The events of September 11, 2001 echoed in the Town of Highland Town Hall in two disparate ways at its September meeting, which this year fell on that date’s exact 11th anniversary. On a positive note was a discussion of the Heroes Park, a public space centered around a mounted fragment of the World Trade Center dedicated to all veterans and public safety providers. A more dubious legacy was some controversy regarding the maintenance and upgrading of emergency communications equipment around the county, generated by a national Homeland Security Department that may not be sufficiently sensitive to real local needs. Read more
Town hall, 10am-noon, free w/ Medicare Care card, all others $21 for flu shot, $35 for pneumonia shot. Appointments (not necessary): ehealthscheduling.com/sullivan or 845/292-5910.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Eldred resident Lou Monteleone wants to make sure Sullivan County knows it. Monteleone’s awareness began in 2007 when he participated in a St. Baldrick’s (www.stbaldricks.org) signature head shaving event in Jeffersonville. “It changed my life,” Monteleone said, “and I became instantly involved.” Read more
The Eldred Central School District Board of Education (ECS BOE) met on August 9 and passed several resolutions intended to enable the district to prepare for future budgetary constraints. Read more
Sponsored by Town of Highlands Lions Club at the town hall, 9am-4pm.
Age groups: 5-8, 9-11, 12-14, 16-18, 18+ meet at Eldred Track, 6pm. Events: 4 & under 100-meter dash, 100-meter dash, 400-meter dash, 800-meter run, 1500-meter run, high jump (age 12+) & long jump.
The Eldred Central School District (ECS) board of education conducted its monthly meeting on July 12, during which it elected and swore in its slate of officers. From left, first row, is vice president Amador Laput and board member Carol Bliefernich. In the second row is president Douglas Reiser and board member James Burns. Absent from the photo was board member Linda Bohs. The board also approved a Concussion Management Policy to support the proper evaluation and management of head injuries. ECS recently rescheduled its monthly meetings to begin at 7 p.m.
The Town of Highland Town Board voted unanimously in favor of adopting Local Law 3 at its monthly meeting on July 10, which effectively bans gas drilling and other heavy industrial activity in the town. With that move, the Town of Highland became the fourth Sullivan County town to adopt similar zoning, creating an expanding block of bordering towns including Tusten, Lumberland and Bethel. Read more
Someone once wrote, “Life is a series of memories we make.” The same can be said about the Eldred Central School’s (ECS) Senior Graduation Ceremony, as it is yet another memorable link on the chain of life. Read more
Have your child bring a stuffed toy or doll to Sunshine Hall Free Library, between noon-4:30pm. After some fun & crafts, leave the toy. Pick it up the next day, & find out what went on overnight! 845/557-6258.