TRR photo by Fritz Mayer
Angela Page, center, in protective breathing gear, participates in a meeting of Healthy Schools Healthy Kids. The former librarianís doctor says her health was permanently damaged by a mold in the Liberty Middle School.

Mold a growing problem locally and nationally

Remediation is easy but often costly

By FRITZ MAYER

LIBERTY, NY—Parents are worried that mold in school buildings are making their children sick. On Thursday, January 19, about 24 concerned parents and residents showed up a meeting of Healthy Schools Healthy Kids (HSHK) to plan a course of action on how to deal with the issue of mold in the schools.

Terry Planica, a teacher in the Liberty Middle School, said when her “students come back from music class, they complain of headaches” and other symptoms. The music room is in the basement.

Sharon Gates took her 16-year-old daughter to the doctor for coughing, vomiting and other symptoms. She suspects mold at the school may be the problem because her daughter’s symptoms diminish when she’s not in school.

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Youth traps bobcat

By TOM KANE

NARROWSBURG, NY—Josh Campfield is 13 and becoming proficient in trapping wild animals along the Delaware River near his grandfather’s home on Nobody Road and Route 97.

His take so far had included a red fox, a gray fox and a raccoon.

Then last week, to his amazement and that of his father, Steve Campfield, he caught a bobcat, which was over three feet long and weighed 26 pounds.

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Housing summit addresses local housing crisis

Green geothermal and energy-efficient construction is explored

By TOM KANE

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY—The Housing Summit was humming along with positive statistics about grant money for sustainable building techniques when Joe Czajka told the assembled audience that the housing gaps in Sullivan County were dismal. The summit was held on January 18 at Sullivan County Community College and was sponsored by the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development.

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