Freak accident of nature in Cochecton

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — It was a strange tale wastewater treatment plant operator Michael Walter told the Cochecton Town Board at its September 9 meeting. “What are the odds?” asked …

The voting box

The NYS Board of Elections recently launched its online absentee ballot application portal, enabling voters who prefer to vote absentee for the November 3, 2020 election to request their ballot …

Millions in grants available to farmers

HONESDALE, PA — A great deal of the money Congress set aside for struggling dairy farmers has gone unclaimed, said Wayne County Commissioner Chairman Brian Smith at the board’s September …

Watching the flats

NARROWSBURG, NY — A group of 45 concerned residents of the Narrowsburg flats participated in the September 8 Tusten Town Board meeting. Calling itself The Flats Neighborhood Watch, the group …

Honesdale store broken into

HONESDALE, PA — Early on Labor Day morning, Honesdale business-owner Gina Pritchard was shocked to find out that somebody had broken into her store, Mommy and Me Consignments on Main Street. …

Delaware River Basin Commission suspends approval of natural gas terminal

TRISTATE AREA —  The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) on Thursday, September 10 voted to hold off on either approving or denying  the permit for the proposed Gibbstown Liquefied …
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Delgado and Gillibrand visit Bethel Woods

On Monday, September 7, Rep. Antonio Delgado (NY-19) and  Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand visited Bethel Woods Center for the Arts to push for the bipartisan Reviving the Economy Sustainably Towards a …
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Gov. Wolf: restaurants back to 50 percent occupancy, alcohol sales end at 10 p.m.

HARRISBURG, PA — Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced that restaurants may increase indoor occupancy to 50 percent starting September 21.  To ensure that these businesses operate safely as …

Piece of history donated to Damascus Township

DAMASCUS, PA — When the Damascus Township Board of Supervisors opened the floor to the public at its August 17 meeting, resident Eliece Rybak displayed an original map from 1851 that she had …

UDC goes wild

NARROWSBURG, NY — “Always dance with the one who brung you.”  In this case, wildlife biologist Kevin Clarke’s colloquial version of an old adage has nothing to do with …

Now worth less?

MONTICELLO, NY — We’re all hurting financially. The Millennium Pipeline says that it’s suffering too. The company is challenging the tax assessment on its property, known as the …

Sullivan County’s news of the month

MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County town halls are back.  They are back with a new name but the same mission: to share county news, by the county, for everyone who wants to know their …

Commissioners expand broadband, explain voting, extend deadlines

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Commissioners have no time to waste in spending the more than $4 million the county received in CARES Act funding. “This CARES Act funding is something …

Resorts World Casino to open on September 9

According to phone call received from Aileen Gunther, Resorts World Catskills will open on September 9.

Sullivan County election officials deny LaBuda petition

MONTICELLO, NY — Around 1,500 Sullivan County residents signed a petition to nominate Frank LaBuda for District Attorney on the Independent Party line for the General Election this …

Eldred offers childcare to employees and residents

ELDRED, NY — “We take care of kids,” said superintendent of school Dr. John Morgano as he explained the new child care program at the school this fall. On a one-year trial, …

As PA's eviction moratorium runs out, Wayne housing officials work on homelessness prevention

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Last Monday, Pennsylvania’s moratorium on evictions expired, causing concern throughout Pennsylvania that a spike in homelessness is imminent. Local housing officials …

Cochecton major subdivision approved

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — “My family has been here for four generations. We can’t keep the town as it once was, but we can keep it the way most people want it to be.” Planning …

County. Connected.

MONTICELLO, NY — On the surface, the whole thing has that “Little Rascals” feel: “Come on, let’s set up county-wide wireless broadband!”  But the project, …

Wayne Highlands prepares to go back to school

HONESDALE, PA — In about a week, students enrolled in Wayne Highlands School District will embark on a schoolyear unlike any other they’ve experienced. Some will be back inside their …

‘Rule of two’ lets dangerous drivers off with a citation, some say

GLEN WILD, NY — On June 2, 2019,  Isaac Kantrowitz, 87, of Woodridge, allegedly struck and killed Justin Finkel, 14, and Devin Zeininger, 16. Now, Kantrowitz has been arraigned by a …