HARRISBURG, PA — After pushing for a severance tax on Marcellus Shale gas for nearly a decade, the Pennsylvania Senate on July 27 voted 26 to 24 for a package of measures intended to provide revenue to fill the nearly $1.5 billion gap in the proposed state budget.
LACKAWAXEN TWP, PA — Pike County has a road problem. Many of the roads are the responsibility of the state, and Pike County’s low population and the fact that its roads are used less than other locations have pushed the maintenance of the roads to a low spot on PennDot’s priority list with regard to both snow removal and general upkeep.
NARROWSBURG, NY — A completion date of September 26 has been set for work on the Narrowsburg Bridge, and work has begun on one side of the bridge. The bridge is expected to be closed for a total of 15 nights, but the exact closure dates have not been set.
MILFORD, PA — In 2015, Dr. Henry R. Goldstein established the Jane R. Goldstein Memorial Fund at the Greater Pike Community Foundation for his late spouse, who was a longtime supporter of the local library and the Greater Pike community.
Resorts World Catskills will operate three casino dealer schools, one in each of Sullivan, Orange and Ulster counties, in the coming weeks. The dealer schools will be used to train people to enable them to apply for table games dealer positions at Resorts World Catskills.
I went down to Queens to help my sister Maryanne celebrate her 64th birthday on Monday July 31st. She has a hard time on her birthday—she always celebrated it with our parents. My Dad and Mom were both born on the same day, August 1. I wanted to do something special for her, but no planes, trains or packing.
It is time for an update on several town issues.
First, many of you may be wondering about the deck and the Little Lake Erie bridge—which, by the way, is technically a culvert.
Lauren “Lauris” Grasso (née Reitsema) of Cochecton Center passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 1 at the age of 70.
MONTICELLO, NY — A sea of blue and white hats turned out to the government center in Monticello on July 31 to urge Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation that would grant more benefits to firefighters who develop cancer.
MONTICELLO, NY — A large crowd of union members, decked out in yellow t-shits, showed up at the public hearing regarding the Eastern System Upgrade Project (ESU) being pursued by Millennium Pipeline. The project includes a new compressor station near Eldred, a second compressor in Hancock and about seven miles of pipe. The hearing was held by