TRR photo by Fritz Mayer

The new Pond Eddy Bridge, right, is open to traffic as workers demolish the old Pond Eddy Bridge.

Pond Eddy Bridge demolished

POND EDDY, PA — The years-long effort by some historic preservation activists to saver the historic Pond Eddy Bridge came to a dramatic end on November 6, as workers toppled half of the old bridge into the Upper Delaware River.

TRR photo by Fritz Mayer

Sullivan County manager Josh Potosek remarks on the new collaboration between Catskill Regional Medical Center and Sullivan County BOCES, as students occupy the classroom behind him. 

Catskill Regional launches new BOCES Suite

HARRIS, NY — Officials from Sullivan County BOCES and Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) gathered on October 29 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the Sullivan BOCES Health Occupations Suite.

TRR photo by David Hulse 

National Park Service (NPS) biologist Jessica Newbern is pictured on November 1, updating a multi-year NPS study of the nine species of bats in the park and the impact of a disease, white-nose syndrome (WNS), a fungus which has largely depleted many bat breeding communities. She reported that studies on the PA side of the river have revealed the greatest variety and numbers. She called the area “a very special place.” Bats are an important insect predator in the ecosystem, saving U.S. farmers some $3.7 billion annually by destroying crop-eating insects.

No volunteers to adopt orphan landfill

NARROWSBURG, NY — An October 18 meeting bringing state officials to the table to talk about solutions for uncontrolled leachate discharges from the former Barnes Landfill in Minisink Ford did not result in any solution, officials said at the November 1 meeting of the Upper Delaware Council (UDC).

TRR photo by Susan Wade 

Jeff Haas, Town of Highland supervisor, received the Community Leadership Award from the Can’t Hurt Steel Community Foundation in recognition of his response to the winter and wind storms that crippled Highland.

Can’t Hurt Steel awards gala 

GLEN SPEY, NY — The mood was festive and joyous among the more than 200 who gathered on November 2 at Mountain View Manor in Glen Spey to celebrate those whose lives have impacted their community and to raise funds for the Can’t Hurt Steel Community Foundation.

Contributed photo by Ruben Morales

Lisa Cotoggio, Grandma’s Cheesecake Sandwiches owner, left; Charles Degliomini, executive vice president of Empire Resorts and Resorts World Catskills; and Tayla Shlang, public relations manager Resorts World Catskills, pose at the casino.

Cheesecake Sandwiches for everyone

MONTICELLO, NY — Ever heard of a cheesecake sandwich? Lisa Cottogio of Queens started a business the makes cheesecakes sandwiches based on a recipe her grandmother Raphaella used to make.



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