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July 2013

Groups call for more time on natural gas facility

FREMONT CENTER, NY — One hundred and thirty environmental and public advocacy groups on July 1 sent a letter to the U.S. Maritime Administration asking that the public be given more time to consider and comment on a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) port that would be constructed in the waters off Long Island and the Jersey Shore. After the application was announced on June 14, the project sponsor subsequently released 1,500 pages of a 4,000-plus page application that federal agencies have found to be still incomplete in more than 150 specific areas.  Read more

Kayaker still missing

LACKAWAXEN, PA — A kayaker who got lost in the waters of the Lackawaxen River on June 14 is still missing. Shawn Martin, 28, of Beach Lake, was kayaking with a friend on the river in high water, each in individual boats.  Read more

Baker’s statement on budget

HARRISBURG, PA — Senator Lisa Baker said she voted yes on the Pennsylvania budget because, “I believe that this is a reasonable and responsible plan within the available revenues. It is consistent with previous efforts to control state spending, but there is also recognition that additional dollars are needed in key areas to avoid negative consequences for families and communities.  Read more

Peifer calls budget responsible

HARRISBURG, PA — Representative Mike Peifer said the $28,376 billion state budget adopted by the Pennsylvania House and Senate and signed into law by Governor Tom Corbett addresses the state’s ongoing fiscal challenges while prioritizing funding for education, public safety, health and the environment.  Read more

Casey, Gillibrand on voting rights

WASHINGTON, DC — Senator Bob Casey said the ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act on June 25, “gutted” the act. Both he and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued statements calling for quick action to restore the stricken part of the act, which determines which areas of the country need preclearance from the U.S. Department of Justice before making major changes to voting procedures.  Read more

Cops in Wallenpaupack schools

PALMYRA TOWNSHIP, PA — The Wallenpaupack Area School District has hired four law enforcement veterans to serve as school resource officers.  Read more

Sentencings for Wayne County

WILLIAM T. CLARK, age 27 of Scranton, PA was sentenced to the Wayne County Correctional Facility for a period of not less than 15 days nor more than 18 months for one count of Simple Assault, graded as a Misdemeanor of the 2nd Degree. He was also
ordered to pay all Court costs, pay a fine in the amount of $500.00, pay restitution in the amount of $3,051.43, have no contact with the victim and attend and complete an
anger management course. The incident occurred on July 14, 2012, in Waymart, PA when Clark assaulted a male victim.  Read more