TRR photo by Kimberly M. Weyandt
At the Sullivan West school board meeting on Friday, March 17, Tammy Kreznar wanted to let the board know that although they are easy to cut, music and art are important.

Crossroads for Sullivan West

By KIMBERLY M. WEYANDT

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY—It was in the formal setting of the auditorium on Thursday, March 17 that the Sullivan West school board presented the budget options that they knew many district residents would take personally. After months considering every option, reality has brought the decision down to a hypothetical crossroads. The board must choose between a 23.6 percent tax increase or an 18.82 percent increase that would demand the closing of two elementary school buildings. They will present their final decision at the April 7 board meeting.

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Rusty Palmer leaps out of the ashes

By TOM KANE

HONESDALE, PA—The smoke was still smoldering from Rusty Palmer’s fire-devastated business on Route 6 when he walked down the road a few hundred feet and bought the Tri-State Sports Center.

Since Tri-State, owned by Tony Fritz, sold the same kind of products, he immediately had an inventory. Palmer sells motorcycles, snowmobiles, four-wheelers and jet skis. With his 70 employees, Palmer took over the new building in a few days.

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Voters say no to BOCES

By KIMBERLY M. WEYANDT

LIBERTY, NY—Residents poured out in the hundreds to vote on Sullivan County BOCES’ proposed $17 million building project on Thursday, March 17. With tallied votes adding up to 787 for the proposal and 2,484 against, residents made their opinions of the proposed project crystal clear.

But to BOCES District Superintendent Martin Handler, the results were surprising.

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