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
Former Eldred School Business Official William Thornton was arrested on Friday, February 15 and charged with three felony counts related to the theft of $20,000 from district funds in November. He was arraigned later in the day in the Town of Highland Court on the following charges: two counts of grand larceny in the third degree (both class D felonies); and one count of falsifying business records in the first degree, a class E felony. Read more
Sponsored by the Auxiliary of the Highland Lake Fire Dept. at the Eldred Town Hall, 4:30-7pm. Lasagne, vegetable lasagne, eggplant Parmesan, spaghetti with meatballs, ziti, Rosie's Italian goulash and Skip's chili. Takeout only. Adults $7, children $4.
Huge video sale at Sunshine Hall Free Library. Hundreds of used VHS tapes for .50 each. Classics, childrens, and blockbusters. A little of everything. A limited number of DVDs for one dollar each, while supplies last. For hours: call 845/557-6258 or visit www.rcls.org/eld.
None of the missing funds with which former Eldred Central School District Business Administrator William Thornton allegedly absconded has been recovered to date. Superintendent Robert Dufour’s only reference to the matter at the school board meeting on January 10 was that he was grateful to the New York State Police for all that they did in bringing out the improprieties alleged against the embattled Thornton.
“In Eldred, it’s the state police that handle a matter of this kind,” said Doug Reiser, school board president. Read more
With reports of the economy finally on a slight upswing and housing starts leading the way, the Town of Highland vigorously debated the merits and detrimental effects of Local Law Number Four at the town board meeting on December 11. Essentially, the law would impact large projects that would result in a significant number of truck trips, and cause the owner of those trucks to pay for any damage to local roads. Local contractors see it as infringing on their businesses in particular and the economy in general. Read more
Begins at 5pm at the Corner, then moves to Glen Spey, Barryville, Yulan and Narrowsburg. 845/557-3321.
Bring a gift and exchange it for a new one in the lobby at Mackenzie Elementary School, 4:30-7:30pm. Free.
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
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.