At school board meetings over the past three months, with Albany promising a tight budget for schools statewide, tears were shed over proposed teacher layoffs. There was speculation that the school would operate without a sports program and there was the specter of programs dropped. The situation, however, led Superintendent Robert Dufour into action. Read more
Those who will take part in the 2013 Hudson Valley Arthritis Walk will be walking in part for two local children, Jailyn and Sami, Eldred Central School students who were identified only by their first names. Both of these young girls have been waging a war against juvenile arthritis from an early age. Juvenile arthritis is a disease of the immune system, which causes this normal defense system to attack its own cells and tissues. There are 300,000 children in the U.S. who suffer from the debilitating disease. Read more
Metal drive, 10am, and tricky tray, doors open at 12 noon, calling at 1pm at the Eldred High School. Benefits the scholarship fund. 845/856-8418.
Game Night at Sunshine Hall Free Library, 6:30-8:30pm. Children ages 8-18 and their families are invited to play games, win prizes, enjoy snacks and have fun. 845/557-6258.
Eldred Central School Board of Education special meeting at the high school, 7pm.
If Governor Andrew Cuomo keeps a vice-like grip on the purse strings in Albany for the next three years, it will prove to be disastrous. That’s what superintendent Robert Dufour told a packed house at the March 15 meeting of the board of the Eldred Central School District. Dufour said that the district has tapped into $700,000 of its reserve account in an attempt to compensate for paltry state aid out of Albany in recent years. If this pattern plays out for the next two years, reserves will be tapped out and the “prognosis would not look good.” Read more
Their smiling, expectant faces in the photographs belie the nature of the danger faced by those who comprise the 101st Airborne Division in one of the most inhospitable countries that lies half way around the world—Afghanistan.
While President Obama may have re-defined the nature of the military’s role in Afghanistan, these young men know that they must remain vigilant, aware that if they let their guard down, they can be hurt or killed. Read more
On March 13, 2013 State Police at Liberty arrested two subjects for possessing marijuana and ecstasy after a vehicle and traffic stop on Eldred -Yulan Road in the Town of Highland. At approximately 1:15pm, a Trooper patrolling the Eldred area conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle occupied by MARTIN CORA, age 23 and CHELSEA CURTIS age 23, both of Bloomsburg, PA. Read more
Thanks to a vigilant resident, Town of Highland constables are hot on the heels of the person or persons responsible for a series of home break-ins. It was noted at the town board meeting on February 12 that there have been in the neighborhood of 20 to 30 break-ins reported in recent months. Because of that, the board unanimously voted to add $10,000 to the constabulary budget to beef up patrols. Read more
The board of the Eldred Central School District is still wrestling with how to balance the budget for the next school year, and the sports program was the topic of discussion at a workshop on February 26. A majority of the 35 residents in attendance supported the idea of cutting the sports program in order to save nearly $300,000. Read more