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December 2011

Locally shot film to be screened for CineArt

The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance CineArt feature for January is “Martha Marcy May Marlene” (R), a movie about a cult that was filmed and edited in Sullivan County in the summer of 2010. Screenings will be held at the Callicoon Theater, 30 Upper Main Street, from Friday, January 6 through Tuesday, January 10. Screenings are at 7:30 daily with additional 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday.  Read more

Honesdale man arrested for attempted robbery

The Honesdale Borough Police arrested JOSHUA J. COLEMAN age 19 for attempting to rob the Highhouse Sunoco Station. On December 23, 2011 at approx. 9:50 p.m, a white male approached the attendant at the Highhouse Sunoco gas station on Route 191 in the Borough of Honesdale.  Read more

Ten-year-old DWI plea reversed; local resident files own appeal

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — John Kearney fought a drinking and driving charge for 10 years. His efforts finally paid off in August 2011 when a jury declared that he was not guilty of Felony Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). But it took the highly unusual step of seeking and winning his own appeal of earlier court action.  Read more

Funds flow to FEMA for disaster aid

WASHINGTON, DC — Senator Robert Casey of Pennsylvania has announced that a recently passed year-end funding bill contains $6.4 billion that could help Pennsylvania municipalities recover from the harm done by Hurricane Irene and Storm Lee.  Read more

Cochecton Zoning Advisory Committee update

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Members of the Cochecton Zoning Advisory Committee, formed to examine the issue of zoning related to natural gas drilling in the Town of Cochecton, gave comments to the town board at the meeting on December 14.  Read more

Barryville teen charged with vehicular homicide

GLEN SPEY, NY — Charles Wolff, 18, of Barryville, has been charged with vehicular homicide after a crash that killed his cousin and seriously injured two other passengers.  Read more

Conservation stewardship assistance available

PENNSYLVANIA — The cutoff date for farmers to apply to participate in the 2012 sign-up for the Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is January 13.  Read more

Gas at a glance

Natural gas pipeline safety bill signed into law

PA Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law House Bill 344 (Baker-R-Tioga) establishing regulatory oversight of natural gas pipelines to the Public Utility Commission (PUC), as reported in PA Environment Digest.  Read more

Municipal agencies oppose gas fee legislation

HARRISBURG, PA — The major municipal agencies in Pennsylvania are on record opposing gas drilling legislation presented by Governor Tom Corbett and the Republican majorities in both state houses.  Read more

It’s thin ice for now

UPPER DELAWARE VALLEY—Two years ago, many of the smaller lakes and ponds in the region had frozen over by Thanksgiving. But this year, it’s nearly January and the smaller lakes, such as Little Lake Erie in Narrowsburg, are just beginning to form a very thin layer of ice.  Read more