HONESDALE, PA — “Folks at the township are looking for funding, and they’re still perplexed as to where to go,” Bill Woodward, chairman of the board of the Pleasant Mount Community Center, told the Wayne County Commissioners on December 15.
HARRISBURG, PA — The new Pennsylvania legislative session brings new responsibilities for Sen. Lisa Baker. She will chair the Senate Health & Human Services Committee, a crucial panel with wide-ranging issue jurisdiction and a high volume of legislation. She served as a member of the committee in previous legislative sessions.
HOOSICK FALLS, NY — Two young women from Hoosick Falls have teamed up with environmental organizations and are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers to pass a constitutional amendment declaring that state residents have a right to clean water, clean air and a safe environment.
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — After tending to last-minute year-end bookkeeping, the December 28 meeting of the Cochecton Town Board focused on 2017 and beyond.
HARRISBURG, PA — Former Wayne County Commissioner Jonathan Fritz travelled to Harrisburg this week to be sworn in as a new member of the state House of Representatives to serve a district comprised of large parts of Wayne and Susquehanna counties. The district offices are in Montrose and Honesdale
COCHECTON, NY — The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Lawrence Molinaro, age 76, of Cochecton, NY. Molinaro was reported missing by his relatives on December 29, 2016, after he missed a doctor’s appointment at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was last seen on December 27 by a neighbor.
ELDRED, NY — State police said the body of a 68-year-old man from Eldred was found on January 3, in a small brook along State Route 55 in the Town of Highland.
Troopers had been searching for Lloyd Parker the previous day, after he was last seen walking the area on December 30, across the bridge from Shohola, PA to Barryville.
BLOOMINGBURG, NY — The New York State Police at Wurtsboro arrested Zachary Nevin, 24, and Aryana Davila, 17, both from Bloomingburg, for criminal possession of a weapon, endangering the welfare of a child and possession of a controlled substance.
HONESDALE, PA — The Derrick family of Hawley rang in the new year with a new addition to their family. Little Greyson was born at 3:36 p.m. on January 1, 2017 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and stretched 17¼ inches long.
ELDRED, NY — Following a lightly attended December 13 public hearing, the Highland Town Board unanimously OKed a local law providing a six-month moratorium on the development of commercial solar-energy-producing fields.