WASHINGTON, DC — President Donald Trump on July 9 announced the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. For Kavanaugh to reach the bench, his nomination must be approved by a majority vote in the Senate. Three of the four Senators in New York and Pennsylvania are opposed to the nomination.
MINISINK FORD, NY — State sampling of water wells in and around the former Barnes Landfill in September of last year showed excessive levels of nine metals and chemical contaminants, according to a June 13 response letter to the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) from Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) regional materials management enginee
NARROWSBURG, NY — Nearing the end of a lengthy agenda last week, a frustrated Upper Delaware Council (UDC) Chairman Aaron Robinson asked for a definition of the UDC’s role. “Are we advisory or management?”
“We’ve been describing the UDC as co-managers for years,” National Park Service spokeswoman Carla Hahn replied.
HONESDALE, PA — A former teacher, Gaspare Gambino, 35, of Honesdale was sentenced on July 5 to 180 days to six months in Wayne County Correctional Facility. The sentence was handed down by Senior Judge Raymond Hammill for six counts of invasion of privacy.
ELDRED, NY — Now that the leadership of the district is firmly in place, they will need to find the resolve to stay the course to restore Eldred Central School district to academic and fiscal health.
DAMASCUS, PA — Willow Wisp Organic Farm is partnering with the local Clean Energy Co-op to make the switch to solar-power. They plan to install 168 solar panels, which will power over 140% of the farm’s energy needs.
NEW YORK 19th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT — Antonio Delgado has won the Democratic nomination to run for Congress in the New York 19th Congressional District. Delgado, an attorney, received 22% of the vote in a seven-way race. He pulled in some 7,690 votes. Gareth Rhodes came in second with 6,242 votes.
New Sullivan aging office director
MONTICELLO, NY — About 100 people turned out to a “Families Belong Together” rally in front of the Sullivan County Courthouse on June 30.
LAKE ARIEL, PA — At about 9:30 p.m. on June 26, members from the Honesdale and Blooming Grove Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) stations responded to a private residence located on Eisenhauer Road in Salem Township, Wayne County after neighbors contacted Wayne County 911 to report hearing arguing and multiple gunshots from the house next door.