Protecting the Neversink

NEVERSINK WATERSHED, NY — When best practices are followed, environmental protection involves a lot of collaboration, especially with the people who live in and care about the lands and water …

Steady movement on FIMFO

ELDRED, NY — A full agenda in front of a sparse crowd was the order of business for the Highland Planning Board on January 26. The meeting was held at the Eldred High School …

Pollution in the Mongaup

TOWN OF BETHEL, NY — A report is being investigated of a potential sewage leak affecting the Mongaup River. Shannon Schultz lives on Creamery Road, near the Sullivan County International …

Pike County receives traffic, conservation grants

Utilities relief for New Yorkers ALBANY, NY — Roughly 478,000 residential customers and 56,000 small businesses in New York State will receive assistance totaling $672 million to pay off …

Pike and Sullivan: key housing strategies

UPPER DELAWARE RIVER VALLEY — A river may run between them, but Pike County, PA and Sullivan County, NY share an issue of unaffordable housing. Articles in this week's edition of the River …

Housing for Sullivan County and beyond

MONTICELLO, NY — An $8 million project in Monticello looks to pair housing with commercial development. Three properties on Broadway, all taken over by the Sullivan County Land Bank (SCLB) …

Relieving the rent burden

MILFORD, PA — It’s “nearly impossible” for many Pike County residents to afford housing without some sort of government subsidy, according to the results of a 2020 housing …

SCVA silent auction raises money for firefighters

The Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association (SCVA) recently held a silent auction at its December 7 annual meeting, held at Bethel Woods. The auction raised $4,300, which was presented to the …

Short-term rental, long-term process?

ELDRED, NY — Code enforcement official BJ Gettel was clear. “We trying to promote business here,” she said. She was referring to the application process that property owners who …

Cochecton updates comprehensive plan

COCHECTON, NY — The Town of Cochecton has drafted an update to its comprehensive plan, an update that includes draft regulations for short-term rentals and warns about an aging population. A …

White Lake Mansion House project resurrected

BETHEL, NY — A project to revive Bethel’s White Lake Mansion House is itself coming back to life after a decade of near inactivity. Beginning in the mid-2000s, Globe Developers (GD) …

Be careful with snow

REGION — Even as we look out on open rivers and streams, thin ice and greening grass, according to the weather service, snow is on the way. And again area residents will be maneuvering on …

Honesdale Borough Council changes meeting location and more

Honesdale Borough Council changes meeting location HONESDALE, PA — The Honesdale Borough Council has moved its monthly meetings to the Wayne County Park Street Complex at 646 Park St. The …

Hochul releases plan for New York State

ALBANY, NY — On January 10, Gov. Kathy Hochul delivered her 2023 State of the State address, outlining her plan for achieving the New York dream. In the address, Hochul outlined key components …

Getting cannabis on the books

ELDRED, NY — No one’s lining up to open a dispensary in Highland yet. However, if someone is fortunate enough to get one of the first-round New York State licenses to open an adult-use …

Whispers of rimfire in the night, and more

NYSP issues 32,900 tickets ALBANY, NY — The New York State Police issued 32,934 tickets and arrested 453 people for impaired driving during the National DWI Crackdown, according to a press …

An ice-cold plunge for a good cause

TAFTON, PA — On a rather balmy New Year’s Day, under sunny skies with temps in the mid-40s to mid-50s, an amazing 243 people came out to 1st Klas Marina off Route 507 on Lake …

Mitigating the risks of fracking

UPPER DELAWARE RIVER VALLEY — Fracking may be a settled question and a banned activity along the Upper Delaware River, but elsewhere in the United States it’s a growing industry. The …

Keeping Tusten perfect

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware river corridor, the territory that covers the river and a strip of land on either side, helps guide the municipalities along the river in protecting its …

Building rates, Skinners Falls

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — The housing market is heated in Sullivan County, with building—at least in the Town of Cochecton—up to match. Town of Cochecton code enforcement officer Jim …

Input needed on broadband maps, and more

Input needed on broadband maps UPPER DELAWARE RIVER VALLEY — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a map that purports to show all locations across the U.S. where …

‘The business of healthcare’

MONTICELLO, NY — Dozens of local businesses sent representatives to hear reports by managers of local public and private health care organizations in a panel discussion hosted on December 13, …