Most of the street lights in municipalities in New York States are owned by utilities. In most of Sullivan County that utility is NYSEG, which charges the municipalities for the power they use, along with other fees including a maintenance fee on each light.
It’s been more than a decade since the landsmen started knocking on the doors of property owners in the region and offering promises of riches in exchange for the right to drill for gas on those properties.
There’s no question that political partisanship was the primary factor driving Republicans in Harrisburg as they redrew the congressional districts in the state in the wake of the 2010 census: their lawyers have admitted so in open court.
In about a month, Gov. Tom Wolf will once again give his budget address to the state legislature, and once again, he will likely ask lawmakers to enact a severance tax on the abundant gas flowing out from the Marcellus Shale in the Keystone State.
Many people who pay high property taxes, pay high state income taxes and itemize deductions for any reason are going to see increases in their 2018 tax bills.
Some analysts are predicting strong Democratic gains in Congress after the 2018 election.
If you don’t think the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival story (DACA) is a local story, then you haven’t been paying attention. In September the Sullivan County Human Rights Commission held a meeting, and a couple of young people who were directly affected by President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Obama-era DACA policy spoke.
The howls of protest against the vote of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) plan to end net neutrality reached a crescendo in advance of the vote on December 14. Most people in the country think ending net neutrality is a really bad idea.
The widespread recognition of sexual harassment that the country is experiencing now is for the most part playing out on the national stage. A parade of men is being knocked off lofty perches in the worlds of politics, entertainment, news and beyond.
Activists and others who worked so hard to prevent hydraulic fracturing and the New York Regional Interconnect power line in New York State, and who are still working to prevent the opening of the Competitive Ventures Power Plant and the construction of a compressor station on the Millennium Pipeline in the Town of Highland, understand the power