Heroes in sight

The scope of the matter

By SANDY LONG

COCHECTON, NY—Dolores Delgado hasn’t seen her son, Joseph Hernandez, since his 23rd birthday on January 14. That’s when she said goodbye—for the third time—to Hernandez, a United States Army Sergeant on his third tour of duty.

Hernandez was first deployed to Afghanistan and has seen two additional assignments in Iraq. Now serving in the Anbar region of Iraq, described as “hot with insurgents” by Delgado, Hernandez has seen active duty on all three tours.

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Hinchey blasts NYRI, Bush, Pataki and energy deregulation

Power line rhetoric heats up before elections

By FRITZ MAYER

FERNDALE, NY—Congressman Maurice Hinchey lashed out at Republicans last week for the poor state of energy infrastructure in the United States. He blamed the Bush Administration for the “fundamental failure of a market-based, poorly regulated energy industry from New York to California,” and he blamed the Pataki Administration for deregulation in New York that has led to increased electricity costs and “the continued lack of meaningful customer choice.”

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Decapitated timber rattlesnake found at Rattlesnake Creek

By SANDY LONG

LACKAWAXEN, PA—A dead timber rattlesnake was discovered last week draped across the guardrail of a bridge that crosses Rattlesnake Creek. The head and rattle had been removed from the nearly 50-inch snake, leaving the body gruesomely displayed, where passing motorist John Jose found it. Jose is a biologist and watershed specialist with the Pike County Conservation District in Hawley.

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Eldred Preserve
Crabby Days
Trout Night
Our Kitchen to Yours
Breakfast Buffet
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Jerry's Three-River Campground
The Great Outdoors is Calling
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