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A swan in the Big Eddy 

People have noticed a swan floating around on the river near the Narrowsburg Bridge lately. Though the feathered loner seems an unusual sight in the Catskills in January, it’s not, say conservation experts.

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Cuomo pushes plastic bag ban

ALBANY, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced legislation on January 13 that would ban most single-use plastic bags in the state, to be included as part of his proposed 2019 budget. In making the announcement, he once again contrasted environmental actions in Albany against those taking place in Washington, D.C.

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Superintendent John Morgano and school board president Carol Bliefernich listen as the projected tax increase of 4.95% is announced.

Eldred Board seeks 4.95% tax increase

ELDRED, NY — Eldred School District Treasurer Caleb Russell finally stated January 10 what had been more tha onn hinted at during previous meetings: that the Eldred School District will seek to “bust” the tax cap in the 2019-20 fiscal year.

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Patrick Dollard, president and CEO of The Center for Discovery, left; Lon Dolber, COE of American Portfolios; and Jason Kean, director of innovation at TCFD, pose as they mark a $500,000 commitment from Dolber.  

The ‘right to move’ gets a boost

HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Technology Hub and Incubator (THINC) at The Center for Discovery (TCFD) in Hurleyville is now comprised of five different labs. On January 10, TCFC announced the opening of the American Portfolios Assistive Technology Lab.

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Muralist Matthew Willey is busy painting bees on buildings. Narrowsburg has been mentioned as a possible venue for one of his works of art.

Water, doves and bees in Narrowsburg

NARROWSBURG, NY — The board of the Town of Tusten at its meeting on January 8 considered a motion that would end the practice of the town selling municipal water to businesses.



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