HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania House Human Services Committee on September 23 passed legislation which, according to the PA American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), will allow for the collection of data on millions of prescription drug users in the commonwealth. The PA ACLU called House Bill 1694 “woefully inadequate” in protecting Pennsylvanians’ sensitive medical data. Read more
HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Game Commission for the 2013-14 seasons has removed the requirement for successful hunters within a Disease Management Area to take their harvests to a check station where samples can be collected for disease testing. Instead, the game commission will use other methods to determine how prevalent the disease might be in areas where it has been found. Read more
ALBANY, NY — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens reminds all new hunters or trappers planning to go afield this upcoming hunting and trapping season that they must first complete a mandatory hunter or trapper education course before they can obtain the appropriate sporting license.
The 85th annual Sullivan County Volunteer Firefighters Association (SCVFA) parade will be in Narrowsburg this year on Saturday, September 28 at 2 p.m. The parade is hosted by the Narrowsburg Fire Department, and 2013 marks the 111th year of community service for the department. The SCVFA parade returns to Narrowsburg for the first time in nearly 40 years. Read more
REGION — According to the 2014 edition of the Old Farmer’s Almanac, many people refer to any period of warm weather in the fall as an example of Indian Summer. But, the Almanac says, there are other conditions that must also occur in order for a period of time to be accurately referred to Indian Summer. Read more
Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for a fall hike at the Tusten Mountain Trail, 10am-12pm. The hike is free and open to the public, but registration is required. 570/226-3164, 845/583-1010, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bus trip to New York City, 8am departure from Monticello Thompson Square Mall Parking Lot, 10am drop off in Manhattan, Lincoln Center (Columbus Ave & 64 St.), 7pm departure from W 59th St. & 7th Ave. Round trip transportation on Rolling V Luxury Coach Bus. Fee: $40. Proceeds benefit Nesin Cultural Arts. www.cdtrips.com.
WJFF's annual "Wonderful Things" silent auction takes place at the Jeffersonville Fire Hall on Main St., 1-4pm. Attendees will bid on vintage handbags, home goods, kitchenwares, fine furniture, decorative items and more. www.wjffradio.org.