Waymart avoids the state axe

HONESDALE, PA — There had been no official announcement as the Wayne County Commissioners met on the morning of January 26, but word had filtered down that none of Pennsylvania’s eastern prisons would be included in a state prison closure to be announced by Gov. Tom Wolf.

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The Town of Bethel will purchase an electric vehicle for use by town employees.

Bethel solar plan revealed

WHITE LAKE, NY — The Town of Bethel held a public hearing on a proposed zoning law that would cover both small and large solar installations. In New York, solar installations are exempt from property taxes for 15 years, unless the municipality in question votes to “opt out” of that exemption.

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Greg Swartz of Willow Wisp Organic Farm will be a guest speaker at an event by Slow Money Delaware River. The new chapter of the global Slow Money movement will hold its first event at The Narrowsburg Union on Tuesday, February 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Local farms, local money

NARROWSBURG, NY — Slow Money is a global movement that connects investors with farms and food entrepreneurs. Started in 2008 by economist Woody Tasch, the organization has grown to include local and regional chapters. One such chapter is starting here: Slow Money Delaware River.

Senator Bonacic is pictured with (L-R), Luis Alvarez, Chairman of the Sullivan Couty Legislature; Catherine Owens, member of the Sullivan County Legislature; Nadia Rajsz, member of the Sullivan County Legislature; Nancy Buck, Sullivan County Treasurer, and Scott Samuelson, member of the Sullivan County Legislature.

Sullivan County officials in Albany

ALBANY, NY - Senator John J. Bonacic joinED local Sullivan County officials at a reception in Albany pon Jan. 30 as part of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) legislative conference.

Syrian refugees, such as these children pictured in 2013 in Lebanon just outside of Syria, are now barred for an indefinite time from immigrating to the United States.
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Politicians respond to Trump’s executive order

UPPER DELAWARE VALLEY — Members of the house and senate who represent the Upper Delaware Valley in Washington D.C. have responded to the executive order indefinitely banning immigrants from Syria and from six other Muslim-majority countries for at least 90 days.

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Praise for PRASAD

MONTICELLO, NY — The chair of the New York State Dental Foundation appeared at the government center on January 17 to present a check to Philanthropic Relief, Altruistic Service and Development (PRASAD).



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