SEEDS gets new director

HONESDALE, PA — Sandy Long, a contributor to The River Reporter’s River Talk column, is the new executive director of the non-profit energy and environmental education organization, SEEDS.

SEEDS serves the northeast region of Pennsylvania, promoting sustainable energy and sustainable living through projects and awareness-raising.

Contributed photo Bob Jennings

Wayne Highlands board meets 

HONESDALE, PA — The new president of the Wayne Highlands School Board George Korb presided over his first board meeting on January 15.

Seated in the front row are member Brian Weist, left, superintendent Gregory Frigoletto, president George Korb, assistant superintendent Timothy Morgan, member John Lowe and member Thomas Fasshauer.

TRR photo by David Hulse

As dozens of Whyte’s colleagues looked on Rep. (and former Commissioner) Jonathan Fritz joined a tearful Andrea Whyte at the speaker’s table and asked, “Do you know why we’re all here today? Because you deserve it. You’ve had such an incredibly profound influence on so many people. You’re a beautiful example of what we all aspire to be.”

Saying good-bye to ‘Andy’

HONESDALE, PA —  An era in Wayne County government came to a close last week with the retirement of Andrea Whyte as director of Wayne’s Human Services Department.

In a period when government officials often seem to be filing out through a revolving door, Whyte last fall completed her 45th year with Wayne County.

TRR photo by David Hulse

The Wayne County Commissioners renewed a tradition by joining their administrative support team in an end-of-year egg-nog toast, at their final 2018 meeting December 27. Pictured standing from left, John Haggarty, business manager; Julie Murray Gilbert, Stacey McConnell, Colleen Glavich, Justin Valinski, Rochelle Haviland, Cindy Furman and chief clerk Vicky Botjer. Seated are commissioners, Joe Adams, Brian Smith and Wendell Kay.

Wayne Commissioners:

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne Commissioners finished up the last of their budget work on January 3, when they approved the short-term loan that will carry the county through until Wayne’s new property tax collections accumulate.



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