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October 2013

Liberty man arrested for failing to register as sex offender

On Thursday October 25th, 2013 the Village of Liberty Police Department arrested Christopher Freer, 30, of Liberty at an apartment on Orchard Street. Freer was wanted on a warrant out of the Town of Liberty Court for harassment in the 2nd degree following a domestic incident that had occurred days prior.  Read more

Cochecton summer residents voter registrations challenged

When Gary Mass, supervisor of the Town of Cochecton, heard that there were about six residents of a seasonal community who registered to vote in Sullivan County, he said he was not really concerned. But when that number rose to 24, a figure that represents about 5% of the voting population, he decided he should take action.  Read more

Cherry Ridge man pleads guilty to killing his wife

Robert Jufer, 72, of Honesdale, PA pleaded guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter, graded as a felony of the first degree and one count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. The incident occurred on October 17, 2010, in Cherry Ridge Township. Jufer faces a maximum penalty of 22 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. He is scheduled to be sentenced on January 2, 2014. Jufer was arrested on February 6, for the murder of his wife, June Jufer.  Read more

Teen makeup application class

November 12, 2013

The E.B. Crawford Library will host a makeup application class for teens, 6:15pm. A professional makeup artist will teach the basics of makeup application, along with tips and tricks for specific looks. This class is limited to 10 people. Bring your own makeup. Call to reserve your spot: 845/794-4660 x 303.

For More Information: 
Joanna Goldfarb
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Millennial Book Club

November 21, 2013

The E. B. Crawford Public Library will begin hosting a book
discussion group for young adults in their 20s and 30s (Millenials). The discussion group will meet monthly, reading books aimed at this age group. Mysterious Magic is the theme for the first 3 months. 845/794-4660.

For More Information: 
Joanna Goldfarb
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Kauneonga Lake man killed in Route 17B accident

On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at approximately 12:45 p.m. the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 report of a head on collision on State Route 17B and Kitz Road in Monguap Valley.  Read more

Barred and beautiful

Late one recent afternoon, while I was driving slowly down a dirt road in Pike County, a large bird suddenly swooped just in front of my car’s windshield. I braked and watched as it perched in a tree just overhead. Turning off the motor, I slowly exited with camera in tow, certain that the bird would immediately fly off.

Surprisingly, it remained where it had landed, then proceeded to quietly observe me as I snapped away. The encounter was thrilling, as the bird turned out to be a barred owl, a personal favorite of mine and one I have never encountered in the wild before.  Read more

Triumphant tribute

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — There were smiles, hugs and laughter among the players. There were tears of joy shed by parents and friends. And there were words of praise and affirmation from coaches including those from the opposing team. But above all, there was a great sense of pride after Sullivan West, in the midst of its most disappointing season in recent memory, found the heart, the grit and the wherewithal to stand its ground on Homecoming and Senior Night to defeat two-time Section Nine Class C Champion James I. O’Neill 26-25.  Read more

Nothin’ but a hound dog

Okay, I give up. My never-ending effort to stand on my own two feet and crawl out of the shadow of my dog’s popularity has failed. I’m waving the white flag, admitting defeat and giving in. Some of you would argue that I created this monster, but the simple truth is that no one is to blame. It is what it is, and I’m now sanguine about the whole affair. I live with a celebrity and am hanging on for dear life. If she had opposable thumbs, I’d be out of a job and still, the popular consensus is that Dharma writes this column, while I just drive her around. So be it.  Read more

‘Enough Said’ at Callicoon Theater

CALLICOON, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance and the Callicoon Theater will present director Nicole Holofcener’s new film, “Enough Said,” starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini, opening Friday, October 25 at the Callicoon Theater.

A divorced massage therapist, Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is dreading her daughter’s impending departure for college. She meets Albert (James Gandolfini) a sweet, funny and like-minded man also facing an empty nest. As their romance quickly blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne (Catherine Keener), her new massage client.  Read more