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Issue 20 —December 12, 2019

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PORT JERVIS — The Modified Football team finished the season undefeated by beating New Paltz 47-12.
The Raiders picked up touchdowns from Xzavior Mann, Jose Guadalupe, Jaren Rodriguez, Tyrie Caridad, Ryan Ross, Ivan Figueroa. Carrol Dolshun caught a extra point pass.
Both quarterbacks Logan Morris and Anthony Theodore had stellar performances. Jeremy Smith had an interception. The Raiders picked up wins over Warwick, Goshen, Rondout Valley, Minisink, Marlboro, Rondout Valley.
The Raiders are coached by Mr. Hartmann, Foley and Knesel.





























Council Waves Good-Bye To George

By Jeremy Van Duyne

PORT JERVIS — Monday saw the last meeting of the Port Jervis Common Council for the year.
At the meeting, the council members decided to suspend the meeting that was planned for later in the month. Because a new term will begin come January, the council took time at their meeting to honor those who won't be around in 2020.
Councilman George Belcher of the 2nd Ward is the biggest departure. After decades volunteering for the City of Port Jervis and serving on the council, Belcher lost his seat in the council elections back in November.
Mayor Kelly Decker presented Belcher with the final remaining key to the city. He also gave Belcher a city seal. Belcher's family was present for the ceremony, with the entire room applauding him for his long service to the city.
"I want to thank you for all the work you have done for our city," said Decker. "And for helping me along the way, as a young kid who doesn't know how things are supposed to be done. On behalf of the Common Council and myself, we thank you for serving the city."
Belcher is not the only council member who won't be on the dais come the New Year. After six years in his seat, Councilman at Large David Bavoso will also be leaving.
At his final meeting, David took time to congratulate all those who have helped him along the way and taught him what it means to be a council member. He also brought up the important projects that were done under his watch, such as the major district rezoning plan that is expected to be passed come next year.
He too was given a city seal for his service.



Nationally Recognized Artist Jonathan Kruk
PORT JERVIS —The Hub, (The public computer center at the Port Jervis Free Library) is pleased to host a local nationally recognized artist, Jonathan Kruk, who will bring to life
"A Christmas Carol", the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge by Charles Dickens.
Using treasure trove of voices to create over thirty characters, Jonathan's "A Christmas Carol" is intriguing, intimate, and imaginative. Some compare Jonathan to "an elegant Robin Williams."
The presentation will be held on Tuesday, December 17, from 7 to 8 p.m.. by the Fireplace in the Reference Room of the Library.
Performing in period garb, the story emerges as a lively dialogue, with characters created by concise gesture and expressions.Transforming into Ebenezer, Bob and Marley, Kruk employs his legendary eloquence.
This is not a set scripted piece told from memory.
This is an audience inspired blend of theater and storytelling. It is filled with quotes from Dickens' original but alive with spontaneity.
About the Presenter:
Jonathan Kruk is an award winning recording artist. He was selected as the "Best Storyteller in the Hudson Valley" and has been featured on the TODAY show, the Travel Channel, ABC Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, the BBC, the National Geographic Channel and WHUD and WAMC radio. To learn more, visit jonathankruk.com. There is no charge for this program, but seating is limited, so register today to reserve your place. Call The Hub at 845-856-7313 ext. 5, send an email to thehub@portjervislibrary.org, or register in person. Pre-Registration is absolutely required for this program!!!
















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