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Crematorium is delayed by court actions

MILFORD, PA — The crematorium planned for a property along Route Six outside of Milford is delayed due to several court appeals, two by neighbors of the project and two by Milford funeral director, Kevin Stroyan, who is planning the crematorium.

A group of home-owners of the Martin Subdivision along Route Six, wishing to stop the project, have appealed to the Court of Common Pleas over a decision by Milford Township Planning Commission to grant the project a permitted use permit instead of a conditional use permit which the neighbors say was required.

A second appeal submitted by Stroyan claims that the neighbors’ appeal was late and should be dismissed.

A third appeal is aimed by the neighbors at the township’s zoning board, challenging its decision to allow the project to begin.

A fourth appeal by Stroyan asks that the opponents secure a bond because of his losses caused by what he claims is a frivolous suit that is delaying the project.

The Town of Highland seeks donations for World Trade Center Memorial

ELDRED, NY — The Town of Highland has received a steel І-beam artifact from the World Trade Center destroyed in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. The residents of the town are seeking to create a suitable memorial featuring the WTC 911 steel and at the same time restore and refurbish the existing war memorials honoring those who served in WWI, WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

Donations are being sought to create a monument and memorial park – the first of its kind in Sullivan County – to honor the fallen heroes of September 11, 2011.

The Memorial Park is being located at the Highland Town Hall, at the four corners in Eldred, where volunteers are at work with plans to renovate the existing Veterans’ Memorials, refurbish the plaques honoring veterans of the previous wars, repairing the stone wall, paving a walkway, erecting benches and a new flag pole, planting trees, installing lighting and performing various other landscaping.

Memorial Park is not being created with taxpayer money. Contributions can be emailed to: or mailed to Town of Highland, WTC Memorial Fund, Dept. 911, PO Box 91, Eldred, NY 12732.