Briefly in Sullivan County

Livestreaming the LDC MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County has been streaming its meetings, much to the gratitude of people who can’t be there and still want to know what’s going on, …

All systems go 

ELDRED, NY — Despite the unprecedented time and the uncertainty of budgets and funding, the Highland Town Board moved through its agenda with due diligence. The October 13 meeting began with a …
NY & PA Updates

Cuomo allows ski resorts to reopen, Wolf vetoes restaurant bill and more

Possible COVID-19 exposure at Livingston Manor Dollar General LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Sullivan County Public Health Services is alerting anyone who visited the Dollar General store on 100 …

Several new ‘markets’ for Wayne farmers

HONESDALE, PA — “Ag is the culture of this region,” said Jenna Mauder of The Cooperage at the start of the local nonprofit’s virtual/in-person Farmer-to-Farmer gathering last …

Officials confident ahead of November

REGION — According to some of the highest-profile politicians in the country, and according to a myriad of stories from national news outlets on the subject, there’s plenty cause for …

Sullivan County Visitors Association contract up in the air

Many contracts with Sullivan County have been renegotiated this year, as the county grapples with an ongoing financial crisis. Now it’s the Sullivan County Visitors Association’s (SCVA) turn, with almost $1.6 million in allocations up for discussion.

Wayne County puts $1.2 million toward high-speed internet projects

HONESDALE, PA — Weeks after awarding about $2.5 million in federal CARES Act relief to local businesses and nonprofits, the Wayne County Commissioners have approved nearly $1.2 million in …

‘Rod of Iron’ firearm festival held in Greeley 

GREELEY, PA — Guns, God and Trump. Thousands of Second Amendment supporters turned out for the second annual Rod of Iron Freedom Festival in Pike County this past weekend. The largest open …
PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY

Possible COVID exposure at Dollar General in Livingston Manor

Sullivan County Public Health Services is alerting anyone who visited the Dollar General store on 100 Main Street in Livingston Manor, NY that they may have been exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 and was contagious.

Hike into history

WURTSBORO, NY — In the 19th century, in Sullivan County’s first major business, children and mules dragged boats through the D&H Canal. Those boats went by mule-power and bore …

Honesdale considering new stage in park

HONESDALE, PA — The multi-million dollar project to address various stormwater issues facing the Borough of Honesdale remains unfinanced for the time being. Councilor and grants committee chair …

Tipping fee increase suggested

MONTICELLO, NY — Given the financial shortfall expected this year, it’s no surprise that all county departments are looking for ways to bring in more money.  Including Public …

Better for the moment

MONTICELLO, NY — The quarterly sales tax payment arrived. $5.6 million. “We’re not in the negative with sales tax,” county treasurer Nancy Buck told the management and budget …

Finding a test in Sullivan County

MONTICELLO, NY — If you need or want a test for the coronavirus, you should do a bit of legwork first.  “You can’t just show up and ask for a test,” said Sullivan …

Honesdale celebrates harvest and heritage

HONESDALE, PA — From parades, fireworks, to concerts in the park, just about all of Honesdale’s annual summer events were canceled this year due to COVID-19. At the offset of autumn, the …

Everyone welcome

CALLICOON, NY — Francis O’Shea looks at the grassland and trees in Callicoon and sees a “small and mighty park.” It’s 42 acres of former campground along the Delaware …
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The Weekend News Review

Polling places changes, trick-or-treating In a rare show of bipartisanship, both Republicans and Democrats in the Pennsylvania House are calling for the Republican state Rep. Aaron Bernstine to …

VIP raises domestic violence awareness

HONESDALE, PA — Executive director of Wayne County’s Victims Intervention Program (VIP) Michele Minor-Wolf visited the Wayne County Commissioners last week to discuss domestic violence …

NY ballots are on their way

MONTICELLO, NY — What you read in the news, what you see on television, about election chaos? About ballots not going out on time? That’s not true here, said Lori Benjamin, …

PA lawmakers divided on election integrity

HARRISBURG, PA — Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and runup to the General Election, the left and right of Pennsylvania politics have not agreed on much. From business closures to school …

How to vote by mail in PA

PENNSYLVANIA — Pennsylvania’s Democratic lawmakers and voters’ rights groups have enjoyed several victories ahead of this year’s 2020 General Election. Most recently, the PA …