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.
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
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