Nearly 2 million people in the Northeast lost power in the snowstorms on March 2 and March 7. In the town of Lumberland 1,321 customers were still without power on March 8, a full week after the first storm blew through the region.
Hundreds of the faithful turned out to the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary Church in Newfoundland, PA on February 28 carrying assault rifles that were a central part of a blessing ceremony. The church is a breakaway group from the Unification Church, founded by Sun Myung Moon in Korea in the 1950s.
The mayor of Middletown, Joe DeStefano, is arranging to have the air quality monitored near the Competitive Power Ventures’ (CPV) huge 650 megawatt power plant in Wawayanda because of complaints from nearby residents.
The question of handling solid waste in Sullivan County has come with some challenges over the years, and also with various suggestions about how to manage those challenges. In 2004, members of the legislature were committed to the Sullivan County Landfill in Monticello.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on February 8, issued a 138-page document explaining its earlier decision that the Congressional maps drawn by the Republican-dominated state legislature in 2011 must be redrawn before the next election.
Most of the street lights in municipalities in New York States are owned by utilities. In most of Sullivan County that utility is NYSEG, which charges the municipalities for the power they use, along with other fees including a maintenance fee on each light.
It’s been more than a decade since the landsmen started knocking on the doors of property owners in the region and offering promises of riches in exchange for the right to drill for gas on those properties.
There’s no question that political partisanship was the primary factor driving Republicans in Harrisburg as they redrew the congressional districts in the state in the wake of the 2010 census: their lawyers have admitted so in open court.
In about a month, Gov. Tom Wolf will once again give his budget address to the state legislature, and once again, he will likely ask lawmakers to enact a severance tax on the abundant gas flowing out from the Marcellus Shale in the Keystone State.
Many people who pay high property taxes, pay high state income taxes and itemize deductions for any reason are going to see increases in their 2018 tax bills.