TRR photo by Fritz Mayer 

Fewer signs in this election

REGION — There are dozens of uncontested local races in Sullivan, Pike and Wayne counties, leading to a smaller-than-usual crop of election signs in the region. Spots normally overflowing with political messages, like the intersection of Route 55 and Route 17B in Bethel, this year host only a few.

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Interim Superintendent John Morgano and Eldred Central School District Board President Carol Bliefernich absorb comments during a special board meeting called in reaction to the recent events that have plagued the district. 

Eldred board rejects bullying audit

ELDRED, NY — As the community digests the news of the lawsuit awarding $1 million in damages to a former student, the Eldred Board of Education met behind closed doors to consider a broadly worded motion, and discussed the employment history of an unnamed person or persons.

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Attorney Jean Paul Le Du, left, Christine Horne Motta, Anthony Motta, Jr., Anthony Motta, Sr., and attorney Jenni Elena Rubino pose after a jury awarded the Motta family $1 million.

Details from Eldred bullying trial

ELDRED, NY — After a six-member jury gave the verdict in Sullivan County Supreme Court in Monticello on October 25 in the Anthony Motta Jr. and Christine Horne Motta vs. Eldred School District bullying trial, many in the school community have started to speak up about other incidents at the school involving bullying.

Photo by Lani Nead

The water rose again in Livingston Manor on October 30.

Manor floods again

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Water pushed through the streets of Livingston Manor once again in the wee hours of October 30 as torrents of rain swelled the rivers and creeks in the area, and flood waters quickly rose to about 30 inches on Main Street.

TRR photo by David Hulse

Dam roadway is 'a crying shame'

GLEN SPEY, NY — “It makes my heart leap,” Sharon Sparling said of the panoramic view from the roadway across Rio Dam. As a realtor, she felt the dam crossing was the most spectacular gateway to introduce clients to Lumberland. But in recent years, she said, the maintenance of the lightly used roadway has turned it into an embarrassment.



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