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Sullivan County Human Rights Commission Chairperson, Judy Balaban marches with artist Matt Pozorski.

Hudson Valley March for Our Lives

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — On a Sunny Spring day that could not have been more perfect, a crisp, light chill from the Hudson River blew across the faces of approximately 8,000 participants as they marched across the Walkway Over The Hudson beginning on the Poughkeepsie side. 


Superintendent Dr. John Morgano recommended a number of personnel cuts and changes and other cost-cutting measures.  The changes were unanimously agreed to by the Board of Education.  Morgano is flanked by District Clerk Lisa Sirbirtzeff and Board President Carol Bliefernich.

Eldred’s financial train wreck

ELDRED, NY — More than 200 people were on hand to hear the sobering assessment of the financial condition of the Eldred Central School District as laid out by Dr. Rick Timbs, a consultant hired by the District.


TRR photo by Ted Waddell

Bill Moloney, president of the local chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, takes his grandkids Carter and Rowan Hubbard down Main Street before the parade. Maloney spent 30 years with the New York State Police and now works as an investigator with the Orange County DA’s Office.

The luck of the Irish

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — ‘Twas truly a fine afternoon to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and what better way to wear the green than in a hometown parade.


TRR photo by Fritz Mayer

Nancy McGraw, director of Sullivan County Public Health Services, explains the results of the county health rankings. 

Progress in Sullivan Health

MONTICELLO, NY — The national county health rankings were released on March 14, and as has been the case for the past six years, Sullivan County came in next to last place in New York State. The Bronx had the worst health outcomes out of the 62 counties in the state, while Sullivan came in at 61.


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The Pennsylvania congressional maps as drawn by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will stand.

Federal court declines to block new PA districts

WASHINGTON, DC — A federal three-judge panel ruled on March 19 that it would not step into the redistricting process in Pennsylvania, and therefore the new map drawn by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, with a consultant, will be the map used in the state for the congressional election this fall.


Photo from Protect Orange County 

Operators of the Competitive Power Ventures power plant in Orange County have been testing the facility in recent weeks using diesel fuels because natural gas is not yet being piped to the plant. The resulting emissions have led to a number of health complaints.
 

Officials call for investigation of CPV power plant

WAWAYANDA, NY — The conviction on March 13 of former Cuomo aide Joe Percoco on corruption charges related to the Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) power plant in Wawayanda has led to new criticism.


TRR photo by Susan Wade

Jim Powell of Tusten signs the register after picking up a tote bag. One bag per household is available to residents and can be obtained at the town clerk’s office. 

Tusten Constabulary to be decided by referendum

NARROWSBURG, NY — After months of debate and spirited input from the public, the Tusten Town Board decided to let the voters determine, through a proposition that will be on the November ballot, whether they want an on-road constabulary to be established in 2019.


TRR photo by David Hulse

Celebrating the National Art Education Association’s Youth Arts Month, the Delaware Valley (DV) Art Department chair, Stephanie Cavallaro, center, introduced the officers for the district’s newly formed chapter of the National Art Honor Society: President Julia Thompson, left, and Vice-President Kiki Ruggiero. Both spoke at the March 15 DV Board of Education meeting, describing the importance of the arts and their teachers in setting direction in their lives. Cavallaro, a 34-year veteran on the DV faculty, has announced that she will retire at the end of current school year. 
 

Safety trumped DV Enough! School Walkout

SHOHOLA, PA — Meeting on the day after the March 14, Enough! National School Walkout to protest gun violence, Delaware Valley (DV) officials said safety issues led administrators to oppose a demonstration at DV. Students instead were encouraged to put their grievances in writing to state and federal legislators.

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