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May 2011

Massachusetts fugitive commits suicide in Sullivan County Jail

May 31, 2011 – Kerry Castello, 45, was found Sunday, hanging by a bed sheet in his cell at Sullivan County Jail in Monticello. The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the suicide.
Castello was being held as a fugitive from justice on a warrant from the state of Massachusetts charging him with six counts of armed robbery.
He was arrested May 19 by state police and U.S. Marshals at a relative’s residence in the town of Liberty.
Castello waived an extradition hearing and was waiting return to Massachusetts.  Read more

Bethel Woods: What were you thinking?

Today I had the pleasure of standing in the rain on line with about 200 other locals in order to buy tickets for the Elton John concert at Bethel Woods. I went directly to the box office, because sadly, the Bethel Woods website was not working, probably sagging under crushing demand.  Read more

Pike County motorcyclist beware

As the weather turns warmer, many motorcycle riders will be out riding around Pike County, PA back roads. I urge all motorists, especially bike riders to use extreme caution while traveling the Lackawaxen Road in Shohola Township.

This road has become an obstacle course of potholes. Due to the lack of proper maintenance, this road is very unsafe. Certain areas are so bad that you must stop for oncoming traffic to avoid damaging your vehicle.

I ask other county residents who live on or travel this road to please call PennDOT to voice their concerns on this public safety issue.  Read more

Common cause

As a weekender for 25 years, I paid little attention to the workings of Sullivan County. I enjoyed its beauty; my wife became a passionate gardener; I found I enjoyed woodworking. We took part in some local events and made a few friends, mostly people with whom we had done business. We met other weekenders. Some became friends, and with many we shared “small world” coincidences.  Read more

Massachusetts fugitive commits suicide in Sullivan County Jail

May 31, 2011 – Kerry Castello, 45, was found Sunday, hanging by a bed sheet in his cell at Sullivan County Jail in Monticello. The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the suicide.
Castello was being held as a fugitive from justice on a warrant from the state of Massachusetts charging him with six counts of armed robbery.
He was arrested May 19 by state police and U.S. Marshals at a relative’s residence in the town of Liberty.
Castello waived an extradition hearing and was waiting return to Massachusetts.  Read more

Claims of lack of notice ill-founded

As the town attorney for the Town of Callicoon, I respond to the unfounded allegations of violations of the New York State Open Meetings Law re a recent meeting of the Comprehensive Plan Committee as set forth in a recently published letter to the editor under the signature of Linda Babicz, Bruce Ferguson and others.  Read more

Putting a price on self government

Since we’ve been arguing for some time in favor of natural gas severance taxes for New York and Pennsylvania, you’d think we’d be delighted with a new bill introduced in the Pennsylvania Senate, SB 1100 ( tinyurl.com/5rpzv2q ), which would collect impact fees on production from unconventional gas wells.  Read more

Massachusetts fugitive commits suicide in Sullivan County Jail

May 31, 2011 – Kerry Castello, 45, was found Sunday, hanging by a bed sheet in his cell at Sullivan County Jail in Monticello. The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the suicide.
Castello was being held as a fugitive from justice on a warrant from the state of Massachusetts charging him with six counts of armed robbery.
He was arrested May 19 by state police and U.S. Marshals at a relative’s residence in the town of Liberty.
Castello waived an extradition hearing and was waiting return to Massachusetts.  Read more

Massachusetts fugitive commits suicide in Sullivan County Jail

May 31, 2011 – Kerry Castello, 45, was found Sunday, hanging by a bed sheet in his cell at Sullivan County Jail in Monticello. The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the suicide.
Castello was being held as a fugitive from justice on a warrant from the state of Massachusetts charging him with six counts of armed robbery.
He was arrested May 19 by state police and U.S. Marshals at a relative’s residence in the town of Liberty.
Castello waived an extradition hearing and was waiting return to Massachusetts.  Read more

Concert goer arrested for drug and alcohol violations.

Investigations on Hurd Road outside Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center were conducted during the Phish concert by associates of the Troop F Underage Drinker Interdiction.
Several persons under 21 years of age were issued tickets for Possession of Alcoholic Beverages. The persons will have to appear June 13 in the town of Bethel court.  Read more