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September 2013

‘Untreatable;’ A call for change

In a report titled “Untreatable,” the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) last week warned about serious health threats from infections that are increasingly resistant to antibiotics and pointed to the unnecessary use of antibiotics in contributing to the rising risk that one day “our medicine cabinet will be empty and we won’t have the antibiotics we need to save lives,” in the words of CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD.  Read more

Forty million dollars for new jail? With pressure from Albany jail talk resumes

With a number of lawmakers convinced that Sullivan County taxpayers can’t afford an $80 million new jail, county officials have moved to get a second opinion. The $80 million plan came from LaBella Associates.Now a company called Goldberg Group Architects (GGA) will provide the county with a “concept plan” for a new jail.  Read more

Black Bear Film Festival; Reaching out to the library

The 14th annual Black Bear Festival in Milford is not only for film buffs and art lovers; it’s also good for the local economy, said founding president Jerry Beaver at the pre-festival press conference on September 17 in the old Milford Theatre that is once again going to host the event. He was referring to the many visitors who come to use local hotels, restaurants and other facilities during the festival.  Read more

Report: gaming costs outweigh benefits

NEW YORK STATE — There are many unknowns about the law that would allow non-native American casinos to be operated in New York State if voters decide in November that the state constitution should be changed to allow it. But using what information is known, and using assumptions that they say gives the benefit of the doubt to casino supporters, the Coalition Against Gambling in New York (CAGNY) issued a report on September 23, which says that for the overwhelming majority of New Yorkers the cost of casinos will outweigh the benefits.  Read more

Honesdale arrests in multiple break-ins

On September 23, Honesdale Borough Police arrested 22 year old Mark Delade of Dingmans Ferry, and a 17 year old female juvenile from Honesdale. The arrests stem from a three week long investigation of three residential burglaries, and at least five thefts from motor vehicles.  Read more

No invocation at Wallenpaupack graduations

PALMYRA TOWNSHIP, PA — The Wallenpaupack Area School Board on September 9 addressed concerns about the district’s stopping the practice of prayer at graduation ceremonies. The action was taken after an inquiry by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), which challenged as unconstitutional the invocation and benediction that occurs at graduation exercises.  Read more

Resident questions ambulance response

Resident Kelly Magee brought an issue of prompt ambulance response before township supervisors on September 16.  Read more

Superintendent: DV can’t do with only six schools

The date has changed, but the arguments remained pretty much the same on September 12 when Delaware Valley School District officials considered their options for the students at Delaware Valley Elementary School (DVES).  Read more

Traffic stop on St Rt 17 yields cocaine and "molly."

The New York State Police in Monroe arrested a man and woman from the Town of Minisink Tuesday evening, after finding them in possession of cocaine and “Molly,” a crystallized form of the drug ecstasy.  Read more

Targeting second-home owner voters; Acting couple to host voter registration drive

It’s well-established law in New York State that residents who occupy more than one home have a choice about where they can register and vote. A person who owns or rents an apartment in New York City, for instance, and who also owns a second home in the Town of Delaware, is permitted to register and vote in the Town of Delaware even if that home is not the voter’s primary place of residence.  Read more