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September 2013

Shortchanging postal customers; Closing regional sorting centers harms small businesses and postal patrons

Last week not a single New York State subscriber to The River Reporter who receives his or her newspaper through the mail got it on time, courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), and the U.S. Congress. Our phones rang off the hook with unhappy readers.

To our readers: we don’t blame you for being unhappy. The newspaper that you routinely expect to receive on Thursday was not delivered until Saturday or in some cases not until Monday.

So, first off, we would like to apologize to each and every subscriber who was disappointed and/or inconvenienced by this unwelcome situation.  Read more

First annual clean-up day in Lake Wallenpaupack

It was a bit chilly on the water on September 14, but that didn’t stop the scuba divers who turned out to fish debris out of the lake. Ten members from the dive teams from the Tafton Fire Company, the Ledgedale Volunteer Fire Company and the Forest Volunteer Fire Department collected debris from the bottom of Lake Wallenpaupack for about three hours on September 14, in what was billed as the first annual Scuba Diver Cleanup Day on Lake Wallenpaupack.  Read more

Eldred teachers defer raises

At its first meeting of the 2013-14 school year on September 12, the Eldred Central School Board of Education thanked the school’s teachers for sacrificing pay raises in the near term for the long-term good of the school and its students. District Superintendent Robert M. Dufour announced that a memorandum of understanding (MOU) outlining the teachers’ salary deferments would serve as an amendment to the teachers’ current contract.  Read more

IDA visits Town of Delaware

Town of Delaware’s September 11 meeting had two hopeful messages about help available to both businesses and individual property owners. Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) CEO Allan Scott said, “I want to remind everybody that there are various loans available through the IDA, and we have a fair amount of funds available to put down into the system. These revolving-loan funds are low interest. We encourage you to let your people know about this. They are to encourage contribution to our economy and to detain or to create new ones.”  Read more

Krause honored, Recovery Month proclaimed

More than three decades of county service were honored on September 12, when the Wayne County Supervisors issued formal congratulations to their county solicitor, Lee Krause.  Read more

Highland-Lumberland basketball camp a slam-dunk

Following director Josh Santoro’s September 10 report, Highland Supervisor Andrew Boyar called the Highland-Lumberland summer basketball camp a success, saying, “I’m sure we will continue it.”  Read more

‘Fall victim’ call more than expected

On the anniversary of a tragic event, an appropriate highlight at the September 11 town board meeting in Lumberland was an unusual emergency medical services (EMS) incident report by fire department president and EMS captain Ann Steimle.  Read more

Reaction to Corbett’s plan

HARRISBURG, PA — State Senator Anthony Hardy Williams, a Democrat, offered his reaction to Gov. Tom Corbett’s recent announcement concerning Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania.  Read more

Corbett to accept expanded Medicaid

HARRISBURG, PA — Governor Tom Corbett this week announced that he will accept expanded Medicaid funds to expand medical coverage for about 500,000 state residents that don’t currently have insurance, if the federal government accepts his plan.  Read more

Jeffersonville Volunteer of the Year

Jack Costello, a member of Jeff Lions and Jeffersonville Enhances more of Sullivan (JEMS), was dubbed volunteer of the year at the Jeffersonville Firehouse on September 14. The award came from Village of Jeffersonville Mayor Bill Thony and his board. Costello said in an email, “I was speechless and for once kept quiet especially after our exciting JEMS duck race earlier, but I need to set the record straight.”  Read more