Through most of the past year, the Eldred Central School (ECS) District has been grappling with the impacts of a contingency budget and making deep cuts in preparing the upcoming budget. Now school officials must address the impacts of the New York Tax Levy Cap approved in June 2010—and the false perception that it limits tax levy increases to two percent. Read more
Take-out only at the town hall, 4:30-7pm, adults $7, children $4. Sponsored by Highland Lake Fire Dept. Aux.
The Town of Highland conducted its oath of office ceremony on January 3 at the town hall in Eldred. Pictured from left are councilman Frederick Bosch, councilman and deputy supervisor James Gutekunst, Judge Frank LaBuda, highway superintendent Tom Ebers and superintendent Andrew Boyar.
Japanese paper art lecture at Sunshine Hall Free Library, 3-5pm, free. Refreshments. 845/557-6258.
With expressions of mutual respect and gratitude, the Town of Highland honored its retiring highway superintendent, Norman Sutherland, at its monthly meeting on December 13. Town supervisor Andrew Boyar roasted Sutherland at the meeting’s end with a series of gag gifts and a humorous account of Sutherland’s history and successful service to the town. Read more
A life-size nativity scene has been erected behind the Piazza in Eldred. It was created by the staff at the Corner Store. They hope to add to it over the years, and it is available to the public for viewing anytime. It was blessed by Father Tom from St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church in Yulan on December 3.
United Methodist Church, 2pm, $5 suggested donation. 845/557-8210.
On Veteran’s Day, newly refurbished monuments were dedicated in the Town of Highland at Heroes Park in Eldred in honor of those who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and for all who have served America. Read more
Heroes Park, town hall, 11am. All welcome. 845/557-8285.
The Town of Highland recently completed a draft rewrite of its comprehensive plan following a lengthy process that included 16 working sessions open to the public, as well as four community-wide visioning sessions. Members of the Comprehensive Plan Task Force, which was established in April 2007, presented the draft to town supervisor Andrew Boyar at the town meeting on October 11. Read more