5 tips for hiring the right employee

1. Craft a candidate-focused job description What type of employee do you want? Write your job description to attract them. (Extra hint: Avoid bulleted lists. Focus on what the company can do for …

Into the woods

CALLICOON, NY — “There are no wrong ideas,” said Caitlyn Pezza. “Trust yourself.” And at her school in the woods, she wants children to know: it is safe to share those …

Lake Huntington News

Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day

Hello! Did you all have a nice weekend? It’s getting a little easier to write the column because there is stuff going on. It’s Saturday, September 18. Happy St. Patrick’s Day. …
Narrowsburg News

Happy 10th anniversary, Big Eddy!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Big Eddy Film Festival, which will be held this year from September 30 through October 3. Ten years of bringing innovative filmmakers and films to the Town …
Honesdale News

Lend your voice

In a quick reprieve from the past three columns, in which I explored where privilege lies in our transportation system, I present an opportunity for you to lend your voice toward the aim of …
Seniors
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MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County Sheriff Mike Schiff is warning the public about a recent scam targeting Sullivan County senior citizens. In the latest scam, residents will receive a telephone …
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Virtual concert for people with dementia ONLINE — Sometimes, when words can’t connect, music does. The Alzheimer’s Association of the Hudson Valley is holding its final two …
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Sustainability
‘Ecology of Aquatic Plants’ and more

What's going on in sustainability news July 15 to 21

Talking about climate change

GLOBAL — It’s tough to talk about climate change. It’s global and local at the same time. Plus, when a subject seems insurmountable, the educational messaging is tricky to dole out …

Recovery

Let’s talk recovery

The following is an excerpt from a person in recovery checking in with their therapist: “Just wanted to give you a little update on my week. Ended up with almost 55 hours last week at work! …
Looking Back
Service down

LONG EDDY, NY — In Long Eddy, the phones went down and stayed down, because the tiny local company that ran them had gone bankrupt. The couple who ran the Delaware and Sullivan Telephone and …

Transforming sleepy White Mills

Christian Dorflinger was still a young man of 32 in 1860 when he began to plan his next and most significant project: his huge glass factory in White Mills, PA.  Dorflinger was born in …

Community living stories
Halloween Wars, 'pond-able' fish and more

Shop with the Sullivan County shopping bus MONTICELLO, NY — The shopping bus is back at work. It’ll take seniors from their homes to Monticello stores and back, and there are rules …

To minister to others

LIBERTY, NY — As the saying goes, God helps those who help themselves. The First Presbyterian Church of Liberty has been without a minister of its own for four years now, said parishioner …

9/11 memorial services and information

Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Fire Department Saturday, September 11, 8 a.m. at the Smallwood Firehouse, 181 Ballard Rd., Mongaup Valley. Town of Liberty Saturday, September 11, 9:30 a.m. at …

"We suffered from invisible scars. Some still do."

Musing on organized religion By ANDREW MURPHY I know this will be an unpopular position and comment, but it needs to be said. It needs to be remembered that one of the major driving forces …