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Upper Delaware Council Hires Secretary

Linda M. Drollinger

NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council, Inc. (UDC) announces the hiring of Linda M. Drollinger as the non-profit organization’s full-time secretary effective March 19.

The Cochecton Center, NY resident lives in a house that her father built in 1954 after her family moved from Queens to the Upper Delaware River Valley, where Linda’s great-grandfather owned a dairy farm.

Drollinger is a 1970 graduate of the Narrowsburg Central School District, which regarded the Delaware River as a living laboratory for science experiments. Her grandfather, George Drollinger Sr., helped build the Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History in Narrowsburg, where Linda worked as a docent and expert musket shooter for a season.

A favorite pastime of the Drollingers was to canoe and picnic along the Upper Delaware River “back when the area was a well-kept secret”, she recalls. Her family operated Main Street Liquors in Narrowsburg from 1974-1994.

Drollinger lived in Westchester for 35 years and worked in Manhattan in various executive assistant and office manager capacities for employers including Axa Financial, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Spherion, and NBC Universal.

Through a distance learning program while working full-time, Drollinger earned a 2010 Bachelor’s degree in English with a creative non-fiction writing specialty from Empire State College. She took graduate courses in Journalism at SUNY Stonybrook.

Drollinger moved back to the Town of Cochecton in 2012, working as a substitute teacher for the Sullivan West Central School District and as a freelance reporter for The River Reporter for the past six years.

She looks forward to contributing to the Upper Delaware Council’s mission of its local and state governmental membership conserving the nationally-designated Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River in partnership with the National Park Service.

“It’s about preserving a heritage that I and local contemporaries knew for generations to come and making the river more accessible to everyone,” Drollinger says.

In her free time, she enjoys bicycle riding, walking, running, and swimming. Drollinger, who plans to continue various newspaper assignments, is a congregant of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Narrowsburg.

Drollinger may be reached at or (845) 252-3022. For more information on the UDC and its activities, please stop by the office at 211 Bridge St. in Narrowsburg or visit


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