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Some 15 out of a total of 63 cars and locomotives derailed in a remote spot along the West Branch of the Delaware River on August 9.  

Second round of pollutants released

HALE EDDY, NY — The initial release of fuel oil into the West Branch of the Delaware River was estimated to be about 4,000 gallons. The release was caused by the derailment of 15 cars and locomotives out of a total of 63 on a train running on the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway (NYSW) alongside the river on August 9.

Resorts World Casino revenue report

TOWN OF THOMPSON, NY — The new Resorts World Casino isn’t bringing in as much revenue as had been anticipated, according to published reports. A second-quarter earnings report for the Securities and Exchange Commission showed that casino’s parent company Empire Resorts showed a loss of $37.2 million on revenue of $49 million.

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Honesdale goes out on a limb

HONESDALE, PA — “I feel really conflicted on this one, to say the least,” said President Mike Augello, before voting at the August 13 Honesdale Borough Council meeting to approve a request from Human Services Center, Inc. (HSC) for sponsorship of its local-share grant application for $59,194.

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Joanna Dutcher, left, and Stacey Kuhn were sworn in by district clerk Lisa Sibirtzeff as members of the Eldred School Board. 

More changes at Eldred School District

ELDRED, NY — The agenda was replete with personnel changes for the school board to acknowledge. Chief among them was the announced retirement of Virginia Keegan, who came to the district six years ago to serve as elementary school principal and was reassigned during the past school year to the junior-senior high school.

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Applications for grants for projects in the Delaware River Watershed are being accepted. 

River habitat grants sought

REGION — The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is seeking grant applications for projects that will restore habitat for wildlife in the Delaware River watershed. The matching grants will range from $50,000 to $250,000.  The grant will come from the newly established Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund.



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