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Seward 'Steeles' one from Manor

LIVINGSTON MANOR – With two outs in the top of the seventh inning and a scrappy Livingston Manor squad leading 8-7, Seward pinch hitter Jake Kryzmowski cracked a hard grounder past second. As Anthony Borgese sprinted his way from second base, Seward ... read more

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Fifty years on, Gary Holmes still dreams of the World's Fair

By Dan Hust - staff writer

“Uncle Ben” remains in amazingly good shape from his days when he was the star of the Tower of Light pavilion’s “Holiday of Light” show.
WURTSBORO — It was 1963, and Liberty native Gary Holmes was with his parents on their way to pick up his grandmother at what was then Idlewild International Airport (now known as JFK).
The family car swung past Flushing Meadows Park – and suddenly Gary pressed up against the window.
“I saw it all under construction, and that was it,” he says. “... I was crazed with the Fair.”
As in the 1964-65 New York World's Fair, which would open in just a few months.
He ended up attending the Fair 16 times as an 11- and 12-year-old.
“When I walked onto the site for the first time, it was like I was in Oz,” he says, a hint of awe still tinging his voice. “It was such an amazing wonderland. I was just utterly astounded.”
Call it love or call it obsession, he had such a fascination with ...
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Adelaar ‘official’ now

By Dan Hust - staff writer

MONTICELLO — Empire Resorts yesterday became the first local casino competitor to announce it's paid the million-dollar application fee to the NYS Gaming Commission.
Working with EPR Properties, Empire aims to construct a resort named Adelaar ...
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Latest News

Savings elusive

By Dan Hust - staff writer

SULLIVAN COUNTY — Energy savings from performance contracts at three area schools weren't always what was expected, says the state.
The NYS Comptroller's Office audited eight upstate districts recently to determine the actual savings, if any, of energy performance contracts (EPCs) the schools ...
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A dance, a grant and a new park

By Kathy Daley - reporter/photographer
Using his tractor to begin work on a nature path, Jeffersonville Mayor Bill Thony says the new park will bring people together around events like car shows, flea markets and talks on nature and history. “People are already excited,” he said.

JEFFERSONVILLE — A Spring Fling Dance on Saturday, April 26 at Mullally's Bar on Main Street in Jeffersonville is just one of the exciting things happening in the village these days.
The others are a new park, called the Backyard Project, and a ...
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