Clear sky
Clear sky
46.4 °F
September 18, 2014
River Reporter Facebook pageTRR TwitterRSS Search Login

February 2013

Fireworks, flagpoles and firearms; Tusten gets closer to final decisions

While no resolution has been made concerning the Narrowsburg fireworks, steps have been taken to reach a final decision. At a town board meeting on February 12, councilman Anthony Ritter read a report from the fireworks committee detailing those steps.  Read more

Film to shoot in Sullivan County; Legislators discuss ‘horror’ film

Deputy county treasurer Nancy Buck said, “It’s not really a horror film.” That was after county chair Scott Samuelson said, “I’d like to see maybe a non-horror movie next time,” which prompted a round of laughter.  Read more

Relief for trout proposed

At a meeting of the Water Use and Resource Management Committee of the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) on February 19, Columbia Professor Emeretis Peter Kolesar of New York City and Eldred, and Jim Serio of Hancock presented a proposal to relieve thermal stress on trout in the coldwater fisheries of the Upper Delaware by releasing precisely targeted pulses from the reservoirs (see information box below for details).  Read more

Residents attempt to stop pipeline construction

It’s not clear if workers intended to work on Presidents’ Day on February 18, but two young people took steps to stop construction. Allison Petryk, of Vernon, NJ, and Alex Lotorto, of Milford, PA, chained themselves to a gate at the Delaware State Forest, part of which is being clear-cut to lay new pipe for the Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) Northeast Upgrade.  Read more

Shohola may break with ambulance company

The Shohola Township Board of Supervisors is considering cutting ties with its ambulance provider, Pike County Advanced Life Support (ALS), due to “problems at scenes.” The news came as a shock to the ambulance service.  Read more

$42 million track expansion debated; Noise still an issue for the Monticello Motor Club

There is no doubt that Monticello’s upscale, private racing club has an impressive history in the county. Investing some $40 million in the facility, and creating 60 jobs, the Monticello Motor Club (MMC), which serves wealthy client s, has gained a national and international reputation in racing circles in a few short years.  Read more

Film festival moves to Middletown

The Hoboken International Film Festival (HIFF), which has grown in popularity over the past seven years of its existence, will be moving to Middletown this summer. An announcement about the move was made at a press conference with New York Senator Chuck Schumer, the head of the film festival Kenneth Del Vecchio on February 19. Middletown Mayor Joe DeStefano was also on hand.  Read more

Plans for dog sledding and snowmobile business withdrawn

A property owner near Hawley has withdrawn plans for a proposed dog sledding and snowmobile plan that neighbors had expressed concerns about. The Lackawaxen board of supervisors held a conditional use hearing about the project on January 22, during which several members spoke about negative impacts from noise.  Read more

Wayne resignations and new employment

The focus of the February 14 commissioners meeting was the acceptance of resignation from three former employees and the taking on of new staff in Wayne County. The Prompton Borough Tax Collector, Shelia Collins, resigned from her post effective February 7.  Read more

PA Republicans bash lottery decision

HARRISBURG, PA — Leaders of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are speaking out against the decisions of the Democratic Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane to disapprove the contract between Governor Tom Corbett and the company Camelot Global Services to operate the state’s lottery.  Read more