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July 2013

Danuff remembered by Lumberland

The Lumberland Town Board on July 24 honored town resident and long-time civic activist Ann Danuff, who died on July 11, at the age of 83.  Read more

Cochecton Center is alive and kicking

Nick and Laura Santana from Woodbury, Long Island. have put their heart and soul into the renovation of Heinle’s General Store, getting it back open and available to the public after it sat empty for a number of years.  Read more

Health assessment for Wayne, Pike; Mental health, drug abuse services needed

NORTHEAST PA — A community health needs assessment for Wayne and Pike counties and the Carbondale area has been completed with support from Wayne Memorial Hospital, PPL and other organizations and individuals to determine the health needs of residents.  Read more

NY distracted driving fines rise

ALBANY, NY — In New York State it is illegal to use a cell phone or send a text or an email while driving, and if a driver does use a cell phone, he or she may be fined. The amount of the fine was increased as of July 26.  Read more

Environmental groups target LNG port; For import or export?

TOWN OF BETHEL, NY — The company proposing to build a deepwater natural gas port, which would be located about 17 miles south of Long Island and 24 miles east of New Jersey, says the facility would be used to import natural gas to the Northeast.  Read more

Bishop departs with county’s thanks

“I didn’t know I was that good,” Jack Bishop joked in recalling his learning that he was to be honored by the Wayne County Commissioners.  Read more

No parking tickets, please; Also, Smallwood golf course project moves forward

TOWN OF BETHEL, NY — It is a problem that many communities would welcome. Since the opening of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the rebirth of Kauneonga Lake has been so successful that parking issues now surface on summer nights because of all the cars.  Read more

Senator remembers Governor Scranton

HARRISBURG, PA — Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa released the following statement concerning the death of former Pennsylvania Governor William Scranton, who died on July 28.  Read more

Fishkill investigated in Lake Ariel

The PA Fish and Boat Commission is looking into a fishkill in Lake Ariel that involved an estimated 9,000 minnows and about 1,000 other types of fish, including some game fish.  Read more

Assembly holds hearing on GMO labeling

ALBANY, NY — The New York State Assembly held a public hearing to discuss the use of biotechnology in foods and its effects on consumers on July 30. Specifically, the committee considered the prospect of labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMO).  Read more