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David Kohlasch, the general manager of the Kartrite Indoor Waterpark and Hotel, invited a few of the 400 employees to the podium to underscore the point that the many local residents have been hired to work at the facility.

Ribbon cutting for New York's biggest indoor waterpark

There was an overflow crowd on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Kartrite Indoor Waterpark and Hotel on May 10.

State Senator Jen Metzger said she would be back to make use of the various water features, and Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther said she would bring her four grandchildren there in the summer.


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Kathleen Bressler, assistant superintendent for instructional services, left, Lorraine Poston, assistant superintendent for administrative service, Stephen A. Walker, superintendent, and Rose Joyce-Turner, board president, chat before the board meeting.

$38 million Sullivan West budget set for vote

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — At the Sullivan West board meeting on April 25, superintendent Stephen Walker displayed a PowerPoint presentation describing how the board arrived at a balanced 2019-2020 school budget—though not much has changed from his last presentation.


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Sen. Rachel May, left, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, Andy Bicking of Scenic Hudson, Sen. Jen Metzger, Jeremy Cherson of Riverkeeper, Sen. Pete Harckham, attend a press conference to call for an end to fossil fuel infrastructure in New York State.

Metzger seeks to halt fossil fuel infrastructure

ALBANY, NY — New York State Sen. Jen Metzger has introduced legislation that would halt the production of new fossil fuel infrastructure in the state. The bill is called the Freedom From Fossil Fuels Act (FFFA).


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Tom Shepstone, principal of Shepstone Management Company Planning & Research Consultants of Honesdale

Senior planner advises caution

NARROWSBURG, NY — Tom Shepstone, principal of Shepstone Management Company Planning & Research Consultants of Honesdale, came before the Upper Delaware Council on May 2 to recount some history and perhaps provide them some guidance for the future.


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Plan for Sullum’s; Honesdale addresses stormwater emergencies

HONESDALE, PA — The long-vacant building at 560 Main Street will soon have a new lease on life. At its May 6 special meeting, Honesdale Borough Council approved a liquor license transfer from Texas Township, green lighting plans to convert the former site of Sullum’s, the working man’s outfitter store, into a restaurant.


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Disgusted by roadside litter

HONESDALE, PA — Some say that many of us deal with accumulating roadside trash in the same way a frog sitting in water slowly brought to a boil does: It does not appreciate its peril and is eventually consumed by it. Well, the water is getting hotter, and local officials are starting to talk about it.

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