ALBANY, NY — Sen. John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) recently honored high school valedictorians, salutatorians and honored students from 18 high schools in the 42nd senate district at his annual “Excellence in Education” event in Albany.
HONESDALE, PA — As has been the case with most social services, the work of the county’s child care personnel has increased more than tenfold since the program began in the 1970s.
NARROWSBURG, NY — Passersby on June 7 had the opportunity to watch the creation of a large stone man in front of the Narrowsburg Union. Wayne Holbert of Holbert Brothers Bluestone and his crew assembled the large sculpture to call attention to an upcoming event.
NARROWSBURG, NY — This common snapping turtle took a break from Little Lake Erie to make its way across a parking lot, most likely in search of a place to lay its eggs. Common snapping turtles spend most of their lives in water or buried beneath the mud, and will often slip away if they encounter a human in the water.
REGION — Six Sullivan County dairy farms may have to close their doors at the end of June because of cancelled milk contracts; 52 dairy farms across New York State received cancellation notices.That sparked a dairy discussion at a meeting of the Sullivan County Senior Legislative Action Committee on June 1.
Sullivan Chamber CEO resigns
WHITE PLAINS, NY — Developer Shalom Lamm pleaded guilty in December 2017 and was sentenced to 10 months in prison. Kenneth Nakdiman pleaded guilty in June 2017 and received six months in prison. The third man charged in the voter fraud scheme is Volvy “Zev” Smilowitz, and he has not pleaded guilty.
NEW YORK 19th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT — Jeff Beals says of the seven Democrats running for the chance to go up against Republican John Faso in the fall, his campaign is the most progressive. He says he can run such a campaign because the majority of his campaign donations come from small donors, not corporate special interest.
MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Land Bank Corporation is demolishing and rehabilitating blighted properties in the villages of Monticello and Liberty. Nine houses are slated to be demolished, and four are slated to be rehabilitated.
HONESDALE, PA — A throng of county human services and area agency staff, senior advisory council members and senior clients were on hand on May 31, as the commissioners belatedly proclaimed the month as Older Americans Month. No one seemed to mind.