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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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They run to remember in Eldred

High school reunions are generally greeted with a mix of excitement and trepidation, looking forward to seeing familiar faces and catching up on the years between meetings.
The Eldred Central School classes of 1999, 2000 and 2001 decided to ...
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Top Stories

One man's journey to tell the world about EVs

By Allison Ruef - staff writer

Bryan Kent's Nissan Leaf gets a final charge before taking off on his cross-country adventure. The car is meant to be a learning tool, with decals explaining what the plug-ins can handle.
A funny thing happened on the way to radio station WJFF. Bryan Kent, who was scheduled to meet up with Dick Riseling at the station to be a guest on his weekly radio show, took a wrong turn in Hankins, rendering his GPS useless. It was there he ran out of power, rendering his car useless.
For most, getting lost is no big deal - an inconvenience at best. But getting lost in the hilly terrain of Western Sullivan County, where cell service is spotty and pushing the limits of an EV, or electric vehicle, getting lost is certainly a big deal.
Kent, who was embarking on a 100-day, 26,000-mile road trip across the continental US in his all-electric Nissan Leaf, did what country folk do when they run out of gas on a back road - knocked on the nearest door and asked to use the phone.
“At ...
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Building project vote ahead in Sullivan West

By Dan Hust - staff writer

JEFFERSONVILLE — Sullivan West Central School District plans to ask voters this fall to agree to a $3,308,419 series of building improvements and repairs in Jeffersonville and Lake Huntington.
The actual vote will only poll voters on their ...
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Latest News

Woodbourne tangled in traffic

By Dan Hust - staff writer

Editor's Note: This is the second part of a story that began in the Friday, August 28 edition.

WOODBOURNE — Fallsburg Police Chief Simmie Williams doesn't yet have traffic or accident figures for 2015, but he said the answer to Woodbourne's traffic concerns is already clear to him:
“We ...
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Spreading the ‘Truth' about bats and their vital role

By Kristina Sumfleth - reporter/photographer
Presenting to a diverse group of children and adults at the Mamakating Library, in the very same room where “Buddies for Bats” made its first appearance two years before.

ROCK HILL — Truth Muller's original goal for his Buddies for Bats project was to reach the ears of 200 people.
Now, after the four-year anniversary of his project's inception, Truth Muller has achieved an incredible audience of 3.2 million ...
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