Relief, reopening and rehab
Starting this Monday at noon, restaurants and other food industry businesses throughout the region will be able to begin applying for direct financial relief through …
Starting this Monday at noon, restaurants and other food industry businesses throughout the region will be able to begin applying for direct financial relief through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The fund will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business. Relief used by 2023 doesn’t need to be repaid.
In Wayne County, Pennsylvania, there are several dam rehabilitation projects in the works. State and local officials gathered at Lower Woods Pond in Lebanon Township last week, where the PA Fish & Boat Commission will soon begin a $2.6 million project to rehab three dams and a spillway. Lower Woods Pond, which has been dry since 2012, will be refilled to its original volume and size of 91 acres.
And the Red Schoolhouse Restaurant in Pleasant Mount has reopened after a fire closed them down for months. During the fire, which took place in November of last year, a small explosion caused the building to move from its foundation. The restaurant reopened on Wednesday and is looking to hire additional staff.
And the Greater Honesdale Partnership has been approved for a historical marker at the Dick Smith House in Honesdale, the home of the man who composed the Christmas classic Winter Wonderland. The marker will be erected later this year.
Since July, diners in New York have been required to order food anytime they wanted to have an alcoholic beverage at a restaurant or bar. The measure was put into place to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but the state legislature has recently repealed the requirement, much to the satisfaction of proprietors throughout the state.
There’s new leadership within Sullivan County’s Industrial Development Agency. Edward Sykes, has resigned as CEO of the agency. He will remain on the IDA board and serve as vice chair. The board has appointed John Keifer to serve as the IDA’ new CEO. Keifer is a Sullivan County native, and according to the board, a seasoned executive with extensive experience in finance and commercial banking.
And evidence is continuing to mount against the Sullivan County native who took part in the Capitol Building riot earlier this year. Edward Jacob Lang, born in Narrowsburg, was arrested in January for his alleged role in storming the capitol building and is charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer with a baseball bat. Lang heavily documented his participation in the pro-Trump riot on his various social media pages. On Tuesday last week, an assistant U.S. Attorney turned over more than 1,000 different documents as evidence against Lang. His next court date is set for June 15 and he currently remains in custody.
Evidence mounts for Lang
Relief, reopening and rehab