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August 2011

Meet 'n greet for Keesler

August 27, 2011

DAMASCUS, PA — There will be a Meet n' Greet gathering to introduce Dolores Keesler, the Democratic candidate for Damascus Township supervisor, on Saturday, August 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Sheila Dugan's house, 1523 Milanville Rd. It’s the yellow house two doors down from the church.
Among the items on Keesler’s platform are open government, protecting the environment, economic development that promotes family agriculture and small businesses and better roads. RSVP at hesterv8@gmail.com or 570/229-0145.

County to change tax bills, cost of federal, state programs to be highlighted

Sullivan County lawmakers have long complained that the majority of county spending is mandated by officials in Albany and Washington D.C., and local lawmakers have no control over it. Now, they have moved to change property tax bills so that they show how much of the money will go to state and federal programs, and how much will go for local programs and uses.  Read more

Meet ‘n greet for Keesler in Damascus

DAMASCUS, PA — There will be a meet 'n greet gathering to introduce Dolores Keesler, the Democratic candidate for Damascus Township supervisor, on Saturday, August 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Sheila Dugan's house, 1523 Milanville Rd. It’s the yellow house two doors down from the church.
Among the items on Keesler’s platform are open government, protecting the environment, economic development that promotes family agriculture and small businesses and better roads. RSVP at hesterv8@gmail.com or 570-229-0145.

Liberty lawmakers talk about guns. Pistols on town property?

At a meeting on August 15, the Liberty Town Board discussed whether it should adopt a new gun policy. Council member Chris Austin had been studying the gun law from the Town of Neversink, which prohibits the discharge of a firearm in a town park.

But, Austin said, “If I’m reading this right, it still allows people to have a firearm in a locked personal vehicle on town property, and it allows people to possess a validly registered firearm pursuant to the terms and conditions of the permit issued, which means if you have a pistol permit you can carry a handgun on town property.”  Read more

Workers’ Compensation Board visits,county building permits to be audited

As a business advocate for the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB), Neil Gilberg is sympathetic to the challenges of operating a small business. He has worked hard to assist businesses that have had penalties with the WCB, that have since come into compliance, to receive lower fines. Still, he wants all businesses to comply with state law.  Read more

Honesdale water now tastes great, or haven’t you noticed?

If you lived in the Borough of Honesdale in recent years, you simply did not drink the tap water because the smell and taste was akin to rotten eggs. Now, that’s all changed and the taste and smell are gone.  Read more

Time for trenching

(This story has been updated below)

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP), a subsidiary of El Paso Corporation, expects to begin excavating a trench across the Lackawaxen River this weekend in preparation for laying the length of 30-inch diameter steel natural gas transmission pipeline that will connect on either side of the river to existing pipeline sections.  Read more

Human Line of Hope headed for Highland, Conga Against Cancer, head shavings and more

They’ll be dancing in the streets, forming a line of humans linked by love and hope in the Town of Highland. They’ll be holding letters that spell the names of loved ones battling cancer, or lost to the increasingly common disease that has claimed far too many lives.  Read more

Helping a Honesdale youth

After coming across a poster describing the struggles of Peter Freshour, a 2009 graduate of Honesdale High School who has been diagnosed with Wilson Disease and cirrhosis of the liver, Vanessa DeGori decided she needed to help. “As the mother of three healthy boys, I am aware of how lucky and blessed my husband and I are,” she said.  Read more

A conservation leader reemerges; Delaware Highlands Conservancy earns esteemed accreditation

At a critical juncture in the dialogue and dynamics surrounding our region’s land use, the Delaware Highlands Conservancy (DHC) is prepared to be a significant voice in the conversation. The organization is now officially recognized by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance (LTA).  Read more