REGION — A new study from Penn State shows that the ticks that cause most cases of Lyme disease, deer ticks or black-legged ticks, have become the most abundant type of tick in Pennsylvania. As recently as the 1960s, there were hardly any ticks in the state, according to the study.
REGION — It’s spring, and that means insects are active again. The emerald ash borer (EAB) is now emerging from tiny holes in the ash trees to lay eggs on leaves and bark. When the eggs hatch, the larvae tunnel into the tree and eat the outermost layer of the sapwood beneath the bark.
ELDRED, NY — When more than 100 people gather in a small hamlet like Eldred, it usually means that they have gathered with a purpose. Memorial Day 2019 was no exception.
REGION — Spotted lanternflies were first discovered in North America in September 2014 in Pennsylvania. In 2018, the invasive pest was discovered in eight New York counties, including Delaware. In Pennsylvania, it has been found in 23 counties, including Monroe and Lackawana. It has also been found in eight other states.
HONESDALE, PA — Operating locally in 67 counties and reaching out from Penn State University, “I’ll bet the [Penn State] Extension [Office] touches more lives in Pennsylvania than any other agency,” Wayne County Commissioner Wendell Kay suggested last week.
Press release from State Senator Jen Metzger:
Press release: The Sullivan County Legislature today unanimously approved Public Health Order No.
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Nearly 9,000 voters made it to polling stations across Wayne County Tuesday to vote in Pennsylvania primaries.
In the most-watched race, for Republican District Attorney candidate, A.G. Howell beat out his opponent Kathy Martin by roughly 1,800 and 61% of the vote.
Sullivan parks, beach open
MONTICELLO, NY — The beach at Lake Superior State Park and Sullivan County’s five parks will be open to the public for Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 25.
GLEN SPEY, NY —As recently as last September, the Town of Highland was making at least a symbolic show of its lack of support for the Millennium Pipeline compressor station, as the planning board rejected the company’s site plan.