Monticello, NY – Sullivan County Manager Josh Potosek has reinstituted the State of Emergency for all of Sullivan County effective immediately and lasting until midnight tonight, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, due to the combined impacts of the current snowstorm and this past Friday's nor’easter.
REGION — While 1.6 million people were without power in the Northeast at the height of the blizzard on March 2, thousands remained without power in the Upper Delaware Valley Region on March 4 and 5.
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — At the February 27 joint Cochecton Town Board/Planning Board meeting with consultant Tom Shepstone and town attorney Karen Mannino, final language for the town’s draft summer camp/private school zoning ordinance was hammered out.
ALBANY, NY — The New York State Senate voted on March 6 to pass a package of school safety measures that supporters say would strengthen security and help keep students safe.
ELDRED, NY — Citing the number and importance of the issues before them, particularly regarding safety and the upcoming budget, the Eldred School Board agreed to meet twice monthly through June at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month.
MONTICELLO, NY — Resorts World Catskills on March 5 opened and had a ribbon cutting for a new poker room.
ELDRED, NY — In the wake of the shooting of 17 high school students and staff in Parkland, FL, at least three student threats have been investigated in recent days by the New York State Police.
An Eldred student was charged on February 26 with making a terroristic threat.
REGION — By the time most readers have this copy of the newspaper in hand, a second snowstorm will likely have made its way through the region dropping an estimated seven to 16 inches of snow on top of the snow already on the ground. The National Weather Service reported on March 6, “another fairly high-impact storm” for March 7.
That was one hell of a storm we had on Friday; my power went out at 11 a.m. on Friday. I counted to 13, and then my generator kicked in. I got a Generac generator from American Electric—the best thing I ever bought. Michael Jr. and Eric at American Electric installed it, and Cochecton Oil took care of my propane tank—that should last four days.