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June 2013

Thompson to open community building

TOWN OF THOMPSON, NY — The Town of Thompson Town Board will officially open the new community building at the Thompson Town Park on Thursday, June 20 at 12 noon with special guests, the Monticello Senior Club.  Read more

Riverkeeper announces fracking series

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

NY State Senate passes measure to streamline assisted living licensing

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

Peifer welcomes outreach specialist to Honesdale office

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

Fire and water in Honesdale

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

Bracing for an impending school tax rate increase

Delaware Valley School District’s six year run of school budgets with zero tax rate increases is likely coming to an end but some residents say it should not.  Read more

Basket Historical Society meeting

June 22, 2013

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 breakfast

June 22, 2013

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.

Bloomingburg woman arrested for burglary

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

Lou Jawitz photos at Hasbrouck Old Stone House

July 7, 2013

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.