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May 2012

Listen to the nuns

As a college student in the mid-‘80s, I took a class on Virginia Woolf. The professor, a youthful woman with swishy, black hair and a quick humor, liked to tell us that had she been around in past ages she would have been a nun.  Read more

Schreibman can build on Hinchey’s legacy

I’ve had the great honor to work for the past decade for Congressman Hinchey, whose upcoming retirement from public office will leave large shoes to fill. The congressman set high standards for his offices and was a tireless fighter for our local communities and his many constituents. As a result of the recent Congressional redistricting, the 22nd district which he so ably represented will be split up into a number of adjoining districts, with Sullivan and Ulster shifting into the new 19th district.  Read more

What are we, chopped liver?

In the wake of the bombings at the Oklahoma City Federal Building or the World Trade Center, you may remember iconic photos of a firefighter cradling a baby victim or a crew raising the American flag above the twisted girders of a fallen skyscraper. You may have similar images in your mind’s eye of heroic rescues in your own communities.

You remember these incidents clearly, indelibly, for one reason: they appeared in newspapers.  Read more

Thanks to the community

On behalf of the students, faculty, staff, administration and the Board of Education of the Eldred Central School District, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the voters and taxpayers of the district for approving our budget for the 2012-2013 school year. Last year, the community sent a very clear message concerning the district and the budget. The community wanted a change in direction, and the board delivered on that request. The board directed administration to cut expenses while preserving student programming. Over $600,000 dollars was cut from the budget proposal.  Read more

Enough with the Park Foundation nonsense already

In the dispute as to whether hydro-fracking for natural gas is desirable in this area (or anywhere), there are a number of legitimate bones of contention. Take jobs, which all agree are important: one valid topic of discussion is the question as to whether the number, quality and sustainability of jobs provided to local residents by gas drilling would outweigh the practice’s economic, environmental, health and social costs.  Read more

‘Simply mahvelous’

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — A savvy friend once referenced trying to raise more than one small child at a time by saying, “one is one and two is a hundred.” The multiplier effect also relates to the accomplishment of winning consecutive Section 9 titles. So if two is a hundred by such reckoning, just what is the exponential factor for twice that number, as in the case of the Eldred boys track team, which has now won four Class D titles in a row? Or how about the Eldred girls who just garnered their fifth straight sectional track title?  Read more

Woman killed in multi-car crash on Route 17 in Woodbury

On May 27, 2012, the New York State Police in Monroe investigated a fatal motor vehicle accident involving four vehicles on State Route 17 in the town of Woodbury. The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2000 Volkwagon Jetta operated by Jerome Stewart, 33, of Newark, NJ, was traveling south on State Route 17 when he came upon two vehicles stopped in the southbound left lane waiting to turn left into the Harriman Train Station. Stewart struck the rear of a 2005 Toyota operated by Jaznel Stewart, 21, (no relation to Jerome Stewart) of Newburgh, NY, who was stopped behind and subsequently struck a 2002 Saturn operated by Samantha Straub, 21, of Newburgh, NY.  Read more

Honesdale Falsified Robbery and Assault Report Leads to Charges

On May 21st 2012 at 7:30 PM Honesdale Borough Police officers investigated a reported robbery and assault that occurred at a Church Street residence.  Read more

Honesdale juvenile arrested for domestic assault

On Friday May 18th, 2012 at 12:23 PM Honesdale Borough Police officers responded to a domestic disturbance involving a 14 year old male reportedly out of control on Corey St. in Honesdale.  Read more

Liberty man arrested for burglary

On Thursday May 24th Village of Liberty Police arrested Alfred Franklin after an investigation into a residential burglary to an apartment building in the Village of Liberty. Police began investigating when a village resident called police on May 3rd 2012 after returning home and finding her apartment had been entered and several items including a flat screen T.V., a laptop and money had been taken.  Read more