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October 2013

Support for Ken Hilton in Town of Callicoon

As the recent Sullivan West School District Superintendent, Ken Hilton has demonstrated the ability to actively listen, and then work with people—a crucial requirement for town board success. Ken is now part of a campaign team that has the drive, imagination, and integrity needed to help reverse the slow economic stagnation of our area. Instead of one-shot magic economic bullets, Ken and his running mates understand that we need an economic reversal that starts from the bottom up.  Read more

It takes a community

I am bursting with pride and appreciation for the support demonstrated by the community throughout the tri-state region for the recent Grey Towers’ 50th anniversary commemoration. Together, we showed our visitors, from around the country and as far away as France, the very best that America has to offer right here in our corner of the Pocono Mountains.  Read more

‘Let them eat cake’

Food stamps, now called SNAP (short for Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program), are in the news because the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to slash nearly $40 billion from the program, which provides some measure of food security for nearly 48 million low-income Americans.  Read more

Camping permits for 7,500; Electronic music festival headed for Bethel Woods

Mysteryland is billed as “The world’s longest-running electronic music festival,” and next year the event, which was created in the Netherlands 20 years ago, is having a North American premier in May, and is set to take place at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.  Read more

Poll: gaming proposition language an issue

LOUDONVILLE, NY — According to a new poll from Siena College, New York voter support for Proposition One, which would allow for the creation of a limited number of casinos in the state, will be influenced by the language of the proposition.  Read more

DV school board adjusting to change

DINGMAN, PA — The Delaware Valley School District Board of Education meeting was considerably shorter than usual last Thursday.  Read more

Wayne cites the efforts of seniors

Noting that they “understand the important needs of the county’s aging population and the integration of the boomer generation,” the Wayne County Commissioners on September 19 proclaimed September as 2013 Senior Center Month in Wayne County.  Read more

Cochecton addresses unsafe structures, introduces budget

At its September 25 special meeting, the Cochecton Town Board held three hearings, presented a first draft of the town’s 2014 budget and addressed several extraneous matters.  Read more

White Lake creation irks neighbors; DEC officials say it’s a violation

There is a newly created bit of land surrounded by rocks in White Lake that has been the subject of complaints from neighbors. The matter was addressed at the Bethel Town Board meeting on September 23.  Read more

Free licenses for vets

HARRISBURG, PA — Sens. Lisa Baker and Scott Hutchinson have introduced legislation to help more disabled veterans receive free hunting and fishing licenses.  Read more