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May 2012

A sign of the times in Narrowsburg

The proposed esplanade, which would run behind the stores on Main Street and above the Upper Delaware River, continues to stir emotions. A group of residents have complained loudly because the town is spending about $154,000 for a design for the project, with about half of the money coming from a state grant and the rest coming from the town. Town officials committed to spending the money more than three years ago in order to receive the grant.  Read more

Clean water, healthy communities

PIKE AND WAYNE COUNTIES — A regional group of organizations and agencies has combined efforts to offer a series of programs focused on the value of water resources in the Upper Delaware region. As a bonus, those who attend the programs will have the opportunity to win a free rain barrel donated by the Honesdale Agway.

The Conservation Partnership, comprised of more than 20 members, has compiled the programs in order to raise awareness of the importance of balancing economic development in Pike and Wayne counties while maintaining water quality.  Read more

Bullying - a major concern for schools; Wayne Highlands confronts bullying by encouraging good behavior

Whenever the subject of schools comes up today, bullying is apt to be of intense concern, especially for parents of young children who are the targets of some mean kids.  Read more

RUBY M. KRAUS

Ruby M. Kraus. a long-time resident of Narrowsburg. NY, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Community Medical Center, Scranton, PA, following a long illness. She was 94 years of age.

She was born on February 19. 1918 in Cochecton, NY to Katherine and Alexander Stephenson. She married Charles Kraus, who predeceased her in 1997.  Read more

Feral hogs in Bethel

WHITE LAKE, NY — The wild boar or feral hog problem in New York State is not nearly as dire as it is in states like Texas and Florida, where the explosion in the number of dangerous swine and the people who hunt them has led to the birth of the reality TV show “American Hogger.” Still, the problem does exist in New York and, specifically, it exists in the Town of Bethel.  Read more

Release and recovery; Narrowsburg family honored

When Brad Marchesin and his grandson Todd Bianchi announced on March 18 that they were going out for a Sunday afternoon motorcycle ride, Grandma Donna had Todd change into long pants, a leather jacket and boots. Little did she know that both her husband and her grandson would be critically injured moments later on Route 652, just over the Narrowsburg bridge.  Read more

May 24, 2012 - May 31, 2012

RICHARD J. ADAM
Richard J. Adam of Lake Placid, FL died Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Veteran’s Administrative Hospital in Syracuse, NY, after a fight with cancer. He was 78.
A summertime memorial service is being planned by family members.

ROGER CORMIER
Roger Cormier of Cochecton, NY, a 40 year resident of the area and an electrician at Villa Roma Resort and Bethel Electric, died at home on Thursday, May 24, 2012. He was 72.  Read more

VALOIS YOUNG JR.

Valois Young Jr., a retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant, and retired NOAA Meteorologist and 11-year area resident, died Saturday, May 26, 2012 in Damascus, PA. He was 76.

Son of the late Valois Young Sr. and Gladys Bradstreet Young, he was born July 11, 1935 in Vinalhaven, ME.

Valois was an avid Boston Red Sox fan since 1941.  Read more

LEONARD E. ROLSTON

Leonard E. Rolston, 82, of Interlachen, FL passed away at home on Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 following an extended illness.

He was born in Milanville, PA and had been a snowbird resident of Interlachen and Milanville for the past 20 years before making Interlachen his permanent home in 2008. He made his home in Milanville up to then making a career as a self employed plumbing, heating and electrical contractor.  Read more

JOHN P. PAPARELLA

John P. Paparella, 82, died on January 13, 2012 at home in Fort Pierce, FL. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Milanville, PA at the age of 12. He lived for 33 years in Oakland, NJ before retiring to Florida.  Read more