The Pride of Cochecton awards brunch was very nice at the Villa Roma. I was sitting next to Judy Yavarkovsky and we were talking about how hard it is cleaning out our mothers’ houses.
I suggested that we have a penny social and call it in honor of our dead mothers, but Judy did not think we had time to get it together before Mother’s Day. You have to laugh; there is so much to do and so many memories. It will make you nuts if you do not laugh. Read more
Peter Joseph Kreiter
Peter Joseph Kreiter, lifelong resident of Monticello, NY died on Sunday, May 5, 2013. He was 57.
Services were held at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 401 Broadway in Monticello on Tuesday, May 7. His funeral mass was held at St. Peter’s Church, Broadway and Liberty Street in Monticello on Wednesday morning, May 8. Burial took place at St. Peter’s Cemetery on Rock Ridge Drive in Monticello.
Memorial contributions in Peter’s honor can be made to the Federation for the Homeless, 9 Monticello St., Monticello, NY 12701. Read more
When we bought our house, “sustainability” wasn’t part of our everyday vocabulary. We did know that a 100-year-old house was likely to bankrupt us with heating bills unless we made serious changes. Other than new wiring, no major renovations had been undertaken since the 1960s, a plus since the scary vintage state of the house meant that we could afford to buy it. But we had a lot of work to do if we were going to be both snug and solvent. Read more
[Editors Note: A version of this letter, which was written to the school board at the Livingston Manor Central School and sent to elected officials in Albany and Washington, DC, was shared with The River Reporter by the author.]
To the School Board,
As a concerned parent, taxpayer and citizen, I write these thoughts on the anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, April 20, 1999. I offer these suggestions with the desire for our children to be safe. Read more
In regards to passage of the local law known as the Sullivan County Ethics Law, the message is clear. We are committed to ensuring public trust in government by the people we serve. However, make no mistake, by passage of this Ethics Law, we are not attempting to discourage anyone from serving on county boards for the betterment of the residents of Sullivan County. Read more
As a professional historian and historiographer, I know how important our past is and how critical it is to preserve and promote it. Unfortunately, for generations many people in this area have taken our history and historic landmarks for granted. That casual attitude has contributed to the deterioration of monuments to our history. Furthermore, we no longer devote as much effort as we once did to teaching our children about the history of our country, let alone that of our region.
The time has come to reverse the tide. Read more
Since taking office in 2012, the new mix of Sullivan County legislators has been working hard to improve government fiscal accountability by reining in expenses, ferreting out waste and redundancy, and by trying to deliver more value to citizens for the taxes they pay. Read more
“This is a true American project, hot dogs, baseball, old Ford truck and a good American beer. All of our products are made in the USA, we support our community, that’s what we will always be about,” said Phil Vallone, one of the investors in the Roscoe Beer Company. Read more