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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Local Sports

Chester pitching too much for Tri-Valley

CHESTER - Tri-Valley errors in the Section IX Class C semifinal softball game on Thursday against Chester resulted in the Lady Bears suffering a 5-2 loss to end their season.
Chester entered this game as the No. 2 seed with a 16-1 overall ...
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Local mulch plant closing; seven to lose their jobs

By Dan Hust - staff writer

Piles and packages of mulch surround the ASB Greenworld plant in the Town of Bethel, north of Mongaup Valley and south of Ferndale. The facility will shutter its doors at the end of June, resulting in the loss of seven jobs. The subsequent owner, Premier Tech Horticulture, apparently won't continue operations.
FERNDALE — ASB Greenworld is shutting down its Ferndale mulch plant at the end of June.
The company broke the news to the seven local employees Wednesday and confirmed it publicly on Friday. In fact, the European-based company is pulling out of the American market entirely.
“After four years of unfavorable business development, ASB Greenworld, Inc. will discontinue its activities in the U.S. retail market, which results in the closure of its mulch and soil plant in Ferndale, New York and Mattaponi, Virginia on June 30, 2016,” stated Managing Director of Marketing and Sales Michaela Aurenz Maldonado.
“The ASB Group Management has personally informed the seven affected employees in Ferndale on Wednesday, thanking them for their contribution and dedication to ASB Greenworld,” she ...
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Bethel, Abramson tangle

By Dan Hust - staff writer

WHITE LAKE — Yasgur Road Productions proprietor Jeryl Abramson and the Bethel Town Board had a tense exchange towards the end of Wednesday's regular meeting.
“I've worked really hard on my project ... to try and comply,” Abramson maintained, ...
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‘So B. It'

By Autumn Schanil - staff writer

LIBERTY — Everyone has held a book between their hands or pages between their fingers in school, browsing through the local book store, perusing your grandmother's bookshelves or laying under the sun.
Without authors and writers who spend much of their time lost in thought, churning ideas, ...
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‘Poor decisions can lead to disastrous results'

By Autumn Schanil - staff writer
Senior Morgan Williams played the role of a deceased teenage girl who had been riding in the car with her “intoxicated” friend.

FALLSBURG — The Fallsburg Jr/Sr High School chapter of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) organized a mock car crash last Thursday morning at the side parking lot of the high school, to showcase the consequences of drinking and driving. ... read more

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