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SAL INDELICATO, the Town of Cochecton Supervisor, was sidelined by a stroke this past weekend. Town officials will hold a special session on Wednesday, April 16, to make arrangements for the Town. Indelicato is expected to make a return to office.

Cochecton's Indelicato sidelined by stroke

By Dan Hust
LAKE HUNTINGTON — April 15, 2008 — As Cochecton Deputy Supervisor Larry Richardson put it, “Sal Indelicato is one of the hardest-working supervisors in Sullivan County.”
But while helping a neighbor Saturday near his Cochecton Center home, the town supervisor suffered a stroke, sending him to Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, where he remains.
According to his wife Helene, he is partially paralyzed but is undergoing further tests – and the outlook is positive.
“He is making some responses, which is very optimistic,” she said yesterday. “The prognosis… is very good.”
But since the longtime supervisor is currently unable to keep up his busy schedule, the Cochecton Town Board is convening a special meeting Wednesday to discuss a temporary distribution of duties.
Richardson himself will do what he can, though he works 50 hours a week halfway across the county.
And there’s the fact that Indelicato sometimes seems to be everywhere all at once.
“To fill in for him is very difficult,” admitted Richardson, who had already visited the Indelicatos to bring good wishes over the weekend.
Whatever arrangements are made Wednesday will be temporary, he added, because no one expects Sal Indelicato to be sidelined for long.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the town hall in Lake Huntington.

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