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August 2011

UDC bully?

Upper Delaware Council (UDC) stop trying to bully Lackawaxen Township. The UDC is not supposed to interfere with township land use decisions. Your bogus claims that the township did not hear you are laughable. The exact same objections were registered and overruled by the township three times in the last 10 years. The scare tactics that cowed the townships into ceding their authority to the federal government do not work anymore. The river is protected. So all the hoopla is about power politics.  Read more

Supervisors showed moxy

The Lackawaxen township supervisors showed some moxy in approving the Holbert Quarry expansion. Lackawaxen needs jobs. The politics of pretending that he will impact the river will not feed a hungry child. The federal government’s land grab in the corridor should be challenged.

Mark W. Kuhn
Lackawaxen, PA

Property rights restored

Thirty years ago, someone snuck into Wayne Holbert’s back yard and stole his mineral rights. Last June, Lackawaxen Township officials restored those rights. If the river is protected, why is the Holbert Quarry being harassed by the Upper Delaware Council? Jobs are hard to come by. We can’t all work for the government.

Harold Krieger
Lackawaxen, PA

An open letter to President Obama about the tar sands arrests

My name is Virginia Kennedy. I am a 50-year old mother of three. I was one of 65 citizens arrested in front of your house—my house really, the country’s house—the White House, on the first day of the tar sands action on August 20, and I was kept in jail for the weekend.  Read more

Sen. Toomey Sends Letter Supporting Disaster Declaration Request For PA Counties Damaged By Hurricane Irene

Today, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) sent a letter to President Obama supporting Governor Tom Corbett's request for a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania stemming from damages suffered in Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Pike, Wyoming and Wayne counties as a result of Hurricane Irene.  Read more

Schumer pledges to fight for federal aid for hurricane recovery

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer pledged to fight to secure all possible aid for counties throughout the Hudson Valley in light of the flooding caused by Irene. The storm dumped record amounts of rainfall and high winds caused over one million New Yorkers to lose power. In the coming days and weeks, federal, state and local emergency officials will be conducting damage assessments and likely applying for federal aid to help towns, businesses, farmers and homeowners recover and rebuild after the storm. Schumer today announced that he will do everything possible to help secure all of the necessary federal aid for the Hudson Valley.  Read more

Statement from Congressman Hinchey on Hurricane recovery

Washington, DC -- Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) today released the following statement regarding early recovery efforts from Hurricane Irene. In the aftermath of the storm, Hinchey has been working to ensure that localities are prepared to receive needed federal assistance.  Read more

Equinunk man arrested for trying to burn down his house, resisting arrest

Responding to a report of a domestic dispute, Pennsylvania State Police trooper John Chervanka went to the home of a neighbor of Tammy and Christopher Johnson on August 29. Christpher, 45, left the residence but shortly returned in his own car, and threatened to end his own live and destroy the couple's home on Pine Mill Road in Equinunk.  Read more

Honesdale man charged with stealing jewelry from Beach Lake

The Honesdale Borough Police served an arrest warrant on George J. Snyder, 28 years of age, from Honesdale, at The Wayne County Correctional Facility where he is currently being housed on August 22. The warrant charged Snyder with one count of receiving stolen property graded as a felony of the 3rd degree.  Read more

Honesdale man charged with stealing jewelry from Beach Lake

The Honesdale Borough Police served an arrest warrant on George J. Snyder, 28 years of age, from Honesdale, at The Wayne County Correctional Facility where he is currently being housed on August 22. The warrant charged Snyder with one count of receiving stolen property graded as a felony of the 3rd degree.  Read more