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TRR photo by Susan Wade

The directional sign with the word “CANCELLED” added in ink was the way many Eldred voters learned of the latest twist in the vote for the budget and school board seat.

Second Eldred school vote on June 19

ELDRED, NY — A contentious exchange at an emergency school board meeting called on May 17 resulted in an abrupt cessation of the meeting and left those in the audience confused as to what exactly had transpired.


TRR photo by Fritz Mayer 

A sign at the former Sullivan County Adult Care Center boasts the new name “Care Center at Sunset Lake.”

Rebranding of the Adult Care Center

LIBERTY, NY — Sullivan County owns the former Adult Care Center, and several years ago there was talk about possibly selling it. But ultimately, county lawmakers and officials decided to go in a different direction and make significant investment and improvements at the facility. It seems that strategy has paid off.


Photo by Charlie Hoffman

This was the place where Chuck Hoffman was trapped in his Jeep for three hours.
 

Trapped by trees and live wires

BEAVERBROOK, NY — Long-time Tusten resident Chuck Hoffman has made a name for himself as a photographer in recent years, but last week he turned up on WCBS-TV as a victim of the fierce storms that blew through the region on May 16.


TRR photos by Amanda Reed 
Damage to the electricity and utility lines and poles in the region was wide-spread and gradually being repaired. 

State of emergency finally lifted

NARROWSBURG, NY — The State of Emergency declared by Sullivan County Manager Josh Potosek on May 16, was finally ended on May 21 in the towns of Tusten and Highland.

The two towns received some of the worst damage during the storms that swept the region, knocking down numerous trees and power lines. 


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Brian Flynn

Flynn advocates Medicare for all

NEW YORK, 19th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT — Like others running for a chance to go up against Republican Congressman John Faso in the fall, Democrat Brian Flynn thinks healthcare is a top issue in this election. Not only nationally, but specifically in this district, it is on people’s minds.


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Members of the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) celebrate their annual St. George’s Day (England’s patron saint) Dinner at the Carriage House in Barryville.

A note from the Queen

BARRYVILLE, NY — Amid all of the fuss leading up leading up to the May 19 wedding of her grandson Harry to Meghan Markle, Elizabeth Windsor—better known to the world as Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of her other realms and territories Queen—found time to respond to the Honourab


TRR photo by David Hulse 

Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts have co-curricular clubs that compete statewide and nationally each year. Two of these, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) were honored by the DV Board of Education on May 17. Both groups include statewide competition winners who will soon be competing nationally. Some DV members of the FCCLA are pictured.

DV publishes a budget number

WESTFALL, PA — By a 6-3 vote, the Delaware Valley School District Board of Education (DV) agreed to an $82 million budget that would not increase the district tax rate of 110.71 mills.

PA utilities ordered to lower prices

HARRISBURG, PA — The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA), which was signed by President Donald Trump in December, gave significant tax breaks to many companies including utility companies in Pennsylvania. Now the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is telling those companies they must pass along some of the savings to consumers.

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