REGION — There are dozens of uncontested local races in Sullivan, Pike and Wayne counties, leading to a smaller-than-usual crop of election signs in the region. Spots normally overflowing with political messages, like the intersection of Route 55 and Route 17B in Bethel, this year host only a few.
ELDRED, NY — As the community digests the news of the lawsuit awarding $1 million in damages to a former student, the Eldred Board of Education met behind closed doors to consider a broadly worded motion, and discussed the employment history of an unnamed person or persons.
ELDRED, NY — They turned it into a bit of a cliffhanger, but in the end, the Highland Town Board on October 26 finally approved a $1,861,733 budget requiring a 1.05% tax increase.
ELDRED, NY — After a six-member jury gave the verdict in Sullivan County Supreme Court in Monticello on October 25 in the Anthony Motta Jr. and Christine Horne Motta vs. Eldred School District bullying trial, many in the school community have started to speak up about other incidents at the school involving bullying.
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Water pushed through the streets of Livingston Manor once again in the wee hours of October 30 as torrents of rain swelled the rivers and creeks in the area, and flood waters quickly rose to about 30 inches on Main Street.
LIBERTY, NY — Sullivan County officials joined the staff of Public Health Services on October 30 to officially dedicate the Gladys Olmsted Sullivan County Public Health Services Building.
HARRISBURG PA — Pennsylvania State Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20) issued the following comments regarding Senate approval of a revenue package to bring the state budget into balance:
GLEN SPEY, NY — “It makes my heart leap,” Sharon Sparling said of the panoramic view from the roadway across Rio Dam. As a realtor, she felt the dam crossing was the most spectacular gateway to introduce clients to Lumberland. But in recent years, she said, the maintenance of the lightly used roadway has turned it into an embarrassment.
WAYWAYANDA, NY — A staff member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice to Proceed on the 7.8 Valley Lateral Pipeline that will connect the Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) power plant to the Millennium Pipeline.
LOWELL, MA — A story about a Sullivan County woman who went missing in 1975 and was found on October 24 went viral and appeared in numerous news outlets from Seattle, WA to Miami, FL.