A large fire tears through the main barn at Russell Farms

BETHEL, NY — In the early afternoon on Thursday, on the third day of New York’s heat advisory, a large fire tore through the main barn at Russell Farms. The site was once part of …

Fatal incident results in the deaths of two men

HONESDALE, PA — The Office of the Wayne County Coroner was dispatched to the scene of a fatal incident involving two men on Wednesday, June 29, at the Wayco, Inc. Quarry and Asphalt Plant …
Around the Area
PA bill to help landlords with squatters

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Senate recently passed Senate Bill 1236 to assist homeowners, law enforcement, and landlords dealing with squatters. Currently, under Pennsylvania law, …

State Alzheimer’s office proposed in PA bill

HARRISBURG, PA — The PA House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee has approved a bill to create a permanent Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Office. The law would also …

Ag district applications now being accepted

Sullivan County Legislature, Melinda Meddaugh, Agriculture and Food Systems Issue leader with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County, recently told the Sullivan County Planning and …

Sullivan’s public bus program may expand

MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County Legislator Joseph Perello (R, 7) urges the county to expand the hours of Move Sullivan, the county’s public bus service, past 6 p.m.  People who …

Legislator attempts to banish yelling and interrupting

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Chairing her first committee, Sullivan County Legislator Terry Blosser-Bernardo (R-9) instituted a new code of conduct for running legislative sessions.  Each …

‘I would not be where I am today’

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne Highlands school board on May 21 honored three distinguished high-school seniors for their outstanding achievements.  Jillian Hoey—a varsity field …
Election 2024

Kay endorsed by Sullivan PBA

Paula Elaine Kay, Democratic candidate for New York’s 100th District Assembly seat, announced that she has received the endorsement of the Sullivan County Patrolman’s  Benevolent …

Potter feels stymied by planning board delays

HIGHLAND, NY — Nonna Hall left the planning board meeting in tears. The board pushed her application back to June—its second postponement. In the meantime, Hall can’t begin …

‘A weird look’: Former DPW workers are investigated for vandalism

HONESDALE, PA — Former Honesdale Department of Public Works (DPW) employees say they were unnerved when, soon after quitting, they all got a visit from the borough police about vandalism at the …

Locals oppose plan to close Wurtsboro exit

WURTSBURO, NY — Local residents oppose a plan to close Route 17’s exit 114 leading into the Village of Wurtsboro.7 The closure is part of the NYS Route 17 Mobility & Access …

On the road again with the UDC

TUSTEN, NY — Members of the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) are touring their towns to re-introduce themselves, explain what the organization does and why it’s important. In May, Tusten …

Projects in Pike and Wayne get $900,000 in state grants

PIKE and WAYNE COUNTIES, PA — State grants totaling $929,713 were awarded to projects in Pike and Wayne counties through the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The grants were announced by …

Commissioners laud an outstanding employee and a fundraising powerhouse

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County commissioners recognized an outstanding employee and a fundraising powerhouse. First on the agenda: Kudos for Kathy Legg for serving one year as a clerk in …

Tusten opposes Faith-Based Affordable Housing Act

TUSTEN, NY — Tusten officials plan to send a letter to Albany opposing the state’s proposed Faith-Based Affordable Housing Act. A resident at a recent town board meeting asked …
Spotlight PA

This bill would force PA to pay local stormwater fees

HARRISBURG—A Pennsylvania House panel has advanced a bill that would force the state government to pay municipal stormwater fees, something it has so far refused to do, costing local …

Four-bridge rehab

RIVER VALLEY — A nearly $18 million rehabilitation of the 1961 Callicoon, NY-Damascus, PA Bridge will get underway this July, while the study of alternatives for the closed 1902 Skinners Falls, …

UDC strongly supports traditional bridge rehab

UDC strongly supports traditional bridge rehab NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware Council strongly supports traditional rehabilitation for the 1902 Skinners Falls bridge. It’s …

The byway: More than a causeway

BARRYVILLE, NY — “The byway is more than a causeway,” said Upper Delaware Scenic Byway (UDSB) president Richard Lowe told the audience as he prepared to present three awards …

‘We’re staying lean,’ school superintendent tells Tusten board

TUSTEN, NY — Putting together this year’s school budget was arduous, the Sullivan West superintendent told the Tusten town board at its May 14 meeting. During her …

Drivers must adjust to cashless Delaware River tolls starting June 17

MILFORD, PA — The Milford-Montague toll bridge is among three Delaware River bridges that will stop accepting cash on Monday, June 17. The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission says …

‘We cannot afford to lose our ambulance corps’

‘We cannot afford to lose our ambulance corps’ Quick response times threatened as EMTs cope with lack of money, volunteers By RUBY RAYNER-HASELKORN and PAMELA CHERGOTIS …

Police investigate death of Pike County woman

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The PA State Police at Blooming Grove is investigating the death of 60-year-old Karen L. Kistle of Dingmans Ferry, PA, who sustained a fatal gunshot wound at her residence, …