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Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Tri-Valley hitting back

GRAHAMSVILLE - Having endured a winless 2013 football season in which its defense surrendered almost 58 points per game and the offense only scored 124 total points, it was as Tri-Valley quarterback Justin Swarthout succinctly expressed, ... read more
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Buto pulls back from deal with Weidens

By Dan Hust - staff writer

The Narrowsburg School
NARROWSBURG β€” What was expected to be a simple exchange and formalization of documents Thursday unexpectedly fell apart at the very last minute.
The potential purchaser of the closed Narrowsburg School, Joan Buto, had approached rival purchasers Brendan and Kathleen Weiden last month to buy out her sales contract with the Sullivan West Central School District, which has long been trying to sell the nearly 90-year-old building and associated acreage.
The deal would have made the Weidens the official suitors of the school - at Buto's bid price of $751,000 - and ended Buto's involvement, including her plans to convert the facility into a drug and alcohol treatment center, in favor of the Weidens' multi-use community center concept.
SW's board signed off on the idea September 4, ...
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State, MCS go tit for tat in audit

By Dan Hust - staff writer

MONTICELLO β€” Continuing a trend that recently focused on the Tri-Valley and Sullivan West districts, NYS Comptroller's Office auditors criticized the Monticello Central School District's budgeting practices.
And just like T-V and SW, Monticello ...
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Solemn remembrance in Mongaup Valley

By Eli Ruiz - staff writer

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 - staff writer
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.
β€œIt's been a very interesting experience,” she muses.
Lightning struck her house on July 2 amidst a series of fierce ...
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