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October 2011

Fall cleanup on the towpath

ROWLAND, PA — Members of The Lackawaxen River Conservancy, Bernt Balchen Lodge (Sons of Norway) and Men of Bethel gathered at Mt. Moriah cemetery at Kimbles on the morning of Saturday, October 22, for their annual fall trash pick-up under the PennDOT Adopt-a-Highway Program.  Read more

Jazz Trio in Tusten

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Nancy & Spencer Reed Jazz Trio will perform at Narrowsburg’s Tusten Theatre on Saturday, October 29 at 8 p.m.  Read more

A wolf in Pike County

MILFORD, PA – WQXR announcer Bob Sherman, flutist Allison Kiger and Ensemble Tremblay will perform Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and other pieces at the Milford Theatre on Saturday, October 29 at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults; children under 12—for whom Prokofiev wrote Peter and the Wolf in the first place—are admitted free.  Read more

Preserve the harvest with lacto-fermentation

GALILEE, PA — There will be a workshop on lacto-fermentation, sponsored by the local chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation and Transition Honesdale, on Sunday, October 30 from 1 to 4 p.m.  Read more

Fellowship fair

November 12, 2011

Baked goods, Rada cutlery, crafts & white elephant surprises at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 9am-2pm. Lunch avail. 11am-1pm.

Two Honesdale women arrested for burglary

On Thursday 10/18/2011the Honesdale Borough Police were called to 512 Church Street, The Briarwood Apartments for a report of a burglary. Jewelry, a purse and other items were stolen from the apartment. An investigation by police revealed that 34 year old Felicia Prohidney of Honesdale, and 23 year old Colleen Bakker of Honesdale, had planned the burglary and then acted upon their plan. Prohidney and Bakker then sold some of the stolen items at a local Jewelry Store.  Read more

Will Sullivan lawmakers override tax cap?

Sullivan County lawmaker Jodi Goodman, who is chair of the budget committee, released a letter on October 21, requesting that county manager David Fanslau create a tentative budget that stays within the new property tax cap increase imposed by Albany of 2%. That came two days after she said it was too early to tell what would happen with the tax cap.  Read more

Will gas drilling turn any elections?

While there are many issues facing elected officials this year, including in New York the reality of the newly imposed two percent property tax cap and reduced municipal revenues from taxes and other sources, the issue that stands out most is gas drilling: are you for or against, and where do you stand?  Read more

Damascus campaign pits Joe Canfield against Dolores Keesler

The campaign that pits resident Dolores Keesler against incumbent supervisor Joe Canfield is generating a lot of heat and energy in Damascus Township.  Read more

News in brief

DEP offers emergency relief grants

HARRISBURG, PA — The Department of Environmental Protection has announced emergency funding that will help flood-affected small businesses in 33 counties to make energy efficiency and pollution prevention improvements. Projects eligible for 50-percent reimbursement grants of up to $9,500 could include high-efficiency lighting systems, building insulation, air sealing, recycling and reuse systems and new water-conservation technologies.  Read more