2016 was a big year in national and world news, with the election being the biggest story. Many people feel the year was bleak. This year, our small corner of the country had its own ups and downs. Some stories made national headlines, while others are of utmost importance to local residents.
HONESDALE, PA — If your stay in Wayne County next year is in a yurt or a walled tent, you’re in luck.
However, if you periodically stay in just about any other private commercial lodging with a roof overhead, you are again going to be subject to the 3% Wayne County Hotel Room Excise Tax, better known as the hotel tax.
GLEN SPEY, NY — A much anticipated repayment provided a holiday gift for Lumberlanders that highlighted the town board’s brief December 14 meeting.
PIKE COUNTY, PA — State Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20th) announced that Field Representative Andrew M. Seder will be available for consultation from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10 in the commissioners’ conference room of the Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St., Milford.
SHAWANGUNK, NY — The New York State Police at Ellenville arrested Daniel T. Keddis, 23, from the Bronx, for arson and reckless endangerment.
MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County residents, businesses and visitors are encouraged to recycle their Christmas trees at the end of the season.
For individuals with access to backyards and open spaces, strategically-placed, retired Christmas trees offer welcome cover during the winter months for birds and wildlife.
PIKE COUNTY, PA — For anyone thinking of running for local political office in 2017 or beyond, Penn State Extension, with the assistance of the Pike County League of Women Voters and the Pike County Board of Elections, is offering a two-hour workshop that will offer information for potential candidates.
HONESDALE, PA — President Judge Raymond L. Hamill has announced his intention to retire as President Judge in January 2018. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve the people of Wayne County these past nine years, and I look forward to doing so until my term ends in early 2018.
BEACH LAKE, PA — At its December 20 meeting, the Berlin Township Board of Supervisors adopted the proposed 2017 annual township budget, fielded questions about safety protocols for a Stourbridge Energy, LLC gas-fired electricity generating plant currently in the planning stage, and mulled over the prospect of large-scale commercial solar farms w
HANCOCK, NY — Outgoing Congressman Chris Gibson predicted that the recent passage of the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act will be a game changer in bringing national attention and resources to a major watershed that has been overlooked.