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Tuesday, January 27, 2015


In General

Assistance available to navigate health insurance

SULLIVAN COUNTY — Maternal-Infant Services Network, Inc. (MISN) provides navigators to help individuals, families and small businesses apply for affordable health insurance through the New York State of Health Marketplace. Its staff provides one-on-one assistance in both English and Spanish, free more


Bethel seeks input for housing grant

WHITE LAKE — The Town of Bethel will be applying for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant. The town is currently conducting a needs survey of low-moderate income, owner occupied, single-family property owners. Two public hearings have been set for January 28 at 7:45 p.m. and February more

Military Notes

Teammates will be sticking together

MONTICELLO — Monticello alums and athletic standouts, Lah Juan Drayton and Terry Duncan both finished their Marine Corps basic training on October 10, after 13 weeks of instruction, and the “great friends” were back in the area on a recent weekend, and spoke to the Democrat.
According to more


St. Peter's School hosts 'Touring Tuesdays'

LIBERTY — Elementary schools throughout the Archdiocese of New York will host an archdiocesan-wide open house event, “Touring Tuesday,” from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 27. These universal open houses are scheduled throughout the school year and are designed to introduce prospective families more


Labor Department touts top jobs in region

ALBANY — The New York State Department of Labor announced the Hudson Valley Region's Top Five Trending Jobs for 2015 ­- selected by labor market analysts based on occupational survey data and the projected needs of their region.
The following job titles (and their annual median wage) are likely more


VanDenbergs announce engagement

Glenn and Bonnie VanDenberg of Claryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Elaine VanDenberg, to Craig Edward, son of Melvin and Jody Smith of Remsen, NY.
Amy Elaine is a 2008 graduate from Tri-Valley Central School of Grahamsville. She then graduated from SUNY Cortland with a more


Learn beekeeping

HONESDALE, PA — A free seminar, to introduce and explain the many facets of beekeeping, is scheduled to be held on Saturday, February 7 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Wayne County Cooperative Extension, Old Cafeteria, in Honesdale, Pa.
Area individuals, interested in learning about beekeeping, will more

College Notes

Area students named to high honors list

CANTON — Students are being recognized for their outstanding achievement at SUNY Canton during the fall 2014 semester. “On behalf of the entire SUNY Canton community, I'd like to congratulate each of you on your academic success this semester,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “We applaud more

Arts & Culture

3-D printing workshop on tap in Callicoon

CALLICOON — North School Studio and Thread Global will be hosting a three-day Tech Conference, sponsored by 3D Systems with a focus on 3-D printing from Friday-Sunday, January 23-25. The tentative schedule:
There will be a launch event meet and greet from 4-6 p.m. at Callicoon Trading, Upper more

Celebrations & Anniversaries

Liberty Elks cap holiday season with big bash

Liberty Elks Lodge No. 1545 hosted their annual Christmas party for community children. Parents or guardians received a free photograph of their kids with Mr. and Mrs. Santa. Santa's elves gave each child an age appropriate gift and entire families enjoyed hot dogs, French fries, cookies and more


Now Dasher, Now Dancer, Now Chester and Misty in Liberty Parade

Participants in Liberty's holiday parade on December 5th were good sports and more than a little damp. Icy rain fell heavily as the parade began, but Chester the mule and Misty the mare never said “neigh.” Ridden by Kristine Muthig and Emily Pastormerlo, the group displayed their holiday finery as more

Awards & Milestones

Pattern for Progress plans celebrations for 50th

NEWBURGH — The regional research and policy organization Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress is planning events throughout the year for its 50th anniversary. Plans include “Pattern for the Future,” a campaign to raise $1,000,000 to support a multi-year research agenda on three fronts - more

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