ALBANY—Governor Cuomo has signed legislation (A.9576-B) sponsored by Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther to require prescription drug manufacturers to pay for a statewide prescription drug take-back program.
BLOOMINGBURG, NY — Developer Shalom Lamm pleaded guilty this year to committing voter fraud in 2014 for the purpose of electing officials to the Village of Bloomingburg that would support his development plans, which would eventually include housing for thousands of Hasidic families.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — It’s well-known that Sullivan County, like most other counties in the U.S., continues to suffer through an opioid addiction crisis. Researchers at the Rockefeller Institute of Government decided to focus a study on the county, to shed some light on the impacts that the national epidemic is having on rural communities.
MONTICELLO, NY — Officials in Sullivan County have been promoting breastfeeding for infants as generally the healthiest option for babies. On June 27, the county issued a press release lauding the rate of breastfeeding of mothers and children enrolled in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.
Bat study for whitewater park in Port Jervis
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Commissioners are making another effort, possibly their last, to save a relic of a National Historic Landmark: the Delaware and Hudson Canal.
KINGSTON, NY — Republican Congressman John Faso and Democratic Congressional candidate Antonio Delgado both sent out emails on July 3, on the issue of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE.)
Following “Families Belong Together” protests across the country on June 30, Faso demanded that Delgado state his position on ICE.
WASHINGTON, DC — President Donald Trump on July 9 announced the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. For Kavanaugh to reach the bench, his nomination must be approved by a majority vote in the Senate. Three of the four Senators in New York and Pennsylvania are opposed to the nomination.
MINISINK FORD, NY — State sampling of water wells in and around the former Barnes Landfill in September of last year showed excessive levels of nine metals and chemical contaminants, according to a June 13 response letter to the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) from Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) regional materials management enginee
NARROWSBURG, NY — Nearing the end of a lengthy agenda last week, a frustrated Upper Delaware Council (UDC) Chairman Aaron Robinson asked for a definition of the UDC’s role. “Are we advisory or management?”
“We’ve been describing the UDC as co-managers for years,” National Park Service spokeswoman Carla Hahn replied.