TRR photos by Ted Waddell

Evolution: Eldred’s Jissela LaBuda

Sullivan West stings Lady Yellow Jackets

ELDRED, NY — It started on a patriotic note.

The home team’s Kayla Maas kicked off the girls’ varsity game of hoops on Thursday, December 21 between the Lady Yellow Jackets of Eldred and the Sullivan West Lady Bulldogs by singing the “Star Spangled Banner,” penned by Francis Scott Key.

TRR photo by David Hulse 

Delaware Riverkeeper Maya van Rossum is pictured signing copies of her book “The Green Amendment” during a December 16 program at the Shirley Reuter Senior and Community Center. Her annotated and indexed 248-page book is available through Amazon and other major booksellers. All proceeds from the sale of “The Green Amendment” benefit the Delaware Riverkeeper Network.

To the greening of the constitution

ELDRED, NY — Delaware Riverkeeper Maya K. van Rossum was on the road fertilizing the grassroots on December 16, visiting Eldred with a new book and a constitutional amendment to sell.

TRR photo by Susan Wade

Consumers at a Jeff Bank-sponsored seminar held at the Sunshine Hall Free Library arm themselves with information to deal with the onslaught of cybersecurity concerns.

Keep calm and use ALT-F4

ELDRED, NY — For anyone with a computer, tablet or cell phone, cybersecurity is an issue. In the wake of the Equifax data breach, consumers have become more concerned about maintaining confidentiality of their personal information.

New highway workers contract

ELDRED, NY — With negotiations completed, the Highland Town Board last week approved a new contract for the town’s highway workers.

Supervisor Jeff Haas said the budgeted three-year compact provides for increases of 1.54% in the coming year, followed by 2% in 2019 and 2.25% in 2020.

TRR photo by Fritz Mayer

A pile of rubble is all that’s left of a couple of buildings at the Eldred Preserve.

Eldred Preserve demolished

ELDRED, NY — Workmen were at the Eldred Preserve on December 5, knocking down the buildings at the facility. One of the workmen said all of the buildings were going to be taken down, but he was not aware of any plans for new buildings in the future.

TRR photo by David Hulse

Joining Shirley Reuter at the November 21 unveiling of the new sign designating the Shirley Reuter Senior and Community Center were Highland Senior Citizens’ President Scotty Greenberger, left, Highland Councilman Fred Bosch, Sullivan County VFW Commander Pete Carmeci and former Highland Supervisor Andy Boyar. 

Honors for Shirley Reuter

ELDRED, NY — About 50 people, including old friends and three generations of her descendants, gathered at the Highland Senior Center on the afternoon of November 21 to honor Shirley Reuter by renaming it in her honor as the Shirley Reuter Senior and Community Center.

TRR photo by Dave Hulse

Highland Supervisor Jeff Haas is pictured on November 14 as he presents certificates of appreciation to resident scouts, Awinita Stasilli, left, Jeremiah Stasilli and Brian Sherwood. Awanita created and erected two highway “Welcome to Highland” signs, Jeremiah installed a bench and landscape pavers outside St. Anthony’s RC Church, and Sherwood restored and repainted the bald eagle sculpture at Eldred’s four-corners.

Compiled budget numbers even better

ELDRED, NY — Town of Highland officials said the town’s 2018 budget numbers have improved.

Following a budget hearing and an executive session meeting with insurance representatives on October 26, the town board approved a $1,861,733 budget requiring a 1.05% tax increase.

TRR photo by Susan Wade

Colors are dipped and veterans salute during the three-volley salute at Heroes Park in Eldred.

Veterans honored

ELDRED, NY — Ninety-nine years after the armistice was signed to end World War I, Highland residents gathered to honor their own on November 11 at 11 a.m. The commemoration was hosted by the Tusten-Highland-Lumberland VFW Post 6427 and the Sylvan Liebla American Legion Post 1363. Commander  Peter D. Carmeci Sr.

TRR photo by Susan Wade

A crowd of over 100 gathered at the last school board meeting seeking information on the recent lawsuit and subsequent personnel changes.

Few details disclosed at Eldred School Board meeting

ELDRED, NY — Acknowledging a crowd of well over 100 community members, board president Carol Bliefernich began her report at the November 2 meeting stating that there are probably “100 different reasons why you are here.” She repeatedly stated that she looks forward to hearing from the public, either personally or in the forum of the public meet



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