TRR photo by David Hulse

Several members of the Wayne County Domestic Relations Office (DRO) are pictured at the commissioners’ August 23 meeting. Seated are Vicki O’Neill-Wetmore, left, director Mary Ann Swingle and Sandra Brownell; standing are County Commissioner Wendell Kay, left; DRO staff members Katherine Scheer and Mike Leighton; Mark Smith, DRO’s conference officer, and Commissioner Joe Adams. DRO staff members Renee Kase and Shirley Kellam were unable to attend.

Making sure payments are made

HONESDALE, PA — The county has set aside August to honor some of the people who work amid the intense human friction often generated by domestic court actions.

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Two odd topics for Berlin

BEACH LAKE, PA — Two out-of-the-ordinary topics popped up at the August 20 Berlin Township Board of Supervisors meeting: residential burning policy and township responsibility for emergency medical services not under its sponsorship.

TRR photo by Tina Spengler

Upper Main Street looking toward bridge, circa 1900 (postcard)

and Main Street looking toward bridge, 2018

Narrowsburg News 8/30/18

I recently came across a rare circa 1900 postcard of Narrowsburg’s Main Street. Given that more than a century has passed since the picture was taken, things really haven’t changed all that much. Today’s Main Street skyline is remarkably the same as it has been.

TRR photo by Fritz Mayer

The Callicoon Theater has a new owner. 

New owner for Callicoon Theater

Callicoon, NY— All too often, like toppling dominos, iconic Sullivan County institutions have fallen by the wayside.

But in Callicoon, the opposite is true. The Callicoon Theater, the oldest continuously operated movie theater in the county, is under new ownership.

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Wally Lake Fest 2018

HAWLEY, PA — Wally Lake Fest takes place over three days this weekend in and around Lake Wallenpaupack. It’s billed as the biggest event in the Northern Pocono Mountains. There will be over 60 events scheduled throughout the weekend, and 10,000 residents and visitors are expected to participate.  For more information see Arts & Leisure.

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News Briefs 8/23/18

Sullivan grants for non-profits 

MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Legislature is encouraging not-for-profit agencies to apply for consideration of inclusion in the Legislative Discretionary Contract Program.

TRR photo by Susan Wade

Scott Krebs, principal at George Ross Mackenzie elementary school, explained the details of the pre-Kindergarten program being reinstated for the 2018-2019 academic year. The program will be open to 13 students.

Eldred school board reinstates pre-K program

ELDRED, NY — In a reversal of position, the school board voted unanimously to adopt a multi-age program that will serve up to 13 pre-Kindergarten students by blending them in a class with seven Kindergarten students. This plan was introduced by Superintendent Dr. John Morgano.

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Cleanup work at the site of the train derailment in Hale Eddy is nearly complete.

Microbes mitigate derailment contamination

HALE EDDY, NY — According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), an environmental contractor last week began using a product called Micro-Blaze on the location where four locomotives and 12 other cars derailed on August 9, spilling about 4,400 gallons of fuel oil.



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