Empire Resorts, which owns the horse racing and slots operation at Monticello Casino and Raceway as well as the new Resorts World Catskills, has revealed that it will close down the slot machine operation at the Raceway on or before April 23. The horse racing operation, however, will remain open, at least for now.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congressman Tom Marino, a Republican who represents Pennsylvania's 12 district, announced his resignation this morning, saying that he plans to go into the private sector.
PRESTON TOWNSHIP, PA—Twenty-seven-year-old Daisha Kane, of Hancock, was pronounced dead at 6:35 a.m. after a crash in Preston Township.
ALBANY, NY — The New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly passed a series of voting reform measures designed to make it easier for residents to vote, and to increase voter participation.
People have noticed a swan floating around on the river near the Narrowsburg Bridge lately. Though the feathered loner seems an unusual sight in the Catskills in January, it’s not, say conservation experts.
Editor's note: A previous version of this story stated that Commonwealth Ambulance had a contract with the Honesdale Borough and that the town was losing that contract. This was incorrect, and a quote from Commonwealth Ambulance spokesperson has been added to clarify.
ALBANY, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced legislation on January 13 that would ban most single-use plastic bags in the state, to be included as part of his proposed 2019 budget. In making the announcement, he once again contrasted environmental actions in Albany against those taking place in Washington, D.C.
Honesdale man, 90, shoots would-be intruder
ELDRED, NY — Eldred School District Treasurer Caleb Russell finally stated January 10 what had been more tha onn hinted at during previous meetings: that the Eldred School District will seek to “bust” the tax cap in the 2019-20 fiscal year.
HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Technology Hub and Incubator (THINC) at The Center for Discovery (TCFD) in Hurleyville is now comprised of five different labs. On January 10, TCFC announced the opening of the American Portfolios Assistive Technology Lab.