TRR photo by David Hulse
In spite of the cold and high-wind warnings, about 15 people attended the February 25 Highland hearing for the town’s new zoning draft.

Highland zoning still a work in progress

ELDRED, NY — After almost three years of work, an earlier draft and a 2017 public hearing, Highland Supervisor Jeff Haas opened the February 25 hearing on the town’s new draft zoning law, admitting that “the document is not quite ready yet.”

Eldred financial woes

I have recently returned from a little winter time respite down South, and I am catching up with the news from Eldred Central School.  The NYS Comptroller’s Office reports that the district is broke because they used all the fund balance to try to keep the tax levy under the tax cap.

TRR photo by Susan  Wade

Rhonda Decker, Senior Vice President of Jeff Bank, presented information and then facilitated a lively discussion on the signs of, and remedies for, elder financial abuse.    

Battling elder financial abuse

ELDRED, NY — About $3 billion a year. That’s the estimate of the losses absorbed by older Americans as a result of financial abuse.

TRR Photos by Ted Waddell

Close encounters. Tri-Valley’s Jillian Mungeer and Eldred’s Mickaela Gulla.

The day the wheels came off

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — It looked like the underdogs were going to rule the day.

But then came a four-minute overtime period.

And the wheels came off for the team that battled back in the fourth frame, as their opponents derailed their dream of a come-from-behind victory.

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Eldred enrollment trending down

ELDRED, NY — Enrollment in Kindergarten through grade 12 in the Eldred Central School District will decrease 14.7% in the next 10 years, according to a demographics study commissioned by the Eldred school board. This compares with a decrease of 27.2% for the 10-year period 2008 to 2018.

TRR photo by David Hulse 

Saying the finished product is more than satisfactory, the Highland Town Board on January 8 agreed to send a letter to Eagle Scout candidate Michael Sherwood, thanking him for his 2018 work in restoring the Bald Eagle wood carvings that grace the northeast corner of Eldred’s Route 55/CR32 intersection. The smaller carving, not pictured, provides a back rest on a nearby park bench. Michael is the son of Michael and Elizabeth Sherwood of Yulan.

No new Highland town barn yet

ELDRED, NY — There is a nice new parking lot, as well as connections for electricity, water and sewage in place on the Route 55 site for the new Highland town highway garage. But while the steel building kit has been delivered, it has not been completed.

Photo from Flickr/ Pedro Ribeiro Simões

Elder financial abuse workshop

ELDRED, NY — Financial exploitation is a fast-growing form of abuse of seniors and adults with disabilities that affects millions every year. Learn how and why it happens, and how to prevent it with Rhonda Decker, senior vice president of Jeff Bank on Friday, February 1 at 10 a.m. at the Sunshine Hall Free Library .



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