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December 2012

Far from the end…

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Well, we’re still here despite Mayan predictions to the contrary; another apocalypse come and gone. So still breathing and reading this at the end of the 2012 calendar year in high school sports, one might be apt to reflect on the iconic athletic milestones of the past 12 months. But we’ll save those “Auld Lang Syne” pictorial reminiscences for the next issue, starting the New Year by casting a final glance back at the old one. But right now, we are enmeshed in the throes of the winter sports season, which began in early December and ends in mid March.  Read more

Arrest made in Kenoza Lake burglary

On December 24th, 2012, the New York State Police at Liberty arrested ADAM ROBERTS, age 27 of White Sulphur Springs for Burglary in the first degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree.  Read more

Out with the old...

How we, as individuals, perceive the world around us is as varied as the snowflakes. Everyone has an opinion (humble or otherwise) and I am (clearly!) no exception. At this time of year, conversation invariably turns to the passage of time and often, how quickly the year has flown by. For me (and I suspect many of you) it’s been a long and winding road. Some of you might recall that on New Years Eve last year, I found myself in the hospital, undergoing emergency surgery.  Read more

Good luck in 2013

My sister-in-law is not a superstitious person, but on New Year’s Day, she insists on serving black-eyed peas with her holiday dinner. This is supposed to bring good luck for the New Year for everyone who sits down at her table. Mind you, she’s not from the South, where this tradition comes from in the U.S., and she’s not Jewish either. (I bet you didn’t know that eating black-eyed peas at Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, also is considered lucky.)  Read more

Minisink residents file petition

TOWN OF MINISINK, NY — On December 19, Carolyn Elefant, the lawyer representing Minisink residents, filed a joint petition for review with the DC Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. The community intends to challenge the orders made by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) earlier this month to deny residents’ rehearing request, and to approve Millennium Pipeline’s compressor station proposal as the final order on Minisink’s docket. The commission ruled in an unprecedented 3-2 split.  Read more

PA to consolidate child care services

MILFORD, PA — Jill Gamboni, director of the Pike County Child Care Information Services (CCSI), announced to the Pike County Commissioners that the state is going to consolidate the delivery of child care services for families who need assistance in paying for child care.  Read more

CASA faces sharp budget cuts

ALBANY, NY — Sullivan County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program faces the possibility of losing $18,000 in funding beginning in April. This is because New York State’s Unified Court System, in its proposed budget for the next fiscal year budget, has dropped funding for CASA programs statewide, a cut of about $800,000.  Read more

Honesdale approves CVS traffic pattern

The Honesdale Borough Council has approved the original traffic pattern plan proposed by CVS engineers. A motion to reject the pattern by council member Harry DeVrieze failed by a 4 to 3 vote. Juanita Pisano and Bob Jennings voted yes with DeVrieze to reject the plan with F.J. Monaghan, James Brennan, Michael Slish and Scott Smith voting no.

“I think there should be a better traffic pattern,” DeVrieze said.  Read more

December 20, 2012 - December 27, 2012

Louis A. Foschino

Louis A. Foschino, longtime resident of the Town of Bethel, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, after an illness. He was 92.

A memorial service will be held in the spring.

Carl J. Henderson

Carl J. Henderson of Sparrowbush, NY passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Andes, NY. He was 58.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 21 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, with Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating. Interment took place at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY.  Read more