NEW YORK STATE — In 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that everyone who was charged with a crime is entitled to an attorney, whether they could afford one or not. In New York State, the cost of providing that legal representation has fallen mostly to counties.
HONESDALE, PA — Anger, frustration, confusion and exasperation ran high at the December 12 Honesdale Borough Council meeting, as again borough police department issues were paramount. But this time they came to light in the wake of a minor snowstorm that left borough streets impassable to emergency vehicles.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) has threatened to take the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to court once again if the commission doesn’t reverse a decision to block some information that DRN says it needs.
MONTICELLO, NY — The future of the Interim Western Sullivan Transfer Station was called into question at a meeting of the Sullivan County Public Works Committee at the government center on December 8.
UPDATE as of December 9: The Water Resources Development Act of 2016, which includes the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act, was passed by the Senate on Friday, December 9. It will now go to President Obama's desk to be signed.
NEW YORK STATE — Under pressure from the oil and shipping industry, the U.S. Coast Guard is considering a proposal to establish 43 new anchorages for oil barges along the Hudson River from Yonkers, NY to Kingston, NY.
HONESDALE, PA — The Dime Bank has donated $6,000 to The Cooperage Project, which includes a $1,000 Gold Sponsorship and $5,000 to support The Cooperage’s Romping Radishes program, a series of healthy-living classes for kids.
HONESDALE, PA — Wayne commissioners Wendell Kay, left, Brian Smith and Jonathan Fritz are pictured with Major James Bruck and Major Alan Highhouse of Scranton Composite Squadron 201 of the Civil Air Patrol, based in Lake Ariel.
MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County Sheriff Michael Schiff has announced the recipient of the 2016 New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute Criminal Justice Scholarship. This year’s scholarship was presented to Arianna Fassetta of Neversink.
HONESDALE, PA — There was a bicycle parked against one wall, another atop the solicitor’s desk, and stacked boxes of “Big Wheels” flanked by oversized tubes of Crayola crayons on either side of the room.