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October 2012

‘Nature’s Palette’: A new show with artist Susan Pascale

YOUNGSVILLE, NY — This November, Domesticities will present a new show featuring the watercolors and acrylics of Susan Pascale. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. The show can be seen during regular store hours in November and December.

Domesticities is located at 4055 State Rt. 52. For more information, call 845/482-3333.

Monticello man arrested on rape charge

A Monticello man has been arrested on rape charges. Michael Burnett, 31, was arrested on October 26 after the alleged victim alerted police about the incident. According to a press release, the victim had recently become acquainted with Burnett, and asked him for a ride to residence on Liberty Street. Burnett allegedly drove into a parking lot where he choked the victim before allegedly assaulting her.  Read more

‘Maria Kizito’ at the NACL

HIGHLAND LAKE, NY — On Saturday, November 3 at 7 p.m., NACL Theatre presents the play “Maria Kizito,” a joint U.S. and Ugandan production about genocide. The play is about a young nun, Maria Kizito, who along with her Mother Superior, was convicted of complicity in the deaths of 7,000 refugees who sought asylum at their convent. This is one of 17 plays in a series by Erik Ehn focusing on East Africa (Rwanda and Uganda), Central America (Guatemala and El Salvador) and Tulsa, OK (the Race Riot of 1921).  Read more

Sierra Club sues NPS approval over powerline 10 organizations throw case into court

PENNSYLVANIA & NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Sierra Club joined several local environmental and citizen groups and filed a challenge in federal court of the National Park Service’s (NPS) approval of the Susquehanna-Roseland Transmission line.
The two companies that are constructing the line are PPL Corporation (PPL) in Pennsylvania and Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSEG) in New Jersey.  Read more

Civil War letters published; Local Union soldier Ira Austin wrote to Minerva Drake

SHOHOLA, PA and BARRYVILLE, NY — The Shohola Railroad and Historical Society has just published a book of letters from a young Barryville soldier to the young woman whom he would eventually marry. The book, titled “Civil War Letters of Ira Austin to Minerva Drake of Barryville, New York,” reveals letters that are not love letters but rather the simple attempts by the unlettered youth to express his awakening interest in young Minerva, whom he calls Nervia.  Read more

It’s the weather … It’s the climate

REGION — Scientists have been predicting for years that as our world heats up, we can expect more intense weather phenomena more frequently. So can we blame climate change for Hurricane Sandy?  Read more

Gunther versus Linton in Sullivan

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 100, NY — Go to Gary Linton’s website and click on the “About Gary” link, and the first sentence to appear is, “Born and raised as a registered Republican in Warwick, New York, I graduated from Orange County Community College with an AAS Degree in Social Science.”  Read more

Help for a helper: weathering Hurricane Sandy with the support of friends, family and strangers

When she’s not providing care for the three rescued poodles who live with Jennifer Maurizzio and her husband, Joe, one can often track Jennifer down at the Narrowsburg Ecumenical Food Pantry where she helps others in her role as president. But following Hurricane Sandy’s visit to the region, the couple found themselves receiving help after a massive white pine tree nearly cleaved their home in half.  Read more

October 25, 2012 - November, 1 2012

Douglas J. Smith Sr.

Douglas J. Smith Sr., a lifelong resident of Equinunk, PA, a pipefitter/welder and a current Manchester Town Supervisor, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Community Medical Center, Scranton, PA. He was 65.

A funeral service was held Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main St., Narrowsburg, NY. Pastor Darlene Miller officiated.

Interment followed in Braman Cemetery, Equinunk, PA.  Read more

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Mildred Frances Gilmore

Mildred Frances Gilmore, formerly of Highland Lake, NY, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2012 in Round Hill, VA. She was 92.

She was born March 19, 1920 to the late Loretta Mary Behr and Abner Joseph Higgins in Brooklyn, NY.

Millie was a graduate of Bishop McDonald High School and Mercy Secretarial School in Brooklyn.

She was blessed with many friends and loved to spend time with them playing golf, practicing yoga and dancing.

Her husband Eugene W. Gilmore, also from Brooklyn and Highland Lake, passed away in 1995.  Read more