Community Living


Infographic by Amanda Reed

During the winter, heat pumps pull in heat from outside to warm your home. If temperatures are extremely low, heat pumps need to use a backup heat source.  In the summertime, heat pumps take the warm air from inside your home and pushes it outside. 

Leave that heat pump thermostat alone in winter...

REGION —If a heat pump is operated in the most efficient way possible, and as intended, the cost per month in one apartment of about 800 square feet in Livingston Manor is about $80 per month in the winter months. If the heat pump is operated in the least efficient way, the cost during those months jumps to about $300 or more.


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The Pike County Conservation District has received funding for a brochure explaining permitting for small docks and streambank stabilization.

Pollution control project funded in Pike County

PIKE COUNTY, PA — Pike County Conservation District (PCCD) received $1,000 to develop an educational brochure that will include a step-by-step guide to help homeowners better understand the process of completing the most common General Permits: GP #2 for Small Docks and GP #3 for Streambank Stabilization.


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Library petitions available

MONTICELLO, NY — Petitions are now available for the October 10 election of trustees at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library. Three board seats are up for election, each for a three-year term (January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021). Incumbents Constance Keller, Marvin Rappaport and Steven Sharoff are seeking re-election.


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Greg Triggs

WJFF Fabulous Community Auction

CALLICOON, NY — WJFF Radio Catskill (90.5 FM or wjffradio.org), the community public radio for Sullivan County, Northeast Pennsylvania and the Catskills, will hold a fundraising auction on Saturday, August 25 at the Western Supper Club and Inn. Doors open at 3 p.m. with a live auction beginning at 5 p.m.

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