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.
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.
GLEN SPEY, NY — Lumberland officials, who have devoted considerable time to alternative energy sources, voted on August 8 to consider a move to delay any solar farm proposals.
HONESDALE, PA — Local government business meeting agendas during the summer months are often short, and the August 8 session of the Wayne County Commissioners was no exception.
LIBERTY, NY — There are more than 10,000 individuals in Sullivan County with some form of medical coverage through the Medicaid program. Medicaid has built-in medical transportation services that are readily available to pick up clients at their homes and transport them to and from legitimate medical appointments.
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.
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.
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.
Did you catch a glimpse of the film crew in Narrowsburg last week? They were here with a New Jersey based break-dancer filming the trailer for next month’s Big Eddy Film Festival.
According to the National Park Service the fuel oil that was dumped into the river because of the train derailment in Hale Eddy on Thursday has been flushed out of the Upper Delaware Wild and Scenic River.