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News from our Yellowed Pages


This week, we have a collection of stories about heroes and rouges, crime and goodwill. In each year revisited, we have the tale of young rescuers, an article looking back on the legacies of a beloved local, and the words of an inspiring young woman with a wonderful story to tell. At the same time, we also have stories of […]

News from our Yellowed Pages


I n August, we have reached the peak of Summer. Often, this is when the temperatures stay high and the rain becomes more scarce. But is also the time when children begin to dread the return to their studies, people take vacations, and bible schools and camps reach their peaks. This week In This Place, we read of fun times […]

News from our Yellowed Pages


1969 “A nine-year-old Long Island boy narrowly escaped drowning Monday afternoon when he was swept into the flood-swollen Todd Mountain stream. Kevin Waselieski grabbed a small willow clump and held on also until he was rescued by Tom Pellew of Eloomingburg, N. Y., and a friend, who has stopped at the Todd Mountain home across the road on business” (“Boy […]

News from our Yellowed Pages


Our yellowed pages spin quite the story this week. From terrifying illness alarms, to a pricey bull cow, this week in history is one of various moods and attitudes, and for every solemn and grave story, there are stories of friendship, fun and childhood. War heroes returned home on leave, and anniversaries were celebrated. Machinery was lost to flames, and […]

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News from our Yellowed Pages

Fifty years ago this week “Despite an early evening downpour that threatened to drown the event Saturday night, Margaretville firemen disposed of 1,500 barbequed chicken halves Friday and Saturday. Two hundred left over were sold Sunday. The hotdog stand grossed #40 Saturday. The three-day even, including a carnival, was well attended and drew a large crowd Saturday night for the […]

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1969 “Misadventures, accidental and purposeful, plagued swimmers at the lower spillway bridge at the Ashokan reservoir Sunday. A 19-yearold Washington, D. C., man was injured, and a 21-year-old Brooklyn woman was arrested for swimming in the nude” (“Reservoir Tough On Two Swimmers” July, 10, 1969, page five). 1944 “The already depleted ranks of the state police in this area have […]

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The News is happy to have resident “historian” Sarah Roberts back on staff for the summer. Sarah spent some time last week curating some “hot” news items from our “yellowed pages” reminding us of what was important 50, 75 and 100 years ago this week. From 1969 “Carol Louise Rosa, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Rosa of Arkville, was […]

Everyone loves to hate taxes


There is much that people are unhappy with in the current political environment. Politics is a messy subject in modern days. But honestly and unfortunately, it has been this way for many generations. George Washington imagined a nation without political parties, one where the government answers to the people. Somehow, things didn’t work out quite as he had imagined. While […]

Historic winter storms



This last week, a snow and ice storm hit the area and this week, we got hit again. In addition to lots or snow, some places like my own hometown Bovina, experienced flooding. It comes with the territory of living in Upstate New York, and throughout history there are stories of poor weather in the area and how people dealt […]

News from our Yellowed Pages



There is much that people are unhappy with in the current political environment. Politics are a messy subject in modern days, and unfortunately, it has been this way for many generations. George Washington imagined a nation without political parties; one where the government answers to the people. Often throughout history, people are unhappy with the way things are being run. […]


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