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August 2012

PA governor greeted with gatherings

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett completed a two-day kayak tour on the Delaware River through Wayne, Pike and Monroe counties last week. Among his entourage were PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allen and Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael Krancer.  Read more

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Man sentenced in Jeff Bank robbery

John Armbruster, 52, of Monticello, has been sentenced in Sullivan County Court to one and two-thirds to five years in state prison for the daytime robbery of the Eldred branch of the First National Bank of Jeffersonville.  Read more

Newfield to plug Wayne test wells

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Newfield Exploration Co. is plugging its test wells in Damascus and Manchester townships. According to the company, the move is being made to satisfy regulations, and has no implications for the ultimate viability of the wells.  Read more

Another step for the Apollo site

There has been another step forward in the on-again, off-again progress of the redevelopment of the Apollo Mall site. The Monticello Village board has voted to agree to annex a piece of land adjacent to the mall site, a strip along Rose Valley Road, into the village. The property is important to the plans of Butch Resnick, the Rock Hill developer chosen to handle the project, and the move will make it easier for him to handle the needed paperwork, as he will be able to deal just with the Village of Monticello, rather than the village and the Town of Thompson.  Read more

Sommers, Fedun get partnership awards

The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development has named Josh Sommers, president and CEO of Focus Media, Inc., as the 2012 recipient of the Walter A. Rhulen Award. The Partnership also recognized Darlene Fedun, CEO, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, as Distinguished Service Award winner.
Both Sommers and Fedun will be honored at the Partnership’s annual meeting on October 4 at The Sullivan in Rock Hill.  Read more

Sinkhole at the high school; no interest in mothballed buildings

It’s usually not a good sign when Noel van Swol says, “I almost feel like saying, ‘I told you so.’” And that’s what the board member said at a meeting of the Sullivan West Central School District at the high school on August 23.

Speaking as the chairman of the Facilities Needs Committee, van Swol informed his colleagues that a sinkhole had been discovered at the high school, and the estimated cost to repair it was $3,000 to $8,000.  Read more

Greeley Fire Department to quit association

Volunteer firefighter and supervisor Brian Stuart wasn’t trained in fire school to fight this type of fire. Sparks flew at the August 20 Lackawaxen Township meeting between one of the Lackawaxen Fire Commission departments, Greeley, and representatives from the fire commission, whose mission is to pool resources from the four fire departments in the township.  Read more

Earley sues Wayne Independent; O’Day says Earley did nothing wrong

Wayne Earley, the former zoning officer of the Borough of Honesdale, has filed a lawsuit against The Wayne Independent (TWI) newspaper for defamation of character and other matters.  Read more

10-year anniversary

As of last Sunday, I’ve lived in New York City for 10 years; that’s almost exactly one third of my lifetime.

I knew it basically to the day. I knew it because the kids and parents were lined up around Rubin Hall on Fifth Avenue and 10th Street last Sunday for NYU’s move-in day. That was me 10 years ago; literally, I stood in that line.  Read more