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November 2012

Toys for Tots program

The River Reporter is an official drop-off spot for Toys for Tots for the Narrowsburg and Cochecton area. There will be Toys for Tots Christmas parties on Thursday, December 6 from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Narrowsburg Inn on Bridge Street in Narrowsburg, with dessert courtesy of the Catskill Hudson Bank. There will also be a party on Friday, December 7, at 6 p.m. at Tony’s on the Lake, Route 52, Lake Huntington. Admission at both events is a new, unwrapped toy. There will be free buffets and music, and Santa will be there, so kids are welcome.

Livingston Manor woman was arrested for leaving children unattended

A Livingston Manor woman was arrested for leaving her three young children unattended in a vehicle while she went shopping. On the afternoon of November 26, deputies from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s office on patrol in Livingston Manor spotted the three children in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Peck’s supermarket.  Read more

Pennsylvania considers British company to run state lottery

HARRISBURG, PA — The administration of Governor Tom Corbett has been seeking companies interested in taking over the management of the state’s lottery, the proceeds of which are used to fund programs for the elderly.  Read more

The New York State Police embrace social media

ALBANY, NY — New York residents can now “like” the state police on Facebook and “follow” NYSP on Twitter.  Read more

Lackawaxen parcel approved as boat launch

There will be no booze, no parking, no trespassing. Those are some of the public safety issues addressed in the Lackawaxen township board’s proposal regarding use of a parcel of land on the Lackawaxen River owned by Kittatinny Canoes (KC). Whether it can be used as a commercial launch for watercraft had been previously answered by the property’s history.  Read more

Sullivan tax-exempt initiative moves forward

Sullivan County officials plan to seek the support of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) in attempting to amend the law that covers tax-exempt properties in the state.  Read more

Sullivan approves fraud investigator; is it easier to get benefits in Sullivan

For years, the wisdom of the street said that it’s easier to sign up for benefits like food stamps in Sullivan County than it is in other locations. At a meeting of the county legislature on November 15, Randy Parker, the newly installed commissioner of the Department of Family Services (DFS), indicated that the perception of ease among potential applicants is, in fact, true.  Read more

Fracking health review deadline

ALBANY, NY — The three health experts who have been tasked with reviewing the state’s assessment of the health impacts of hydraulic fracturing have been asked to complete the review soon. That’s according to Lynn Goldman, dean of George Washington University’s School of Public Health. Goldman told several news organizations that the review completion date is December 3, but her agreement with the state runs through mid-February 2013.  Read more

Damascus passes its 2013 budget

The Damascus Board of Supervisors passed the township’s 2013 budget at its meeting on November 19. Budgets in Pennsylvania must be passed by December 31. There will be no cuts in services or cuts in personnel in this budget, as happened last year.  Read more

Local residents stuff a truck for victims of Sandy

Residents of the Honesdale area outdid themselves and sent a giant truck full of emergency supplies to the victims of Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island.  Read more