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April 2011

Loved ones memorial service

June 5, 2011

Bring photos/memorabilia for display to United Methodist Church, 10:30am, by donation. 570/224-8500.

Mountain Laurel Music Center flowers again

The former Mountain Laurel Music Center, now called the Mountain Laurel Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Center, will open for business—it is hoped permanently—with concerts beginning in July.  Read more

Is DRBC a federal agency?

It’s not yet clear how the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) will react to the lawsuit threatened by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The decision will ultimately come from the four commissioners, the governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware and the federal representative.  Read more

Probing Liberty police protection costs

On April 20, the union that represents the Village of Liberty police department reached an agreement with village officials on concessions that will avert the layoff of three officers. The concessions included giving up 3% raises, which settles the matter, for now.  Read more

Citizenship denied because of faulty arrest record

Artist Franciszek Kulon, well known in the region because of, among other things, his strikingly realistic depictions of local officials in various states of undress and compromising positions, is appealing to Congressman Maurice Hinchey.  Read more

Sustaining Sullivan farming from the ‘Ground Up’

Innovation and adaptability are just two of the characteristics common to six regional farmers profiled in a newly released report on the agricultural potential of the Catskills region.
“Ground Up,” which provides insights into elements of successful agricultural production in the Catskills and emphasizes the area’s potential as a viable foodshed for the New York metropolitan market, was presented last weekend at the Callicoon Farmers Market. “We were excited to see how many people showed up,” said Wes Gillingham of Catskill Mountainkeeper (CM), one of the organization’s responsible for the report. “It speaks to the desire of people to support local food.”  Read more

Gas news at a glance

Overview of PA law on municipalities and drilling available  Read more

Environmental groups build community

Despite the rain and raw weather, three environmental groups gathered at the Fred Miller Pavilion on Main Street in Honesdale for an Earth Day celebration.  Read more

Delaware residents argue against home rule

Noel van Swol, a tireless leader in supporting gas drilling in New York State, gathered with a phalanx of local supporters to oppose proposed legislation that could give towns certain limited powers over gas drilling.  Read more

News briefs

PA and NY take back unused drugs

MONTICELLO, NY AND SHOHOLA, PA – Two “take back” programs, a national movement to lessen the availability of unused prescription drugs, will take place in Sullivan County, NY on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Monticello at the Ted Stroebel Center at 2 Jefferson Street.

In Pennsylvania, the program will take place on Friday, April 29 and on Saturday, April 30. The PA program on Friday, April 29 will be held at the Senior Center s in Hamlin and Honesdale from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm..  Read more