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March 2012

Submitted plans eliminate Hinchey’s district; Special master to redraw districts

ALBANY, NY — In order to comply with the results of the 2010 census, New York State must drop from 29 congressional districts to 27, and the deadline for deciding how the districts will look is approaching quickly. The new lines must be decided by March 12 so congressional candidates can start collecting signatures for the primary election in June.  Read more

Sullivan named economic chief; former Partnership head takes on two agencies in Pike

Mike Sullivan is back after a short retirement.
“I tried to stay home for two months after this last job and couldn’t do it,” he said.  Read more

Town court acquits Howard and Abramson

Roy Howard and Jeryl Abramson were acquitted by a Bethel jury of nine misdemeanor charges related to their promotion of a special event on their land, with camping, for last year’s Phish concert. Eight of the charges pertained to violations of the terms of temporary camping permits, and one said that they had posted a sign without permission.  Read more

FERC gives Minisink compressor the go-ahead

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has concluded that a natural gas compressor station proposed by the Millenium Pipeline Co. for Minisink would “not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment,” according to a 78-page environmental assessment report just released by the agency.  Read more

Heating bill help still available

PENNSYLVANIA — Pennsylvania will receive an additional $52.3 million in federal funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to assist those who are struggling to pay home heating bills, Department of Public Welfare (DPW) Secretary Gary D. Alexander announced Friday.  Read more

Another arrest made in burglaries

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office made another arrest in its continuing investigation of widespread burglaries within the county on Monday, February 27. Deputies arrested Tyler W. Hennig, age 25, of Cochecton, and charged him with felony burglary, felony criminal mischief, criminal possession of stolen property, and possession of burglary tools. Hennig is also believed to have committed three separate burglaries at the Cochecton Mills in the fall, and another burglary at the Dime Savings Bank in Damascus, PA on February 16.  Read more

PCCD prepares for water protections

PIKE COUNTY, PA — The Pike County Conservation District (PCCD) board addressed several initiatives related to protecting county water resources during their monthly meeting on February 27.  Read more

Non-violence training coming to Upper Delaware region

Five regional organizations have joined forces to sponsor training in a powerful tool that has historically been used to confront power and bring about change—nonviolent action.  Read more

Kids' Easter fun day

March 31, 2012

Open to ages 3-10 & their families for stories, games, crafts, snack & Easter egg hunt at United Methodist Church, 9-10:30am. 570/729-7011.

Cardiac Research Institute presentation

April 10, 2012

Discussion at Masonic Lodge No. 521 re: cutting edge cardiac research conducted at Masonic Medical Research Laboratory, 8pm, public welcome. Q&A follows. RSVP: 845/866-4000.