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January 2012

Financing your education course

February 13, 2012

Learn about financial assistance programs at St. John Street Education Center, 6-8pm, $80. RSVP: 845/295-4900 or 791-4070.

Broadway cabaret

February 10, 2012
February 11, 2012

Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop presents a tribute to Irving Berlin & other composers at Sullivan County Museum, 8pm, $10. 845/794-7966.

Self-defense training

February 12, 2012

Two-day seminar to learn to protect yourself at Villa Roma Resort, 2/18 & 19, 10am-4pm, $360 incl. lunch (room extra: 800/533-6767). RSVP by 2/12: 716/491-4723.

Winter eagles arrive--after a slight delay

One thing that can be counted on in the region is the arrival of hundreds of wintering bald eagles to the Delaware River and other waterways. Typically starting in late December or early January, eagles arrive from Canada as they seek open water to forage for their favorite food: fish.

With the milder than normal winter so far, the eagles have been slow to migrate to the upper Delaware. Many of the northern rivers where eagles forage were still open as of the New Year, so that eliminated the need for them to migrate all the way to the wintering ground of our region for a few weeks.  Read more

A long day’s journey into paradise

The uppermost wellspring of this river of time burst from the ground in 1948. I had borrowed a book from the Kingsbridge branch of the New York public library system titled “Trout,” by Ray Bergman. To a plug-casting bass fisherman, the hundreds of delicate flies shown in this book, painted by Dr. Edgar Burke, seemed too pretty to possibly catch fish. These flies came in every shade and color imaginable. Also, they had wonderful, magical names, such as the Queen of the Waters, Rio Grande King, Parmachenie Belle, Kingfisher, Light Edson Tiger and the Black Ghost.  Read more

New York & Pennsylvania officials react to the State of the Union Address

Below are statements issued by Congressman Tom Marino, Congressman Maurice Hinchey, Senator Pat Toomey, Senator Bob Casey and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.  Read more

Guilty Plea in 2008 Sullivan Drug Conspiracy

District Attorney Jim Farrell announced on January 20 that Adam Bloom, age 29, of Monticello entered guilty pleas to multiple counts of an indictment that charged him with conspiracy to distribute large amounts of cocaine in Sullivan County in the Spring of 2008. Bloom had been arrested in May of 2008 after a long term investigation into his drug dealing by the New York State Police, Monticello Police , Liberty Police and the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office.  Read more

Wurtsboro Troopers arrest Wurtsboro woman for drug charges

On January 22, 2012, State Police in Wurtsboro responded to a 911 call regarding a possible drug overdose in the Village of Wurtsboro. While Troopers spoke with Julia Norton, a 50 year old resident of Wurtsboro, they observed cocaine in plain view on a cocktail table in the living room. Norton did not overdose and was arrested for Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance 5th and 7th degree and Possession of Marihuana. She was sent to Sullivan County Jail, no bail.

Couple arrested for drugs after gas drive off in Mamakating

On January 22, 2012, State Police in Wurtsboro arrested a man and woman on drug and other charges after locating a vehicle wanted in a gas drive off from the Mobil Gas Station in Wurtsboro.  Read more

Eldred students win regional art awards

ELDRED, NY — Eldred Central School has six winners in the Scholastic Art Awards Regional Competition, which includes Dutchess, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. Shown in the back row are senior Vincent Carlucci (Gold Key in Digital Art), left, senior Kyle Derry (Silver Key, Photography) and sophomore Peter Vorstadt (Silver Key, Photography). In the front row are sophomore Julian DeLeon (Gold Key in Design), senior Devyn Halter (Gold Key for Photography Portfolio, and two Gold Keys for two additional separate photographs) and senior Miranda Schwartz (Silver Key in Design).  Read more