Mike Mancino’s plan for a commercial stable is awaiting the completion of the township’s amendment of its zoning ordinance. Lackawaxen is resolving several zoning issues in an amendment. Read more
ALBANY, NY — The last time it seemed that a casino would open in Sullivan County, the hurdle standing in the way was the Bureau of Indian Affairs within the Department of the Interior. This time around, the potential hurdle is the voters of New York State. Read more
Americans love to celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, food and fireworks, but too often alcohol turns the party into a tragedy, making this iconic holiday one of the most deadly days of the year on the nation’s roads. Read more
SALEM TOWNSHIP, PA — PA State Police at Honesdale say Daniel Lomax of Factoryville was killed when he stopped at the scene of a one-car accident to render assistance. A press release says the 55-year-old off-duty officer and volunteer firefighter “came into contact with downed power lines which instantly caused his death.” The incident occurred on Sawmill Road on the morning of June 22.
Wayne County Coroner Edward Howell arrived on the scene and pronounced Lomax dead at 5:49 a.m. Read more
WASHINGTON, DC — The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has discovered that 64% of lightning deaths since 2006 occurred while people were participating in leisure activities, with fishing topping the list at 26 deaths. John Jensenius, a lightning safety specialist with the NOAA’s National Weather Service, conducted the study by examining demographic information for 238 deaths attributed to lightning over the last seven years. Read more
On June 23, 2013 a New York State Trooper from the Wurtsboro barracks patrolling State Route 17 in Sullivan County came across drugs hidden in a fake soda can. After stopping a vehicle for a traffic violation, the Trooper noticed the smell of marihuana coming from inside the vehicle. Read more