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Saturday, July 23, 2016


In General

2016 ‘Middletown Railroad Day' Festival August 7

MIDDLETOWN — On Sunday, August 7th from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, the Ontario and Western Railroad Historical Society (O&WRHS) will be holding it's annual “Middletown Railroad Day” festival.
The show will consist of many vendors including hobby and model railroad specialists and people selling and more


Managing diabetes

HONESDALE, PA — Are you one of the 29 million Americans living with diabetes? According to the American Diabetes Association, there is no cure for diabetes, but it can be managed.
“Diabetes management requires awareness and education. Knowing what makes your blood sugar levels rise and fall, more

Military Notes

Ratner completes US Army basic training

LIVINGSTON MANOR — Travis M. Ratner, a 2015 graduate of Livingston Manor Central School and president of the Class of 2015, completed United States Army Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri on March 24, 2016.
Travis earned the medals of Grenade Marksman and Carbine Sharpshooter. Travis more


CDL Air Brakes Course offered

MONTICELLO — The Adult and Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES is offering a Commercial Driver Air Brakes Systems course starting on August 20th. The Class A and B Air Brakes Systems class will meet on Saturdays, August 20th and August 27th from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the St. John Street more


Mid-year outlook released

SULLIVAN COUNTY —Farm Credit East recently released its mid-year Agricultural Credit Conditions report indicating net-farm income in its seven state region fell sharply in 2015 and may continue to drop in 2016. Farm Credit East projects 2016 northeast net farm income to be $1.4 billion, which is more


Welcome to the world

HARRIS — Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris has announced the following recent births:
• A son, Amaury Edwards, on July 6, to AqWesha Alston and Justin Edwards, of Monticello;
• A daughter, Davina Cherylee Dunstan, on July 11, to Allysa Dunstan, of Loch Sheldrake;
• A son, Xavier more


Introduction to ‘No-Till'

JEFFERSONVILLE — Participants will experience an on-farm demonstration on how to use a no-till seeder, on Thursday, July 7, at the Myers-Erlwein Farm, on Earl Meyers Road, in Jeffersonville.
Soil and Water Conservation District of Sullivan County will present on their rental program, successes, more

College Notes

College Notes for July 1, 2016

Johaneman named to Dean's List

ALBANY — Robert C. Johaneman of Livingston Manor was named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2016 semester at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
He is the son of Robert M. Johaneman and a 2012 graduate of Livingston Manor Central more

Arts & Culture

‘Rust in Peace' at Morgan outdoors

LIVINGSTON MANOR — On Saturday, July 23rd, the public is invited to the opening of “Rust In Peace” the paintings of John Adams, in the Catskill Park Room at Morgan Outdoors.
There will be an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The show runs through August 23.
John and his family have more

Celebrations & Anniversaries

Kauneonga Block Party wows even organizers

KAUNEONGA LAKE - The inaugural Kauneonga Block Party on June 19 attracted a huge crowd to Kauneonga Lake, whose downtown streets were closed and turned into a pedestrian-friendly festival area.
More photos available to view at


Mild weather draws huge crowd to Jeff's holiday parade

JEFFERSONVILLE — Mild weather infused with holiday spirit attracted thousands of parade lovers from near and far to Jeffersonville's Main Street for the 21st Annual James Dworetsky Memorial Holiday Parade on Friday, November 27.
Over 90 floats, emergency vehicles, trucks big and small, fancy more

Awards & Milestones

A thankless job? Not at all

KAUNEONGA LAKE — An assessor gets used to being some people's least favorite government official.
But Bethel Assessor Marguerite “Marge” Brown never was content letting it stay that way, and her July 8 retirement party proved she does indeed have many friends.
“I was just overwhelmed by the more

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