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Vol. 40 No. 20


MAY 15 - 21, 2014




Prayer and surprises in Honesdale By LINDA DROLLINGER


ONESDALE, PA — The May 12 meeting of the Honesdale Borough Council opened with a prayer and closed with what many would consider the answer to one. Just as council president James Brennan was about to call the meeting to order, newly appointed mayor Jack Bishop stepped to the center of the room and asked all in attendance to bow their heads as he prayed for divine guidance in governing Honesdale. Next up was another event so surprising that it wasn’t included on the agenda. Tearful new council member Carolyn J. Lorent read aloud her letter of resignation from the council. Citing sudden, unanticipated events in her personal life that include the birth of a grandchild, the launch of her husband’s new business and her father’s recent need for ongoing medical treatment, Lorent’s letter stated that supporting her family must now take precedence over civic duty. Lorent apologized to her constituents, saying she felt as though she was letting them down, but added that she hoped they would understand. The resignation was effective immediately; Lorent stepped down at the start of the meeting Because borough law requires council vacancies to be filled within 30 days, Brennan requested that the borough advertise for candidates immediately. Candidates must respond by June 4. The council will appoint Lorent’s successor at its June 9 monthly meeting. The council next heard statements from Continued on page 3

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PPER DELAWARE VALLEY — This golden eagle is just one of several kinds of raptors or birds of prey that can be seen soaring overhead in the Upper Delaware Valley. For

more on the owls, hawks and vultures that fly the skies, as well as articles on green tourism and shad fishing, turn to the Upper Delaware Magazine contained in this week’s newspaper.

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Sullivan fraud investigative team lauded By FRITZ MAYER


ONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Fraud Investigative Team (FIT) is being lauded by the legislature and its chairman, Scott Samuleson. Samuelson noted in his State of the County address that the team, “under the leadership of Commissioner Randy Parker, has continued its assault on waste, fraud and abuse of social services.” The leader of the team has been moved into the office of District Attorney Jim Farrell, and Farrell announced at a meeting on May 8 that since FIT first came into being about a year ago, more than 50 arrests have been made related to social services fraud, and FIT continues to make inroads into the collection of hundreds of thousands of dollars owed to the county in unpaid child support payments. Because of the sustained efforts, Samuelson said, “We are well on our way to dispelling the myth that Sullivan County is an open door to fraudulent social services claims, and we will continue to pursue those that attempt to take advantage of this system.” Legislator Cindy Gieger, chair of the Health and Family Committee and the Parole Review Committee echoed that sentiment, saying, “Since the inception of the FIT, we are now insuring that our Medicaid dollars go to our most vulnerable. The FIT team has been a tremendous success.” She also said county officials are working to reduce county costs of housing the homeless by preventing the release of parolees into the county of former prisoners who don’t actually live in the county. She said, “By creating the Parole Review Committee, and working with local law enforcement, we have increased communication with the New York State Division of Parole. We are now carefully reviewing the release of out-of-county parolees into our community.” Legislator Cora Edwards, chair of the Public Safety and Law Enforcement Committee, noted that the legislature has also moved to address other threats to public order. She said in a press release, “Two and a half years ago, as new legislators, we looked at the crime statistics, with people coming to the county and committing burglaries, drug-related crimes and other acts of lawlessness, including property tax evasion and double-dipping in the benefits system. We looked at ways that the legislature can be more proactive in supporting all the agencies on the front lines. “Farrell proposed the adoption of two local laws regarding pawning jewelry and precious metals and the second law banning the sale of bath salts and synthetic cannabinoids. The legislature had a presentation by Dr. Carlos Holden of the Catskill Regional Medical Center and Sullivan County Drug Task force on heroin and prescription drug addiction in Sullivan County. All these efforts coalesce in sending a unified signal: if you want to come to Sullivan County, please come to enjoy all the leisure activities Sullivan County has to offer—concerts, art galleries, parades, hiking trails, outdoor adventure, rafting, golfing and fishing. You are welcome to come. Don’t come to break the law.”


IN BRIEF Democrats announce for 2015 Pike commissioners race MILFORD, PA — David E. Ruby and Steven R. Guccini have both announced their candidacy for election to the office of Pike County Commissioner in the 2015 elections—and they have joined together to run as “Team Ruby + Guccini” on the Democratic ballot. Guccini, a Greentown area resident and an attorney, has operated his private practice in the Hawley area since 1984, and served 12 years as an assistant district attorney for Pike County, where he headed the Child Abuse Task Force. He was an assistant public defender for two years. He is also a member and was the initial chairman of the Northeast Citizens Review Panel, a 12-county association that aims to improve the policies and procedures of Pennsylvania’s child welfare system. Ruby, a Milford resident, has nearly 40 years of local business experience and active involvement in the Milford Fire Department and the Dingman Township Planning Board, and is the board director of the Pennsylvania State Police Troop R Camp Cadet. He is also a former member of the Milford Borough Council, former treasurer for Pike County 4H and board member of Center for Developmental Disabilities (CDD).

Senate’s yogurt debate lampooned ALBANY, NY — On May 8, members of the New York State Senate spent 40 minutes debating the merits of a measure to make yogurt the official snack of the state. Over the past few years, the production of yogurt has been a growth industry in the state and a boon for some of the state’s dairy farmers. Still, the senators had many questions for the sponsor of the legislation, Sen. Michael Ranzenhofer, such as why shouldn’t raisins or kale chips be the official snack? And would yogurt produced outside the state be an official snack? The senate eventually approved the measure 52 to eight. Television comedian Jon Stewart found the debate to be rich with comedic possibilities. In a reference that the bill must go to the assembly and be signed by the governor before becoming law, Stewart said, “Before the assembly takes up debate on Bill A8994, I want to remind them that when it comes to yogurt attaining the designation of state snack, I must reinforce to our representatives that the good people of New York do not give a (expletive).”

NPS seeks summer volunteers RIVER VALLEY — Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is looking for individuals to donate a few hours of their time at some of the busiest Upper Delaware River boat launches and access points on weekends throughout the summer visitor season from June 7 through September 1 this year. Aquatic invasive species are a growing threat in the Delaware River and beyond. Trained “watershed stewards” will be able to play a part in stopping the introduction and transport of invasive species by fishing tackle, footwear and boat trailers through conducting visual inspections, interviewing water body users and encouraging them to properly clean all equipment before using it on another body of water. All volunteers will be required to attend a mandatory training which will be held on Friday, May 30, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at PPL’s Environmental Learning Center located at 126 PPL Dr. in Hawley, PA. Volunteer efforts will be focused on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, which are the days that see peek visitor use of the river throughout the summer months. All volunteers will be signed up as official National Park Service volunteers. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Jamie Myers at 570/729-7842. RSVP for the May 30 training by May 26.

Casino project approved for Tuxedo TUXEDO, NY — The Sterling Forest casino project proposed by Genting America received approval of the board of the Town of Tuxedo on May 12. The Tuxedo Town Board approved a resolution supporting Genting Americas’ lavish casino complex, the Sterling Forest Resort, by a vote of three to two Monday night. The audience was also split in their reaction to the project, with some members booing and walking out of the audience when Supervisor Mike Rost said he supported the project. Others cheered his decision. The split in the vote and in the reaction is not good news for the developer, because local support for any project is an important factor that will be judged as the site selection committee determines which of the more than 20 entities applying for the four licenses will be successful. Members of the community were also split on the topic during the public comment period of the meeting.


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the two candidates for the vacancy created by Tiffany Kominsky’s April 14 resignation. Speaking first, Tina Pineiro, reiterated much of what she had said as mayoral candidate at last month’s council meeting: that she recognizes Honesdale’s current challenges and is convinced that they are surmountable. The other candidate, former councilperson Harry DeVrieze, who lost his seat to Kominsky in the last election, stated briefly that his council service and longtime community activism spoke for themselves. After nominating both candidates, the council voted on each nomination. Pineiro lost in a three-to-two split vote, Smith and Canfield voting “yes.” DeVrieze completed personnel paperwork, was sworn in by Bishop and took his seat, voting on all resolutions for the remainder of the meeting. Jill McConnell and Heather Amato, co-owners of the Main Street consignment shop Finders Keepers, addressed the council during the public comment portion of the meeting. Complaining that their letter to the council, which requested a response, had gone unacknowledged for weeks, McConnell and Amato restated the letter’s purpose: to protest the deplorable state of Main Street road conditions. McConnell stated that their customers remark daily on the numerous bumps and potholes lining the street of the town’s main business district, adding that planned gas main rehabilitation work will further disrupt business on Main Street during the summer months. Amato emphasized the dire straits of Main Street merchants, evidenced by empty storefronts. Saying that most of the street’s merchants experience business dropoff during the winter, she noted that this year there has been no spring recovery at their shop and that a less-than-stellar summer season will put out of business many merchants still struggling in the wake of recession. The council reassured McConnell and Amato that gas main work will take place at night, not during business hours. And Brennan observed that Main Street pothole repair had been completed the second week of May. Before adjournment, public works director Rich Doney announced the start of a three-year PennDOT project that will place flashing pedestrian Walk/Don’t Walk signs at all Main and Church Street intersections.



ONTICELLO, NY — “We’re fooling ourselves if we think we can educate these kids, and at the same time pass laws that legalize marijuana. We cannot do that… It is a gateway drug. When we see people who are in trouble with the law, people who are in prison now, what do we see in their presentencing reports? They started with marijuana.” That was one of Sullivan County District Attorney Jim Farrell’s contributions to a wide-ranging discussion on the heroin and opioid epidemic that is sweeping the county and the nation. The informal meeting was hosted by Sen. John Bonacic and Sen. Phil Boyle, and is one of 17 such gatherings across the state intended to help the senate craft legislation to address the problem. Bonacic, who said he considered himself a novice on the subject, asked, “If I do heroin one time, am I addicted?” Izetta Briggs-Bolling, executive director of the Recovery Center, said it depends on the individual; heroin might be a drug that gets one person instantly addicted while cocaine might be that drug for someone else. Several of the experts on the eight-person panel said that access to treatment is one of the large hurdles facing addicts and treatment providers. Joseph Todora, director of community services in Sullivan County, said some people who are addicted to heroin

or other substances and are seeking a 30day inpatient course are told by their insurance company or HMO to try to kick the habit as an outpatient first. He said, “We have professionals in our offices who can look at a person and say, ‘This is not going to work,’” because it also has to do with a person being in an environment that is conducive to recovery and away from all the people who have influenced their drug use.” Peter Lazier, father of an addict who was shot and killed by his dealer in October 2013, said, “Thirty days is not enough, because addiction to heroin is very powerful.” He added, “We’ve got to get to these kids before they try it.” Lawrence Thomas said education in schools about drugs and addiction needs improvement. He said “We need programs that last years, and that provide opportunities for students to really process the information they get… We need simulations or assignments where students can really think about what kinds of decisions they’re going to make…. ” In the arena of enforcement, Farrell repeated the surprising statistic that he announced at a previous meeting about heroin: that 399 people out of 1,000 in Sullivan County have prescriptions for the addictive painkiller Oxycodone, the highest rate of any county in the state. He said the state needs a legal limit on the amount of some medications in the blood when

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Sen. John Bonacic, left and Sen. Phil Boyle preside over a meeting regarding heroin and opioid abuse. driving a car, just as there is for alcohol. He said people are dying on the road because of prescription and other drugs. He said, “When I look at the autopsy reports, what do I see? I see the prescription painkillers, I see the THC, I see the three words, acute drug intoxication.” One of the people to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting was Rodolfo Nazario from Middletown, who treats addiction. He expressed a great deal of frustration with state officials who run the Medicaid program. He said they frequently turn down requests or delay responding for requests to pay for the heroin-addiction treatment drug Suboxone, but the same officials will instantly approve payment for the same patient for 120 pills of Percocet or Oxycondone, drugs that are among the most abused. He said, “I think the state is giving money to drug dealers.”

Sullivan West: special education program review By LINDA DROLLINGER


AKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Education management consultant Dr. Janet Gibbons presented findings and recommendations of the special education program review committee at the May 8 meeting of the Sullivan West Central School District Board of Education. The mission of the special education program is “to provide a world class and globally competitive education for each student through excellence in teaching and learning, supported by the combined efforts of students, parents, educators and community members.” Approximately 11% of all district students are supported by the special education program. Comprised of teachers, teacher aides, parents, board members, administrators and Gibbons, the committee met regularly for months to review the district’s special education program, evaluating its strengths and deficiencies, and seeking to improve on its already impressive success. Of the 10 special ed students graduating in June, six have been accepted at colleges and the others either have job offers in hand or plans for vocational training. Two issues emerged as potential impediments to program success: limited opportunity for professional development of faculty, instructional staff and parents; and a disparity of funding between elementary and secondary schools, precipitated by a Title I classification for the elementary school that was not matched at the secondary school. District Superintendent Dr. Nancy Hackett explained that Title I status is determined by the number of students eligible for free lunch, and that eligibility for the free lunch program is determined by submission of family financial need forms. Fewer forms are submitted by secondary school students’ families

than are submitted by families of elementary school students. Hackett suggested that there could be two reasons for this: the forms have become increasingly lengthy and complex, and most parents are unaware that the forms are used for anything other than to provide free lunches. Because parents of students who routinely bring lunch from home tend to ignore the forms altogether, board members wondered if informing parents about Title I eligibility requisites might make a positive difference in form submission rates. In other matters, former Sullivan West social studies teacher Kim Weyant has been reappointed to a full-time teaching position, following the loss of that position to a June 30, 2012 reduction in force. The board ratified Hackett’s recommendation that Lorraine Poston, assistant superintendent for administrative services, be granted tenure, effective June 30. Poston has been with the district for 12 years. Starting as district treasurer in 2002, she was promoted to business manager in 2006 and to her current title in 2011, after receiving her administrative certificate. Sullivan West physical education teacher Dr. Lynda Bracken has been named Outstanding Educator by the Sullivan County School Board Association, which will honor her at its annual dinner on May 28. The public vote on the school budget will be held May 20. The board’s policy committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on June 10 at the elementary school. The next scheduled meeting of the full board is at 6:30 p.m. on June 12 at the high school. For complete meeting minutes and additional information about the school, visit www.

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Wayne deputies and corrections officers cited By DAVID HULSE


ONESDALE, PA — In recognition of National Police Week, the Wayne County Commissioners on May 8 distributed years-of-service pins to members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department. Commissioners Chair Brian Smith offered his thanks to five deputies who were available to take part in the May 8 ceremony. “Thank you for all you do keeping us safe in this facility. People complain about ridiculous security for the building, but we all know that there has been a shooting in the courthouse before.” Comparing them to good baseball umpires, Commissioner Wendell Kay said that when they do their

work well, they “slip under the public’s line of sight.” “You make it look easy and that’s a credit to you,” he added. The commissioners also recognized the corrections employees in the county. The places where they work and the people who staff prisons are seldom noted except in times of riot and overcrowding, and less seldom celebrated. They’re places we point out while driving to frighten unruly children, but we don’t visit. A rare exception came last Thursday, when the Wayne County Commissioners endorsed Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s proclamation of the past week, May 4 to 10, as Corrections Employee Week. Citing the eight county corrections employees who appeared for the ac-

tion, commissioner and attorney Wendell Kay offered his commendation on the Wayne County facility’s 100% score in state inspections over the past two years. He credited the staff on their handling of a wide variety of incarcerated people, while maintaining “professional demeanor while facing provocation of many, less than acceptable actions.” State and federal prisons, now referred to as correctional institutions, are among the region’s major employers. According to their proclamation, Pennsylvania has 25 state facilities, 15 federal facilities and offices, 13 community correction centers, 43 contract facilities, 63 county prisons and jails. These institutions house 101,300 inmates, and are staffed by more than 30,000 employees.

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Standing from the left are corrections officer John Scanlon, Warden Kevin Bishop, director of inmate services Justin Rivardo, and corrections lt. Harold Derrick. Seated are Deputy Warden John Masco, records officer Gwen Martin, corrections officer Samantha Masker and administrative assistant Mary DeCrotie.

Tourism businesses prepare for summer By FRITZ MAYER


RIDGEVILLE, NY — As they do every year, dozens of tourism-related businesses gathered recently to exchange rack cards and other promotional literature in advance of the summer tourism season. This year the gathering took place at Holiday Mountain Ski and Fun Park. Roberta Byron-Lockwood, president of the Sullivan County Visitors Association (SCVA) said the pre-season activity has been promising. She said, “The numbers

have been astronomical as far as the inquiries coming in.” If a casino resort or two come to the county, that will likely change the tourism atmosphere a bit. Byron-Lockwood said the goal is to have the rising tide lift all boats. She said, “Some of the applicants have been working with our small businesses, looking at ways they can form a working relationship, a rewards program, carrying their products. I think that they’re on their way to try to be a part of the community… Our concern is that we want our small business-

es to grow at the same rate, and we’ve got to make sure that our visitors go there, spend there and stay here.” Despite the demise of the hotel industry in the county, tourism is still the second largest industry in Sullivan County, and it is diverse. Members of the visitors association run the gamut from organizations such as environmental groups like the Bashakill Area Organization to farms such as the Bridle Hill Horse Farms to retail outlets such as Global Home. SCVA has about 400 members. This year the member businesses at the

literature exchange could sit in on two different seminars. One explained the Proud to be Sullivan Campaign, which is being promoted by the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, BOCES, Sullivan Renaissance and others. The campaign was formed to counter some of the negative postings about the county that can sometimes be found on social media sites. There was also a seminar that businessowners could attend that was an introduction into how small business owners could use social media to promote their businesses.

Awaiting a casino decision The State of the County address By FRITZ MAYER


ONTICELLO, NY — Scott Samuelson, chair of the Sullivan County Legislature, delivered his third State of the County address and this year said the word “casino” seven times and the word “gaming” nine times. He is clearly working to help bring to fruition two of the four projects proposed for the county. Near the end of the speech, which took place at the government center on May 8, he reminded the audience that everyone would know definitively which groups are trying to get one of the four casino licenses in 52 days. He said the intent of the legislation written in connection with the referendum to allow non-Indian casinos in the state was targeted to Sullivan County, not Orange County. He said, “When the legislation was drafted last spring, it was written very specifically and the spirit and intent of the bill is crystal clear. When the request for applications (RFA) was released in March, again, the spirit and intent of the process is clear. Sullivan County meets every

criteria set forth in both these documents.” He added that the granting of a casino to any Orange County entity would “completely negate the spirit and intent of this legislation.” But gaming wasn’t the only thing on his mind. He said the redevelopment of the Apollo Plaza is moving forward with the Resnick Group. He said, “Site inspections by their engineers continue as they move forward with their plans for this exciting and transformative project.” He complimented Sullivan County Community College and said the college “has placed itself on the path to success under the guidance of Dr. Karin Hilgersom, and has given their host community many reasons to be proud.” Regarding Cornell Cooperative Extension, he said funding “was restored to 2012 levels in order to support the agency’s core mission, particularly with regard to agriculture.” And speaking of agriculture, he noted that the proposed food hub would make it easier for farmers in the county to get their products to larger markets. Samuelson said sustainability continues to be a priority. He said, “This year, the legislature adopted the

long- awaited Climate Action Plan. It is a document that takes our county well into the future with initiatives for sustainable development and plans to reduce our carbon footprint. It is a blueprint for us to follow for thoughtful development going forward.” He also noted that county officials were able to settle contract negotiations with multiple unions including the largest one operating in the county, Teamsters Local 445. He said, “We realize at times it can seem as if the county is in a never ending game of tug of war with the unions that represent our valued employees. During the time that I have served on this board, I have found that there is a considerable amount of respect for each other on both sides of the table, as ultimately our unions, employees, management and elected officials are all aiming to achieve the same result: to support our employees and recognize them for the phenomenal work they do, while still maintaining the Sullivan County taxpayer at the forefront of everyone’s consciousness by doing what is in the best interest of the greater good.”

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Courthouse no longer before the commissioners By DAVID HULSE


ILFORD, PA — Any alternate plans or concerns about county plans for an addition to the Pike County Courthouse should go to the borough’s architectural review board (ARB), Commissioner Karl Wagner said on May 7. Matt Ebert of Pike Concerned Taxpayers appeared before the commissioners to ask for an agenda spot in July to present a pro-bono alternative plan he has devised. “I think we’re already past that,” Wagner responded. Wagner said the county plans have already been presented to the ARB. “It would be a waste of time here. They have to go there anyway.” In an unusual diversion from the commissioners’ usual public comment period, Ebert then responded to a number of media questions about his architectural

and engineering qualifications. He said his work experience was in art, design and software development at Microsoft. He admitted that he had no educational background in these fields, but had acted as an assistant to the chief engineer of a project to build a new structure at the Microsoft campus in Washington in the late ‘90s. “I work on a farm today, but I’m curious about civic issues, and I’ve seen numerous hurdles in the county plan. Each will cost the county a lot of money in court,” he said. In other news, Tim Knapp, director of the county emergency training center, reported on first-quarter use of the facility and its programs. Knapp said that in addition to the fire services the facility is being used by other agencies including probation, corrections, children and youth. “Some days all four classrooms

are in use throughout the day.” Knapp said the center has another 160 hours of training scheduled through this year. Commissioner Rich Caridi noted that pertinent emergency training curriculum additions are being considered by both Delaware Valley and Wallenpaupack Area high schools. “They’re not far off,” Knapp said. Wagner said the county’s volunteer emergency services are in “desperate, desperate need of new volunteers.” In other business Lana Romeo of the Pike County Area Agency on Aging accepted the commissioners’ proclamation of May as Older Pennsylvanians Month. Pike County Library Board President Kirk Mackey reported that library usage has increased by 20% this year, that the Milford library’s community room, which seats up to 75 persons, has seen a

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Walker Lake resident and Pike County corrections officer Michael Buckingham were honored on May 7 as Pike County’s Correction Officer of the Year. The presentation coincided with the county commissioners’ endorsement of a state proclamation of Corrections Employee Week. Pictured from the left are Assistant Warden Robert McLaughlin, Michael Buckingham, Assistant Warden Jonathan Romance and Pike County Correction Facility Warden Craig Lowe. great deal of use, and that the library is considering purchase of a bookmobile to service outlying areas of the county.

River legislation re-introduced in Senate By FRITZ MAYER


ASHINGTON, DC — Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware on May 8 reintroduced the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act, which would establish a program within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to enhance and restore the river basin. The program would support projects coming from federal, state and local governments and other stakeholders. The act would create a $5 million competitive grant program to help fund such projects with a 50% cap on federal funds. The act has the support of several environmental groups. Bernie Marczyk, director of conservation programs for Ducks Unlimited, said the act, “will protect and restore waterfowl habitat, improve water quality, and enhance recreational opportunities for people who love the outdoors.”

Cindy Dunn, president of PennFuture, also released a statement about the grant and its goal of conservation and restoration. She said, “In a watershed as large and demographically diverse as the Delaware River basin, protecting clean water requires participation among a wide range of stakeholders.” In a press release Carper pointed out the economic importance of the river to the region. He said, “The Delaware River is not just a key resource for important habitat and recreational activity, but a vital generator of economic activity for the region. The Delaware River is directly responsible for an estimated $4.3 billion in annual wages, with $149 billion in annual wages contained within the watershed. According to a 2011 comprehensive study of the region, more than 200,000 jobs are estimated to be directly tied to the Delaware River, with nearly three million jobs contained within the watershed.”

The bill also has support from Senators Chris Coons of Delaware, Robert Menendez and Corey Booker of New Jersey, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. Currently there is no federal program targeted to the preservation and restoration of the watershed as there is with other watersheds, such as the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay. “The Delaware River is an environmental jewel and an economic engine for the Mid-Atlantic region. It deserves considerable national attention in the same way many other iconic watersheds in the nation have garnered in recent decades. Advancing the DRBCA in Congress is an important step to elevating the profile of this magnificent resource,” said Jeff Skelding, executive director of Friends of the Upper Delaware and former campaign director for the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition.


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Legislation to protect the Delaware River basin has been introduced in Washington DC. Despite all the support, including that of the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, the act does not appear to have a good chance of passage. The act was also considered by the senate in 2013, and at the time the federal website said the chance of the act becoming law was just 3%.













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Do casinos deserve tax breaks?


iding on the promise that a casino will boost their local economy, counties and municipalities in the Hudson Valley/Catskills are racing to compete with one another to win one, or possibly two of these moneymakers to locate within their borders. The jockeying for position in this kind of competition frequently includes offering tax breaks as a way to attract new businesses. Orange County legislators have already signaled they are opposed to a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) deal for casinos. Now the question is facing Sullivan County legislators—whether to sweeten the pot by offering tax incentives to lure these wealthy corporations here. Basically, a tax incentive is a subsidy to a specific business intended to foster economic growth by forgiving or deferring taxes, thus allowing a company to invest more in its business than it otherwise might have. But because every dollar in taxes forgiven or deferred is a dollar of revenue lost to the taxing authority, rewarding tax incentives requires a tricky balance when weighing the costs and benefits to the community. While Sullivan County already has a tax incentive program for destination resorts (it exempts a business’s mortgage taxes, sales tax during construction and waives property taxes for up to eight years), some, like Legislator Alan Sorensen, have expressed doubt that casinos should be treated as resort destinations. (For background, one casino bidder, Empire Resorts and its partner EPR Properties, were approved for a destination resort tax break for a project proposed prior to casino gaming being approved for upstate New York. For now Legislator Ira Steingart, chair of the board of the Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), is saying that if the IDA receives additional requests for tax breaks from other casino bidders, they will review the applications as they get them.)


As Sullivan County officials weigh their decision on this matter, we offer some thoughts about dispensing tax breaks. Beware: history indicates that not all tax incentives pay for themselves. A thorough cost/benefit analysis must accompany each specific scheme being considered. On one side, everything depends on the casinos’ ability to create a meaningful number of jobs and to generate additional local business, thus boosting the economy. On the other side, consider that development brings real costs in the form of roads, schools, health care and other public investments as visitors and new residents are drawn to the area. Plus there are the sometimes hidden costs such as crime, drunken driving, problem gambling and other potentially harmful social costs. (With this in mind, investing in resources to mitigate these kinds of social problems should be part of the equation.) Remember that the broadest possible tax base supports lower tax rates for all. This is especially important in Sullivan County, where (you already know this if you’ve been reading Ken Hilton’s series of articles on taxes in The River Reporter) Sullivan County’s taxes are among the highest in the country. And so, not surprisingly, citizens want to know if granting tax incentives to casinos will only increase the burden on already overburdened taxpayers. When approximately one fifth the value of Sullivan County property already is tax exempt (something legislators regularly complain about), why would they consider offering more tax deals to those most able to pay in full? These are wealthy, well-established companies, not start-ups, where tax incentives may legitimately entice new businesses to do something they might not otherwise have done. There is no question that once the state’s gaming commission chooses the sites, the casinos are coming, tax breaks or no. Finally, for us, if you’re a regular reader of these editorial pages, you know that The River Reporter consistently supports shopping locally to support our locally-owned businesses, and so for our part, we doubt the need for granting tax breaks to casinos that will rake in profits and send them off to corporate headquarters. To us, local business start-ups and local entrepreneurs seem far more deserving of tax breaks, if anyone is deserving.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK “There may be liberty and justice for all, but there are tax breaks only for some.” —Martin A. Sullivan


A Tall Tale

The River Reporter regrets its error in the news article “In Memory of Mark North” about the scoreboard dedicated last week at the Narrowsburg Dodgers’ ball field. While we got the headline right, we misnamed Mark throughout the article. We apologize especially to all of Mark North’s family and friends.


A playwright’s ‘humble opinion’ Playwrights are cautioned to avoid commenting on bad newspaper reviews since the rule is not to challenge people who order their ink in 55-gallon drums. But there are exceptions and this is one of them. I refer to Jonathan Fox’s review of my play “HolyHolyHoly,” recently presented at the Rivoli Theatre in South Fallsburg, NY. I make but four points so as to save ink. Reviewer Fox explains that he is “confused and befuddled, unsure of the message that Duncan wanted to convey.” Mr. Fox’s befuddlement makes sense since Duncan didn’t write to “convey a message.” Serious plays exist to provoke thought and examine ideas; they do not provide answers or send messages. Plays are stories, not screeds. It’s a shame Mr. Fox missed the distinction, which is at the heart of the theatrical experience. Through three years of development, no reader or viewer groused about the time changes in “HolyHolyHoly.” Miss Flora was specifically designed to provide clear explanations (with humor) and the selected music pointed to the time shifts. Maybe the TRR reviewer was distracted by dog Dharma for some reason. Mr. Fox, while singling out several cast members for honorable mention, missed Darren Fouse’s outstanding performance, Albee Bockman’s riveting portrayal and Ellen Pavloff’s moving interpretation of Brenda. I find that amazing. The standing ovation HHH received at the conclusion of Saturday night’s show was for its ensemble playing. It was when the cast took its bow together that the audience erupted and stood to applaud an incredible cast, one that counts among them over 200 productions. Finally we are told by reviewer Fox that “HolyHolyHoly” is “overwritten and under-directed, in need of some editing and a keener eye for detail.” He also says HHH is “interesting,” “has merit,” “has really good moments” and is “a worthy play.” Through these descriptions, positive and negative, he offers no example to illustrate his Olympian opining. Serious readers will notice such reviews as superficial. Those who know theatre will see them as written by a lazy man. Bill Duncan Woodbourne, NY [Editor’s note: On a personal note, as someone who works with Jonathan Fox every day, the last thing anyone could call him is lazy. The River Reporter is proud to have this hard-working writer as our entertainment reporter, who offers his reviews as his “humble opinion.”]

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By Dan Plummer

‘One Bug’ fish tourney ushers in spring


he weather was chilly and the trout persnickety for the 2014 One Bug fly-fishing tournament. Forty fly fishermen and women competed in this year’s tournament, held April 25 through 27 on the rivers near Hancock and Deposit. Nasty weather made catching fish all the more gratifying. As one participant told me, “There’s a certain glory to fishing here in April.” This was the seventh annual One Bug, sponsored by Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR), our locally based nonprofit that works to protect the river. But the tournament is not just about fishing. We also wanted to boost the local economy after the long winter. Business owners tell us the One Bug helps jump-start the season, pumping cash into the region’s economy. FUDR makes a point of spreading the love to the region’s businesses. Meals are eaten at local restaurants, the hotels are full, and many other businesses benefit, from Delaware and Sullivan counties in New York to Wayne County, PA. And One Bug proceeds go right back into community-based projects. Yes, we do love to fish and we are committed to protecting the river. But we are so much more. Our first priority is the well-being of our neighbors here. And we all benefit in one way or another from the thousands of visitors to the region each year, so many of them drawn by the Upper Delaware. For the first time this year, National Trout Unlimited (TU) sponsored a team in the One Bug. The organization’s CEO Chris Wood was in the boat. Wood told us he was thoroughly impressed by the quality of both the river and the community, and he promised Sherri Resti, FUDR’s executive assistant, that TU will be a One Bug regular. Each year, our fishing tournament brings newcomers to the Upper Delaware. And every new visitor becomes an ambassador on behalf of the river because once you see it, you can never forget its glory. That’s our goal: to help the rest of the world appreciate our mountains, valleys and the river that runs through it. [Dan Plummer is board chairman of Friends of the Upper Delaware River.]

Putting in the Seed By Robert Frost

You come to fetch me from my work to-night When supper's on the table, and we'll see If I can leave off burying the white Soft petals fallen from the apple tree. (Soft petals, yes, but not so barren quite, Mingled with these, smooth bean and wrinkled pea;) And go along with you ere you lose sight Of what you came for and become like me, Slave to a springtime passion for the earth. How Love burns through the Putting in the Seed On through the watching for that early birth When, just as the soil tarnishes with weed, The sturdy seedling with arched body comes Shouldering its way and shedding the earth crumbs.

By Kristin Barron

The 4-H ‘Leek-A-Thon’


ollowing in the tradition of Appalachia, we recently held our own ramp festival celebrating our native wild onion. Dubbed the “Leek-A-Thon,” by my husband John, our 4-H club gathered to dig wild leeks (also known as ramps) in the moist woods of our old farm. Wild onions—by whatever name you call them—are a spring pick-me-up. Their glossy, green color is in itself a tonic to our winter-tired eyes. The graceful, scallion-like shoots are found across eastern Canada and the eastern United States particularly in the American South. It was a good day for a “Ramp Tramp.” Our kids bopped from patch to patch, digging a few here and a few there with sustainability in mind. Then it was on to clean them with the garden hose and chop them, leaves and all, to make ramp pesto. This recipe (see below) is a tasty variation on the usual blend made with basil but without the garlic. Ramps also go by the name “wild garlic,” so the flavor is maintained with the ramp’s own characteristic kick. We also had the traditional leek and potato soup, and another club member made and brought a leek and tomato quiche. Of course food is the focus of any leek festival—the longrunning ramp festivals held in the South commonly offer dinners of ramps with eggs and fried potatoes. Festival menus extend to ramp wine and dishes such as stuffed morels with wild ramps. But leeks are no longer just a part of rural cooking; upscale restaurants are now featuring wild leek gratins and pasta dishes. And Martha Stewart offers recipes such as watercress and ramp soup and soft shell crabs with pickled ramps. In recent years, a lucrative commercial market has developed for the lowly wild leek, fetching up to $17 a pound for this increasingly fashionable and chic delicacy. Popularity has so grown that there is concern that excess harvesting may run out ramp populations unless practices to conserve and protect them are employed. Our 4-H club is now in its 9th year. As is the custom of the Hancock Area 4-Hers, our club meeting ended with a game of kick the can and the usual running around in the yard. Of course the running around part is always the most fun part of our meetings.

Participants celebrate a favorite local wild delicacy at the annual “Leek-A-Thon” at the author’s home.

After a “ramp tramp,” Hancock Area 4-Hers make wild leek pesto.

Sam Ogozalek forages for wild leeks.

Ramp pesto 10 ramps, roughly chopped 1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts 1 oz. ricotta insalata 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Black pepper to taste (I had difficulty in obtaining ricotta insalata, so I substituted shredded Parmesan cheese instead.) Add the ramps, olive oil, pine nuts, cheese, salt and pepper to a blender or food processor. Blend until no big chunks remain. Toss with 16 oz. of your favorite pasta or spread on toasted bread. Serve with lemon wedges for squeezing.

Wild leeks, also called ramps, wood leeks, or wild garlic have a sharp flavor, charasteristic of a combination of onion and garlic.

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Auxiliary to hold annual Health & Craft Fair examined at the Teddy Bear Clinic, and face painting will also be available for children beginning at 12 noon. Live entertainment will include an armed forces dedication beginning at 11 a.m., the Kurpil Family Fiddlers from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and the Back Porch Gang Country from 12 noon to 1 p.m. This year’s fair will include a chicken barbeque from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for $10, which includes a half chicken, roll, baked beans, coleslaw and a cookie. Pre-order tickets for the barbeque from any auxiliary member or by calling 845/932-8487. For more information on the annual Health & Craft Fair, call 845/932-8487 or 845/887-5530 or visit

People to People looking for student ambassadors

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ELDRED, NY — People to People Student Ambassador Program is reaching out to Sullivan County students currently in grades 8 to 11 (rising 9th to 12th grades) who are interested in being a student ambassador in South Africa. The delegation is inviting local students to attend an informational meeting at Eldred Jr./Sr. High School on Monday, May 19 at 6:45 p.m. The program office is sending their representative from Spokane, WA to talk to students who are interested in this rare opportunity. The meeting will last about one hour. Imagine having the opportunity to visit this exotic part of the world. To see a video, visit find-a-trip. Enter your zip code and grade level. Then select “View Groups” and click on the “South African Adventure.” If you are interested in attending, contact Bob Bliefernich at blief@ The meeting will take place in room 203. There will be plenty of signs on the entrance door and in the hallway.

REGION — It is time to think about stocking your pond with bass and minnows. The Sullivan County Soil and Water Conservation District is holding its annual bass and minnow fish-stocking program. If your pond seems to have excessive vegetation, you may want to consider grass carp. If you are interested in stocking your pond with largemouth bass, fathead minnows or grass carp, call the conservation district at 845/292-6552 and request an order form to be mailed to you. You can also go online to the district’s website at The district will be accepting orders until Monday, June 16.

Summer reading program for kids HONESDALE, PA — “Fizz, Boom, READ!” is the theme of the summer reading program at the Wayne County Public Library. Children will explore the world of science through stories, songs, games and other activities. Experiments, robots, nature explorations and GROSSology will be filling the library. The 2014 summer reading program is free and open to children of all ages. For more information, call the library at 570/253-1220 or email children’s librarian Betty Lawson at blawson@ Registration for the summer reading program begins on May 19.

Liberty CDC brings Touch-aTruck event LIBERTY, NY — The Liberty Community Development Corporation’s (CDC) Toucha-Truck event is returning to the White Sulphur Springs Firemen’s Park on Shore Road (off State Route 52) on Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the second annual of these community events that encourage kids of all ages to get up close and personal with equipment usually only observed from a safe distance: the vehicles and apparatuses of first responders, U.S. Armed Forces, construction and landscaping companies, farmers, utilities and other specialty trades and service providers. The event is a fundraiser for the community development and revitalization activities of the Liberty CDC, a non-profit organization. Admission costs $3; children under three years old are admitted free. Companies interested in participating with their vehicle(s) can obtain more information at or 845/292-8202.

Carol H. Dauch of White Lake, NY, a lifelong Sullivan County resident, passed away on Wednesday May 7, 2014 at her home with her family by her side. She was 77. Graveside services were held on Saturday, May 10 at Evergreen Cemetery, Route 17B, Bethel, NY; Ginny Bossley officiated.

John S. Natoli John S. Natoli of Glen Spey, NY and formerly of Dutchess County, entered eternal rest on May 4, 2014 at home. He was 75. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, May 9, 2014 at St. Columba Church, 835 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. Interment followed in Wappingers Rural Cemetery with full military honors. Make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project at

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Evelyn L. Nober Evelyn L. Nober, a lifelong resident of Narrowsburg, NY, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014 in Sevierville, TN. She was 95. A funeral service was held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg. Chaplain Joseph Russo officiated. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery, Narrowsburg. Donations can be made in her name to Lava Fire Dept., P.O. Box 456, Narrowsburg, NY 12764, or the Tusten Vol. Ambulance Service, Inc., P.O. Box 34, Narrowsburg, NY 12764.

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Clara Rea Clara Rea of Honesdale, PA died Sunday morning, May 4, 2014 in the Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, after an illness. She was 73. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, 1228 North Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431 with Pastor Stuart Hunt officiating. Interment was in Conklin Hill Cemetery, Damascus. Memorial contributions can be made to the Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance, 8 W Olive St, Scranton, PA 18508.

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CALLICOON, NY — The Grover M. Hermann Hospital Auxiliary and Catskill Regional Medical Center are sponsoring the annual Health & Craft Fair at the Grover M. Hermann Hospital on Route 97 on Saturday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will feature free health screenings, health information booths and presentations, a craft fair, a flea market, vendors, raffles, a 50/50 drawing, a bake sale, refreshments and live entertainment. The event will be held rain or shine. Blood pressure screenings will take place from 8 to 10 a.m., cholesterol and glucose screenings from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and hearing tests will begin at 9 a.m. Children can have their teddy bears

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hown here on a postcard dated 1920, this dam in Cochecton Center was built by Stevens Brothers, owners of a tannery. It created a 50-acre lake and provided water power for the tannery. In the spring of 1942 after torrential rains, the dam breached and Tannery Pond was no more. From the collection of the

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Tusten Historical Society. The Tusten Historical Society’s hours at the Western Sullivan Public Library, Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg, are Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m., Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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arrowsburg, we have a problem! We are overwhelmed with feral cats. Many of you are aware of this situation and don’t like it one bit. Here are some staggering statistics. According to the webpage of “Solano Feral Cat,” the average female has 1.4 liter per year, with 3.5 live births or 4.9 kittens per year. Not so bad you are thinking. Well this equates to one pair of breeding cats and their offspring producing 420,000 cats in seven years. Now that’s a problem. What do we do? The ASPCA advocates for a trap/neuter/return policy (TNR). TNR has been found to stabilize and eventually reduce the free-roaming cat population through attrition. TNR also largely eliminates the spraying, vocalization, and fighting you may be hearing. A few dedicated Narrowsburg residents—Diane Cortese, Shirley Masuo and Brenda Seldin—formed The Narrowsburg Cat Patrol. The stated mission is “to spay and neuter strays, rehabilitate sick and provide shelter and adopt out kittens,” in other words trap, neuter

and return with a little extra. Cats are vaccinated for rabies and kittens are adopted. However, Cat Patrol must rely on donations from the public to complete its mission of reaching every feral cat in Narrowsburg. Surgery is costly. Cats need to be transported for surgery and require a day or two of recovery after surgery. All this is provided by The Narrowsburg Cat Patrol, but they can’t do this alone. We all need to contribute to the efforts of The Narrowsburg Cat Patrol and give a donation, which may be dropped off at Little Hairem on Main Street. You will be contributing to make our community a better place to live. As we approach the official opening of the summer season, we begin to plant flowers, spruce up the yard and finally shed some of those heavy clothes. While you are working in the yard, if you find some feral cats please notify The Narrowsburg Cat Patrol. They will take care of them so they don’t become a nuisance. Thank you, Narrowsburg Cat Patrol.

Memorial service for deceased firefighters SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan County Volunteer Firefighters Association (SCVFA) held its annual memorial service on May 4 at the county’s government center. The service included several prayers (including the firemen’s prayer), a memorial message delivered by SCVFA Chaplain Rev. Donald Beck, a roll call of names of departed members, family presentations, the laying of a memorial wreath and an honor guard. Pictured here are Pastor Beck, vice president of the Narrowsburg Fire Company, and Maggie Beck, also a member of the Narrowsburg company. The 2013 list of deceased members includes: Joe Yankowski of Beaver Valley; Russell Wood Sr. of Bloomingburg; William E. Schultz of Callicoon; Richard “Dick” McGrath of Callicoon Center; John Winfield and Mira Anderson of Fallsburg; Virgil Edwards of Grahamsville; Joseph . Walker, Paul F. Yonchik Sr. and Robert A. Glassel Sr., of Hortonville; Michael Burger of Hurleyville; William H. Beseth, Robert D. Lavelle, Robert F. Rosch and Robert E. Mann of Liberty; Wayne T. Heins and Hartmut Sturm of Monticello; Shawn E. Howell of Mountaindale; George W. Burkle, Christian F. Ropke and Horace “Bud” Buddenhagen of Narrowsburg; John Powers of Neversink; Carl Bates of Rock Hill; Ronald H. Bury of Roscoe/ Rockland; Robert “Bob” Rossal of White Lake; Scott Green of White Sulphur Springs; Frank Exner of Woodbourne; Charles Arena of Wurtsboro; Leslie A. Parks of Youngsville; and John “Johneman” Lang, Amanda Moribito and Lawrence Wood of Yulan.

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By Skip Mendler

Change the rules


spent my adolescence in North Carolina, during the storied reign of Dean Smith as basketball coach for the UNC “Tar Heels.” An important part of UNC’s strategy during those years was the “Four Corners Offense.” Having established a lead, four Tar Heel players would stake out the corners of the offensive court and use up as much time as possible just passing the ball back and forth. Great strategy, as far as winning the game went, but BORING basketball. Fans protested, and so did broadcasters and advertisers. So they changed the rules, and added a shot clock. The logjam was broken, the game speeded up, and UNC still managed to win a few titles anyway. Game rules are like that. They can be changed, when it’s seen that the existing rules produce undesirable results. Consider the designated-hitter rule in baseball or new tackling restrictions in football; there’s a long list of adjustments and tweaks that have been made in professional and amateur sports over the years. Sometimes these changes have been controversial, but eventually, if the changes are seen as being good for the game, everyone adapts, until the next call for reform comes along, of course. We also make changes in our political rules from time to time. Senators, for example, were originally selected by state legislatures; it wasn’t till the adoption of the 17th Amendment in 1913 that senators began standing for popular election. There are also the famous (and eventually successful) struggles by women and African-Americans to have their right to vote recognized. Changing the Constitution is not quite as simple as instituting a requirement for safer headgear, but it’s become clear that something seriously needs to be fixed, and it can only be fixed by a rule change: namely, a Constitutional Amendment. The problem is how much power corporations now have to influence elec-


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tions and the legislative process. They can spend nearly unlimited amounts for campaign commercials and lobbying to protect their interests, and the voices of common citizens are slowly but surely being overwhelmed. How did we get here? A simple but deadly combination of two ideas: the notion of “corporate personhood,” and the notion that spending money is equivalent to “free speech.” For valid legal reasons, corporations have historically been granted certain rights, such as the ability to own property, but somehow, this practice has gotten stretched to give corporations other rights that are generally regarded as the innate province of “natural-born persons” (that is to say, human beings). Among these rights is “free speech,” and recent Supreme Court decisions on campaign finance have tried to establish the inane notion that the act of donating money to a campaign counts as “speech” and should not be regulated. (This would include, for example, getting rid of disclosure requirements.) So many efforts are now underway, led by various coalitions, groups and individuals, to add an amendment to the Constitution to override these decisions, clear up these troublesome points and restore proper balance to our political system. One of these groups is called Move to Amend (, and a local chapter of this group has been established in Wayne County ( under the name “Wayne Citizens to Reclaim Democracy” (WCRD). You can learn more about this critical issue, and Move to Amend’s proposed remedies, by coming to the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s (UDUUF) service on Sunday, June 1, at 10:15 a.m. (I’ll be among the speakers, along with other members of WCRD.) The UDUUF meets at the Berlin Township Community Center, 50 Milanville Rd. in Beach Lake, PA.

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COMMUNITY CURRICULUM Living Well: Chronic Disease SelfManagement Program HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County Area Agency on Aging will present a free six-week program at the Honesdale Senior Center on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from May 23 to June 27. Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program teaches consumers skills to manage their conditions or those of a loved one and build their self-confidence so they can be successful in adopting healthy behaviors, improve communications with their physician, and enhance their quality of life. It is designed to give older adults with chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart conditions, tips to help them make their daily life more enjoyable. Topics include managing symptoms, fitness/exercise, nutrition, communication, medications, working with health care professionals and systems and more. Program is recommended by AOA (Administration on Aging). A minimum of 12 people needed in order to have the program. Call to register Maggie Kerbs at Wayne County Area Agency on Aging 570/253-4262.

Learn to plant for pollinators: Free workshop KAUNEONGA LAKE, NY — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Sullivan Renaissance, and a Sullivan County Master Gardener for a free workshop on Saturday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the conservancy’s New York office at 120 Segar and Rosenberg Road. Learn how to convert lawn to meadow and to create pollinator gardens using native plants favored by butterflies and bees. Get instruction, have your questions answered about your own gardens, and help to plant a pollinator garden. The office is located on 119 protected acres of farm, forest, and meadows which the conservancy is also using as a teaching space. The workshop is free and open to the public, but prior registration is requested. Call 570/226-3164, 845/583-1010, or email

Crime prevention seminar in Port Jervis PORT JERVIS, NY — The Port Jervis Police Department (PJPD) and Port Jervis Citywide Neighborhood Watch will host a crime prevention seminar titled “Keeping Our Community Safe” on Thursday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Drew United Methodist Church. This will be just one of three seminars organized by the PJPD Neighborhood Watch for the community. “Keeping the community safe is not just a job for our men and women in uniform,” said Port Jervis Police Chief William Worden. “Everyone can do their part by actively looking out for their community, and this seminar will provide the tools and resources to do so.” A question and answer period will follow the presentations. For more information, contact PJPD 845/858-4065.

Brain health and nutrition class to offer tips on healthy aging LIBERTY, NY — A free educational program to address how diet impacts brain health will be offered on Tuesday, May 27. Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County’s Caregiver Resource Center will hold a “Brain Health & Nutrition” class to offer tips on healthy aging with a demonstration and sampling of healthy food included. This event will occur from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the new Entrepreneurial and Teaching Kitchen of the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center. Guest speakers will share the latest research about diet and nutrition’s impact on brain health and Alzheimer’s disease. Presenters include Donna Davies, LCSW (care consultant for the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter) and Melissa Sakellariou, RD (CDN, NSCA-CPT, ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. retail dietitian). Pre-registration for this program is encouraged by calling CCE at 845/292-6180 or the Alzheimer’s Association at 800/272-3900.


CCE offers workshops to Save Energy, Save Dollars LIBERTY, NY — Homeowners and renters can learn to reduce energy consumption and lower energy bills at a free Save Energy, Save Dollars workshop on Tuesday, May 20. This EmPower New York class is being offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County at 5:30 p.m. at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center. Participants will learn about reducing energy bills by following some low-cost and no-cost energy conservation methods. Each person will receive three compact fluorescent light bulbs at no cost to them. Advanced registration is encouraged by calling 845/292-6180. This program is the final session in a series of identical classes. Additional dates and times can be obtained by visiting outreach/index.cfm and selecting “Empower Energy Use Management Workshop Schedule.” EmPower New York workshops are sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and developed by Cornell University Cooperative Extension and NYSERDA.

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Pictured in the first row at this ribbon cutting are Bethel council members Dawn Ryder, left, Vicky Simpson and Lillian Hendrickson; Patrick Rotondo (owner); Town Supervisor Daniel Sturm; Stu Graham, Helen and Mario Rotondo; in the back row are planning board members Susan Brown-Otto, left, and Steve Simpson; Sullivan County Sheriff Michael Schiff and Chrissy Schiff.

Firearms store opens in Bethel BETHEL, NY — American Sportsman Firearms, LLC officially opened on May 3 with several Sullivan County and Bethel dignitaries present. The retail store is located at 141 Fairweather Rd. in Swan Lake and is owned by Patrick Rotondo. The store has everything for the outdoor sportsman and avid shooter, specializing in handguns, long guns, all kinds of ammo and hunting supplies, target supplies, holsters, scopes, knives and bow supplies. You can buy, sell and trade. Always call before coming, 845/798-0365.

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Trout Unlimited teaches fly casting at West Point WEST POINT, NY — Trout Unlimited volunteers give thousands of hours every year in a wide variety of efforts to promote our cold water fisheries. Here, Val Reinhardt of the Upper Delaware Chapter of Trout Unlimited instructs a cadet at West Point Camporee ( camporee.aspx). More than 7,000 Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were guests at West Point on the weekend of May 3, and more than 200 of them experienced fly casting for the first time.

Grey Towers May programs Tours, garden walk, Audubon lecture


ILFORD, PA — The gardens at Grey Towers National Historic Site are awakening from their winter slumber, drawing visitors to the historic mansion for a number of public programs offered in May. The estate entrance is at 122 Old Owego Tpk. On Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m., learn about the garden landscape, which includes hundreds of flowering bulbs and sweet cherry trees, from horticulturist Elizabeth Hawke. Meet at the visitor pavilion in the parking lot rain or shine. Sturdy, comfortable footwear is recommended. The cost is $8 adults/$7 seniors, exact change preferred. Call 570/296-9630 for information.

On Saturday, May 31, at 5:30 p.m., attend a free lecture to hear how John James Audubon’s extraordinary painting of birds contributed to Americans’ heightened appreciation for nature. Light refreshments will be served by the Gifford Pinchot Audubon Society, which is co-hosting the program. The 2014 Grey Towers regular tour season begins Memorial Day weekend. Guided tours of the mansion are offered seven days a week on the hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. On weekends at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. visitors can tour all three floors of the mansion. For more information, visit www.fs.fed. us/gt or or call 570/296-9630.

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Artists choose their bears SANDYSTON, NJ — The annual Black Bear Film Festival (BBFF) in Milford, PA wouldn’t be complete without gloriously painted and decorated bear sculptures created by local and regional artists. Last Saturday at artist Ricky Boscarino’s Sandyston home, 11 artists picked up their plain black bears, which they will turn into original works of art this summer. In August, the finished bears will go on display at local businesses, and during the film festival (October 17 through 19), they will be sold in a silent-auction fundraiser. Among this year’s artists are Todd Anderson, left, Julia Healy and Tamara D’Antoni. Artists not pictured are Richard D’Ambrosia, Gary Dodd, Robert Krause, Adrienne Butvinik, Sean Addy, Ricky Boscarino, Jimmy Sheehan, Kerry Jo Rizzo and Ricky Boscarino.

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — Sullivan County Community College (SUNY Sullivan) will hold its 50th annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 17 at 1 p.m. in the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse. Approximately 248 students are expected to graduate. The class speakers will be Rachelle Walker and April White. Speakers will be SUNY Sullivan President Dr. Karin Hilgersom, Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, Sullivan County Legislator Kathleen Vetter and SUNY Sullivan Board of Trustees Chairperson Nicholas P. Speranza. The pinning ceremony for the college’s Nursing and Respiratory Care program graduates will be held in the Seelig Theatre at 10 a.m. on the same day. Approximately 13 nursing students and seven respiratory-care students are expected to graduate.


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Camp DeBruce, which is run by New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation, offers campers a diversity of terrain and ecosystems from which to learn about the outdoors.

Where summertime campers learn about the environment


IVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Summer camps come in all shapes and sizes, from those offering the traditional experience (recreation, arts and crafts, games and activities) to specialized camps focused on a particular interest (the performing arts, or science education, or instruction in a sport, etc.). Right here in our own backyard, New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) runs a specialized environmental camp focused on bringing the outdoor experience to 11- through 13-year-olds. Eight miles east of Livingston Manor, NY, Camp DeBruce is located adjacent to the Catskill Forest Preserve, two miles from Mongaup State Park and right next to Mongaup Creek. It is the oldest of four environmental education camps operated by DEC ( html) and the greenest—literally, according to Randy Caccia, DEC’s camps administrator, pointing out its rural field and forest setting. The website ( tells how “campers learn science, solve challenges, play games, keep a journal, catch salamanders, net butterflies and discover the interconnectedness of life on earth... and [learn about the] human impact on the environment.” “The purpose of our environmental education camps is to give more experience and awareness of the out of doors to our campers,” Caccia explained. “We offer hands-on experience for kids to learn about forest, stream, field and wildlife ecology. “With this age group we have an eager audience,” he continued. “They’re wondering about the world around them and wanting to explore it. They’re excited to learn about the outdoors and come wanting to know about the environment. “These are new experiences for many of them. We have campers who have never really seen the stars at night, gone hiking in a forest, or gone fishing.” Camp DeBruce is best described as rustic but with modern amenities—electricity, showers, flush toilets and camper cabins. During each session, the campers also leave their home base to go out for one overnight. The camp’s 300 acres includes different terrains and ecosystems, providing many learning opportunities. Once a private estate and fish hatchery, Camp DeBruce was acquired in the 1940s by DEC, which converted it into a conservation education camp. From the very be-

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ginning, Camp DeBruce has had a long-standing partnership with the Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs of Sullivan County, whose member/volunteers teach hunting safety and fly fishing at the camp. So many help out that the ratio of campers to volunteers is often nearly one-toone, Caccia reported. The clubs also provide stipends and scholarships to help pay for some of the campers to attend. Sixty percent are sponsored by sportsmen’s clubs, Caccia reports. Campers go through a series of planned programs, learning about field, forest and aquatic ecology, but 90% of the environmental learning experience is done in the field. If the campers are learning about fishing, they’re going to get their hands wet in the stream, Caccia said. “We do a lot of backdoor education, sneaking in the education part. So if we’re doing fishing classes, we ask, ‘What’s in the fish’s diet?’ or ‘Would the same bait we’re using now be good in August?’ If we’re taking a hike in the woods, it becomes a forestry lesson.” Other activities include a tour of a nearby hatchery and a hike to a waterfall. During their stay, campers also participate in a large town-hall meeting where everyone gets together to discuss an environmental issue, including its pros and cons. “We keep the topic to something the kids can relate to,” Caccia said. “For example, DeBruce has this famous old racetrack. It’s a half mile loop that’s always kept mowed. So we might talk about the impact of turning it back into a race track.” College-educated counselor staff who have studied in the natural sciences, education or recreation fields, lead all activities. Counselors also have a high level of first aid and CPR training to prevent or respond to any emergency. “Our counselors get to relate their experiences with campers, and when they share their excitement, the campers get excited, too,” Caccia reported. Camping sessions fill up early, and many campers have such a good time, they come back again. When they age out of camp for 11- to 13-year-olds, DEC offers sessions at its other camps that accept teens up to age 17. Of these older campers, Caccia says, “We ask them to hike harder, accept more challenges and to think more.” This kind of fun and educational environmental and conservation camp adds a whole new dimension to the summer camp experience for many who come here— something many of the participants will remember all their lives.

Having fun while learning, as with this competition, is part of the “backdoor education” that the camp “sneaks” into many of its activities.

Local sportsmen’s clubs in Sullivan County volunteer to help teach fishing skills and hunter safety, as campers learn to appreciate time-honored outdoor pursuits. Summer camp is an experience that creates memories to last a lifetime.

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REGION — The Canaltown Short Spooky Movie Festival is coming to Honesdale, PA, on Saturday, November 1. Submit your original short movie with a spooky theme (horror, psychological, thriller, campy, creepy, eerie). Movies must have a running time of five minutes or less and should not include excessive violence or explicit sexual content. All entries are due by October 4. For more information or for the submission form, visit or contact Canaltown at

MONTICELLO, NY — The youth committee of the Monticello Interfaith Council hosts an ongoing series of free PG and PG-13 movies with screenings on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons every month at the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center at 10 Jefferson St. Snacks are available for 50 cents. “Gravity,” a sit-on-the-edge-of-yourseat science fiction thriller, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts facing the destruction of their space shuttle, will be shown on Friday, May 16 at 6 p.m. Rated PG-13. On Sunday, May 25 at 2 p.m., “Brave,” an animated fairy tale set in the Scottish Highlands, tells the story of Princess Merida who defies an age-old custom causing chaos in the kingdom. Rated PG. For more information, contact Cara Kowalski at 845/295-2445 or email

Honesdale High School students keep on rockin’ at The Cooperage HONESDALE, PA — Honesdale High School’s Keep On Rockin’ Club showcases its talent at The Cooperage on Saturday, May 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. This annual event welcomes returning and rookie musicians alike to demonstrate their skills. Students in this club have a set time during the school day to work on advancing their musical interests by learning new instruments, forming bands, or simply jamming. These opportunities have allowed great talent and musical collaboration to emerge from local kids. For more information visit or call 570/253-2020.

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By Jonathan Charles Fox

Take a picture; it’ll last longer!


t’s no secret that I love what I do for a living. Whether it’s catching a new show in town, checking out the latest art installation, or attending local events in any number of charming hamlets and villages scattered across this gorgeous playground we call home, there is always something stimulating and picturesque calling to me. Although Memorial Day is lurking, the action has already begun in earnest, and with another birthday hovering over me (May 25—feel free to send cash), I rely more and more these days on taking photographs, in an effort to recall what I did “just the other day.” Honestly, I’ve never been the sharpest tool in the shed, but the years are catching up, and lately, I can’t recall what I had for breakfast more often than not. “Happens to the best of us,” my pals of a certain age declare. “You’re not exactly young anymore,” they add, sprinkling salt on the wound. Sigh. As a result, my efforts behind the lens are more important than ever, since I need visual reminders of where I’ve been during the week, while pretending that I actually recall being there. Photography has become such a passion, that I never leave the house without the camera, except when I forget. When I run out with the Wonder Dog, I grab my trusty Nikon, hoping that I might see a hawk overhead, or a woolly bear making its way to safety underfoot, and I snap away, since the beauty of digital photography allows me to shoot hundreds, hoping to catch a single gem along the way. Some weeks, I take thousands, seeking to capture one that’s decent, and often think of the amazing Ansel Adams, who was quoted as saying, “Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop” ( com). With that in mind, I tossed the dog in the truck and made my way to Bethel, NY last Wednesday, where Hostess with the Mostess Stacy Cohen ( was presenting Wepecket Island Records artists Sherman Lee Dillon, Jack “Ragtime” Radcliffe, Don Barry and Debbie Fisher Palmarini, with their “Rolling Roots Revue,” featuring harmonica, washboard, ragtime piano and some great (IMHO) vocals, courtesy of Palmarini & Co. “Even though “official’ season doesn’t begin for a few weeks,” Cohen said, “it’s always hopping at the Cat!” No argument here. I took over 100 photos during the evening, and found one decent shot in the batch, so felt ahead of the game.

After months of anticipation, my calendar informed that the Allyson Whitney Foundation ( 5k run/walk was about to commence and I arrived early at Kauneonga Lake to set up my equipment (I mean remember to turn it on) and prepare to get some action shots as 880 registrants and more than 150 volunteers showed up for the third annual fundraiser, dedicated to Allyson. Founded to “empower and fight for the interests of young adults with rare cancers,” the organization provides “emotional and financial support to patients in order to ease their financial burden so that they can concentrate their energy on healing.” Since I’m living proof that anyone can take a decent picture, I wasn’t surprised to see social media playing a huge part in the event, which raised over $70,000, and everywhere I looked, folks were taking “selfies,” tweeting, (@allyson4rare) and posting pics to Facebook and Instagram (instagram/allyson4rare) as the incredibly successful day unfolded. Using the hashtag #awf5k, a few hundred photos popped up on Instagram in real time, while I took sixteen hundred pics. I’ve posted some of them (Thanks, Ansel!) to our own social media page ( for sharing, tagging and reliving the day. A real photographer, the incomparable Michael Bloom, ( created the AWF photo-calendar (Mayto-May, in honor of Ally) with graphic designer Bobbi Jo McCauley (, which is available now. Purchasing one supports the cause and is a good example of what genuine talent can accomplish, so I heartily recommend snagging one, before they’re gone. On Mother’s Day, staffers (including myself) set up a photo booth at the famers’ market in Callicoon, NY (, and I clicked the day away, capturing the vendors and crowd that shows up every week to shop local, compiling an album of kids, moms, grandparents (and pets) to commemorate the day and to serve as a reminder that I was there. Those photos are on our Facebook page as well, and through the magic of digital photography, the illusion that you are all on the front page of The River Reporter has been posted for sharing, in living color. For now, I’ll continue to chronicle these days for safekeeping, since the photos will last longer than my memory, as the good times roll.

Members of the Rolling Roots Revue entertained with style at the Dancing Cat Saloon in Bethel, NY. Photo by Jerry Cohen

Fox was busy snapping pix at the Allyson Whitney 5k run/walk, when another photographer snapped his pic.

TRR photos by Jonathan Charles Fox

NACL co-founder Tannis Kowalchuk and son Simon stopped by The River Reporter’s Mother’s Day photo booth during the farmers’ market at Callicoon Creek Park last Sunday.

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Art installation at the Plunk Shop

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The Amigos Band

Americana Cajun jazz at the Hawley Silk Mill HAWLEY, PA — Harmony Presents welcomes Americana Cajun jazz musicians The Amigos Band to the underground theater of the Silk Mill on Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. This act delivers its own takes on American standards and plays original songs arranged for the group’s mix of alto saxophone, accordion and acoustic guitar. They have appeared in performances with Pete Seeger, David Amram, New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band and bluegrass legend Tony Rice. Purchase advance tickets online for $16 and get 20% off your bill at Glass Wine Bar & Bistro after 9:30 p.m. on the day of the show. Tickets at the door cost $20. To purchase tickets, visit www., send an email to or call 570/588-8077.

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Bobby Mitchell

International artists return spontaneity to classical music HAWLEY AND MILFORD, PA — Milford-grown violinist/composer Eugene Feygelson and pianist Bobby Mitchell perform at the Hawley Silk Mill on Friday, May 16 at 8 p.m., and at the Milford Theatre on Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. While Feygelson and Mitchell will present Romantic-era chamber music by Brahms, Strauss, Chopin and contemporary South African composer Martin Scherzinger, they like to leave things to chance and take risks during performances. The result is a combination of classical music’s complexity with the excitement of a live jazz performance. Tickets cost $ 20 at the box office or $15 when purchased in advance at or Books and Prints at Pear Alley, 220 Broad St., Milford. Children under 15 are admitted free.

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“Yarnslingers: Memoirs” is a monthly storytelling series at the CAS Arts Center

Storytellers read their memoirs in ongoing series LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society (CAS) presents the storytelling group Yarnslingers for their partnership series “Yarnslingers: Memoirs” at the CAS Arts Center on Saturday, May 17 at 7 p.m. This year-long project features storytellers from all walks of life sharing pieces of their biographies in monthly performances. From the surprising and heartfelt to the charmingly everyday, their tales reveal their individual idiosyncrasies, while uniting us in their common experiences. Storytellers include Isabel Braverman, Lillian Browne, Rebekah Creshkoff, Bill Fellenberg, Ann Finneran, Jonathan Charles Fox, Ramona Jan, Marion Kaselle and Stacy Rogers. The show runs approximately 85 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $10. Advance reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. For reservations, email info@ or call 845/436-4227.

Evening of bluegrass and folk at Neversink Valley Museum CUDDEBACKVILLE, NY — The Neversink Valley Museum presents an evening of Americana and bluegrass music featuring Hudson Valley favorites Annie and Mike Baglione on Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the D&H Canal Visitor’s Center, 58 Hoag Rd. (just off Route 209). General admission costs $7, $5 for museum members. Mike, a founding member of the bluegrass bands Tin Roof, Oxford Depot and the Jersey Mountain Boys, has performed throughout the Northeast for the past 20 years, making numerous appearances at Bodles Opera House and the Warwick Valley Winery. Annie plays guitar, bass, concertina, accordion, and performs throughout the Hudson Valley solo and as part of the band Breakneck Annie. For more information, call 845/754-8870 or visit

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — “Chuck,” an art installation about a whole lot of stuff, opens at the Plunk Shop at 39 Main St. on Saturday, May 17, between 4 and 7 p.m. At 5 p.m. Karen Hudson, local country-western star, will premiere the music video to her hit song “Mama Was a Train Wreck.” The show is a multi-media, multilayered collage featuring the detritus of a family’s life, found many years after the fact. Featured local artists are Robyn Almquist, Claire Coleman, Joanna Hartell, James Karpowicz, Eustacia Marsales, Catherine Skalda and visiting artist Sam Gurry. The show continues through the June 14th Trout Parade and the July 5th Art Walk in Livingston Manor.

Local producer’s documentary on the creation of New York City reservoirs GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — Documentary producer Nancy Burnett presents her audio documentary, “The Battle for Water: One Big City and Many Little Towns,” at the Time and the Va l l e y s Museum on Sunday, May 18 from Contributed photo 2:30 to 4 Nancy Burnett p.m. It tells the story of homes lost and communities destroyed for the creation of New York City’s upstate reservoirs, and the hatred that resulted. This classic story of conflict resolution is told by eight key participants who negotiated the landmark 1997 New York City Memorandum of Agreement. The documentary opens as watershed communities band together to resist new watershed regulations in 1990. Burnett answers questions after the presentation, and the audience is invited to share personal recollections. For information, call 845/985-7700 or visit

Garden Day in Livingston Manor LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Livingston Manor hosts Garden Day on Saturday, May 17 (rain or shine) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street. Celebrate spring with Livingston Manor’s library, chamber of commerce, Renaissance team, the Garden LARCS and Sullivan County Audubon in this community-wide event. The day includes the sale of plants and gardening-related wares; Master Gardeners answering your gardening questions; talks on everything from composting to the plight of the Monarch butterfly, hosted by the Catskill Art Society; gardening books for sale by the library, and local talent performing live music on an outdoor stage. See for more information.

ParksvilleUSA Music Festival continues with Coyote Anderson Quartet PA R K S V I L L E , NY — The ParksvilleUSA Music Festival holds its second concert with The Coyote Anderson Quartet on Sunday, May 18 at 3 p.m. at The Dead End Café. This new modernjazz group performs Contributed photo primarily original compositions of Coyote Anderson guitarist and Sullivan County native Coyote Anderson, who won Honorable Mention in the 2014 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Awards and is a regular member of the BMI Jazz Composer’s Workshop. The voice of vocalist Corina Hernandez replaces the traditional role of a horn, allowing the ensemble to do not only instrumentals, but also newer works of Coyote’s that set the poetry into a jazz context. The quartet is completed by Carl Limbacher on bass and Max Maples on drums, who play together regularly in many NYC based ensembles. For tickets and information, visit www. or call 845/292-0400.

Eldred Community Pride Day ELDRED, NY — Eldred Junior/Senior High School holds the second annual Community Pride Day on May 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the high school. The day kicks off with a 5K run/walk, a fundraiser for the Sheila Birkett Gift of Life Scholarship Fund (birkettgiftoflife. org). Sign up for the race for $25 at Participants receive a T-shirt, food and water following the race. A carnival with vendors from the school and community runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Email for more information. Continued on page 18

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By Zac Stuart-Pontier

The outburst


t had been one of those days when nothing really goes right. My bad mood swirled around my head like a dark mist as I trudged slowly home. Every step was a bother and even the warm reds and yellows of a beautiful setting sun in the distance didn’t cheer me up. It hadn’t felt like a productive day in the edit room. An “in-between day” as I often say, where one is in between good ideas. You need them, but they are awful. Today the house of cards I’ve been carefully building felt as unstable as ever. News of a friend’s illness has been weighing on my mind for the past few weeks. My thoughts consistently stray to his health and then selfishly to my own mortality and then what does it all mean and then... You get the point. Arriving home I am on the prowl for a victory, something to rally my senses and cheer me up. Finding the mid-progress stereo project, I decide now is a good time to try to make a go at connecting the speakers to the receiver. Spoiler alert: it is not. Something about taking a high definition sound signal from the television and converting it to analog for the speakers is messing the whole thing up, and we don’t have the right wire, or maybe it’s that the speaker doesn’t have the right connection, or maybe it’s the wrong receiver. I couldn’t really tell you because, to be honest, for someone who considers himself rather technically savvy I am pretty embarrassingly out of my element when it comes to speakers, receivers, TVs and the rest of the home theater situation. Emily had picked up another set of new cables that day, and I was eager to see if they were the ones to solve the problem and save my day. They weren’t and it didn’t. I grumbled. “What’s wrong?” she asked. “I’m just tired,” I heard myself say, in the most irritating way I could muster. I knew exactly what was about to happen but couldn’t seem to control myself.


“Okay, well I’m here,” she said, “if you want to talk about it.” She was being nice, of course she was, it was just like her. “I told you we should wait and figure out what cables we need before rushing into this,” I said. She looked at me harshly for a second and then softened. “It seems like you had a bad day. If this is about the cables, I can return them tomorrow.” “It’s not about the cables.” A low growl emulates from the background as our two dogs play tug of war. They move back and forth, back and forth—one gaining ground, one losing. I would growl if it were more socially acceptable. “I don’t know. I don’t want to talk about it,” I say. “I have to write a column tonight so I’m going to go work on that.” “I brought home dinner,” she said shortly. “Maybe you will feel better once you eat.” “That must be it.” I was seeing red for the next 15 minutes as I ate a little Italian food alone and had a glass of wine. I was still muttering under my breath as my mind spun various kinds of vitriol, when I started to level out. I realized I hadn’t eaten since a very light and early lunch. A few minutes later I apologized to Emily. She sighed dramatically and then let me off the hook. Gave me a big hug. “I don’t know where you get the patience,” I said. “Me neither,” she said, and we both laugh. “What do you think I should write about?” “Your outburst. I like it when you write, when you’re honest.” “Not sure I can write honestly about that. I’d have to leave out XXXXXXX and XXXX.” “I don’t think you’d have to leave it out, but I know you will.”

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String ensemble to perform at Historic Port Jervis Church PORT JERVIS, NY — Port Jervis Council for the Arts holds a spring concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday May 17, at Deerpark Reformed Church, 30 East Main St. The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra’s String Ensemble performs popular favorites, show tunes and classical pieces. A reception follows. From 12 noon until concert-time, a plant sale and an art show featuring River Valley Artist Guild artists and students of local Hand and Hearts Art Center takes place under a tent in the churchyard. Advance sale tickets cost $10, $15 at the door, students admitted free. Purchase

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The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra string ensemble tickets in Port Jervis at Flora Laura (186 Pike St., 845/856-1611), Gina’s Hope Chest (77 Fowler St., 845/856-4673), The Herb Shoppe (15 Jersey Ave., 845/856-6579), and UpFront Exhibition Space (31 Jersey Ave., 845/856-2727). Or mail a check, ticket quantity and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Port Jervis Council for the Arts, PO Box 17, Port Jervis NY 12771.

Art show at River House KAUNEONGA LAKE, NY — River House kicks off the season with the first of a meet-the-artist series called Artology on Saturday, May 17 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. This show features Nichole Christian and Pierre Chambres. Christian, who is from Detroit, is the co-author of “Canvas Detroit,” which profiles the work of nearly 40 artists who are changing the landscape of America’s most misunderstood city. Her work also

appears in the books “Dear Dad: Reflections on Fatherhood” and “Portraits 9/11/01: The Collected Portraits of Grief” from The New York Times. Chambres is a photographer from Bordeaux, France who has been showing his work since 1999 around the world. River House is located at 140 Lake St. Visit, call 845/583-4585 or email RiverHouseStyle@

Tango at The Cooperage

ONESDALE, PA — Learn the basic steps of Argentine Tango at The Cooperage on May 18 from 3 to 6 p.m. This workshop will be led by Karen and Mike Lucey of Tango in the Tent, a tango organization based out of Factoryville, PA. For nearly a decade on each summer Sunday afternoon, the Luceys have opened up a tent in their backyard and invited the public to join them to dance tango.

The Luceys begin the afternoon with a brief history of tango, followed by a demonstration of the four basic steps of tango. Next follows a screening of “The Tango Lesson,” a 1997 drama film by British director Sally Potter. Wrapping up the workshop will be a 30-minute tango lesson taught by Vincent and Anna Gallo of Bethany. For more information visit or call 570/253-2020.

Photo by Chris Jones

Classical ballet ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ to be performed

MILFORD, PA — The Delaware Valley Dance Company will perform “The Sleeping Beauty” at the Delaware Valley High School on Route 6 on Saturday, May 17 at 12 noon and 7 p.m. Tickets in advance cost $12, $8 for children and seniors. Tickets at the door cost $14, $10 for children and seniors. For more information contact The Dance Center at 845/856-3373. Pictured are Paige Bodnar of Milford, PA as Princess Aurora and Drake Eshleman of Matamoras, PA as Prince Desiree in “The Sleeping Beauty.”

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Live music at Glass

Family Game Night at The Cooperage

HONESDALE — Love games? The Cooperage Project invites you to bring your whole family down to the The Cooperage for a night of games, 6-9pm. Board games, card games, brain games, all kinds of games to play. If you have a favorite, bring it. 570/253-2020.

Free GED Prep Class

JEFFERSONVILLE — Every Thursday from 5:30-8:30pm at the Jeffersonville Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library. No registration required.

JEMS meeting

JEFFERSONVILLE — The Jeffersonville Enhances More of Sullivan (JEMS) organization meets every third Thursday at 7pm above the village office in Jeffersonville. The group is comprised of people of all ages wishing to make improvements within their community. 845/482-5354.

Roast pork dinner

LIVINGSTON MANOR — Roast pork dinner at the Masonic Hall, 94 Main St., 4:30-7pm. $10. Benefits DelawareSullivan District Order of Eastern Star. 607/363-7404.

Third Thursday Evening Mixer

NEVERSINK — Third Thursday Evening Mixer at Superior Building Supply, 5:30-7pm. Sponsor: Superior Building Supply. Building expo: 1-9pm with BBQ at 6pm. Free. RSVP by 3pm on May 14. 845/791-4200 or email Office@catskills. com.

Vaudeville in the Catskills Celebrates the Golden Age!

HURLEYVILLE — Auditions at the Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main St., 6-8:30pm. Seeking: Comics, Singers, Dancers & Musical Acts. This year’s production theme: 1940s-1950s, Catskills Hotel Era & its Legendary Entertainers. Performance dates Aug. 22-24. Sponsored by the SC Historical Society. Produced by Bethel Theatre Works.

Vendors Night

BLOOMINGBURG — The Sullivan County Board of Realtors will host its annual Vendors Night at The Eagle’s Nest Restaurant, 4-7pm. This is an opportunity for businesses in related fields to enjoy one-on-one contact with realtors. 845/794-2735.

Fri., May. 16 Book signing

BETHANY — Book signing for mayor of Bethany Margaret Freeman’s new book “It’s About Time” at the Bethany Library, 7pm.

Live Music at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant

HAWLEY — Stop by our pub for great drink specials, delicious food and live music from 8pm-Midnight with stellar local bands.

HAWLEY — Live Music Friday with Rick “Noodles” Horvath at Glass—, 8-11pm. A rotating line-up of live music in the lounge. No cover charge. or 570/226-1337.

Paddle on the Lake

HAWLEY — Join Lake Wallenpaupack’s Nick Spinelli for a fun kayak/canoe paddle and educational program on the lake at PPL Environmental Learning Center, 5:30-8pm. Kayaks will be available for rent by NEWE (fees apply) or you may bring your own. 570/253-7001.

Plant sale

ROSCOE — Roscoe Garden Club annual plant sale at the Roscoe Community Center.

Sat., May. 17 Americana Cajun Jazz with The Amigos Band

Annual Spring Plant and Book Sale

WURTSBORO — The Friends of the Mamakating Library will hold the annual spring Plant and Book Sale at the library, 156 Sullivan St., 9am-2pm. 845/8888004.

Barryville Farmers’ Market

BARRYVILLE — Barryville Farmers’ Market season’s grand opening behind the River Market on Route 97, 10am1pm. Runs every Saturday through October 25th (rain or shine).

Basic Boating Safety Course

HAWLEY — Get a jump on the boating season by taking a safe boating course at PPL Environmental Learning Center, 9am-4pm. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s eight-hour boating safety class gives boaters practical information so they can make more informed decisions on the water. 570/2537001.

Big breakfast

WURTSBORO — All-u-can-eat breakfast at Post 1266, 92 Pine St., 8-11am. $6 at the door. Military-style breakfast chow line prepared and served by authentic former military veteran cooks. Benefits the Wurtsboro Memorial Day Parade and other community programs of Post 1266 American Legion. 845/8884958.

Celebrate Garden Day

LIVINGSTON MANOR — The LARC team: LM Library, Sullivan County Audubon, the LM Renaissance and LM Chamber of Commerce present all things gar-


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Plant sale

Country Night

WOODBOURNE — Country Night featuring the Back Porch Gang and DJ Good Vibrations at the firehouse 7-11pm. Tickets: $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Light refreshments. 845/434-6763 or 845/428-0557.

LIVINGSTON MANOR — Slow Food Upper Delaware River Valley presents Ramp Art: Edible Plants Wild and Cultivated at Morgan Outdoors, 5:30-7pm. Art by Wendy Hollander and “Ramps 101: Foraging, Conservation, Cooking and Ramp Treats.” 845/439-5507.

Family bingo

Relay for Life Car Wash

LACKAWAXEN — Lackawaxen Township Ambulance Service family bingo at Masthope Mountain Community Lodge, 196 Karl Hope Blvd. 570/685-4022.

Free computer support

NARROWSBURG — Free computer support at Tusten-Cochecton branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library, every Saturday, 10am-1pm.

Free tastings and demos

HAWLEY — The Amigos Band (formerly The Tres Amigos), an American folk band, play at Harmony Presents in the Silk Mill, 7:30pm. They have appeared in recent performances with Pete Seeger, David Amram, New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and bluegrass legend Tony Rice. Tickets $16 advance, $20 at the door. www.harmonypresents. com.


den. Plants for sale, lectures at CAS, special displays like Wendy Hollander, botanical artist at Morgan Outdoors, Audubon giving away milkweed. www.

HAWLEY — Free tastings and demos every Saturday at the Mill Market in the Hawley Silk Mill, Suite #111, 11am-1pm. or 570/3904440.

Health & Craft Fair

CALLICOON — Annual Health & Craft Fair at the Grover M. Hermann Hospital, 8am-2pm. Free health screenings, health information booths and presentations, craft fair, a flea market, vendors, raffles, a 50/50 drawing, a bake sale, refreshments and live entertainment. Chicken barbeque from 11:30am-1:30pm for $10. 845/932-8487.

Ivy Vine Players puppet program

PORT JERVIS — In celebration of Children’s Book Week the Port Jervis Free Library presents “The Ivy Vine Players” at 1pm. Using dozens of her handmade puppets, the one-woman show known as The Ivy Vine Players Puppet Theater presents an interactive, musical program for all. Free program for all ages. Register: 845/856-7313.

Kiwanis Family Walks for Hunger

MOUNTAINDALE — Kiwanis Family Walks for Hunger sponsored by Callicoon, Monticello, Roscoe & Woodridge Kiwanis Clubs to benefit the Food Bank of Hudson Valley. Registration at 9am at Firehuse; walk at 10am at Rails to Trails. Fee is donation of perishable food item or monetary donation. 845/469-2534.

Live music and dance

HANCOCK — Live music and dance every Saturday night at My Shady Lady. Featuring Terry Rockwell on keyboard with variety music to please all: country, swing, oldies and goodies from the ‘50s ‘60s and ‘70s. Food available. Beer & wine only. Cover charge $9.

Live music at Callicoon Brewing

CALLICOON — Little Sparrow performing at Callicoon Brewing Company, 16 Upper Main Street, 7-10pm. No cover. 845/887-5500.

ROSCOE — Roscoe Garden Club annual plant sale at the Roscoe Community Center.

Ramps Fest

JEFFERSONVILLE — The Jeff Bank Relay for Life team will be having a car wash and bake sale at Jeff Bank in Jeffersonville, 12 noon. 845/482-4000.

Square dancing

HANCOCK — Round and square dancing at My Shady Lady every Saturday, 7-11pm. Light refreshments available for purchase. Beer & wine only. $9 cover. Check website for schedule of events.

The Sleeping Beauty ballet

MILFORD — The Delaware Valley Dance Company will perform “The Sleeping Beauty” at the Delaware Valley High School on Route 6, two performances at 12 noon and 7pm. Tickets in advance $12, $8 for children and seniors. Tickets at the door $14, $10 for children and seniors. 845/856-3373.

Tour the gardens at Grey Towers

MILFORD — Meet horticulturist Elizabeth Hawke at the Visitor Pavilion at Grey Towers at 11am for a guided tour of native flowering shrubs, the historic Sweet Cherry Tree, the flowering bulbs in the landscape, and a tour of the historic landscape. Reservations suggested. 570/296-9630. Regular tour fees apply.

Vaudeville in the Catskills Celebrates the Golden Age!

HURLEYVILLE — Auditions at the Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main St., 1-4pm. Seeking: Comics, Singers, Dancers & Musical Acts. This year’s production theme: 1940s-1950s, Catskills Hotel Era & its Legendary Entertainers. Performance dates Aug. 22-24. Sponsored by the SC Historical Society. Produced by Bethel Theatre Works.

Sun., May. 18 ‘Feelin’ Good’ with The Delaware Valley Choral Society

New flea market

EQUINUNK — There’s a new flea market in town every third Saturday of the month thru September, visit the Manchester Community Library at 3879 Hancock Hwy, (Rte. 191) from 9am-1.m. Vendors welcome, $5/space. 570/224-8500.

Pine Mill Community Hall pancake breakfast

Free computer support

EQUINUNK — The Pine Mill Community Hall’s regular monthly Pancake Breakfast at 919 Pine Mill Rd. 7:30-11:30am. The menu includes cheese omelets or eggs the way you like them, plain or blueberry pancakes, sausage, home fries, juice, and coffee or tea for $7. Under twelve, half portion, 3.50. 570/224-8500.

Ramps Fest

CALLICOON — Slow Food Upper Delaware River presents Ramps Fest at the Callicoon Farmers’ Market, 11am-2pm. Ramp recipe tasting and cooking demos all day. RampART tent for kids. Ramp recipe competition, 102pm.

Sundays with Friends music series

BETHEL — Sundays with Friends at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Event Gallery, 2pm. Anne-Marie McDermott, piano. Works of Haydn, Charles Wuorinen, Karen LeFrak and Prokofiev. Price: $57 advance; $20 students. 1-866-7812922.

Talk on En Plain Air

ELDRED — Sunshine Hall Free Library presents artist and author Joan Polishook, 2-4pm. Her topic, En Plein Air, will be about her love for the natural world as seen in her paintings and books. 845/557-3452.

Talk on Ghanian culture

BEACH LAKE — As a prospective bride and eventually a wife, Penelope Ghartey will describe her experiences with a traditional Ghanian family during the mid1960s, when the culture of the country was changing and becoming more anglicized, at the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at the Berlin Township Community Center, 10:15am.

Treasures from the Attic

Community blood drive

Country Jamboree

WURTSBORO — 10am-4pm Sat. & Sun only. View nesting bald eagles and more through powerful telescopes. Nature Watch volunteers on hand answer questions about an amazing wetland. Fun for all ages. DEC boat launch across from 1131 South Road, Wurtsboro. Sponsor: Basha Kill Area Association,, 845/888-0261.

Cash bingo

PORT JERVIS — Indoor flea market held every Sunday at VFW Post #161, Owen Street, 7:30am-3pm. Table rentals $10 each. Refreshments sold. 845/8567633.

Argentine Tango at The Cooperage

Live music at Settlers Inn

Nature Watch

Indoor flea market

HURLEYVILLE — Treasures from the Attic with appraisal by Richard Axtell presented by the Sullivan County Historical Society at the Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main St., 1–4pm. Cost is $5 per item, with limit to 3 items per person. 845/4348044,

HAWLEY — Stop by Ehrhardt’s Pub for delicious food, great drink specials and live music with stellar local bands from 9pm-1am. HAWLEY — Live music in the dining room with Dan Bradley at The Settlers Inn, 6-9pm. Email desk@thesettlersinn. com, or 570/226-2993.

on June 26. Narrated sightseeing cruise followed by lunch at Seneca Harbor Station Restaurant on Lake Seneca in Watkins Glen. Bus departs 7am from Route 6 Mall, and returns approximately 7pm. $90, due by May 20. 570/253-4931.

DINGMANS FERRY — A program featuring the American composers Steven Foster and George Gershwin and American folk music under the baton of music director Jeffrey Fornoff at Dingman Delaware Middle School. Special guest appearances by folk song singers Ken DeAngelis and Julie Ziavras. 570/2678773.

HONESDALE — Argentine Tango is coming to The Cooperage for an introductory discussion and workshop on the basic steps of Argentine Tango, 3-6pm. Brought to you by Karen and Mike Lucey of “Tango in the Tent,” a tango organization based out of Factoryville, PA. 570/253-2020.

Live music at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant

start to Gobbler’s Knob, which is almost 1,000 feet high. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water. Meet 10am, DEC fishing platform, Indian Orchard Road (South Road). Sponsor: Basha Kill Area Association.

EQUINUNK — Country Jamboree at Indian Head Camp, 12 noon. Dancing, food, Chinese auction, children’s games, penny social, face painting. Admission: $5, children under 12 years old free. Proceeds benefit pediatric services at Geisinger Medical Center.

Heavenly Healers Cooperative Free Energy Clinic

HONESDALE — Heavenly Healers Cooperative Free Energy Work Clinic, 2-5pm (every 3rd Sunday of a month) at Stoneworks Learning Center, 1036 rear Main St. Receive a free mini healing session in Reiki, Jin Shin Jyutsu, aromatherapy, or massage.

Hike to Gobbler’s Knob

WESTBROOKVILLE — Hike to beautiful views from the Shawangunk Ridge, site of the proposed Basherkill subdivision. Trail gains almost 450 vertical feet from

Mon., May. 19 ROSCOE — Community blood drive sponsored by Roscoe Kiwanis Club at the Roscoe Community Center, 12noon7pm. 607/498-4976.

Free GED Prep Class

JEFFERSONVILLE — Every Monday from 5:30-8:30pm at the Jeffersonville Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library. No registration required.

Mah Jongg at Manchester Community Library

EQUINUNK — The weekly Mah Jongg game moves back to the Manchester Community Library on April 7, from 1-4pm. All are welcome from beginners to experienced players. Sessions are free. Instruction provided. 570/2248500.

Tues., May. 20 Bake sale

DAMASCUS — “What’s for Dinner?” Election Day bake sale and hoagie sale at the Unity Grange Hall, 554 Galilee Rd. Bake sale begins at 12 noon, hoagie sale begins at 3pm. Benefits Tri-Gal 4-H Club.

Bus trip to Corning Museum of Glass

HONESDALE — Lake Seneca cruise and guided tour of Corning Museum of Glass

HONESDALE — Cash bingo every Tuesday night at the Texas #4 Fire Co., Grove St., doors open 5:30pm, games at 6:30pm. $1,100 progressive jackpot, tear-offs, Bonanza, fish bowl, refreshments. 570/253-0782. JEFFERSONVILLE — Free computer support every Tuesday at the Jeffersonville branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library, 1-6pm. 845/482-4350.

Free hair styling program

MONTICELLO — Local salon owner Noel Vincente will teach basic hair styling techniques at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 6pm. Learn how to create sophisticated hairstyles that can be worn to a variety of events. Free. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 845/794-4660 x. 8.

New member tea

MATAMORAS — Tea time with the Milford Garden Club at the Riverview Inn, 400 Shay Lane, 1pm. You do not have to be a garden club member to attend. Cost is $20. Contact Ann Marie Catalano for your ticket at 570/491-5614.

Wed., May. 21 Free computer support

CALLICOON — Free computer support every Wednesday at the Delaware Free branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library, 1-4pm. 845/887-4040.

Hawley Women’s Club bus trip to “New York City on your own”

HAWLEY — Bus trip to “New York City on your own.” See a show, go shopping, go to lunch. The Hawley Women’s Club bus trips raise funds for scholarships for graduating WAHS seniors and donations to local charities. 570/226-6588.

Professional Women of Sullivan County annual Scholarship Awards Dinner

ROCK HILL — Professional Women of Sullivan County annual Scholarship Awards Dinner at Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant, 6pm, dinner served at 6:30pm. Ten scholarships will be awarded.

The Cooperage Farmer’s Market, summer season

HONESDALE — At The Cooperage Farmers’ Market, you’ll find produce, dairy, meats, breads, baked goods, soaps, teas, and much more. You can even enjoy a freshly cooked farm to table meal from The Market Café.

Thurs., May 22 Free business seminar

HONESDALE - The Greater Honesdale Partnership, in conjunction with the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center, will host “Improving Your Decision Making Skills” at The Honesdale National Bank, 6-8pm. Register: 570/253-5492.

Free GED Prep Class

JEFFERSONVILLE - Every Thursday from 5:30-8:30pm at the Jeffersonville branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library. No registration required.

Fri., May 23 Live Music at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant

HAWLWY - Stop by our pub for great drink specials, delicious food and live music from 8pm-12midnight with stellar local bands.

Live music at Glass

HAWLEY - Live Music Friday with Merchants of Groove Unplugged at Glass—, 8-11pm. A rotating line-up of live music in the lounge. No cover charge. or 570/226-1337.

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Real Estate Publisher’s Notice – All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimintation.� We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.

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Legal Notice Legal Notice Notice of Formation of Islandzen LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/24/14. Office location: Sullivan County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Paul Jeanneret, 141 Rio Dam Rd., Glen Spey, NY 12737. Purpose: any lawful activities NOBER REALTY, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 4/9/14. Office location: Sullivan County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Jeffrey Nober, 6636 State Rte. 52, Lake Huntington, NY 12752. General Purpose. RIVERSIDE REMEDIES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/16/2014. Office in Sullivan Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Jeff Weyer, 39 Lower Main St., Callicoon, NY 12723, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. GURUDEV LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 2/20/14. Office location: Sullivan County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Vibha Patel, 45 Wagon Trail, Mahwah, NJ 07430. General Purpose. CLASSIC DECO ENTERPRISES LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/18/2014. Office in Sullivan Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1254 Wurtsboro Mountain Rd., Wurtsboro, NY 12790. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. LEGAL NOTICE BUDGET HEARING AND ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION ELDRED CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Education of the Eldred Central School District will hold a Budget Hearing at the Eldred Jr./Sr. High School, 600 Route 55, in Eldred, NY, in said district on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 7 p.m. (prevailing time) for the purpose of the discussion of the expenditure of funds and the budgeting thereof proposed by the Board of Education for the school year July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015. NOTICE IS GIVEN, pursuant to Section 1716 of the Education Law, that a copy of the statement of the amount of money, which may be required for the following year for school purposes, exclusive of public money, may be obtained by any resident in the District at the District Office, 600 Route 55, Eldred, NY, during the fourteen days immediately preceding the annual budget vote and election, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. (prevailing time) other than a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, together with the text of any resolution to be presented to the voters. A copy of the detailed statement of estimated expenditures will also be made


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available at the Budget Hearing to be held May 8, 2014. NOTICE IS GIVEN, that the Annual Vote upon the appropriation of the necessary funds to meet the estimated expenditures for school purposes for the 2014-2015 school year and the election of members of the Board of Education and any other business that may legally come before this meeting will take place on May 20, 2014, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. prevailing time, at the Eldred Jr./Sr. High School, 600 Route 55, Eldred, New York and NOTICE IS GIVEN, that any qualified elector who desires to submit any proposition to be voted upon at the Annual Meeting and Election, except as to a question or proposition required by law to be stated in the published or posted notice of meeting, shall file with the Board of Education a petition setting forth such proposition, not less than thirty (30) days (by 5:00 pm on Monday, April 21, 2014) prior to the Annual District Budget Vote and Election and such petition shall be signed by at least twenty-five (25) qualified voters of the District. NOTICE IS GIVEN, that petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education must be filed with the Clerk of the District between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 pm, prevailing time and no later than Monday, April 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm. The following vacancy is to be filled by the Board of Education: One five-year term. Candidates for office of member of the Board of Education shall be nominated by petition and each petition must be filed with the Clerk of the District, and shall be signed by at least twenty-five (25) qualified voters of the District. The petition shall state the residence of each signer and shall state the name and residence of the candidate. No person shall be nominated by petition for more than one separate vacancy. NOTICE IS GIVEN that the following propositions will appear on the ballot: PROPOSITION NO. 1 Shall the following resolution be approved? The annual budget of the Eldred Central School District for the fiscal year 2014-2015 is hereby adopted and the requisite portion thereof to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the School District is hereby authorized. PROPOSITION NO. 2 Shall the following resolution be approved? The Board of Education of the School District is hereby authorized to levy taxes annually in the amount of fourteen thousand dollars ($14,000.00) and to pay over such monies to the Board of Trustees of the Sunshine Hall Free Library. RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Eldred Central School District, Sullivan County, be authorized to make the expenditures shown in the budget presented by the Board of Education for the 20142015 school year. NOTICE IS GIVEN, that pursuant to section 2014 of the Education Law, Personal Registration of voters

is required, and no person shall be entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting and Election to be held on May 20, 2014, whose name does not appear on the register of the District or who does not register as hereinafter provided, except a person who is otherwise qualified to vote and is registered under the provisions of Article 5 of the Election Law. The times and place of registration are set forth below, and any person shall be entitled to have that person’s name placed upon such register, provided that at such meeting of the Board of Registration, that person is known or proven to the satisfaction of the Board of Registration, to be then or thereafter entitled to vote at the school meeting or election for which such register is prepared. The Board of Registration shall prepare a register for said Annual Meeting and Election which shall include all persons who shall have presented themselves personally for registration for any annual budget vote and election or special district meeting or election and who shall have voted at any Annual or Special Meeting or Election or conducted at any time during the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 calendar years. The Board of Registration of the district will meet at the Eldred Central School District Office at 600 Route 55, Eldred, NY, Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm prevailing time, to prepare the register of the School District for said Annual Meeting and Election and any person not heretofore registered shall be entitled to have his or her name placed upon such register, provided that at such meeting of the Board of Registration, he or she is known or proved to the satisfaction of such Board of Registration to be then or thereafter entitled to vote at said Annual Meeting and Election. NOTICE IS GIVEN, that Personal Registration may be achieved on any day, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. prevailing time at the Eldred Central School District Office, 600 Route 55, Eldred, New York up until Thursday, May 15, 2014. NOTICE IS GIVEN, that the register of the district, so prepared, will be filed in the office of the School District Clerk at the Eldred Central School District Office, 600 Route 55, Eldred, N.Y., where the same shall be open for inspection by any qualified voter of the district on each of the five (5) days prior to the Annual Meeting and Election, except Saturday and Sunday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., prevailing time. Said register will be open for inspection at the Eldred Jr./Sr. High School, 600 Route 55, Eldred, NY during the hours of the Annual Meeting and Election. NOTICE IS GIVEN that applications for Absentee Ballots may be applied for at the Office of the District Clerk. If the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, the completed application must be received by the District Clerk no later than Monday, May 12, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., prevailing time. If the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter, the completed application must be received by the District Clerk no later than Monday, May 19, 2014 at

3:00 p.m., prevailing time. Absentee Ballots must be received in the office of the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. prevailing time on May 20, 2014. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2018-a of the Education Law, qualified voters who meet the criteria for “permanently disabled” and are so certified by the Sullivan County Board of Elections, will receive paper ballots by mail. A list of all persons to whom Absentee Ballots shall have been issued will be available for public inspection in the office of the District Clerk on each of the five (5) days prior to the date of the Annual Meeting and Election, except Saturday and Sunday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., prevailing time, and such list will also be posted at the polling place at the Annual Meeting and Election of members of the Board of Education. By the order of the Board of Education of the Eldred Central School District. Dated: April 1, 2014 Bonnie Robertson, District Clerk Eldred Central School District Eldred, NY

the Complaint. Basis of venue is location of real property which is the subject matter of this action is located in Sullivan County, NY. NOTICE: This is an action to quiet title to real property located in the Town of Liberty, Sullivan County, New York described in a deed recorded in the Sullivan County Clerk’s Office on December 19, 1996 in Liber 1916 at page 471. Being Town of Liberty Tax Map Parcel 31.-1-39 Being 714 East Hill Rd., White Sulphur Springs, NY No personal claim is made against non-appearing defendants. This Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of Hon. Stephan G. Schick, dated May 1, 2014, and entered in the Sullivan County Clerk’s Office, Monticello, NY. Dated: May 1, 2014 Martin S. Miller Attorney for Plaintiff 10 Saint John St.-Suite 101 Monticello, New York 12701 (845)-794-4440

the School District. This exemption report will list every type of exemption granted and will show: (1) the cumulative impact of each type of exemption; (2) the cumulative amount expected to be received as payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTS), or other payments, from recipients of each type of exemption; (3) the cumulative impact of all exemptions granted. This Exemption Report will be posted on the District’s website and on District bulletin boards utilized for posting public notices. The Exemption Report will be annexed to any preliminary District budget, and will become part of the final budget. NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the Annual Meeting, Election of Members of the Board of Education and Vote on the Budget, will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., prevailing time, at the polling places hereinafter listed, when the polls will be open for the purpose of voting by voting machine: A.To elect three members to the Board of Education, for three-year terms, commencing July 1, 2014 and expiring on June 30, 2017, due to the expiration of the terms of Angela Daley; Kathleen Meckle and Mary Scheutzow. B.To vote upon the appropriation of the necessary funds to meet the estimated expenditures for School District purposes for the 2014-2015 School Year (the Budget). NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the polling places for the purposes of voting at the Annual School District Election and Vote on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, shall be as follows: Election District #1 - Polling Place at the Delaware Youth Center - for those who reside within the boundaries of the former Delaware Valley Central School District Election District #2 - Polling Place at the Jeffersonville Building - for those who reside within the boundaries of the former JeffersonvilleYoungsville Central School District Election District #3 - Polling Place at the Tusten-Cochecton Library - for those who reside within the boundaries of the former Narrowsburg Central School District C.NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that petitions for nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education must be filed with the Clerk of the District, by no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 30th day preceding the School District Election, Monday, April 21, 2014. Vacancies on the Board of Education are considered separate, specific offices and a separate petition is required to nominate a candidate to each separate office. The nominating petition must be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the District; shall describe at least the length of the term of office and contain the name of the incumbent; must state the name and residence address of each signer; and must state the name and residence address of the candidate. Petition forms may be obtained at the Office of the School District Clerk on weekdays when school is in session, during regular business

The name of the company is JM Fitzpatrick LLC; the date of filing of the articles of organization with the New York department of state was February 28 2014; the county in New York in which the office is located is Sullivan County New York the street address is 10 Erts Road Claryville NY 12725 the duration of the company is perpetual: the business purpose of the company is to engage in any and all business activities under the laws of the state of New York SUMMONS, NOTICE AND BRIEF STATEMENT OF NATURE OF ACTIONSUPREME COURT:STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF SULLIVAN Date index no. purchased: 5/1/14 Raymond Squitieri, Paintiff, SUMMON Sagainst Index No. 934-14Julius Breadbar, deceased, Lena Breadbar, deceased, John Doe and Mary Roe, intended to be the heirs at law and/or successors in interest to Julius Breadbar and Lena Breadbar, and/or persons or parties who may claim an interest in the premises, Defendants. To: Defendants Julius Breadbar, deceased, Lena Breadbar, deceased, John Doe and Mary Roe, intended to be the heirs at law and/or successors in interest to Julius Breadbar and Lena Breadbar, and/or persons or parties who may claim an interest in the property: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your Answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a Notice of Appearance on the Plaintiff’s attorneys within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within thirty (30) days after the service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in

Formation of Allan Rich, LLC 189 Lake Shore Drive East Rock Hill NY 12775 Formed 3/10 2014 Section 301 Address for process C/O UNITED STATES CORPORATION AGENTS INC. 7014 13TH AVE BROOKLYN NY11228 MCCABE GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 4/23/2014. Off. Loc: Sullivan Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, 55 Maple Avenue, Warwick, NY 10990. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. NOTICE OF ANNUAL PUBLIC HEARING ON THE BUDGET, ANNUAL MEETING, SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTION AND VOTE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Education of the Sullivan West Central School District, Sullivan County, New York that a Public Hearing on the Budget at the High School in said School District, Lake Huntington, New York, on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6:30 PM, for the purpose of presenting the budget document for the 2014-2015 School Year. NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that a copy of the statement of the amount of money which will be required for School District purposes during the 2014-2015 school year (the Budget), exclusive of public monies, may be obtained by any resident of the District between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., commencing May 1, 2014 except Saturday, Sunday or holidays at each of the District’s schoolhouses and at the Administrative Offices. NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that in accordance with §495 of the N.Y. Real Property Tax Law, that the District shall prepare a Real Property Tax “Exemption Report” which will show how much of the assessed value on the final assessment roll (utilized for the school tax levy) is exempt from taxation by

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hours, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. When picking up petitions, you must indicate which position you are running for: Angela Daley; Kathleen Meckle and Mary Scheutzow. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that personal registration of voters is required pursuant to §2014 of the Education Law. If a voter has heretofore registered to vote with the School District and has voted at an annual or special school district meeting within the last four calendar years, s/he is eligible to vote at this Election and Vote to be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. If a voter is currently registered to vote with the Sullivan County Board of Elections, s/he is also eligible to vote in this election and vote. All other persons who wish to vote must register with the Board of Registration. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Board of Registration will meet at the Administration Office at each of the polling places, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 and Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., prevailing time, for the purpose of preparing the register of the School District for the Election and Vote to be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at which time any person shall be entitled to have his/her name placed upon such Register if he or she is known or proven to the satisfaction of the Board of Registration to be then or thereafter entitled to vote. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Register of voters so prepared shall be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the District, Sullivan West Elementary, 33 Schoolhouse Road, Jeffersonville, NY, where the same shall be open for inspection by any qualified voter of the District on each of the five days prior to the day set for the Annual Meeting, Election and Vote, except Saturday and Sunday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., prevailing time. Said Register will be open for inspection at the polling place on the date of the Election and Vote, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN, that applications for absentee ballots for the School District Election and Vote may be obtained at the Office of the District Clerk. The application must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days prior to the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter or the day before the election, if the ballot will be delivered personally to the voter. A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available in the Office of the District Clerk between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. until the day of the Election and Vote. Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk at the Sullivan West Elementary, 33 Schoolhouse Road, Jeffersonville, NY by no later than 5:00 p.m., prevailing time, on the date of the Annual Meeting, Election and Vote, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the School District Clerk is hereby authorized to amend the Notice of the Public Hearing on the Budget and Annual Meeting, Election and Vote, from time to time, as in her discretion, such amendment may be required. AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the School District Clerk shall cause the Notice set forth above to be published once each week for four (4) weeks within the seven (7) weeks preceding the Annual Meeting, Election and Vote, the first such notice to be published at least 45-days prior to the Election and Vote, in accordance with Section 2004 of the Education Law. Date: March 13, 2014 By Order of the Board of Education Sullivan West Central School Margaret L. Luty, District Clerk

Sullivan West Central School District High School Alterations and Athletic Fields SECTION 00 11 16 INVITATION TO BID Architect Project Information CSArch Sullivan West Central School District 40 Beaver Street 33 Schoolhouse Road Albany, NY 12207 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 PH: 518-463-8068 FX: 518-463-8069 PH: 845-482-4610 SED Control No. High School & Athletic Fields # 59-15-02-04-0-026-005 The Owner, the Sullivan West Central School District, will receive separate sealed bids to furnish materials and labor to complete work indicated in the construction documents for Sullivan West CSD –Alterations and Athletic Fields. Each bid shall be on a stipulated sum basis for the following contract: Contract No. 01 – Site Construction (SC) Bids shall not include New York State sales and compensating use taxes on materials and supplies incorporated into the Work, the Owner being exempt there from. Two copies of sealed bids will be received until 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time on Friday, May 30, 2014 at Sullivan West CSD Business Office, located in the Sullivan West Elementary School. Bids received after this time will not be accepted and returned to the Bidder unopened. Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud after specified receipt time. All interested parties are invited to attend. Sullivan West Central School District 33 Schoolhouse Road Jeffersonville, NY 12748 845-482-4610 Note: Examination by appointment only. CSArch, P.C. 40 Beaver Street Albany, New York 12207-1511 518.463.8068 Note: Examination by appointment only. Dodge Reports McGraw Hill Construction 800-393-6343 CSArch, P.C. 19 Front Street Newburgh, New York 12550 845.561.3179 Note: Examination by appointment only. Eastern Contractors Association, Inc. 6 Airline Drive Albany, NY 12205-1095 518.869.0961 Reed Construction Data (RCD) Document Processing Center 30 Technology Parkway South, Suite 500 Norcross, Georgia 30092-2912 Phone:800-424-3996 Fax: 800-303-8629 Bidding/Contract Document drawings and specifications may be examined on and after Friday, May 9, 2014 free of charge at the following locations: CSArch project No. 161*13-04 Sullivan West Central School District High School Alterations and Athletic Fields F.W. Dodge Reports 231 Salina Meadows Parkway, Suite 130 Syracuse, New York 13212-4515 315.451.1044 Syracuse Builders Exchange 6563 Ridings Road Syracuse, New York 13206 315.437.9936

It is the intention of this project to be both environmentally and fiscally conscious of our paper use and consumption. Therefore we will not be issuing any hardcopies of bidding documents. It shall be the sole responsibility of the bidder to acquire any hardcopies of bidding documents through their own means and shall not be refundable. Paper copies shall be viewable at the above locations and in accordance with the Instruction to Bidders. One complete set of Bidding/Contract Documents, Drawings and Specifications, may be obtained in an electronic (downloadable) format free of charge from the following websites: or under ‘public projects’. One complete set of Bidding/Contract Documents shall be obtained in electronic Format on Compact Disc for a fee of FortyFive Dollars ($45.00). Upon downloading a free electronic version or upon receiving the above fee you will be registered as a plan holder. Checks or money orders shall be made payable to Sullivan West Central School District for any documents requested on Compact Disc. If so requested, the bidder can also receive a complete paper set of Bidding/Contract Documents, Drawings and Specifications, from REV, 330 Route 17A, Suite #2, Goshen, New York 10924 Tel: (845) 978-4736. It shall be sole responsibility of the bidder to pay for any paper or hardcopy set of Bidding/ Contract Documents, Drawings and Specifications. Any Bidder requiring documents to be shipped shall make arrangements with the printer and pay for all packaging and shipping costs. Any hard copies of Bidding/Contract Documents, Drawings and Specifications can be made by REV or any other source, at the expense of the bidder. All bid addenda will be transmitted to registered plan holders via email and will be available on and . Each Bidder must deposit a Bid Security in the amount and form per the conditions provided in Instructions to Bidders. All Bids will remain subject to acceptance for fortyfive (45) days after the Bid opening. Owner may, in its sole discretion, release any Bid and return Bid Security prior to that date. A Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday May 21, 2014, at Sullivan West High School, report to Main Lobby. Unless directed otherwise, immediately upon entering the building, report to the Main Office. Use this page to verify identification as a Bidder. Attendance of this meeting is requested as the Owner, Architect and consultants will be present to discuss the Project. Attendees should anticipate a Q & A session followed by a walkthrough of the Basement and Athletic Fields. The Architect will transmit to all listed Bidders record of Addenda in response to questions arising at the Conference. This project is publicly funded. The Bidders must comply with New York State Department of Labor Prevailing Wage Rate Schedule and conditions of employment. The School Board of Sullivan West Central School District reserves the right to waive any informalities or irregularities in the Bids received, or to reject all Bids without explanation. By Order Of: Sullivan West Central School District END OF SECTION 00 11 16

CATSKILL MOUNTAIN DAIRIES, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 4/8/14. Office location: Sullivan County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Loren Wohl, P.O. Box 1020, 88 Rockhill Dr., Rock Hill, NY 12775. General Purpose.

nated as Agent of the company upon whom process may be served, and the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the company served upon him or her to P.O. Box 1103, Wurtsboro, NY 12790. 5.The character or purpose of the business of the company is to engage in any and all business activities permitted upon the laws of the State of New York.

CSArch project No. 161*13-04

Notice of Formation of Sullivan Values LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/29/14. Office location: Sullivan County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 82 Lloyd Lane, Monticello, NY 12701. Purpose: any lawful activity.

MAVEN AUTO SALES LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/12/14. Office in Sullivan Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 5674 Route 42 Fallsburg, NY 12733. Purpose: Any lawful activity Sticky Fingers Ice Cream LLC, Arts of Org filed with SSNY on 04/10/14. Off. Loc.: Sullivan County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, P.O. Box 487, Kauneonga Lake, NY 12749. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. Notice of Formation of 213 Schenectady LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/2/14. Office location: Sullivan County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 16 Pine Lane, Loch Sheldrake, NY 12759. Purpose: any lawful activity. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: SHREWD FOX BREWERY, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/27/14. Office location: Sullivan County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o William Lenczuk, 610 Proctor Road, Glen Spey, New York 12737. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. REQUEST FOR BIDS Upper Delaware Council, Inc. seeks sealed bids by 4:30 p.m. on 5/30/14 for energy efficiency office improvements as follows: 1. Insulate 1,200 s.f. attic and ventilation penetrations in attic floor; 2. Insulate all exposed piping; 3. Replace front door with 38” x 84” double glazed unit; 4. Weatherstrip windows; and 5. Install four ceiling fans. Itemize each project cost and describe proposed method or materials. UDC is a tax-exempt, 501(c)3 organization. Contact: 211 Bridge St., P.O. Box 192, Narrowsburg, NY 12764, (845) 252-3022, e-mail The UDC reserves the right to waive any informalities, reject any and all bids, and award a contract in the best interests of the Council. Ridgeback Races, LLC, Arts of Org filed with SSNY on 04/18/14. Off. Loc.: Sullivan County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 380 Behr Rd., Jeffersonville, NY 12748. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of a New York Limited Liability Company 1.The name of the limited liability company is WHITE LAKE SPIRITS & FOOD LLC. 2.The date of the filing of the Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State was April 8, 2014. 3.The County in New York State in which the office of the company is located is Sullivan. 4.The Secretary of State has been desig-

LEGAL NOTICE COUNTY OF SULLIVAN Sealed bids for the following will be received by the Director of the Department of Purchasing and Central Services at the Sullivan County Government Center, 100 North Street, Monticello, New York 12701, (845) 807-0515, until 1:00 P.M. on Friday, May 30, 2014 at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read. Rebid – Propane Tanks for the Emergency Communication Upgrade Project (B-14-41) Household Hazardous Waste (B-14-42) Eggs & Cheese (B-14-44) Bid Forms, including specifications, may be obtained from the Director at the above address, and all bids are subject to the terms and conditions therein set forth. Dated: May 16, 2014 Gold Holdings LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/6/14. Office in Sullivan Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 84 Acorn Lane Unit C-12, Fallsburg, NY 12779. Purpose: General.

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Crucible of championships


ULLIVAN COUNTY, NY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; This is Championship Week One in the glorious realm of Section IX high school track and field. In the span of a single week, heated OCIAA division rivalries resulted in titles, the Sullivan County championships (aka, the Donna Deppa Meet of Champions) unfolded at Sullivan West, the electrifying OCIAA Throwing Pentathlon and Hammer Championshps were staged at Monroe-Woodbury and the vaunted two-day OCIAA League Championships will be played out at the gorgeous Warwick track and field venue. As runners, jumpers and throwers look to marshal their best for these meets and the looming Section IX Championships that lie just ahead, many records are shattered and personal bests are often achieved. And at every meet, young men and women evince the grace, strength and flexibility that create a treasure trove of epic moments frozen forever in time in photographs. In a crucial Division IV meet between Sullivan West and Tri-Valley, the Lady Bears edged Sullivan West by a mere six points (73.5-67.5) to capture their fifth consecutive division title. The meet was far closer than expected, given T-Vâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cavalcade of seniors as compared to Sullivan Westâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youth movement. The big winners for T-V were Katlynn Greffrath who amassed 20 points with wins in the 100, 200, high jump and a leg in the winning 400 relay. Sabrena Smith garnered 15 points via the 100 and 400 hurdles and the long jump. Colleen Jones got 10 points, winning the shot and discus. Those three accounted for 45 of T-Vâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 73.5 points. Sullivan Westâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kelsey Dutton matched Greffathâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 20 points with wins in the 800, 1500, 3000 and 3200 relay. Eighth grader Stephanie Schwab amassed 14 points with a win in the triple jump and second place finishes in the high jump, 100 hurdles and long jump. (For times, distances and more results check out â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rivals Wrangleâ&#x20AC;? on In the boys meet, it was Sullivan West, which pounded Tri-Valley by the score of 90.5-51.5. Mitch Paciga collected 18 points with wins in the 110 and 400 hurdles, the high jump and a second-place finish in the pole vault. Kevin Hart added 15 points, with wins in the 200, 400 and 3200 relays. Jiron Kevii amassed 14 points, with wins in the 100 and the 400 relay as well as a second in the 200 and a third in the triple jump. The Ethan Seidl had 11 points with a win in the 3200 relay and second-place finishes in the 1600 and 3200. Anthony Rydell won both the shot and discus for another 10 points in the Westiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; column. For T-V, Aidan Woolsey garnered 13 points with wins in the pole vault and the 1600 relay, along with a second-place finish in the 400. Hauk Boys won the 1600 and took second in the 800. James Tierney had second-place finishes in the 110 hurdles and the 400 hurdles. With Burkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s victories over both Sullivan West and Tri-Valley, the Eagles were crowned this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Division IV champions ending a three-year reign by the Bears. Meanwhile Eldredâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boys and girls clinched Division V titles. For the boys, it was their sixth consecutive division crown. It was the girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; seventh division title in a row. Results can also be seen in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rivals Wrangle.â&#x20AC;? In Division III,

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Sullivan Westâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anthony Rydell takes second in the 35-pound weight throw at the OCIAA Throwing Pentathlon with a mark of 11.39 meters. He also took second in the hammer throw championships (134-2) and was third overall in the Throwing Pentathlon.

Tri-Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Colleen Jones gets set to throw the shot put at the OCIAA Throwing Penthathlon. Jones won the discus with a throw of 32.25 meters and was third overall with 2,173 points.

Sullivan West eighth-grader Stephanie Schwab won the triple jump (29-8) in the meet vs. TriValley. She took second in the high jump, 100 hurdles and long jump as she collected 14 points for the Lady Westies who came up just six points shy of a Division IV title upset.

Sullivan Westâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mitch Paciga wins the high jump to help the Westies defeat Tri-Valley in a Division IV meet. Paciga cleared 6-0 after clearing 6-4 at Ellenville the week before. In the meet against T-V, he also won the 110 hurdles (15.5) and the 400 hurdles (61-0). He was second in the pole vault (10-0).

Tri-Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mohib Khan takes second in the javelin throw (37.09 meters) at the OCIAA Throwing Pentathlon. He was fifth overall with 2,248.

it was Port Jervis that triumphed as the boys ended a four-year run by Monticello. These were Portâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first-ever OCIAA division titles in outdoor track. At the OCIAA Throwing Penthathon and Hammer Championshps staged at Monroe-Woodbury, athletes representing Sullivan West, Tri-Valley, Fallsburg and Monticello vied in the discus, shot put, weight throw, javelin and hammer throw against competitors from Monroe-Woodbury, Kingston, Port Jervis and Minisink Valley. Sullivan Westâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anthony Rydell took second in the hammer throw championships with a mark of 134-2. He was third overall with 2,587 points. T-Vâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mohib Khan took second in the javelin with a throw of 37.09 meters. He was fifth overall with 2,248 points. Monticelloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heather Giza was third in the hammer throw championships with a heave of 88-11. T-Vâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Colleen Jones was tops in the discus with a heave of 32.25 meters. She ranked third overall with 2,173

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Tri-Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aidan Woolsey wins the pole vault with a leap of 11-0 in the meet vs. Sullivan West.

points. Teammate Claire Tierney was fifth in the hammer throw championships with a mark of 77-9. (See next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edition of The River Reporter for updates on the Donna Deppa Meet of Champions and the OCIAA League Championships.) At the OCIAA boys golf championships, Eldredâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s David Powers failed to defend his title from a year ago but still made the cut to the Section IX Championships shooting 43-41-84 on the par-70 course at West Point. Powers was eighth. Sullivan Westâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ryan Graham (49-44-93) and Eldredâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jacob McKeon (46-47-93) also made the cut. Tri-Valley and Eldred split the Division IV title ending Sullivan Westâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10-year dynasty. For much more local sports coverage and details visit For photos from the Sullivan West vs. Tri-Valley division clash and the Throwersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Pentathlon along with other spring sports, visit www.

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EGION — The spring run of American shad (Alosa sapidissima) is now working its way up 330-mile main stem of the Delaware River in a timeless ritual in which these ocean-going fish return to their natal fresh waters to spawn. These fish are key components of an age-old cycle of biomass interchange between the river and the ocean. In the free-flowing Delaware, such cycles that have occurred for thousands of years are still relatively intact, contributing to ecological integrity that is exceptional among the large river systems of the midAtlantic and Northeastern U.S. Historically, the Delaware had the largest annual commercial shad harvest of any river on the Atlantic Coast. In the late 1890s, American shad harvest estimates on the Delaware ranged up to 19 million pounds, or approximately five to six million fish. And those harvested fish were only a fraction of the total run. For an opportunity to catch a glimpse of this migration, some good Delaware River viewing locations include the pedestrian walkways on the Matamoras,

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EGION — On Saturday, May 24, the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River will celebrate World Fish Migration Day, part of a one-day global initiative to raise awareness of the importance of open rivers to migratory fish. While most fish are migratory to some degree, some species like salmon, sturgeon, shad, sea lamprey, giant catfish and eel migrate thousands of miles to complete their life cycles. If they can’t migrate, the population will die out. Join the National Park Service (NPS) for two very different programs. First, a free, guided interpretive canoe trip from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. will focus on seeing American shad and other sea-run migratory fish. The trip will cover an easy three-mile section of the Delaware River from Damascus, PA to Milanville, PA. Participation is limited,

and paddlers must reserve a spot ahead of time by calling 570/729-7842. Paddlers must provide their own canoes or kayaks. Appropriate layered clothing for the weather, a hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, plenty of water and wading shoes are recommended. Life jackets are required. A free program on the health of Delaware River migratory fish will be presented at 7 p.m. by Jerre Mohler, a retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee who served as the Delaware River Fisheries coordinator. Join park staff at the NPS Milanville, PA office at 1152 River Rd. For general information visit www. For more information about either program described above, call 570/729-7842.

SOUNDINGS: taking the pulse of the Upper Delaware Watershed High gage mark, feet 5/7 5/8 5/9 5/10 5/11 5/12 5/13

4.05 3.99 4.27 4.27 4.36 4.19 4.08

High water temperature °F 5/7 5/8 5/9 5/10 5/11 5/12 5/13

57.20 57.56 57.02 60.26 62.24 62.78 63.32

Actual and avg. precipitation NYC watershed

Reservoir levels May 13, 2014 Cannonsville: 100.7% Pepacton: 99.9% Neversink: 98.5% Total: 99.3% Normal Total: 97.8% Total in 2013: 97.7%

Actual: Historical avg:


River readings at Callicoon, NY

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By Scott Rando


Counting eaglet heads


ald eagle young have been hatching around midApril, with some early and late exceptions, and now that they are two weeks old or more, they are more visible in the nest. The heads of these eaglets are popping over nest walls, enabling observation and head counts. Small they are, but not for long. The eaglets, which can be cupped in both hands now, will be 10 pounds and have a wingspan of 6.5 feet in 10 short weeks. So far, it looks like an average year for the hatchlings; most nests contain two eaglets, which is the norm. A couple of nests have three young, and one nest has only one head visible so far. (This may change as the young get a little bigger and become visible.) Based on past yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience, most of the eaglets will successfully fledge. Our area enjoys a better than average success rate for fledglings, largely due to plentiful food supplies and favorable habitat. Surveys for new nests are underway; if you see a new nest, please contact your respective state wildlife agency. By the way, if you saw a low-flying helicopter on the 7th of May last week, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry; it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the North Koreans. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation was conducting its annual spring survey for eaglebreeding activity at existing and possible new sites. Breeding eagles are vulnerable to disturbance and should be given a wide berth. If you see a nest, it is best viewed from several hundred yards away. If you come across a nest while on the river, stay quiet and let the current carry you past; donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t paddle toward the nest. The same goes for perched eagles along the bank. By the end of June, many of the young will have fledged, and they will frequently put on a show for observant paddlers.

TRR photo by Scott Rando

These two eaglets (lower right in the nest) are about two weeks old. In their first week after hatching, their plumage appears off-white. Here their dark secondary down is starting to appear.

Even as the young grow, the adults are still nearby guarding against intruders. One intruder, in the form of a two-year-old immature eagle, flew by a nest and was repulsed by aggressive posturing and vocalizations by one of the adults on the nest. Frequently, one or both adults take wing and give chase.

It appears that these two adults are having a â&#x20AC;&#x153;meeting of the minds,â&#x20AC;? as they exchange in this nest. When eagle young are about two weeks old, they become endothermic (better able to regulate their body temperature), and the adults then spend less time on the nest keeping their young warm.

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