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February 2013

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Montgomery man arrested for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property

The New York State Police in Montgomery announce the arrest of James W. Hoblin, age 33, of Montgomery, New York. Hoblin was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 3rd Degree, a Class “D” Felony.  Read more

Traffic stop leads to arrest of Pennsylvania man for gun and drug charges

The New York State Police announce the arrest of Rahdir Maxton, age 19, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for the felony charge of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the second degree, the misdemeanor charge of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree, (2 counts), and Unlawful Possession of marijuana, a violation.  Read more

Lake Ariel man arrested for pot

On 02/20/2013 Honesdale Borough Police arrested 26 year old Andrew O’Donnell of Lake Ariel, for possession of Heroin. O’Donnell was found to be in possession of the Heroin at the Wayne County Probation/Parole Department, while there for an appointment.  Read more

Hitler invoked in gun debate: Elected official calls for registering journalists

The national debate over gun control spilled into the Sullivan County Government Center on February 21 with an elected official calling for the prosecution of Governor Andrew Cuomo and any state legislators who voted in favor of the Secure Ammunition Firearms and Enforcement Act (SAFE NY).  Read more

Easy Access, Plentiful Fish: Fishing the Delaware’s tributaries

You will find large trout rising on the Delaware and its East and West branches, but they’re fickle. Add to that the difficulty of access (unless you have a drift boat, pontoon boat or kayak, and can arrange a shuttle), and trying to catch a Delaware River trout can be, well, trying, even for accomplished anglers. Think patience, perfect presentation and having the right fly. One more thing: whether you can cast 30 or 80 feet, the fish are usually two feet beyond your best cast.  Read more

‘Crown Jewel’ of the Delaware: Rainbow trout

Rainbow trout are sometimes regarded as the aquatic Johnny-come-latelies of the fish-rich Upper Delaware River. But they’ve got a century’s worth of residency there.  Read more

Lisa's Not Just Antiques

Lisa Popa, who operates Lisa’s Not Just Antiques on Beach Lake Highway near Honesdale, PA, began her career in the music industry.

A native of Vineland, NJ, she had her own business for 33 years called “Cabaret Connection,” selling albums for cabaret and theater artists. She first got to know the region when she brought singers and performers up for the evening cabaret shows at the Bradstan Country Hotel in White Lake, NY.

What prompted a full-time move to the area?  Read more

The Bamboo in the Garden

One evening during my mother’s last stay at the hospital, after we told her good night, my aunt and I walked uptown. On our way, we encountered a man standing outside an ethnic deli. He held out a smudged Styrofoam coffee cup. And I reached in my purse for money. Don’t do that, my aunt whispered.  Read more

The validity of winter

April opens my tight-fisted heart
and rattles away all bias
and judgment
against the winter I fought
yet needed so perfectly.
Today the heavy blanket
I stitched feverishly
with chaotic weave
in fierce, breathless resistance
to early darkness,
death, cold, solitude
and change,
I will cast into the rising Delaware
as my wrong accounting…
seeing finally,
in this blessed armistice
conveyed by troupes of daffodils
and robins,
that not one thing can hold firm,
and no one season
holds more wonder
or validity
than another.