue on consecutive Wednesdays. Read more
BETHEL, NY — New Orleans party music, secular gospel, soul, R&B and roots rock will be combined into a feel-good gumbo of music at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Sunday, November 13 at 2 p.m., when Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra take the stage. As a part of the Event Gallery’s World Stage Series, BroJo is more than just a band. The group will be dressed in its finest whites, dancing parasols and throwing out tons of Mardi Gras beads. Read more
Barbara Behling Goffin, formerly of Woodstock, NY, passed away on October 21 at Muir Senior Center in Martinez, CA. She was 67.
Barbara was born in Temple, TX on August 29, 1944 to the late George (Chris) and Myrtle (Mickey) Behling, formerly of Narrowsburg, NY. She was raised in Richmond Hill, NY, graduated from Richmond Hill High School and majored in Latin America Area studies at Queens College. She also lived in Los Angeles, Mexico, Bisbee, AZ and northern California. Read more
Martin D. Myers of Eldred, NY passed away Friday, October 21, 2011 at Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty, NY. He was 90.
The son of the late Mary Fee Myers and Martin D. Myers Sr., Martin was born in Highland Lake, NY on November 7, 1920. On September 13, 1942 he married his high school sweetheart, Christene Stevens. Read more
Walter R. Roemer of Callicoon, NY entered into eternal rest at home on October 21, 2011. He was 86.
The son of the late Henry and Margaret Regan Roemer, he was born in Fraser’s Settlement, NY. He was married to Elizabeth “Betty” Stone on December 24, 1951; they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year.
Walter was a retired parts manager at Kirchner Chevrolet in Roscoe, NY. He previously worked at C.E. Mills Chevrolet in Callicoon, and Buddenhagen Ford in Hortonville, NY. Read more
By By Doug Reiser and Robert M. Dufour
Our founding fathers conceived a public education system that would teach reading and writing and some arithmetic. The goal was to provide people with the basic skills to be good citizens so they could actively participate in our electoral process. Most villages and towns did not have schools; those that did had one-room school houses. The school calendar was (and still is) dictated by the planting and harvesting schedule of agrarian America. Students attended school when they could, and often did not get more than a sixth- or eighth-grade education. Read more
Cindy Kurpil Gieger is running for the Sullivan County Legislature in District 5. As co-founder of the innovative Sullivan County Farm Network—she and her husband operate a solar equipped dairy farm—she is one of the forces that have finally succeeded in moving forward the building of a creamery in Western Sullivan County. Cindy is affecting the political—and physical—landscape even before she becomes a county legislator. In recognition of her dedication to local farming, she has been appointed to the New York State Association of Counties Blue Ribbon Task Force on agriculture. Read more