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September 2011

Veterans forum

October 1, 2011

Discussion re: Veteran Administration issues, federal veterans benefits & programs, state & county veterans benefits & programs at Pike County Admin. bldg., 1-3:30pm. 570/296-7613.

Rummage sale

October 21, 2011

Bag day at the firehouse, 10am-2pm. 845/292-7554.

Rummage sale

October 20, 2011

Firehouse, 10am-2pm. 845/292-7554.

Pot roast dinner

October 9, 2011

Hosted by Knights of Columbus John Cardinal O'Connor Council at St. Anthony's Church hall, 3-6pm, adults $10, under 12 $5. 845/557-0611.

New rooms

This summer we rearranged our house from top to bottom so that our daughter, Lily, could have her own bedroom. It involved a lot of sorting and throwing out—along with many trips to the Salvation Army and the town dump. My old poem notebooks, the napkin rings and the snow cone maker, all those little Batman toys and even some stuffed animals got the heave-ho. We had the vintage speakers from the record player appraised and gave away a lot of old photographs.  Read more

COUNTY MANAGER FANSLAU ISSUES A FLASH FLOOD WATCH EFFECTIVE THROUGH LATE FRIDAY EVENING

Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau has issued a Flash Flood Watch associated with Heavy Rain Potential through late Friday evening. Fanslau said, "The National Weather Service (NSW) has issued a Flash Flood Watch in Sullivan County. Rain, heavy at times will persist across the watch area through late this evening. Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the watch area through midnight. Brief heavy downpours would cause the most significant problems due to the very wet soil conditions.  Read more

GILLIBRAND STATEMENT ON SENATE’S REJECTION OF HOUSE POLITICAL GAMES ON DISASTER RELIEF FUNDING

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement today after voting against the House of Representative’s attempt to play politics with FEMA disaster relief funding:  Read more

Hinchey Votes Against Insufficient Disaster Funding Bill, Congressman Renews Call for Immediate Up or Down Vote on Bipartisan Senate Bill

Washington, DC -- Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) today voted to defeat legislation that failed to provide adequate funding for ongoing emergency disaster relief related to Hurricane Irene, Tropical Strom Lee and other natural disasters across the country. President Obama has requested $6.9 billion in funding for FEMA to continue relief in response to natural disasters throughout the country.  Read more

MARINO VOTES FOR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE FOR FLOOD VICTIMS

U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, PA-10, expressed his deep disappointment Wednesday after the House voted down a measure that would have provided immediate assistance to flood victims. By a 230-195 vote, the House rejected HR 2608, which funded the federal government through November.

“I am embarrassed that the House chose form over substance and let politics get in the way of helping the victims of these terrible disasters,” Marino said. “Passage of this measure would have meant immediate relief for flood victims. That help would have come as early as the end of next week.”  Read more

Lawmakers vote to change insurance plans; union workers are ‘fearful’

“Self insurance, even with stop loss insurance, is wrought with so many uncertainties that it constitutes a risk of such grate magnitude that is irresponsible, if not potentially reckless.” Those words were written by Sullivan County treasurer Ira Cohen and read by lawmakers David Sager at a special meeting of the legislature on September 22.  Read more