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Monday, July 28, 2014


In General

A piece of World War II history, restored

This June marked the 70th anniversary of D-Day and Ray Herbert of Callicoon has a piece of World War II history he's been restoring.
The 1943 World War II Dodge Weapons Carrier he and his family own is up-and-running again because of what Herbert called “sentimental value.”
Herbert's more


Mamakating Democrats plan meeting July 20

BLOOMINGBURG — The Mamakating Democratic Committee is sponsoring a “Promises made, promises kept” get together on Sunday, July 20 at the Mamakating Town Park Rotary Pavilion from 2-4 p.m.
The invitation states, “Let's celebrate all the positive changes that our newly elected Town Board has more

Military Notes

Eldred grad finds niche as marine recruiter

Staff Sgt. Kelly Brodmerkel, a 2003 graduate of Eldred High School, is now working as a United States Marine recruiter based in Albany. Her mission is to educate youth about the Marine Corps and the career opportunities it offers.
Brodmerkel recently spent an entire week at the main Marine more


Overcoming obstacles is his way

Tré Branch, a 2011 graduate of Monticello Central School, has secured one of two national internships with the National Center for Border Security & Immigration at The University of Texas at El Paso.
Branch, who just finished his junior year at University of Albany, is a sociology major and has more


Villa Roma joins 'Green Lodging'

BETHEL — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy's Green Lodging Partnership has grown to include 12 local lodgings in New York and Pennsylvania that have asked their guests to join them in the long-term protection of our quality of life. The Conservancy welcomes the two newest partners, Villa Roma more


Welcome to the world

HARRIS — Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris has announced the following recent births:
• A son, Robert David Evans, on June 25, to Amanda and Rob Evans, of Roscoe;
• A son, Henry Richard Wright, on July 6, to Sandra A. Costello and Johnathan M. Wright, of Kiamesha Lake;
• A more


Getting a first-hand look at sustainable farming

Snowdance Farm, in the tiny Livingston Manor hamlet of DeBruce, hosted a contingent of Robert J. Kaiser Middle School eighth graders last Wednesday for a tour of the family-run operation.
And the theme of the day was “sustainable agriculture.”
A diversified livestock operation, Snowdance more

College Notes

SUNY Potsdam recognizes area graduates at 2014 Commencement

POTSDAM — The State University of New York at Potsdam recognized more than 900 candidates for graduation during the College's 2014 Commencement celebrations.
The following area students were scheduled to complete their studies:
Moriah Proyect of Parksville, NY, graduated with a bachelor's more

Arts & Culture

Local director casting next film

SULLIVAN COUNTY — With his directorial debut, “The Factory,” turning out to be nothing short of a success last year - the film was picked up by the Hoboken Film Festival where it garnered an award nomination - Sullivan County native Charles Marinaro and his Transcending Pictures film studio are more

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