When President George W. Bush mentioned switchgrass in his 2006 State of the Union Address as a viable alternate energy source, a lot of folks and organizations jumped on the bandwagon.
By the time you read this, the Sullivan County legislature will be poring over the tentative 2019 county budget as proposed to us by county manager Josh Potosek. It’s a huge document that the county manager and every division, department and unit in county government have been working on for months.
I have given much thought recently about the meaning of our national anthem and the American flag (as I am sure many of you have) and what they stand for. They both stand for freedom. They both stand for valor (great courage), honor, respect, tradition, perseverance and justice.
I am a 75-year-old man and a former Republican. Now I am humiliated by confessing to being both. Why? Perhaps nothing is more disgusting than the Republicans’ performance at the recently concluded Supreme Court hearings.
Last month the Town of Bethel, in collaboration with our planning partners including Sullivan County Planning, Sullivan Renaissance and Cornell Cooperative extension held two public forums.
I recently went to a candidate forum on environmental issues featuring Democratic nominee Antonio Delgado and Congressman John Faso. They both briefly touched on the August 9 train derailment, dismissing it as a symptom of the shortfall of funding of the infrastructure and an unfortunate weather event.
There are many in this Upper Delaware Valley that clearly remember or were part of the intense, heated battle to "Keep the NPS Out of Town." A myriad of concerns prevailed: a distinct lack of trust of the Feds; draft agreements with generalized phrases and weasel-out clauses; suspicion over initial ‘bait’ funding to towns to cover additional cos
The managing director of the Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens (UDRBC) would like the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to be abolished or neutered in the hope that shale gas extraction would then be allowed within the Delaware River Basin (DRB).
It’s not all about the boobs
The House State Government Committee (HSGC) of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives held hearings on June 11 on the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC). If there was any doubt at the beginning of the hearing, called to order by Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-12th) and opening with remarks by Rep.