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