Memorial Services, June 24-30

Vincent Annunziata A memorial Mass for Vincent Annunziata will be held on July 10, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Church in Callicoon, NY. His family invites all his friends to come and celebrate …

PA asserts public comment and General Assembly into greenhouse initiative

PENNSYLVANIA — In Gov. Tom Wolf’s weekly newsletter, there was an article, dated June 14, mentioning Pennsylvania’s gradual steps toward participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas …

Wrapping it up

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — On Thursday, June 17, the Sullivan West Central School Board of Education (BOE) held its final monthly public meeting of the pandemic-plagued 2020-21 school year.

Tusten Raises Water Rates

NARROWSBURG, NY — “We have to take an honest look at what’s been done with this system—and not been done—for the last 20 years,” said Tusten Town Supervisor Ben Johnson.

Cochecton to update its comprehensive plan

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — At the June 9 meeting of the Cochecton Town Board, supervisor Gary Maas started talk of updating the town’s comprehensive plan.

The proposals for mental health and opioid care have been requested, and advocates are watching

MONTICELLO, NY — “Folks really want the best thing for this county,” said Sullivan County Health and Family Services Commissioner John Liddle. But the media climate is such that we “get compelled to find ways to argue with each other.”

Carpentieri to become next elementary principal

ELDRED, NY — Michael A. Carpentieri was not the only applicant for the Eldred Central School District Elementary Principal. But at the end of the application process, he was the only one anyone wanted.

Helping those old and young

HONESDALE, PA — At the Wayne County Commissioners meeting, two individuals were recognized for their positive contributions to the county.

Port Jervis remembers 1892 lynching

PORT JERVIS, NY — On June 2, more than 70 people gathered in Port Jervis, NY to commemorate the memory of Robert Lewis, a Black man who was lynched on that date in 1892. The walk was organized by the Friends of Robert Lewis, a group of individuals dedicated to preserving his memory and advocating for racial justice. While the walks have occurred on an individual basis for a decade, the group first assembled in 2019, starting an initiative that gained steam following the death of George Floyd.

A wish come true

YULAN, NY — Izzy likes to hang out with her friends. And now, thanks to the community and the Make a Wish Foundation, she’s got a purple and teal treehouse to do it in. “Izzy has …

Ag innovation underway

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — In early 2019, the Wayne County Agricultural Development Plan was drafted, stressing the need to revitalize the area’s existing agricultural facilities. Nothing made …

Narrowsburg Fire Department Parade to return and more

What's going on in your community June 17 to 23.

These safety-lighted shoes were made for walking

MONTICELLO, NY — “Pedestrian safety has been a major issue,” district attorney Meagan Galligan during her report at the public safety committee meeting on June 3, “and …

Honesdale borough talks infrastructure

HONESDALE, PA — Grants and the betterment of the borough dominated the Honesdale Borough Council meeting on June 9.

DEP approves Keystone Landfill expansion and more

Public safety commissioner headed for North Carolina MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County Commissioner of Public Safety Rick Sauer will be leaving his position effective Friday, July 9. He has …

Short-term noise

MONTICELLO, NY — “People living next to these properties have real issues,” said legislator Joe Perrello toward the end of the June 3 Public Safety meeting. The usual reports had …

Upper Delaware Council talks rivers and bridges

NARROWSBURG, NY — The June 3 meeting of the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) began with some much-belated business: the swearing-in of the board’s officials. Under normal circumstances, …

Route 17, meet 21st century

REGION — We have seen the future, and it is full of traffic jams and confused drivers.

Young hunters in Sullivan gain rights

MONTICELLO, NY — “One of the reasons I taught my kids to understand about guns is so they could understand how dangerous they are and how to use them properly,” said legislator Luis Alvarez. He gave his son a rifle “so he could see how the bullet would hit something and cause damage.”

First responders

MONTICELLO, NY — “Our police are repeatedly confronting people [whom] they have just brought up to the hospital,” said district attorney Meagan Galligan at the June 3 public safety meeting. “They’ve just brought them up, they’ve told the doctor, ‘This person’s in crisis, he needs help, he needs three days of treatment,’ and they’re immediately released. And that person is back on the street before the police officer is done writing the incident report at the station.”

Liability or road safety

DAMASCUS, PA — On May 17, when the Damascus Board of Supervisors meeting opened the floor to public comments, Vincent Grande addressed the board. Grande was determined to get results for property owner and 25-year, part-time Damascus resident Claudia Newton.

Sauer headed south

Sullivan County Commissioner of Public Safety Rick Sauer will be leaving his position effective July 9. He has accepted an offer to become the Emergency Services Director for Sampson County, NC.