Painting by Charles Wilson Peale

Thomas Jefferson

Did Jefferson hate Thanksgiving?

REGION — Most people know that the first Thanksgiving took place in November 1621, in what is now Plymouth, MA, when the recently-arrived Pilgrims mounted an autumn-harvest celebration with the Wampanoag Indians. What many may not know is that the harvest celebration, which was not yet called Thanksgiving, had religious origins.

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Greg Goldstein

Greg Goldstein honored

MONTICELLO, NY — Greg Goldstein, a former Sullivan County legislator and Town of Neversink supervisor, was honored on November 16 with the 2018 SYDA Foundation Community Service Award at the government center. The award comes with a $5,000 gift, which Goldstein said he would donate to five local nonprofit organizations.

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Narrowsburg News 11/21/18

I thought we were still in leaf-falling season—but apparently it is snow falling season. Nearly a foot of snow came down in Narrowsburg last Thursday evening. My pumpkins and mums are buried under a thick coating of ice and snow. It is early, but ready or not, the first major snowfall puts me right into the holiday spirit.

Firefighters jackets hanging in a station in the dark

Photo by Matthew Rice/ Flickr.

Same lineup remains for 2018-19 Yulan Fire Department leadership

The Yulan Fire Department in the Town of Highland installed its 2018-2019 slate of officers November 10, with no changes from the previous year. 

Adam Norris will remain as chief of the station, with James Haas as captain and Nancy Hofaker as the captain of fire police. 

Here is a list of the other officers:

TRR photo by David Hulse 

A WWI U.S. “Doughboy” Helmet rested atop a planted, bayonetted WWII rifle with a pair of Vietnam-era boots near the speaker’s podium at Veterans’ Day ceremonies in Eldred. The speaker, Eldred American Legion Commander Richard Vandevelde, right, and county VFW Commander Peter Carmeci are pictured.  

Veterans Day and a look back 100 years

ELDRED, NY — There were two stories at Highland’s Veterans Day ceremonies, one that was traditional and one that required some search.



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