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May 01, 2016
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Photo by John Cassidy

GLEN SPEY, NY — Saturday, April 23 marked the opening day of Little League in Glen Spey. The young players took to the field to learn, according to the league’s mission statement, “the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority, so that they may be well adjusted, stronger and happier children and will grow to be decent, healthy, and trustworthy citizens.”

The photo was taken by Glen Spey resident John Cassidy. Check out next week’s paper for more of his delightful photos of the event.

Honesdale opposes proposed pension funding legislation

HONESDALE, PA — At its July 14 monthly meeting, Honesdale Borough Council grappled with one issue that it shares with municipalities nationwide and several that are peculiar to Honesdale.  Read more

Cochecton debates highway superintendent term change

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — How long does it take to master the highway superintendent’s job, put a personal stamp on the position and demonstrate competency to voters? Those were the questions at issue during the July 9 public hearing before the Cochecton Town Board as it considers changing the Cochecton highway superintendent’s term of office from two years to four years.  Read more

Honoring a public health nurse

MONTICELLO, NY — By all accounts, the late Gladys Olmsted was a force at the center of the creation of the Sullivan County Public Health Services, which lists a dozen programs to promote the health of county residents.  Read more

Tornado warning in Sullivan County

Town of Bethel, NY — The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for a large swath of Sullivan County on the afternoon of July 13.

While no tornado was officially declared, strong winds in the area of suspected tornadic activity took down a number of mature trees at a property on Jim Stephenson Road a few miles north of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.  Read more

Get rid of eyesore for $68,500; Town seeks new bids

SMALLWOOD, NY — Bethel supervisor Dan Sturm says the owner of a destroyed house on Taconic Trail in Smallwood has been “uncooperative” regarding taking care of the property in the wake of a fire; therefore the town has been taking steps to remedy the situation.  Read more

Beach Lake man killed in crash

BEACH LAKE, PA — Charles Gabriel, 62, of Beach Lake, was killed on July 11 near 12 midnight in a two-car collision on Route 652. Garbiel was in a 1988 Ford pickup driving east, and according to Pennsylvania State Police he failed to negotiate a curve and headed into the path of an oncoming vehicle.  Read more

Location of Audubon Arts & Crafts Festival moved

HAWLEY, PA — The location of the Audubon Arts & Crafts Festival, scheduled for July 19 and 20, has been changed. The festival was to have been held at the Wallenpaupack School Complex on Route 6 in Hawley; it will now be held instead at the Wallenpaupack North Intermediate School and Wallenpaupack North Primary School Complex at 187 Atlantic Ave., Hawley.  Read more

Bicyclist killed in collision on DeBruce Road

DeBRUCE, NY — State Police in Liberty investigated a fatal motor vehicle and bicycle accident that occurred on July 13 on DeBruce Road in the Town of Rockland in which an 18-year-old man from New York City was killed.  Read more

Towns ‘not happy’ about re-districting plan

ELDRED, NY — Former River Reporter editor Glenn Pontier used to commonly describe the river valley as “the last stop on everyone’s delivery route.” Sullivan County apparently would lend truth to that opinion with its proposed realignment of county legislative districts.  Read more

Sullivan West Board of Education asked to reconsider sale of Narrowsburg School

No sooner had the Sullivan West School District Board of Education convened its July 10 reorganization meeting, sworn in its newly elected and re-elected members (Mary Scheutzow, Kathleen Meckle and Trevor Peachey), elected and sworn in a president and vice president (Scheutzow and Rose Joyce-Turner, respectively) than it was confronted by over 100 representatives of the newly-formed Narrowsburg Organization for Responsible School Use (NORSU).  Read more

LaBuda honored as Korean War veteran

MIDDLETOWN, NY — On Sunday, June 22, the Korean War Veterans (KWVA), Chapter 202, in conjunction with the Korean American Foundation (KAF), USA, remembered and celebrated the sacrifices made by American and Korean veterans 64 years ago to preserve peace and democracy on the Korean peninsula.  Read more

DV wraps up the fiscal year

WESTFALL, PA — Meeting at a rescheduled session on June 26, the Delaware Valley Board of Education completed its fiscal year with the final approval of its $70,275,107 appropriations budget for the 2014-15 school year.  Read more

Thieves located by surveillance camera and iPad

MONTICELLO, NY — Monticello Police arrested Zaquarntri Legrand, 56, and Esaw Wise, 66, both of Monticello on July 4, on charges of stealing a woman’s pocketbook at a fast-food restaurant.  Read more

Feeding school kids in the summer; Monticello serves over 3,400 meals per day

MONTICELLO, NY — For some school-aged children, the best and perhaps only meal they will have all day is the one they get at school. The need is no less great in the summer when school is not in session. That’s why the Monticello School District has expanded its summer food service meal program, which from June 30 through August 15 will be available for free to any children in the district under 18 years of age.  Read more

Program helps fatten up Wayne’s deer herd

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County’s white-tail deer herd is benefiting from a “no-till” seeding program being offered by the county’s conservation district.  Read more

Human trafficking law sent to PA governor

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania legislature on June 30 approved legislation intended to combat human trafficking in the state. The legislation was then sent to Gov. Tom Corbett for his signature.  Read more

71-year-old charged with growing pot

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — A Cochection man has been arrested after deputies from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s office received an anonymous tip that he was growing marijuana outside of his residence.  Read more

Man arrested for pointing gun at driver

BRIDGEVILLE, NY — On Sunday, July 6 at approximately 1:40 p.m., Sullivan County 911 reported an erratic driver heading westbound at a high rate of speed on State Route 17 near exit 112. A short time later the vehicle, a black 2014 Dodge Charger, left the highway at exit 106, and it was reported that an occupant had pointed a gun at another driver.  Read more

NPS announces Summer Paddle and River Clean-up

RIVER VALLEY — The Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is seeking people who would like to participate in a river clean-up. Everyone is invited to join National Park Service (NPS) rangers on Sunday, July 27 as they paddle down the river plucking litter from the shoreline as well as from the river bottom. The clean-up area will cover six miles and should last approximately five hours.  Read more

Wayne decides polling issue

HONESDALE, PA — Mt. Pleasant voters will not need to travel a mile down the road to a new polling place this fall. The decision came following a county election board hearing in the sparsely populated township last month and a new recommendation from the Wayne County Director of Elections Cindy Furman.  Read more