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March 2013

Bill would prevent leasing in state forests

HARRISBURG, PA — Representative Greg Vitali, the minority chair of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, on March 8 introduced a law that would permanently ban the leasing of additional state forest land for Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.  Read more

Man accused of killing prison guard identified

CANAAN, PA — The man accused of killing corrections officer Eric Williams at the U.S. Penitentiary at Canaan in Wayne County on February 25 has been identified. Officials say the suspect is Jessie Con-ui, who had previously been convicted of killing a rival gang member in Arizona.  Read more

Minisink compressor court battle continues

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit on March 8 denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against Millennium Pipeline regarding the construction of the controversial compressor station in the Town of Minisink. The lawsuit was brought by the group Stop the Minisink Compression Station (StopMCS) whose members live in the suburban community surrounding the site of the proposed station.  Read more

Protestors disrupt DRBC meeting

WEST TRENTON, NJ — A meeting of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) was disrupted by a large group of protestors who sang and chanted and refused for a time to let the regular business of the commission take place. The protestors represented various environmental groups and said their number at the meeting was about 140.  Read more

Legislator drills down into prisoner releases; Is Sullivan a homeless destination?

There are state regulations regarding where state prisoners go when they are released from prison and have no home to go to. If the prisoner is prosecuted in Sullivan County and is homeless upon release, then the prisoner enters the county’s Department of Community Services system.  Read more

French Cuisine Night

April 20, 2013

Grace Episcopal Church presents French Cuisine Night of food and fun raffle. Dinner prepared by Chef Baz. Tickets: $20. Tickets available at Mary Beth Bridals & Boutique and Grace Episcopal.

St. Patrick's Day dinner

March 16, 2013

VFW Post 531, 5-8pm. Corned beef and cabbage or ham, dessert and coffee. Cost: adults $10, seniors $9.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

The first annual parade was a big hit and despite the chilly temps, folks turned out in droves to cheer on the floats, companies & marchers. The River Reporter was on hand to capture the moment!

Boys & Girls Club of Sullivan County Celebrity Dinner

An incredible evening of food, fundraising & entertainment. Over $40,000 raised for the organization with top tips honors going to Team Bethel Woods!

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

March 23, 2013

The Ann Street School hosts “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny,” 9am and 10am. A breakfast of pancakes and sausage will be served. Cost: $4 for children and $5 for adults. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will also be available. 570/296-6124.