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First woman to lead NY Senate

ALBANY, NY — There are 63 senate districts in New York State, and this year 31 are held by Republicans and 32 are held by Democrats. Republicans still hold the majority however because one Democrat, Simcha Felder, caucused with the Republicans.


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Creamery to open at SUNY Sullivan

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan announced on November 27 that Catskill Creamery has been approved to participate in the START-UP NY program in partnership with the college. A press release from the college says the owners of the creamery plan to invest more than $9 million in the project and to create at least 56 jobs within five years.


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Damascus supervisors Joseph Canfield, Steve Adams and Daniel Rutledge reviewing documents at the November 19 township meeting.

Damascus supervisors approve ambulance tax

Editor's note: A previous version of this article said that the township paid for part-time EMTs and worker's compensation, and sent out a membership form to households. The Damascus Volunteer Ambulance Corp paid these fees and collected the membership subscriptions. This article has been updated to reflect those changes.


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WEDCO Executive Director Mary Beth Wood, left, Kitty Hawk partner Robert Suhosky accepting the award for Kitty Hawk Technologies, WEDCO President Steve Clark, luncheon speaker Philip Gottwals and Linda O’Hara from State Representative Jonathan Fritz’s office pose at the award presentation.
 

Kitty Hawk technologies named Innovator of the Year

HAWLEY, PA — Kitty Hawk Technologies was named the 2018 Innovator of the Year by the Wayne Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO).

Robert Suhosky accepted the award on behalf of Kitty Hawk Technologies at a luncheon held by WEDCO November 16, at The Settlers Inn in Hawley.


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In March 2016, Wayne County Commissioners Brian Smith, left, and Wendell Kay listened as county elections director Cindy Furman demonstrated a new online digital voter Poll Book sign-in device, that Wayne began using in 12 of Wayne’s 35 precincts for the then-upcoming 2016 presidential primary. The touch screen accepts a signature or scans a driver’s operator license.

Funding for voting systems wanted in Wayne

HONESDALE, PA — A grant offer of about $55,000 received a distinctly cool reception at last week’s meeting of the Wayne commissioners.

Introducing the agenda item as a state “priority,” chief clerk Vicky Botjer editorialized a bit, suggesting that the amount being provided was “more than not enough to cover us.”

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