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NARROWSBURG, NY — Celebrate the diverse artistic talents of the area at Riverfest, Narrowsburg’s 26th annual music, art, and environmental festival on Sunday, July 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Neurologist now seeing patients in Honesdale

HONESDALE, PA — Citing a need for outpatient neurology services in the greater Wayne County area, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) announced on February 8 that neurologist Julianne O’Boyle, MD has returned to private practice on a part-time basis. Dr. O’Boyle is seeing patients at her practice, Honesdale Neurology, located within the surgery suite at the Stourbridge Professional and Medical Complex, 600 Maple Avenue, Suite #1.  Read more

Maloney endorses Zephyr Teachout

NY 19th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT — Zephyr Teachout received the endorsement of Representative Sean Patrick Maloney of New York’s 18th Congressional District in her campaign to represent the state’s 19th Congressional District.  Read more

Gibson announces gubernatorial committee

LIBERTY, NY — Congressman Chris Gibson announced on February 8 that he had formed a committee to explore a run for governor of New York in 2018. He represents Sullivan, Ulster and Delaware counties as well as all or parts of eight other counties. Gibson, who has served in Congress since 2010, has said he would not run again after his current term expires at the end of this year.  Read more

Millennium project expands; Another compressor announced for Hancock

REGION — The construction of a compressor station in the Town of Highland along the Millennium Pipeline is just one of several new elements of an expansion of the line that the company calls the Eastern System Upgrade (ESU).  Read more

Reaction to Bloomingburg settlement; Some neighbors are distressed

BLOOMINGBURG, NY — The 396-unit development called Villages at Chestnut Ridge has not yet been fully developed, even though developer Shalom Lamm has been legally able to move forward with the project for about two years. About 45 units are finished.  Read more

Walden man arrested for 50 bags of heroin

NY State Police in Middletown announce the arrest of Walter Herring, age 34, of Walden, New York. Herring was stopped by troopers from the Middletown barracks on Friday, February 5, 2016 at approximately 2:30 PM for a traffic infraction on State Route 211 East in the Town of Wallkill.  Read more

Alternatives to Incarceration meeting

MONTICELLO, NY — The annual Sullivan County Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Advisory Board Meeting was held at the Sullivan County Probation Department on January 27, 2016. The ATI program provides alternatives to incarcerating defendants and supervision of community service work that may be ordered for defendants as a condition of sentencing or probation by the various courts in Sullivan County.  Read more

State money owed in ’15 tacked on to ’16-17 budget

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Commissioners are trying to decipher a cryptic letter describing how Harrisburg plans children and youth spending.  Read more

Treasurer applauds coworkers

MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County Treasurer Nancy Buck announced on January 28 that a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the County of Sullivan Treasurer’s Department by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) prepared in 2015, for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014.  Read more

New Sullivan department heads appointed

MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Legislature voted to appoint two people to important posts in county government.  Read more

Sidewalks, new law and the race track addressed

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Port Jervis Common Council addressed many issues at the meeting on January 25, starting with Phil Massey from the seventh ward, who wanted to know what the city was going to do about construction of a sidewalk to the trains many residents use. He said, “I approached you two years ago about this same thing. There’s snow and slush in the winter. It seems a reasonable thing to do; there’s no sidewalk. I’m a little baffled. What can be done?”  Read more

Frozen water line closes Sullivan West

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Being at the top is a goal for every school district, but not when it results in an emergency closure and concerns over potential contamination of the water supply.  Read more

DV welcomes state money

WESTFALL, PA — The partial settlement of Pennsylvania’s six-month-long budget logjam has released some of the state’s public school basic education, at least last year’s portion.  Read more

Bethel gets $50,000

WHITE LAKE, NY — At the Town of Bethel town meeting on January 27, supervisor Dan Sturm announced that the town is once again the recipient of a grant of $50,000 from Albany. It will allow the town to pay for repairs and renovations to the Senior Citizen Center and the Town Justice Court Building.  Read more

Fair pay law in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, PA — On the seventh anniversary of the federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act becoming law on January 29, some legislators and advocates say Pennsylvania women need a stronger equal-pay law.  Read more

Sullivan County victim saved by Narcan

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — On January 31 at approximately 10:40 p.m., Sullivan County Deputy Sheriff Sean Grady responded to a report of a possible overdose at the Willowemoc Motel on DeBruce Road in Livingston Manor. At the scene, the deputy found a 32-year-old male who was unresponsive in the bathroom of one of the motel’s units. The victim was not breathing and had no pulse. The deputy interviewed witnesses at the scene and quickly determined that the victim had used heroin at another location before arriving at the motel.  Read more

Organization and website launched to halt compressor station

ELDRED, NY — A new organization, SCRAM (Sullivan County Residents Against Millennium) has been formed with the stated goal of halting the proposed compressor station on the Millennium Pipeline in the Town of Highland. A post on its website ( says, “The compressor station presents a danger to the health, environment, and property values of all of us who live nearby. Highland and surrounding towns have already passed laws forbidding this type of facility, but without action from all of us, these laws will not be enough to stop it.”  Read more

Wayne Memorial employee fired for accessing patient records

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Hospital (WMH) officials announced on January 29 that they have terminated an employee for accessing patient records. CEO David Hoff said, “We have terminated a nurse’s aide who accessed patient records without authorization, and we have reported the incident to the police, who are investigating the matter.”  Read more

School Resource Officers compare notes at Sullivan West

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — How bad is the heroin problem in Sullivan County? It’s everywhere, according to two school resource officers (SRO) who cover the county from one end to the other.  Read more

Early spring predicted

UPPER DELAWARE VALLEY — The warm weather of the past few days has left Ten Mile River mostly free of ice, and the ice on many of the lakes in the region looks like it might not be thick enough to walk on.  Read more