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June 2013

No land ethic, no country

Is there more plastic debris spread upon the American landscape than stars in the sky? I think so.

The spread of litter and trash may have reached the point of no return, as far as our ability as a people to turn back the clock and reverse this stain upon our nation, making the United States one of the dirtiest places in the world. The ever-present evidence shows clearly our loss of a “land ethic.”  Read more

Helping a child go to summer camp

Each year, the Recovery Center provides an invaluable opportunity to a great number of Sullivan County children and affords them the chance to attend a week of summer camp. These children of need will experience the delights of “camp life,” learn new life skills and, perhaps for the first time, the joys of simply being a child in a safe and fun environment. I cannot stress enough the impact this program makes on each child, which is absolutely priceless as it relates to their future.  Read more

We say, ‘label it’

Last week, Connecticut’s legislature did the right thing when it passed a bill (the vote was 134 to 3) requiring food manufacturers to label products that contain genetically modified (GM) ingredients. Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy indicated he would sign the bill into law, making Connecticut the first state in the nation to pass such broad legislation.  Read more

Support for deputy commissioner

The meeting of the Sullivan County Health and Family Services was packed with onlookers at the government center on June 6, with many people coming to show support for Dr. David Sager, who had been fired from his job as deputy commissioner of the Sullivan County Division of Family Services (DFS).  Read more

Pike awaiting sewage relief legislation

Pike County officials are hoping that new legislation proposed in Harrisburg will divert “a lot of expense” for homeowners who would have to modify waterfront on-lot sewage systems under new PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) policy.  Read more

Blooming Grove approves tax incentives; Breaks for new and expanding businesses

Township supervisors have unanimously approved a five-year tax-abatement program they hope will attract businesses and assist current ones.  Read more

Locally shot movie screened in Liberty

According to the International Movie Database (www.imdb.com), the story line of the feature film “Contest” is: “A bullied high school student is suddenly befriended by his chief tormentor and together they face challenges that will change their lives forever.” One of the challenges they face is that they must win a cooking contest.  Read more

Republicans oppose immigration bill

HARRISBURG, PA — Representative Daryl Metcal fe, founder of State Legislators for Legal Immigration (SLLI), and 56 other state lawmakers, sent letters on June 11 urging members of the U.S. Senate to reject S.744, “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.”  Read more

Fatal crash in Liberty

A motor vehicle accident on June 7 at approximately 9 a.m. at State Route 55 and Ferndale-Loomis Road in the Town of Liberty resulted in the death of Kim Gessner, 46, of Rock Hill.  Read more

Pete Seeger at Air Soil Water benefit concert

MILFORD, PA — More than 300 people turned out for the sold-out Pete Seeger concert on June 8 during the Milford Music Fest. People came from as far away as Ottawa, Canada, North Carolina, West Virginia and Maryland to see the 94-year-old perform along with RJ Storm and Old School, and the opening band Spirit Family Reunion.  Read more