TRR photo by David Hulse.
Wayne County Commissioners Joe Adams (not pictured) Brian Smith, left, and Wendell Kay listen to Leonard Schwartz’ proposals about food and drink alternatives. Construction in commissioners meeting room forced their use of a more intimate conference room for the February 21 meeting.

Paper versus plastic – a new movement in Wayne

HONESDALE, PA — Leonard Schwartz says he’s tired of looking at “a lot of junk alongside Wayne County’s roads,” and wants to become an agent of change.

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Cuomo pushes plastic bag ban

ALBANY, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced legislation on January 13 that would ban most single-use plastic bags in the state, to be included as part of his proposed 2019 budget. In making the announcement, he once again contrasted environmental actions in Albany against those taking place in Washington, D.C.

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Community shred day

NARROWSBURG, NY — You will have an opportunity to bring your documents and have them disposed of securely by Legal Shred on Saturday, September 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event is located at 210 Bridge St., the Town of Tusten parking lot in front of the library. You can enter for a chance to win a personal home shredder.

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The last straw

When someone orders a large, cold drink from most fast-food places, it typically comes in a plastic cup with a plastic lid and a plastic straw. It seems the plastic straw may soon become a thing of the past in many locations.


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