HONESDALE, PA — In the past three years, at least 43 persons have died as a result of drug overdoses in Wayne County, according to Wayne County Drug and Alcohol Executive Director Jeff Zerechak as he reported to the county commissioners on December 1.
NORTHEAST PA — The Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society is asking for volunteers to join the 117th Annual International Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on Saturday, December 17. Volunteer birders will travel the area beginning at dawn and ending when the last volunteer is finished.
MONTICELLO, NY — Every year, Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, center, along with her staff, volunteer at the Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless to help prepare Thanksgiving dinner. This year they were joined by interns from the Pine Bush Central School District’s Excelsior Program.
Alfred, NY — Narrowsburg native Richard Lander has been named to the Academic All American Second Team. The announcement came on November 18 from the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSID.)
HARRISBURG, PA — Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation on November 21 that includes a provision that will allow the use of semi-automatic rifles for limited hunting in the Keystone State.
PENNSYLVANIA — Since the Hunter Sharing the Harvest (HSH) program began 25 years ago, the organization has donated over one million pounds of venison, which has been distributed to food banks and other charitable organizations.
LIBERTY, NY — In Sullivan County there is a long tradition of New York State Environmental Conservation Police (ECP) Officers teaming up with state troopers for the opening weekend of big game hunting in an action called Green and Grey Patrol, reflecting the color of the two uniforms.
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Another case of rabies has surfaced in Sullivan County, this time in the Town of Callicoon. According to Sullivan County Public Health Services, this marks the fourth case of rabies to surface in the county this year. The other cases, three foxes and a cat, were identified in July.
NARROWSBURG, NY — A New York State Trooper pulled over a car on Route 97 near Narrowsburg on November 22 and interviewed the driver, Scott Helferich of Honesdale, PA. The trooper discovered that Helferich, 34, had a loaded .40 caliber pistol and was also in possession of heroin. The suspect was arrested.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Local immigrants, minorities and members of the LGBT community are feeling anxiety in the wake of the election of Donald Trump, now the president-elect of the country. That’s according to Sandy Oxford, a long-time community activist and the current executive director of the Sullivan County NAACP.