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May 2013

UDC opposes PA DEP septic plan

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) shares the sentiments of its Pennsylvania representatives about the PA Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) proposed policy for on-lot sewage systems in high quality and exceptional value watersheds. The UDC and its members in Wayne and Pike counties say the implementation of the policy would likely decrease land values because the most valuable land—adjacent to lakes and streams—would become unbuildable, undevelopable and unusable for most purposes.  Read more

Pike commissioners adopt tax abatement program

With the unemployment rate spiking to a hefty 12.1% nationwide, the Pike County Commissioners took a step that could help the county alleviate unemployment by voting to adopt a tax incentive program to help attract businesses to the county. The action was taken at the commissioners’ meeting on April 30.  Read more

Animal advocates turn out for Lexi; Urge jail time for dog abuser

About half a dozen turned out in front of the Pike County District Court to urge Judge Jay Rose to sentence a Greentown man to the maximum penalty under the law for allegedly abusing his dog “Lexi.” On March 29, Lexi was found muzzled and bound with duct tape. The owner, Russell Seese, who is a resource conservationist with the Pike County Conservation District, has been charged with two counts of animal cruelty.  Read more

Stroudsburg man accues of burning patient with hot iron

30-year-old Christopher Lein of Stroudsburg, PA is accused of burning 53-year-old Anthony Hannah three times with a hot clothing iron, while Hanna was a resident at the Keystone Residential Facility in Gouldsboro, PA.

According to a press release from the Pennsylvania State Police at Honesdale, the incidents happened on December 30 and 31, 2012, and Hannah was burned on his stomach, back and shoulder. He sustained third-degree burns and required treatment at a trauma burn center.  Read more

Head-gnawing man sentenced

A Bucks County man who had been accused of gnawing on a woman’s head while naked and covered with blood was sentenced on May 3 to time in Wayne County Prison. Richard Cimino appeared in Wayne County Court, and will spend from 90 days to 23.5 months in prison.  Read more

Greater Pike Community Foundation announces directors and officers

The Greater Pike Community Foundation (GPCF) announced its executive officers and committee chairs in April. Legally incorporated late in 2012, the GPCF was created to maximize charitable donations from individuals, families and local businesses through organized targeted community philanthropy.  Read more

Body recovered from Upper Delaware River below Narrowsburg

New York State Police recovered a body from the Upper Delaware River on May 4 at about 3 p.m. Police say the body was discovered by a group of canoeists who alerted authorities.  Read more

Construction begins on skate park

Teamskate’s Liberty Skate Park is moving into its construction phase and celebrates the occasion with a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, May 10, at 1 p.m. at the future skate park site on Darbee Lane and Grant Street.  Read more

African-American woman confirmed to state’s highest court

ALBANY, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that the New York State Senate confirmed Sheila Abdus-Salaam to serve on the New York State Court of Appeals. Justice Abdus-Salaam is the first African-American woman to serve on the Court of Appeals. She was nominated by the governor on April 5.  Read more

Sullivan legislators agree on ethics; Law will get public hearing

Sullivan County Legislators have come to an agreement about the make-up of a proposed new ethics law that will cover county employees, officials and members of various boards appointed by the legislature.  Read more