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August 2013

August 22, 2013 - August 29, 2013

Eddy L. Ahnstrom

Eddy L. Ahnstrom of Callicoon, NY, a handyman and lifetime resident of the area, died Monday, August 19, 2013 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, NY. He was 54.

There are no calling hours. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, at the Jeffersonville Lutheran Cemetery, Jeffersonville.

Richard C. Aidala

Richard C. Aidala of Matamoras, PA, passed away at home in the arms of his wife, with his loving daughters at his side.  Read more

Elizabeth Lucille Kidder

Elizabeth Lucille Kidder of Youngsville, NY beloved sister, aunt and friend, gifted artist, avid reader and passionate lover of life, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 12, 2013.

Betty was born and raised in the Chicago area. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Stephens College. Betty enjoyed working in several mediums as a painter in oil and watercolor, as a fine printer working at the Pratt Graphics Center, and as a ceramicist.

She is survived by her brother, four sisters and seven nieces and nephews.  Read more

Susan M. Holbert

Susan M. Holbert of Lackawaxen, PA passed away at CMC Hospital, Scranton, PA on August 22, 2013. She was 66.

The daughter of George R. Davidson and Mary Donnery-Davidson of North Branch and Highland Falls, NY, Susan was born on July 11, 1947 in Highland Falls, NY. She was married to David Holbert. Mrs. Holbert was the owner/operator of the Lackawaxen House.  Read more

Canada Geese flying over the Delaware

One recent August evening I watched a scene of great beauty: a formation of Canada geese in flight over the Delaware River. The group had formed itself into a V. This I had expected, but two things about the configuration took me by surprise.  Read more

Two citizens for Hoffman

Charles Hoffman is running for the position of Tusten Town Justice in the September 10th primary election. Chuck is a doer. He is a caring friend and neighbor, excellent educator and has all the qualities of a good leader. You can count on Chuck to work hard and give his all to complete any job he undertakes. He is a dedicated longtime Tusten resident.

It is with a definite “yes” that we encourage you to vote for Charles Hoffman for town justice.

Patricia F. Williams
Narrowsburg, NY
and
Susan Schott
Narrowsburg, NY

An endorsement for Tusten town justice

Chuck Hoffman is a long-time resident of the Town of Tusten and is a devoted educator within the Minisink Valley Central School District, friendly neighbor, and loyal friend. He is committed to the betterment of our community, and is an excellent candidate for the Tusten Town Justice. He has demonstrated his commitment and devotion to our country by serving in the U.S. Army honorably, and now brings to our community this loyalty and commitment by offering his service to our citizens.  Read more

Reply to Bethel letter writer

In reference to Howie Block’s letter addressed to Town of Bethel Supervisor Dan Sturm demanding an apology for comments stated at the last town board meeting, it was I who spoke about garbage and littering tossed by boat renters, namely Hasidim. I live on a lake and frequently witness this phenomenon.  Read more

History matters; A canal park is born

It’s one thing to read about the history of a place in a book or study it in a classroom. It’s another thing to directly experience something about a place’s historic past. This is why destinations like Jefferson’s home in Monticello, VA or the Alamo in Texas are so effective in telling a story that makes history come alive. Or take, for example, our own Fort Delaware Museum in Narrowsburg, NY, with its full-scale replica of an early Colonial fort and a settlement peopled with re-enactors depicting the daily life of the area’s original European settlers.  Read more

Primary vote September 10

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — There are a several primary races that will take place on September 10 in Sullivan County.

In the Town of Bethel, restaurateur Judith Maidenbaum is challenging incumbent suprivisor Dam Sturm for the slot on the Democratic ticket; three candidates, Timothy Colaianni, incumbent Lillian Hendrickson and Dawn Rider are vying for the Democratic nod for two seats on the town council.  Read more

Voter reliability honored in Wayne

The best business of the day at the August 22 meeting of the Wayne County Commissioners came after the conclusion of the their regular agenda.  Read more