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August 2012

Middletown man arrested after pursuit, crash

On Monday, August 20, 2012, the New York State Police arrested Robert A. Sammarco, age 49, of 56 Cottage Street, Middletown, New York, following a vehicle pursuit that began in the City of Middletown and ultimately ended on State Route 17 in the Town of Wallkill.  Read more

A start, but not enough

I commend Supervisor Edward Sykes and the two board members who joined him for their decision to establish a commission to study the impact of gas drilling in the Town of Delaware. There are many specifically local questions to be answered. In particular, we need to examine economic impact more carefully than has so far been done. We hear about potential benefits, but the cost side of the equation has not been properly studied. I grew up in areas where extractive industries were dominant and I have examined their economics in my academic career.  Read more

An open letter to the Town of Delaware Board

Last night I, along with 59 others, attended our town’s board meeting. It pains me to say it was a clear expression of what democracy does not look like.  Read more

Isolationism at the UDC

At the last meeting of the Upper Delaware Council (UDC), several town representatives evinced fear at the idea of the council joining the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed (CDRW) (see “UDC not a joiner—for now” in the August 16 issue). The isolationism favored by these parties is ironic, given that rivers in general are a symbol of interconnectedness—and that the designated river corridor administered by the UDC is, in fact, ruled by a complex system of institutional interrelationships of varying geographic scope.  Read more

Michigan fugitive arrested in Honesdale

On 08-13-12, at approx 5:43 pm, The Honesdale Borough Police arrested Michael Corsello, 41 from Lawrence Michigan, on a fugitive from justice warrant. According to Borough Police, they conducted a traffic stop on Church Street in Honesdale Borough for a traffic violation. Corsello was a passenger in the vehicle. Officers found that he was wanted for failure to pay child support, which was graded as a felony.  Read more

Honesdale Motor Vehicle Theft

The Honesdale Borough Police are investigating the theft of a motor vehicle from a residence on Vine Street. The victim reported that sometime between 10:00P.M. on 08/19/2012 and 08:15A.M., on 08/20/12, unknown person(s) stole her 4 door, 2002 Dodge Neon, red in color. The vehicle was unlocked with the keys left in it. The vehicle is bearing PA Registration # JBD3852.

Any one with information is asked to contact Ptlm. Kominski at 570-253-1900

Fair week

It is fair week again. It feels like the summer has whirled away like the interchanging swings of the midway’s merry mixer. It has brought us to this moment.

We have spent the week at the Delaware County Fair in Walton, NY. Yesterday I watched my kids and their fellow 4-Hers give their public presentation speeches for fairgoers on subjects as varied as Arcadia National Park, remote control trucks, banana cream pie and my son Sam’s topic: the life and writing of Stephen King.  Read more

Honesdale woman arrested for dug paraphernalia

On 08-14-12, The Honesdale Borough Police filed charges against Danielle Vanstone 24 from Honesdale, after officers were called to assist Wayne County Probation/Parole Officers on 08-10-12 at approx. 9:58 pm. According to Borough Police, drugs and related drug paraphernalia were discovered in Vanstone’s North Main Street apartment by Probation /Parole Officers. Charges of possession of a controlled substance and Possession of drug paraphernalia were filed at the Wayne County Courthouse.

Lake Ariel woman arrested for shiplifting

On 08-16-2012 at 2:10 am, the Honesdale Borough Police observed a female placing items into her purse at the Turkey Hill Store at 1050 Main Street.  Read more

Honesdale man arrested for violating order of protection

On 08-19-2012, at approx. 4:30 pm., the Honesdale Borough Police arrested Stephen Hook, 22 from Honesdale, for violating a (protection from abuse order) PFA. According to Borough Police, Hook was found on the plaintiff’s property on North Main Street which was a violation of the PFA.
Hook was arrested and arraigned on charges of Indirect Criminal Contempt before MDJ Farrell. Hook was later released on ROR bail.