I wonder what Roy would say
If he could hear this song
Something sweet sardonic
Something true and strong.
If courage was a tapestry
Then Roy would truly be
A cloth of golden lightning weaves
Tall radiant and free.
Tonight I hear a guitar
Screaming through the trees
He rides the riff of courage
His rhythm in the breeze.
As he rides upon the guitar
Clutching Woodstock’s hand
He will turn to look upon us
From Roy’s rock ‘n roll band.
Woodstock was a friend of mine
And I know he loved it so
I cry as they both ride away
A distant hollowed glow. Read more
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 Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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