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February 2012

Traffic fatality in Plattekill, NY

The State Police are investigating a one car fatal motor vehicle accident occurring on the New York State Thruway on February 18, 2012. The accident occurred at approximately 7:08 pm, southbound near mile marker 71 in the Town of Plattekill, Ulster County.  Read more


Laura Jane Brown of Liberty, NY, a lifelong Sullivan County resident, passed away on Friday February 17, 2012 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, NY. She was 69.

The daughter of the late Alfred and Mae Turk Ferguson, she was born on March 1, 1942 in Horton, NY. She was the widow of Robert William Brown, who died in 2004.

Laura was a member of the Community United Methodist Churches of Bethel in Kauneonga Lake, NY.  Read more


Linda C. Canfield of Hortonville, NY, a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at A.O. Fox Hospital, Oneonta, NY. She was 63.

The daughter of the late Harry and Katharina Gunther Schilling, she was born February 8, 1949 in Valley Stream, NY.

Linda worked for 37 years as a reservation specialist for Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon, NY and was employee of the year some years back.  Read more

Wurtsboro Troopers arrest Bullville man for DWAI Drugs

On February 19, 2012, State Police in Wurtsboro arrested a man for DWAI Drugs following a traffic stop on Godfrey Road in the Town of Mamakating. Kevin Jewis, an 18 year old Bullville resident, was traveling on Godfey Road when he made an illegal U-Turn.  Read more


Mr. Gerald Patrick Cooper of Glen Spey, NY, a lifetime resident of the area, died Friday, February 17, 2012 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 58.

He was born October 30, 1953 in Port Jervis, NY, the son of the late William and the late Catherine Hinkley Cooper.

A family statement reads in part: “Jerry was a committed father and friend, and an adoring grandfather and loving husband. He loved the NY Giants and enjoyed trips to the games. Jerry had an amazing spirit and outlook on life.”  Read more


William E. “Sonny” Dennis of Honesdale, PA, died Friday, February 10, 2012 at home. He was 73.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 49 years, the former Ellen B. Yakaboski. They were married on March 30, 1963.  Read more


Anne M. Estroff, Kerhonkson, NY, passed away at home on February 19, 2012 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 61.  Read more


Dr. Stephen Michael Levin of Upper Grandview, NY and Barryville, NY, died from cancer on Tuesday, February 8, 2012 at his home in Upper Grandview. He was 70.  Read more


Katherine Moore of Glen Spey, NY died peacefully at home on January 31, 2012 in the company of her son Coyote and her husband Jose after a long and dignified struggle with breast cancer.

Those of us who knew and loved Katy will miss her deeply.

Memorial contributions may be made to Planned Parenthood at www.plannedparenthood.org.


Russell U. Maerz of Richmond Hill, NY passed away on February 8, 2012. He was 87.

Russell was the longtime scout master of Boy Scouts of America Troops 4 and 28 in Richmond Hill. He also served as scout master during 35 summers at Ten Mile River Scout Camp in Narrowsburg, NY from 1964 to 1999. Boy Scout Troop 28 Fife and Drum Band marched in the Narrowsburg July 4th Parade under Russell’s direction for 20 consecutive years, from 1975 to 1995.  Read more