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December 2013

Statement from Mayor Gordon Jenkins

STATEMENT BY MAYOR GORDON JENKINS 12/3/13

In a highly unusual act, the Sullivan County District Attorney's Office released many hours of video tapes of my recent incarceration while charges against me are pending.

There is much that can be said about the video and the associated events. This is not the time for a full discussion of all the issues raised. Legal proceedings are pending.

However, I do want to state the following:  Read more

Seminar: ‘Preparing Students for Future Workforce Demands’

ROCK HILL, NY — Bill Daggett, Ed.D., the founder and chairman of the International Center for Leadership in Education, will be the keynote speaker at a December 19 breakfast seminar at The Sullivan in Rock Hill, presented by the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development and the Sullivan County Center for Workforce Development.  Read more

Milford hosts the first annual Shop to Win Fun Day

MILFORD, PA — The Milford business community will host a day of shopping and dining in the Milford borough on Saturday, December 7. All participating businesses will give gifts to be raffled off at the end of the day. To be part of Shop to Win Fun Day, participants have to shop or dine at these specific merchants, and bring receipts at the end of the day to the annual tree lighting at the Community House.  Read more

Retail shop/design studio finds new home in Kauneonga Lake

KAUNEONGA LAKE, NY — Municipal and business leaders joined interior designer Alex Johnson and clothing designer Daryl Kroken, the co-owners of the new retail store River House, for a ribbon cutting on Saturday afternoon, November 23.  Read more

Lake Huntington News December 5

The Open Your Heart for Local Children toy drives will kick off this Saturday, December 7 at 6 p.m. at the Narrowsburg Inn, and at around 8 p.m. the Santa Express will be arriving. A second event will be held on Wednesday, December 11 at 6 p.m. at Tony’s on the Lake; admission is an unwrapped toy. There are also donation boxes in the Lake Huntington and Narrowsburg post offices, plus a box located in the Sullivan West High School. If you want to make a monetary donation you can send a check to Food Pantry, P.O. Box 54, Narrowsburg, NY 12764. Please put “TOYS” in the memo line.  Read more

December 5, 2013

Pictured here are five of the principal characters in the musical “Oklahoma,” presented by the Narrowsburg Theater Group 50 years ago in March 1963. They are, left to right: Kenneth Johansen as Curly; Grace Johansen as Laurey; Tess Zehner as Aunty Eller; Kathy Hector as Ado Annie; and Sal DeMauro as Will. Superbly directed by Willard Slausenberg of Callicoon, it was well received. As printed in the March 14, 1963 issue of Narrowsburg News: “Record Crowds Attend ‘Oklahoma’ Here Friday and Saturday: Terrific Production.” And those of us in the big cast had fun performing, too!  Read more

Louis Maudsley

Louis Maudsley, of Eldred, NY, passed away Friday, November 29, 2013 at his home. He was 89.

He was born on August 5, 1924 in Binghamton, NY, the son of the late Ellis and Edna A. Rauner Maudsley. Louis was a retired bridge supervisor for the Sullivan County Dept. of Public Works, in Monticello. Lou was a very active member of the Eldred United Methodist Church in Eldred. He dedicated much of his time in helping to maintain the church. He married Edith I. Rutledge Maudsley, who predeceased him in 1988.  Read more

November 28, 2013 - December 5, 2013

Dolores Ruth “Sis” Farrell

Dolores Ruth “Sis” Farrell of Honesdale, PA died on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 82.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, November 27 at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Honesdale. Interment followed in St. John’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. John the Evangelist Parish, 414 Church St. Honesdale, PA 18431.

Jazmine D. Fuentes  Read more

The need to want

I am writing from the early hours of Cyber-Monday after what the New York Times refers to as a “gloomy Black Friday.” I have a confession to make. I didn’t shop on Thanksgiving (I would never!), nor on Black Friday. I didn’t even shop on Small Business Saturday (although I meant to). On Sunday, I browsed the catalogs that managed to find us, even after two moves in one year. I almost clicked on a pair of moto-boots in black leather that were drool-worthy and on sale, but instead I closed my iPad and rested my eyes before going to sleep.  Read more

A derailment by any other name is still….

The derailment of the Metro North 5:54 a.m. from Poughkeepsie was tragic indeed. Derailments are rare, but they do occur more often than we hear about. Most of the derailments happen at low speeds and rarely involve injuries. The 5:54 wasn’t so lucky. As it rounded the curve after the Spuyten Duyvil station, it derailed, left the tracks, and the head car barely missed landing in the Harlem River. The engine and all 10 train cars crashed that morning, most landing on their sides or seriously listing.  Read more