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Hoiby, born in Madison, WI on February 17, 1926, was one of America’s most prominent composers of works for the lyric stage. His setting of Tennessee Williams’ “Summer and Smoke” (with libretto by Lanford Wilson) was declared “the finest American opera to date” following its world premiere. The 40th anniversary of the debut of this landmark American opera was celebrated with a new production at the Manhattan School of Music in December, 2010, attended by Hoiby. Locally, the Weekend of Chamber Music performed his work several times, including the “Last Letter Home” in 2007.

Hoiby is survived by his partner and longtime collaborator Mark Shulgasser. A memorial service at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine will be held on a date to be announced.

Nominations open for school board
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Petitions are now available for nominating school board members for the Sullivan West School District election to be held on May 17. There are two seats with three-year terms starting on July 1, currently occupied by Angela Daley and Mary K. Scheutzow; a term of three-plus years starting on May 18, currently occupied by Brian Grady; and a term of two-plus years starting on May 18 to fill the remainder of the unexpired term of Richard Tegnander, whose seat is currently occupied by appointee Joan Glase.

Petitions are available in the district office in Jeffersonville between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Petitions for nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education must be filed with the clerk of the district by 5 p.m., Monday, April 18.

The Board of Registration will meet at each of the election districts on April 6 and May 11 between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m. for the purpose of registering qualified voters of the school district. Locations are the Delaware Youth Center for District 1, the Jeffersonville building for District 2 and the Tusten-Cochecton Library for District 3.