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Eldred

Rosemary Harris lecture

May 6, 2012

Mystery writer lecture & raffle at Sunshine Hall Free Library, 3-5pm, free. Refreshments. 845/557-6258.

Scrap metal recycling fundraiser

April 21, 2012

Eldred Central School, 9am-1pm, by donation. Benefits Eldred PTSO.

Tricky tray

April 21, 2012

POSTPONED to 6/10. Eldred Central School, doors open noon, calling 2pm, by donation. Benefits Eldred PTSO.

Highland to hold hearing on proposed law

Alarmed at a process they perceive to be moving too swiftly, representatives of several hunting and fishing clubs in the Town of Highland turned out to raise concerns about a proposed zoning rewrite targeting industrial uses such as gas drilling at the town’s monthly meeting on April 10. The board listened to many of the remarks, but reminded speakers that the session was not a public hearing where comments are received. That hearing has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on May 4 in the Junior/Senior High School in Eldred.  Read more

7k walk/run for education

May 6, 2012

Help raise money for Eldred Lions Club scholarship fund. RSVP: eldredlions.org or stop by the Corner Store. 845/557-3321.

Book signing: James B. Huntington

April 28, 2012

Author of "Works New Age, the End of Full Employment & What It Means to You" appears at Sunshine Hall Free Library, 1pm. royalflushpress.com or 845/557-6258.

Easter bunny visit

April 7, 2012

The Corner Piazza, noon-2pm, free. Photos by Regina Lynn Photography avail.

Health fair

April 21, 2012

Health screening, door prizes, ambulance tours, vision testing for ages 5 & under, info on heart disease, stroke, diabetes & more at the town hall, 10am-4pm, free. 845/557-6540.

Highland adopts comprehensive plan

The Town of Highland Town Board voted unanimously to adopt its 2012 Comprehensive Plan following a lengthy process that involved hundreds of volunteer “person hours,” workshops and two public hearings. Copies of the plan are available at the town hall in Eldred. A zoning rewrite process is now underway. The Phase One Zoning review, focused on heavy industrial uses, has already begun. Volunteers are still needed to participate in Phase Two. Call supervisor Andrew Boyar at 845/557-8901 for more information.

ECS presents final budget

Following many months of ruthless cuts aimed at creating an austere budget, Eldred Central School District (ECS) officials presented highlights of the near-final proposed 2012-13 budget. Despite a substantial increase of 5% in health insurance and a 30% rise in employee retirement, the proposed budget represents a decrease from the 2011-12 budget of 4.55%, resulting in a total budget of $15,778,153.  Read more

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