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May 2013

State of Sullivan County address

Scott Samuelson, chair of the Sullivan County Legislature, gave the State of the County Address on May 24 at the government center in Monticello. The address reflected the fact that the county is still suffering the impacts of the great recession, but there was also a bit of good news. Samuelson said, “The county ended 2012 with encouraging news. Sullivan County sales tax revenues had come in more than $1 million greater than what had been anticipated in the 2012 operating budget.  Read more

Three arrested in gang assault

Monticello police arrested three persons on May 23, as part of an ongoing investigation into a reported gang assault upon a 36-year-old Monticello man that occurred on May 1. The incident occurred in a residence on High Street in the Village of Monticello.  Read more

New Jersey man killed in Greeley home

Pennsylvania State Police have not yet released a possible motive for the killing of a man in a Greeley residence in the early morning hours of May 22. They are investigating the death of Peter Wislotski, 29, from Sussex, NJ.  Read more

Honesdale man accused of accidentally shooting daughter

HONESDALE, PA — Matthew Holmes, 38, of Honesdale has been charged with accidentally shooting his daughter in the face. According to the Wayne County District Attorney and Honesdale Borough Police Department, on May 25, Holmes was visiting friends on 11th Street with his 15-year-old daughter.  Read more

Lackawaxen horse farm expansion

LACKAWAXEN TOWNSHIP, PA — In the Republican primary election on May 21, Michael Mancino received 177 votes, incumbent Brian Stuart received 170 and Ronald Tussel Jr. got 63. With no Democratic candidate in the race, it seems likely that Mancino will replace Stuart on the township board in 2014.  Read more

Sullivan adopts ethics law; Subpoena power remains an issue

The Sullivan County Legislature adopted the long-awaited new ethics law at a meeting at the government center in Monticello on May 23. Before the vote, legislator Cindy Gieger said she would vote in favor of the law with the understanding that a vote to restore a provision that would grant subpoena power to the new ethics board would be held before the law takes effect in 60 days.  Read more

Painters and their intentions presentation

June 30, 2013

Thomas Colbert presents "Painters and their intentions" at The Wayne County Historical Society as part of "Sunday at the Museum," 2pm. Free. 570/253-3240, www.WayneHistoryPA.org.

George W. Woodward presentation

June 23, 2013

Albert G. Rutherford presents "George W. Woodward – forgotten son of Bethany" at The Wayne County Historical Society as part of "Sunday at the Museum," 2pm. Free. 570/253-3240, www.WayneHistoryPA.org.

Tour through the DAR Exhibition

June 16, 2013

Barbara B. Gropper presents a tour through the DAR Exhibition at The Wayne County Historical Society as part of "Sunday at the Museum.," 2pm. Reduced admission. 570/253-3240, www.WayneHistoryPA.org.

Tour of the Research Library at historical society

June 9, 2013

Ann O’Hara & Gloria McCullough present a tour of the Research Library at The Wayne County Historical Society as part of "Sunday at the Museum," 2pm. Reduced admission. 570/253-3240, www.WayneHistoryPA.org.