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November 24, 2014
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Narrowsburg news

By Jane Luchsinger

There are many people working for our town, some paid employees and some volunteers. Of note this time of year is the outstanding job our highway department is doing to keep our roads clear in the inclement weather. The highway department budget is the single largest line item for the town, yet Highway Superintendent Glenn Swenson watches our funds as if they were his own. Expenses are great and unpredictable since we are always at the mercy of Mother Nature—snow, ice, floods, winds, etc. Thank goodness Glenn and his crew are prepared, and if you use Facebook, Glenn prepares you for the day ahead with a morning report of the road conditions in the area. Relocated Narrowsburg residents are known to follow Glenn on Facebook as a way of sharing our daily life expectations as we travel the roadways to work in the morning. Those displaced residents must really miss Narrowsburg!

Roadways are kept clear for emergencies as well as normal travel. When we think of emergencies, we probably think of the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Service and the fire departments, Narrowsburg and Lava. If you have ever considered doing volunteer work, perhaps you may consider the ambulance service. Even if you do not wish to do the medical side of emergencies, they are always in need of volunteers to drive the ambulance. You can call 845/252-3336 for information. Or maybe it is the fire departments that interest you. There are many opportunities for volunteers with both companies. Our citizens are our greatest resource in Narrowsburg. Consider becoming a volunteer.