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For the first time in my 13 years on the Sullivan West School Board, I felt compelled to vote in opposition to the resolution adopting the 2020-21 school budget. In the past, there were individual … more
REGION — Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, votes for school district budgets have been pushed back to Tuesday, June 9 this year, but voters can act only through absentee ballots. School … more
ELDRED, NY — Imploring the public to vote to approve a 3.25 percent increase in taxes, Eldred Central School District Superintendent Dr. John Morgano stated at the May 28 school board meeting … more
HONESDALE, PA — For the second consecutive meeting, the fate of a local school district’s graduation ceremony fell into the hands of the Honesdale Borough Council members. A request for … more
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Jenna Kratz, a 2019 graduate of Sullivan West Central School District, has been appointed to a five-year term on Cochecton’s Board of Assessment Review (BAR). The … more
HONESDALE, PA — In this time of the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic, sports of all sorts are in limbo: the Summer Olympics have been postponed until 2021, professional sports are on indefinite … more
HONESDALE, PA — All events on Honesdale Borough park property have been cancelled “until further notice,” after a 6-1 vote during Honesdale Borough Council’s first meeting of … more
ELDRED, NY — The Eldred school board held its regularly scheduled meeting on April 21 via Zoom. The call-in information was posted on the district website and 21 participants were … more
HONESDALE, PA — It was March 12, and Wayne Highlands Superintendent Gregory Frigoletto and his staff were preparing to close for a week. So were schools throughout the region. On April … more
GLEN SPEY, NY — Like many organizations, the Town of Lumberland has turned to high-tech to be in compliance with state-mandated social distancing edicts.  Meeting via Zoom, the town … more
NEW YORK STATE — The New York State Education Department (SED) announced on April 9 that it was canceling this year’s Regents exams because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. SED also … more
HARRISBURG, PA — Gov. Tom Wolf today announced that all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. The governor made the decision in consultation with Secretary of … more
It was a long time ago—a cool rainy morning, late April in the Catskill’s. I was one of five instructors gathered in the little schoolhouse at the Wulff School of Fly Fishing on the Upper … more
GLEN SPEY, NY — What happens to a school’s physical campus when students are forbidden to attend classes due to the pandemic? That question was answered when … more
GOULDS, NY — That’s one way to move a school building. The Goulds School was built in 1849 and opened with a teacher (Philinda Lewis) and a budget ($73.50). It burned down in 1851 and … more
HARRISBURG, PA — On Friday, March 27, Gov. Tom Wolf signed four pieces of reactionary legislation to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which has infected more than … more
ELDRED, NY — Business manager Caleb Russell presented plans to expend $18,364,424 in the 2020-21 fiscal year at the Eldred school board meeting on March 11. The tax rate will be at or … more
Press release: Monticello, NY – With cases of COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) in every county surrounding Sullivan, County Manager Joshua Potosek, in consultation with BOCES District … more
HONESDALE, PA — It’s a chilly winter day, but beneath the transparent roof of Honesdale High School’s (HHS) sun-filled, humid greenhouse, it feels a lot like summer. At about 10:15 … more
In 1919, the New York State Education Department lowered the boom. Funding was cut for the Hankins and Fremont Center School Districts and would not be reinstated until they updated the schools … more
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