BRISTOL, PA — According to a press release from Delaware Riverkeeper, the natural gas industry is spending millions of dollars on television, radio, and online advertisements trying to convince viewers that shale gas extraction is safe, and it is hard to avoid the commercials promoting the alleged benefits of shale gas on major television network newscasts and talk shows. Read more
ALBANY, NY — The Empire State Association of Assisted Living (ESAAL) lauded the passage on June 17 of a Senate bill, S.5628, that will reduce red-tape and expedite the review of license applications and allow providers to expand vital housing and services to elderly residents they serve. Read more
HARRISBRUG, PA — Representative Mike Peifer on June 17 announced the hiring of Gina Ehrhardt of Paupack to serve as a constituent outreach specialist at his office in Honesdale. Read more
Two issues predominated at the June 10 Honesdale Borough Council meeting: swimming pools and fire safety. The former promised welcome relief from summer heat; the latter promised heated debate. In president F.J. Monaghan’s absence, vice president James Brennan chaired the meeting. All other councilpersons were present. Read more
The Basket Historical Society of the Upper Delaware Valley will hold its next monthly meeting at the Museum-Hall, 1pm. All interested in preserving local history are invited to attend. 845/887-5417.
Community "Big" Breakfast at the American Legion, 7:30-11am. Extensive "Chow Line" prepared by authentic veteran Army and Navy cooks. Cost: $6.50. 845/888-4958.
On June 16, the New York State Police at Ellenville announced the arrest of Rachel M. Amore, age 25, of Bloomingburg, NY, for the charges of burglary in the second degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument. Read more
Catskill-area photographer Louis Jawitz is returning to The Old Stone House of Hasbrouck this July with “India,” opening-day public reception, 2-4 pm. 212/929-0009.