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March 2011

Casting call

HURLEYLVILLE, NY — The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop (SCDW) has put out a casting call for its summer production of “Hairspray.” Auditions will be held on Saturday, April 2 at the Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main Street, from 2 to 5 p.m. Production dates will be the first two weekends of August, at the Rivoli Theatre in South Fallsburg.
Strong singers and dancers are needed to play a variety of male and female roles of high school age, and in the 40s or 50s. Alternate audition times can be scheduled. Email MLori1962@aol.com or call 845/701-0142.


SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Winter’s lingering imprint evinced a new blanket of snow last week, just as teams were feeling encouraged by 60-degree temperatures days before. An addendum to winter’s final statement came at the Tri-Valley sports awards ceremony, which acknowledged the following MVPs: girls basketball, Jakki Pugh; boys basketball, Peter DiMilia; alpine skiing, Ryan and Kendra Erts; boys indoor track, Jim Bernstein, Omar Lopez and Brian Edwards; girls indoor track, Agnes Pompeii, Ashley Weintraub and Emma Tingley; wrestling, John Monforte; and cheerleading, Allyson Delaney.  Read more

Spend less, do more

The recession has knocked the stuffing out of state and local governments. Now, more than ever, public officials must vigilantly ensure that taxpayer monies are used carefully and wisely.

Most small governments employ the traditional “additive” budgeting process, which assumes that government needs to spend at least as much as in the prior year. The additive method of budgeting usually means that each line item for next year’s budget is “bumped up” a notch or two. While this process is quick and easy, it is the least efficient and most costly way to conduct business.  Read more

It’s the supervisors who should be fired

It was arrogant, and rude, of the Damascus Township supervisors to remove Dolores Keesler as their representative to the Upper Delaware Council (UDC), without, apparently, even bothering to inform her of their intentions, let alone to discuss the basis for their action.

In his article in the March 24 TRR, Tom Kane quotes Joe Canfield’s explanation as “just say she doesn’t represent the whole township, that’s all.” The real question remains, who do the supervisors represent?  Read more

Let him have his say

I strongly disagree with the scrutiny of this sign. I am anti-drilling proponent and I believe Mr. Lang should have a right to his sign. It’s within the confines of his building, and just because I do not agree with it, the convenience of building codes should not be applied.  Read more

A treasured resource

Thank you for your support of libraries, specifically public libraries.

I grew up on a farm outside of Honesdale, PA. When my morning chores were finished in the summer, I had free time until it was time to hay or do afternoon chores. Once a week, I would get my second-hand Schwinn and ride the eight miles into town with my backpack and go to the public library. At that time, the library was still located next to the old Glinsky’s drug store.  Read more

Making judgments about the wrong people

In response to a letter to the editor recently published in The River Reporter about Shohola, I must say that I find it hard to believe that some of the residents of Shohola are still ignorant about what is going on in this town. For the past year and a half, allegations against the previous administration have been made as to the legality of their behavior. Yet, all I hear from Mrs. Eisenhauer is how George Fluhr and Greg Hoeper are the cause of the upset in Shohola.  Read more

Fracking flowback should be classified hazardous

The Board of Wayne/Susquehanna R.E.S.C.U.E. believes that the Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC) mandate is to protect the integrity of the water supplies in the Delaware River Basin.  Read more

We need all the protection we can get

My wife and I are landowners in Wayne County, PA. Eighteen months ago, as members of a local landowners’ alliance, we signed a lease for natural gas exploration on our property. Although there were a number of complicated reasons why we chose to sign a lease through the alliance, the desire to someday see a gas well on our property was not among them.  Read more


Marie A. Miller of Rowland, PA, a longtime resident of the area, passed away on Sunday, March 13 at home. She was 83.

The daughter of the late Edward and Stella Yackevicz Bortcavage, she was born September 13, 1927 in Eynon, PA.

She was married for 54 years to Joseph A. Miller, who survives.

A family statement reads: “Marie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a big part of the family and she will be truly missed.”  Read more