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The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), comprised of trained and qualified Amateur Radio (HAM) operators, aims to be an effective partner in emergency and disaster response. Hank Grilk is the emergency coordinator who represents 130 Wayne HAM operators. Grilk came to commissioners on March 28, seeking their support in formalizing an ARES unit in conjunction with the PA Emergency Management Agency. Commissioner Wendell Kay thanked Grilk for his efforts and promised “we’ll be back to you as soon as possible.”

Pantry project moving forward

HONESDALE, PA — It looks like the funding and bids have finally come together for a long-planned bi-county food pantry project in Newfoundland.

On March 28, Wayne County Commissioners’ Chief Clerk Vicky Botjer announced that she had received email confirmation of grant funding that would cover construction costs.

Raising public awareness

HONESDALE — The Wayne County Commissioners on March 14 proclaimed this month as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and the large turnout for it last Thursday demonstrated just how many people and agencies are involved locally.

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Honesdale News

As ice melts, puddles spread and snow falls yet again, breaks of clear sky highlight oases of color. A few landscape nooks have been brickcanvas-activated recently. Last year, two murals made a fall debut. One can be seen when travelling downstream in Main Street’s traffic flow. The other is tucked away and visible when looking upstream.

Photo contributed by the Wayne County Historical Society

Company M of the 17th Cavalry was made up of Wayne County recruits, mostly from Salem Township.

Honesdale businessman commanded locally-recruited cavalry

Company M, part of the 162nd Pennsylvania Regiment (17th Cavalry), was recruited in Wayne County—mostly in Salem Township—in the summer and autumn of 1862. It was commanded by Captain Coe Durland, who ended the Civil War as a lieutenant colonel and went on to become one of the most successful businessmen in Wayne County history.

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This week in the news: New Wayne/Pike veterans representative, update on Sullivan County Clerk race, Pike county arrest and more.

New Wayne/Pike veterans representative   
HAWLEY, PA — Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) welcomed Brian Stolarski who will now serve as the American Legion veterans service representative in the 139th District, replacing Dominick Nati, who retired at the end of 2018.

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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