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May 2012

Illegal dumping of drilling mud in Bradford County State Game Lands

WILLIAMSPORT — The Department of Environmental Protection has fined RW Products LLC of Wheeling, WV, $21,029 for the illegal disposal of a reported 800 gallons of waste drilling mud on State Game Lands 219 in Warren Township, Bradford County, in December 2011.

“A driver for RW Products admitted that he intentionally dumped a load of oil-based waste drilling mud onto the ground,” North-central Waste Management Program Manager Patrick Brennan said. “This violated the Pennsylvania Solid Waste Management Act and the department’s penalty reflects this blatant disregard for the environment.”  Read more

First Fridays kicks off season May 4

NARROWSBURG, NY - First Fridays Contemporary Author Series continues its 7th season on May 4 at Western Sullivan Public Library in the Narrowsburg Branch. There will be open mic sign-up at 7 p.m., the open mic itself at 7:30 p.m., hosted by Corinna Vaca-Moran, and visiting authors will read starting at 8 p.m.

Featured this month are Lori Anderson Moseman and Jon Sands.  Read more

Honesdale police seek ice cream shop burglar

On Wednesday 05-02-2012 at 10:00 a.m., the Honesdale Borough Police investigated a reported burglary at The Gravity Bowling Alley and Ice Cream shop located on 6th Street.  Read more

Woodstock performer Joe Cocker comes to Bethel Woods

BETHEL, NY — Two iconic rock icons, Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis and the News will join forces at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Sunday, August 5 at 7:30 p.m.. The co-headliners will perform full sets, including three decades of hits, packed into one night that will leave you more than Feelin’ Alright.  Read more

April 26, 2012 - May 2, 2012

SANFORD D. BEECHER JR.
Sanford D. “Sandy” Beecher Jr. passed away on April 23, 2012 after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was 79.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, May 1, at 2 p.m. at The Church of the Good Shepherd and St. John in Milford, PA.
Donations may be sent to the Organ Fund at the Church of the Good Shepherd and St. John, 110 West Catharine Street, Milford, PA, 18337.

DANIEL T. MASHEK
Daniel T. Mashek of Swan Lake, NY, died Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Achieve Rehab & Nursing Center in Liberty, NY. He was 83.  Read more

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RICHARD ‘DICK’ RHODES

Richard “Dick” Rhodes of Lackawaxen, PA, a beloved servant leader who co-founded the National Canoe Safety Patrol and helped save countless lives on the Delaware River, passed away on April 17, 2012 following a valiant battle with an aggressive form of cancer. He was 76.  Read more

Large didymo blooms found in Delaware

WEST TRENTON, NJ — A staff scientist at the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has found extensive mats of the aquatic alga Didymosphenia geminata (also known as didymo or “rock snot”), an invasive species, in the Delaware River.
Dr. Erik Silldorff, an aquatic biologist with the commission, discovered large didymo blooms in the Delaware River over a 40-mile stretch extending from the area near the confluence with the Lackawaxen River downstream to the vicinity of Dingmans Ferry Bridge.  Read more

Promised Land activities in May

GREENTOWN, PA — The Varden Conservation Area of Promised Land State Park will hold a couple of environmental education events in May. The first is a “Frog Slog” on Friday, May 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the Tannery Access. Join Carissa Long on a hunt for frogs and salamanders at wetland locations within area. There could be opportunities to catch sight of the spotted salamander, to find eggs and possibly to find some fairy shrimp. The program will start under the pavilion with an introduction to amphibian identification and frog calls. Dress to get muddy and wear waders/water shoes (optional).  Read more

Amphibian drama: prey and predator in a pond

Along the Delaware River, there are many small ponds fed by springs or streams, or left over from floods. Also present are remnants of the D&H Canal, with many sections still holding some water. All these ponds play a role in the diversity of the riparian habitat along the shore of the river. A variety of fauna and flora are present in or near these ponds that would not otherwise be present on the river shore.  Read more

Liberty woman arrested for stabbing a man in the back

On Tuesday May 5th 2012 Village of Liberty Police arrested Cora Ayers, 47 of Liberty after an incident in which she stabbed a 29 year old male acquaintance in his apartment.

Police were called to Chestnut Street in the Village of Liberty shortly before 3:00pm for reports of a stabbing victim. A brief investigation revealed that Ayers had stabbed the victim one time with a kitchen knife in the back.  Read more