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July 2012

Honesdale may lose liquor store

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PA LCB) has plans to relocate the retail state liquor store which has been on Main Street since the state stores were first established, to the Route 6 Plaza in Texas Township.  Read more

From exotic animals to accessory apartments

The Town of Tusten zoning rewrite committee plugged away on a list of unresolved items at its latest meeting on Monday, July 23.Probably the most hotly argued issue concerned the use of accessory buildings to house family members like aged parents.  Read more

Nominations sought for Partnership award

MONTICELLO, NY — Each year the Sullivan County Partnership bestows its most prestigious award on a Sullivan County citizen who reflects the best of Sullivan County business, community and charitable leadership. The award will be presented at its annual meeting and celebration, to be held on Thursday, October 4. The award is intended to recognize the fine ideals that were personified by the late Walter A. Rhulen.  Read more

Conservancy launches Green Lodging

This past July 4th holiday, the Delaware Highlands Conservancy (DHC) along with three participating hotels—Ledges, the Settlers Inn and Woodloch Resorts—launched the Green Lodging Partnership program. For participants in the program, with every reservation, guests contribute a $2 donation directly to the DHC. Guests may opt out, but the successful launch of the program shows that very few have.  Read more

Wide-ranging SCCC budget hearing; proposed increase in tuition, salaries

Nick Speranza, chairman of the board of Sullivan County Community College (SCCC), ticked off a list of accomplishments the college has achieved during the past year. Perhaps chief among them was that the college retained accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. He said that college officials were “very concerned about a visit from the accreditation team” because of past problems, but the visit went well. The team, however, said the college should make a few changes, such as the creation of a strategic plan, which the college did not have.  Read more

PA Voter ID hearing begins; fraud is not an issue

HARRISBURG, PA — One thing Commonwealth lawyers will not be arguing as the hearing for the Voter ID Law unfolds this week is that the law was necessary to combat existing voter fraud.  Read more

Dairy farmers oppose the new Farm Bill; ignores plight of dairies

WASHINGTON, DC — Dairy farmers across Pennsylvania, New York, Wisconsin and California—the biggest milk-producing states—are opposing the new Farm Bill as miserably inadequate in addressing the pressing dairy farm crisis.  Read more

Free home energy assessments available in Wayne/Pike

Local Pennsylvania homeowners can save energy and money with free home energy assessments this summer. The Energy Awareness Action Movement (TEAAM) is sponsored by Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support (SEEDS).  Read more

Honesdale Little Leaguers win state championship

The members of the Honesdale Little Baseball Association’s 11-year-old team won five of their six games this year, to become state champs and win the Cal Ripken crown. The winning game came on July 18, and now the team moves on to the regional tournament, which is set to begin on August 3 in Monroe, NJ. The team was honored with a parade through town on July 21.

Locavore learning

Buying and eating local foods—it’s a win-win strategy that supports the local economy and neighboring farmers, keeps land in agriculture, improves overall health and builds stronger communities. So why do we need a movement to restore a practice that used to be part of our everyday lives?  Read more