TRR photo by Fritz Mayer
A boat carrying the body rescue dog, Shamus (rear), plies the river in the search for the body.

Delaware River claims another victim

Divers, a dog and a television camera help recover drowning victim

By FRITZ MAYER

SPARROWBUSH, NY—The body of 19-year-old Martin McDonough was pulled from the Delaware River on Thursday, February 16, some 22 hours after his canoe capsized and tossed him into the frigid, turbulent waters. He and a friend, 21-year-old Louis Puopolo, had come from their homes in Matamoras, PA to go fishing at Sparrowbush. Puopolo somehow made it to shore, but McDonough did not.

The search for McDonough, called off Wednesday evening when it became too dark to continue, resumed Thursday morning, as friends and family watched dozens of rescuers resume the search.

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Highland bypasses ridgeline model

Councilman says plan is too vague

By LISA CUTRONI

ELDRED, NY—Without a vote in either direction, the Model Ridgeline Zoning Provisions have become a dead issue in Highland.

Councilman Donald Rupp motioned that the board avoid voting on the ridgeline zoning proposal during the February 14 regular town board meeting.

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Town and firefighters spurn exemption

New benefit seen as a burden with small payoff

By TOM KANE

HORTONVILLE, NY—“This exemption is going to cost the town more than any savings that will come to volunteer firefighters or emergency personnel. Who needs it?,” town council member Kevin Connor asked.

Firefighters, present at the public hearing for a new Town of Delaware law on February 15, had the same reaction.

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