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February 2012

‘The Burmese Harp’

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County Arts Alliance will present the Japanese war movie, “The Burmese Harp,” on February 26 in its Sunday Night Cinema series. Set in the jungles of Burma, this 1956 production tells the story of a Japanese army unit that refuses to surrender at the end of World War II and a soldier who becomes a monk in penance for his failure to convince the unit to stop fighting. Directed by Kon Ichikawa, “The Burmese Harp” is one of the first movies to portray the war from the perspective of Japanese troops. It is 116 minutes long and is unrated.  Read more

Call for artists

MILFORD, PA — The ARTery Gallery at 210 Broad St. invites submissions to the “New Visions” regional juried exhibit and sale in April 2012. A cooperative, member-owned and operated gallery in the heart of downtown Milford, the ARTery will open its space to non-members for the month of April. The deadline for submissions is March 10.

A prospectus can be downloaded from www.arteryonline.com, or or call 570/409-1234 to have one mailed.

Judge upholds home rule in Dryden case

DRYDEN, NY — A New York State judge has ruled in favor of the right of a municipality to adopt zoning that prohibits natural gas drilling within its borders.

In the case of Anschutz Exploration Corporation v. the Town of Dryden and the Town of Dryden Town Board, the Honorable Phillip R. Rumsay of the NYS Supreme Court in the County of Tomkins concluded that the town zoning ordinance is not pre-empted by the state Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Law.  Read more

Deputy injured by plowed snow & ice

On Thursday February 16, 2012, at approximately 6:00 PM, Sullivan County Deputy Sheriff Richard Morgan was preceding east bound in his marked patrol car on Sullivan Avenue (Old 17) in Ferndale. As he emerged from under the ST-17 overpass, his vehicle was struck by ice and snow that had been thrown by a state DOT plow truck from the roadway above.  Read more

SC Chamber of Commerce finds unclaimed funds for Sheriff's Office

Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Terri Ward contacted the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office recently when she discovered some unclaimed funds listed on the State Comptroller’s website. The Sheriff submitted a brief application and several weeks later a check arrived in the mail.  Read more

Liberty Troopers arrest Youngsville man for DWI after finding a car in a dirt embankment in the Town of Liberty

On February 18, 2012, State Police in Liberty arrested a man for DWI after locating a vehicle in a dirt embankment in the Town of Liberty. Ronald Dutcher, a 41 year old Youngsville resident, was travelling on Cooley Road when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a dirt embankment. Dutcher was arrested and charged with DWI and processed at the State Police barracks in Liberty. He is to appear in the Town of Liberty Court on February 21.

‘Exploring the Small Farm Dream’

Guidance for turning ideas into action

By SANDY LONG

sandylong@riverreporter.com

HONESDALE, PA — It is said that everybody has a dream. For an increasing number of people, that dream revolves around the concept of small-scale farming that reconnects the farmer and the community she or he serves. To support those dreams, Penn State Extension (PSE) will offer “Exploring the Small Farm Dream” to be held in Honesdale in March.  Read more

Troopers arrest Kauneonga Lake man for DWI in the Town of Thompson

On February 18, 2012, State Police in Wurtsboro arrested a man for DWI following a traffic stop on State Route 17B in the Town of Thompson. Donavan Monahan, a 25 year old Kauneonga Lake resident, was stopped for several traffic violations. Troopers detected an odor of alcohol emanating from the vehicle and MONAHAN was subsequently arrested for DWI. He is to appear in the Town of Thompson Court on March 8.

Wurtsboro Troopers arrest Middletown man for drug charges in Bloomingburg

On February 20, 2012, State Police in Wurtsboro arrested a man for drug charges following a traffic stop on Winterton Road in the Village of Bloomingburg. Brian Kroll, a 40 year old Middletown resident, was stopped by Troopers for a Vehicle and Traffic Law violation and found to have a suspended driver's license.  Read more

What we have here, is a failure to communicate!

The past week has been an exercise in futility, to say the least. Last Thursday, we had a little snow. Didn’t amount to much; in fact I don’t think it was more than three inches. Even though it was just a dusting, the flakes were wet and dense, sticking to the trees and making the walkways slippery-—especially for me, since I’m still having difficulty navigating around the house, relearning how to use my abdominal muscles and overwhelmed with cabin fever.  Read more