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Demonstrators make their opinions known outside the Miss Monticello Diner on Broadway. 

Locals greet Congressman Faso

MONTICELLO, NY — A crowd of about 25 people held signs as police officers stood by on the morning of February 21 outside the Miss Monticello Diner on Broadway in Monticello.

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Sen. Bob Casey fields a phone call as constituents flood the nation’s capital with engagement.

Fielding constituent concerns

WASHINGTON, DC — There has been an unmistakable increase in phone calls from constituents to congressional representatives in Washington, DC. There was a spike especially in the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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The Hawley Borough Council receives the finance report at the meeting on February 8.

Hawley Borough Council explores funding options

HAWLEY, PA — At its regular February 8 meeting, members of the Hawley Borough Council considered di-verse funding sources to address current and long-term needs. Such sources range from pursuit of grant monies to incorporating technology to increase speed and efficiency in making payments to the borough.

Tales of Cochecton

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — The February 8 Cochecton Town Board meeting agenda was a laundry list of ongoing matters. Topping that list is the still uncertain status of the Western Transfer Station.

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This chart from Reclaim New York shows that when taxes and basic living expenses are deducted from the median income of a family of four in Monticello, at the end of the year the family is $2,151 in the hole. Doug Kellogg, communications director of Reclaim New York, said the amount listed under property tax is a portion of the property tax paid by the owner, and the line marked mortgage should actually be labeled as rent.

Sullivan affordability crisis

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — A new report from a group called Reclaim New York says that the state in general, and Sullivan County in particular, is suffering from an affordability crises which prevents state residents from being able to save.

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Those planning to do business with Wayne County on February 9 found county buildings closed because of the overnight snow storm and wind-blown snow on Thursday. The closure also prompted the unusual cancellation of the commissioners’ regular weekly meeting at the courthouse. Blowing snow was a regional event, pictured here Thursday afternoon in Barryville, NY.

Wayne issues rules for tourism grants

HONESDALE, PA — Grants of up to $2,000 may be awarded for the marketing of any tourism-related initiative sponsored by an entity located within Wayne County that submits a completed application by March 1.

Frost Valley YMCA receives grant

CLARYVILLE, NY — Farm Credit Northeast Ag Enhancement Program has awarded Frost Valley YMCA a $500 grant to be used to underwrite the 2017 Farm Leaders Project at Frost Valley’s Farm Camp, a program that is set on 515 acres, where children learn to care for animals, cultivate and harvest vegetables, and the importance of taking care of the earth



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