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TRR photo by David Hulse

Seated in the photo are Jacquelin Cole, left, Diane Riveland, Wayne Human Services Director Andrea Whyte, Area Agency on Agency Administrator Mary Ursich, Maggie Hicks, Elaina Greer, Michelle Valinski and Senior Advisory Council (SAC) member Pat Nelson. Standing are Commissioner Wendell Kay, left, Migdalia Pimentel, Season Slish, Noah Parry, Lisa Gilbert, Monique Orr, Lauren Janusewski, Cathleen DeGrazia, SAC member Art Frey, SAC member Barbara Sprovkin, Will Magann, SAC member Sally Burgin, SAC member Carol Coe, Commissioner Joe Adams, SAC member Lynn Karger, Julie Cornwell, Leigh Washington and Commissioner Brian Smith. 

Older and more numerous

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.


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Steven Cable

Two men arrested for heroin

HONESDALE, PA — Two Wayne County men have been arrested for dealing heroin. Wayne County District Attorney Patrick Robinson said that Daniel Kemery, 34 of Beach Lake, and Steven Cable, 41, of Honesdale were arrested and charged with conspiracy to deliver heroin and related counts.


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The library at SUNY Sullivan will be undergoing some changes.

Change at SUNY Sullivan Library

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — We’re deep into the digital revolution and that means libraries are changing.  Here’s the first paragraph from a Los Angeles Times article from April 2017: (tinyurl.com/lcm7n9y) “Libraries are 4,000 years old, but the digital revolution is dramatically changing their use on college campuses.

Naming a driveway

BEACH LAKE, PA — A routine petition among a stack of building permits and land-use applications had supervisor Cathy Hunt doing a double-take at the May 21 Berlin Township Board of Supervisors meeting. It was a request to name a road, but Hunt quickly realized that the road was a private driveway. “Wait a minute. This must be a mistake.


TRR photo by Susan Wade 

An honor guard comprising members of the Tusten-Highland-Lumberland VFW Post and American Legion paid tribute to their fallen brothers and sisters in arms.

Highland honors military heroes

ELDRED, NY — The sun dared to peek through the overcast skies as townspeople gathered at Heroes Park in Eldred to remember the honored dead on Memorial Day. 


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Hiking the towpath of the Delaware and Hudson Canal in Minisink Ford

Volunteer for National Trails Day

MINISINK FORD, NY — On Saturday, June 2, Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River will celebrate National Trails Day in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act and the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

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