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July 2012

Time to protect ourselves

Unless one is living in some virtual world and have little connection to the actual world, it should be obvious that we must find a way to save and protect ourselves. In the not-too-distant future, money alone will not help much if those few humans left on this planet are hiding out in caves. We have a hint of what could be ahead for us in the present attitude that whatever I can get, regardless of the consequences, is what counts—not one’s obligations to neighbors or community at large, be it local, national, or international. So much for the thin veneer of civilization.  Read more

Is it all that sad?

“I am sure we are all equally saddened by the cancellation of the fireworks,” according to the Tusten Town Supervisor. Are we? Many veterans need to avoid hearing and seeing explosive fireworks to help them deal with their unrelenting, distracting, emotionally painful disturbing wartime memories.  Read more

Peifer comes through

We live in a time when many people believe that politicians are unresponsive and self-serving. However, I’m pleased to say that I recently had an experience with State Representative Michael Peifer that was just the opposite. As an insurer of many of the finest children’s camps in our area, my top concern is the safety of children. In the past 18 months, we had two incidents where a vehicle lost control in the vicinity of a camp and broke through the tree line separating the camp property from the road.  Read more

Some pretty simple math

For those just stumbling for the first time into the issue of voter ID laws like the one that has recently been passed in Pennsylvania—and is now being challenged by the ACLU—the matter can be a bit confusing. Both sides are wrapping themselves up in the flag to defend their side of the argument. One side says it is protecting democracy by preventing fraud, making sure that the will of legitimate voters is not being overridden by those who have no right to vote, or are voting twice. The other side says it is protecting democracy by making sure no legitimate voter is denied the right to vote.  Read more

Honesdale man arrested for domestic dispute

The Honesdale Borough Police arrested Joseph BENNETT, 47 from Honesdale after a domestic assault that occurred on 07/16/2012. According to Police, BENNETT allegedly assaulted a
41 year old female at an apartment on Church Street. During the assault, BENNETT alledgedly choked and punched the female.  Read more

Jeff Jam 5K road race

August 4, 2012

Certified course around scenic Lake Jeff. Trophies, t-shirts (while supplies last). Registration 7:30am at Lions Field, race 8:30am. Info/entry forms: 845/482-5211 or 482-3039.

Field day & grand street parade

August 25, 2012

Parade steps off Main St., noon, followed by games, live music, food, beverages & more at the firehouse.

Book sale

August 9, 2012 - August 11, 2012

Firehouse, 9am-3pm. Fri. is bag day: $2/bag of books. Benefits Western Sullivan Public Library. 845/482-4543.

University Official from Serbia Visits Monticello

On July 16, Sullivan County Court Judge, Frank J. LaBuda, and Commissioner of Jurors, George Cooke welcomed the Honorable Mel Dudic, the Dean and CEO of the International University located in Novi Pesar, Serbia, to a tour and program of the Sullivan County Courthouse in Monticello, New York.  Read more

River corridor future planning

July 31, 2012
August 1, 2012

Share ideas for the future of the river corridor at the firehouse, 7-9pm. RSVP: 845/807-0531.