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Lake Huntington News 9/20/18

Last weekend I was out and about down at the four corners in Eldred helping out at the St. Baldrick’s event to help fight childhood cancer. Lou Monteleone works for months to put this event together; he and about 15 other people shaved their heads, because bald is beautiful.


Photo by Scott Rando. The new Pond Eddy Bridge is nearing completion.

 

NYSDOT nixes permanent Pond Eddy access

POND EDDY, NY — Local lawmakers have been pushing to have a river access left in place after construction of the new Pond Eddy Bridge is complete to be used to launch river rescue vehicles.  Sullivan County Legislative Chair Luis Alvarez and the Executive Director of the Upper Delaware Council wrote to the New York State Department of Transporta

Metzger takes primary race

In the race for the State Senate seat being vacated by Republican Senator John Bonacic, Democratic voters chose Rosendale Town Council Member Jen Metzger over alternative energy activist Pramilla Malick.  Malick has gained a reputation as a tireless fighter against the Minisink Compressor Station and the Competitive Power Ventures power plant in


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Cuomo to phase out toxic refrigerant

ALBANY, NY — The United States ratified the Montreal Protocol in 1988, and it was ultimately signed by nearly 200 countries. The protocol was an agreement that the countries would stop using chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as refrigerants and in aerosol cans because they were creating a hole in the ozone layer of the atmosphere.


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A load of spirits like the one pictured here will be auctioned off to benefit Dottie Roycroft and her family. Roycroft has been battling cancer.  

Benefit for cancer fighter

BETHEL, NY — There will be a fundraiser for the benefit of Dottie Roycroft at Hector’s Inn in Bethel on Saturday, September 22, at 7 p.m. Roycroft has been battling cancer since September 2017, and she has chronicled the process on a Facebook page called “My Cancer Journey” (tinyurl.com/ybtwooq5).


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News Briefs 9/13/18

Updating law protecting seniors

HARRISBURG, PA — Working to ensure the health and safety of Pennsylvania’s senior citizens, the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee held a two-day hearing this week to examine proposed changes to the Older Adult Protective Services Act.


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Work on the new Pond Eddy Bridge, seen here from upstream, is due to wrap up in November. Local officials are scrambling to convince state and federal entities to leave in place the river access point created as part of the process for use by emergency responders for river rescues.
 

Local firefighters want Pond Eddy access point to remain

POND EDDY, NY — As part of the process to replace the Pond Eddy Bridge over the Upper Delaware River, construction crews built an access ramp on the New York side of the river. Local officials would like construction crews to leave the access point in place so that first responders could use it to launch river-rescue vehicles.

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