REGION — Most people know that the first Thanksgiving took place in November 1621, in what is now Plymouth, MA, when the recently-arrived Pilgrims mounted an autumn-harvest celebration with the Wampanoag Indians. What many may not know is that the harvest celebration, which was not yet called Thanksgiving, had religious origins.
MONTICELLO, NY — More than 90% of the members of the Teamsters Local 445 voted last week to reject the contract offered by Sullivan County management. The 510 members of the bargaining unit have been working without a contract since the end of 2017.
MONTICELLO, NY — Greg Goldstein, a former Sullivan County legislator and Town of Neversink supervisor, was honored on November 16 with the 2018 SYDA Foundation Community Service Award at the government center. The award comes with a $5,000 gift, which Goldstein said he would donate to five local nonprofit organizations.
HONESDALE, PA — There’s no decision yet, but they’re still talking. That was the message as the Wayne County Commissioners discussed the fate of the historic Hankins Pond Dam on November 15.
GLEN SPEY, NY — It might be the first hint of change, or it might be a new negotiating point for the town, but it appears there is a new kid in the Lumberland telecommunications market.
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne & Pike Trails & Waterways Alliance (WPTWA) has established a feasibility study to look at the possibility of developing a trail along the Lackawaxen River that will run between Honesdale and Hawley.
I thought we were still in leaf-falling season—but apparently it is snow falling season. Nearly a foot of snow came down in Narrowsburg last Thursday evening. My pumpkins and mums are buried under a thick coating of ice and snow. It is early, but ready or not, the first major snowfall puts me right into the holiday spirit.
REGION — The season's first big snowstorm, named Avery, is blowing in, and bringing with it the potential of up to 9 inches of snow in some places throughout the area.
The Yulan Fire Department in the Town of Highland installed its 2018-2019 slate of officers November 10, with no changes from the previous year.
Adam Norris will remain as chief of the station, with James Haas as captain and Nancy Hofaker as the captain of fire police.
Here is a list of the other officers:
ELDRED, NY — There were two stories at Highland’s Veterans Day ceremonies, one that was traditional and one that required some search.