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Holiday book and toy exchange

December 6, 2012

Bring a gift and exchange it for a new one in the lobby at Mackenzie Elementary School, 4:30-7:30pm. Free.

Hurricane briefing in Highland

Andy Boyar said he was pretty well prepared for Hurricane Sandy, but even so, there are always more things that a person can learn when the remnants of a hurricane blow through and knock out power for an extended period of time.  Read more

Highland burglaries

A series of burglaries in the Town of Highland have come to an end with the arrest of an individual suspected of committing those crimes. Chief constable Michael Walton reported during the town meeting on October 16 that the perpetrator had been breaking into the basements of vacant homes and stealing copper wiring. Patrols have been increased throughout the town. Walton reminds residents that any unusual activity should be reported to the constabulary at 845/557-3489 or by calling 911.

A Haunted Hennings Halloween Dance Party: Deep in the Woods

October 27, 2012

Saturday, 9pm, Hennings Local at the Eldred Preserve. $20 admission includes munchies all night and more! Optional superdelicious $25 Prix Fixe dinner at 6pm. Call 845/557-8122 to reserve. Overnight cabins for $50 - 845/557-8316 for info

Notice of Claim served to Town of Highland regarding fracking ban

Town of Highland supervisor Andrew Boyar has confirmed that the town has been served with a Notice of Claim (NOC) from the Highland Field and Stream Club, Inc. in response to the town’s passing of Local Law 3 on July 10, 2012, which bans heavy industrial activities such as natural gas extraction. The NOC is a precursor to legal action, which may or may not ensue, according to Boyar. The matter has been referred to town attorney Michael Davidoff. It is standard practice not to comment on any form of litigation said Boyar. The town’s regular monthly meeting will be held on October 16 at 7 p.m.  Read more

Eldred Key Elements releases CD

The title says it all: “We Made This Ourselves.” In a real-life, local version of the hit television show “Glee,” 23 Eldred Central School (ECS) students under the direction of their teacher, Justin Glodich, have completed their goal of producing their own CD.

The eighth- through 12th-grade students are members of the a cappella group the Eldred Key Elements. Last year, the group delivered a stirring performance for the ECS board of education.  Read more

Scott Krebs on small-town rural education; ECS high school principal reflects

“We haven’t had a car on the roof yet,” joked Eldred Central School (ECS) District high school principal Scott Krebs as he gestured toward a poster displayed on the wall of his office.  Read more

Homemade soup night

October 19, 2012

Take-out only at the town hall, 4-7pm, quarts $7, pints $4. Sponsored by Highland Lake Fire Dept. Aux.

Echoes of 9/11 in Highland

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

Flu clinic

October 17, 2012

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.

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