Solemn remembrance in Mongaup Valley
By Eli Ruiz -
A crowd that included Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and Sullivan County Legislature Chairman Scott Samuelson came out on Thursday for the Smallwood/Mongaup Valley Fire Department's annual 9-11 Memorial commemoration. Because of the rains, the solemn ceremony was conducted inside the firehouse on ... read more
A house destroyed, a life altered, a spirit reborn
By Dan Hust -
- dan hust | democrat
Firefighters from multiple departments battle a fire that destroyed Robin Solvang's Cochecton home on July 2. The blaze was sparked by a bolt of lightning.
Robin Solvang feels sad, grateful and embarrassed, all at once, while looking at the burnt hulk of her former Cochecton home.
“It's been a very interesting experience,” she muses.
Lightning struck her house on July 2 amidst a series of fierce ...