MONTICELLO, NY — The health rankings for New York State were released on March 29, and once again Sullivan County ranked 61 out of 62 counties in terms of the worst health outcomes for residents. Add to that the health care legislation battles being waged in Washington, DC and in Albany, and there’s a lot to talk about.
LIBERTY, NY — Some 90 people filed into the Liberty Senior Center on April 3, many to speak in favor of one-year moratorium, with two possible three-month extensions, on the establishment of new summer camps in the town.
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware Council, Inc. (UDC) will honor those who have enhanced the quality of life or protected the resources of the Upper Delaware River Valley at its 29th annual awards ceremony on Sunday, April 23.
LACKAWAXEN, PA — Property on Welcome Lake Road in Lackawaxen, previously used for farming, has been bought by a company known as White Hawk, which intends to develop a wine-tasting and buying venue on the site. The company also plans to produce small batches of wine on site. An existing barn will be converted into the wine-tasting venue.
HONESDALE, PA — A resident of Sterling has been arrested for selling prescription drugs to a confidential informant.
HONESDALE, PA — There are 12- to 17-year-olds in Wayne County schools who are writing computer software and using robotic technology. They may be among the pioneers in integrating microprocessors further into our everyday interactions.
MONTICELLO, NY — Empire Resorts, the company that owns the Monticello Raceway and is in the process of building the Montreign Resort Casino in the Town of Thompson, has announced that effective March 27, Ryan Eller became the new president and chief operating officer of the company.
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — The board of the Sullivan West School District voted unanimously on March 28 to merge the school’s varsity football team with that of the Roscoe-Livingston Manor-Downsville team.
HARRISBURG, PA — Rep. Jason Ortitay on March 27 introduced legislation to create a single location where all Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) permitting information can be found.
MILFORD, PA — The League of Women Voters of Pike County is sponsoring a presentation on gerrymandering and redistricting, and their effects on governance, accountability and the economy. The presentation will be led by Fritz Walker of Fair Districts PA (FDPA) on Wednesday, April 19, at 7 p.m.