St. John Street Community Hub receives grant money

On Tuesday, September 22 State Sen. Jen Metzger’s office formally announced $200,000 in capital improvement grants for the St. John Street Community Hub in Monticello. The Hub, housed in the …

How are restaurants surviving COVID-19?

REGION — Restauranteurs in the Catskills and Poconos are no strangers to powering through slow months until business picks back up in the summertime, according to Randy Resnick, who owns …

Signature issue

MONTICELLO, NY — Here’s what’s not disputed: Signatures were deemed invalid by the county Board of Elections. Signers weren’t registered to vote. Sometimes no address was …
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Census count extended, new Monticello mayor Local census-takers thought they were days away from being finished with this year’s Census Count, until this past Friday when a federal judge …

Wayne County: mail-in voters should receive ballots next week

HONESDALE, PA — More than 7,000 Wayne County residents can expect to receive mail-in ballots for this year’s General Election by Wednesday, September 30, according to Bureau of Elections …
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Arrest made in Forestburgh homicide investigation

Sullivan County’s Acting District Attorney Meagan K. Galligan announced that an arrest has been made in connection with the investigation into a September 16 homicide in the Town of Forestburgh.

The voting box

This year, voting in the General Election doesn’t necessarily mean going to a polling place on Tuesday, November 3. In New York, many residents will send in an absentee ballot through the mail. …

Marian Keegan: forester, scientist running for state office

HONESDALE, PA — With a platform centered around environmental issues and inequity, Democratic nominee for PA’s 139th legislative district Marian Keegan is hoping to bring a …

Cleaning up the past

SWAN LAKE, NY — Amid recent discussions about reasons why the Sullivan County Airport wasn’t up for sale, nobody mentioned PFAS. However, Linda Reik, a board member with the Sullivan …

Sullivan County reorganizes opioid task force

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The opioid epidemic is ongoing. But it’s also competing with the COVID-19 pandemic for the sparse time and resources of county health experts.  So, …

Side effects

MONTICELLO, NY — For the county, it’s a clear case of new management improving a service.  But moving the county’s certified home health agency into an LDC with the adult …

Highland bridge closure

ELDRED, NY — The Sullivan County Division of Public Works is closing a portion of County Road 33 (Eldred-Yulan Road) in the Town of Highland to replace County Bridge 198, located approximately …

Understanding risk factors of suicide in Wayne, Pike

HONESDALE, PA — In recognition of Suicide Prevention Month, members of the Wayne/Pike Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative (NSPI) spoke to the Wayne County Commissioners at their meeting …
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Metzger on Spectrum, Gunter on Millennium and more

Metzger calls on FCC to reject Spectrum petition SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Sen. Jen Metzger (SD-42) has called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reject a request made by Charter …

Want your permit? Maintain the road

WHITE LAKE, NY — In order to pressure the Eagle Creek Hydro Power LLC to live up to its permit conditions, the Friends of Toronto Reservoir (FOTR) has enlisted …

Freak accident of nature in Cochecton

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — It was a strange tale wastewater treatment plant operator Michael Walter told the Cochecton Town Board at its September 9 meeting. “What are the odds?” asked …

Budget, buildings and bridges all on the agenda

ELDRED, NY — The Highland Town Board in its monthly meeting on September 8 dove into a varied and aggressive agenda.   A budget workshop was scheduled for Thursday, September 24 at 7 …

They gathered to remember

ELDRED, NY — The day was full of brilliant sunshine, reminiscent of that same day 19 years ago. And folks gathered to remember how a day so full of promise quickly turned into one so horrific …

Lumberland considers solar development

GLEN SPEY, NY — Following a hearing at which no public comment was offered, the Town of Lumberland passed a long-discussed six-month moratorium on the processing of applications for, and the …

The voting box

The NYS Board of Elections recently launched its online absentee ballot application portal, enabling voters who prefer to vote absentee for the November 3, 2020 election to request their ballot …

Millions in grants available to farmers

HONESDALE, PA — A great deal of the money Congress set aside for struggling dairy farmers has gone unclaimed, said Wayne County Commissioner Chairman Brian Smith at the board’s September …