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February 2013

January 31, 2013 - February 7, 2013

Roy Howard

Roy Howard, a lifelong resident of Bethel and Monticello, NY, died Tuesday, January 29, 2013 after a long illness. He was 78.

Interment will be private. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Donations can be made to The Tisch Cancer Institute, In Memory of Roy Howard, To Further the Research of Dr. William Oh, Mt. Sinai Medical Center Development Office, 1 Gustave Levy Place, Box 1049, NY 10029.

Deline P. Norris
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Carl A. Fuchs

Carl A. Fuchs of Matthews, NC and formerly of Narrowsburg, NY, passed away on January 25, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. He was 64.

The son of the late Carl and Alice Fuchs, he was born on April 14, 1948.

Carl was a veteran for the United States Navy in the Sea-Bee’s.  Read more

Lost & Found

During a long life, one loses things. I was warned that in moving out of our long-time city residence things would be lost. I was prepared. But what about the things that are found? This, I was not prepared for.  Read more

Infrastructure’s long economic shadow

The topic of our country’s aging infrastructure may seem far removed from our everyday lives, until some lifeline in our own backyard, like the Narrowsburg Bridge or the Skinners Falls Bridge, makes the list of decaying structures in need of emergency repair. In fact, emergency repair is only part of the story.  Read more

Local shop targeted in statewide search; Jamaica Junction in Port Jervis

A local smoke shop was targeted as New York State Police launched a series of statewide searches to determine if so-called bath salts or synthetic marijuana are being sold illegally. Clyde Beach, the owner of the Jamaica Junction Smoke and Gift Shop in Port Jervis, said that his store was searched, but he has not broken any laws because his establishment voluntarily stopped selling synthetic marijuana when the state outlawed it back in August 2012.  Read more

Narrowsburg Bridge single lane through 2015; Emergency repairs to begin soon

The weight limit for the bridge that spans the Upper Delaware River at Narrowsburg has been lowered in the wake of an inspection that was carried out in November 2012.  Read more

Kudos for Wayne professional

The Wayne County Commissioners at their meeting on January 31 recognized contributions made by Juliann Doyle. The Pennsylvania Counties Risk Pool (PCoRP) honored Doyle for her notable work in the Human Service Department, for “reporting and information gathering for property and liability incidents.” Upon acceptance of the award, she acknowledged the work of all the staff who contribute to the making of a successful department. “Doyle is a ray of sunshine and a wonderful example of what the county has to offer,” said commissioner Jonathan Fritz.  Read more

Economic impact of public lands; Study shows reservoirs are helpful

REGION — The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is touting the beneficial impacts of its reservoirs and other holdings on the Catskills, which are highlighted in a new study commissioned by the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development (CCCD), Catskill Mountainkeeper (CMK), and Catskill Heritage Alliance (CHA).  Read more

Sullivan County fills 50 vacant positions

The Sullivan County Legislature, at a meeting on February 1, gave department heads permission to fill about 50 vacant positions that are considered critical for the smooth functioning of county government. The legislature changed the hiring policy because of the recession so that every new hire had to be approved by the legislature.  Read more

Time to get PA out of alcohol business? Governor Corbett unveils a plan

HARRISBURG, PA — For decades governors of the Keystone State have dreamed of selling off the state liquor store system to the private sector, and now Governor Tom Corbett has presented a detailed plan about how to move forward with it.  Read more