Town of Highland officials on July 9 renewed efforts to keep decisions about local land use in the hands of local residents. The town board approved a resolution to join in a “friends of the court” (amicus curiae) action in support of two upstate towns where proponents of natural gas drilling have challenged local zoning ordinances that ban it. Read more
Completing five months of work on June 11, the town board adopted a new update of the Town of Highland’s Emergency Plan. Read more
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” were the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and were quoted by valedictorian Mikaela Balsano at the Eldred High School graduation ceremony. The 48 graduates of the Eldred Central School District walked fearlessly to receive their diplomas at the commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 22. The ceremony was held at the high school, outside on the front lawn in the bright early-morning sunshine. Read more
Superintendent Robert Dufour said that beginning in the fall, Eldred Central School District (ECSD) will allow the use of cell phones and other electronic devices, “on a limited and controlled basis.” Read more
The Laugh Tour: Stand-Up Comedy at Henning's Local, the new restaurant at The Eldred Preserve, 9pm. The "Tonight Show's" Jessica Kirson headlines. Tickets: $20 online, $25 at venue. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/399009.
Huge book sale at Highland Town Hall, (across from Peck’s), 10am-4pm. All proceeds benefit Sunshine Hall Free Library. 845/557-0677.
Registration begins for Dig into Reading, the summer reading program at Sunshine Hall Free Library, 14 Proctor Rd. Children ages 5-12 are invited to the library Thursday afternoons July 11 through August 8, to make a craft and earn pirate coins, prizes, and stickers. 845/557-6258.
Yulan Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold a bake sale at the Eldred Firehouse, 8am-12 noon.
After a brief respite, the budget was once again a bone of contention as one resident labeled the board’s handling of Albany’s cuts as a “gimmick.” Read more
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