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December 2013

Cross Country Skiing

January 18, 2014

Flat terrain of D&H Canal towpath. Great for beginners and intermediates. Dress in layers; bring water. Weather permitting. Meet at 10am, Haven Road, off Rt. 209 south of Wurtsboro. Free. Call Mike Medley to register and check on snow conditions. Sponsor: Basha Kill Area Association. thebashakill.org, 845/754-0743.

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Sullivan adopts 2014 budget

The budget for Sullivan County for 2014 was adopted on December 19 and comes in within the Albany-mandated 2% property tax cap. Although there was some disagreement previously about the need to exceed the cap, all nine legislators voter in favor of the budget.  Read more

Change for PA motorcycles

HARRISBURG, PA — A new law has been signed by Gov. Tom Corbett changing the way motorcycle riders obtain and use learner’s permits. The new law limits the number of times a motorcycle rider can reapply for a learner’s permit to three times in a five-year period.  Read more

PA pheasants to be put down

WILLIAMSPORT, PA — About 2,400 pheasants placed under quarantine following detection of avian cholera at a Pennsylvania game farm will not be released for late-season hunting. According to a press release from the Pennsylvania Fish and Game Commission (PFGC), “arrangements are being made to humanely depopulate and dispose of the affected flock at the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Loyalsock Game Farm.”  Read more

Shrinking Pennsylvania government

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted this week in favor of two measures that would reduce the numbers of elected state officials. One bill would reduce the number of representatives from 203 to 153. The other bill would reduce the number of senators from 50 to 38.

The senate, however, has not acted on the legislation, and in order for such a size reduction to take hold, it must be passed by both houses and signed by the governor in two consecutive legislatures, and then voted on by residents.  Read more

DV to market former elementary site

DINGMAN, PA — Following a 45-minute closed session meeting, the Delaware Valley Board of Education tentatively approved a for-sale listing of its controversial former site for a new elementary school on December 19.  Read more

Study to examine economic impacts of cold water fishing

UPPER DELAWARE VALLEY — The economic impact of recreational fishing in the cold waters of the Upper Delaware River and its tributaries is estimated to be at least $199.9 million. Believing there is potential to increase this economic contribution by as much as $66.6 million, two partners, the Delaware County Economic Development (DCED) agency and the non-profit organization Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR), are conducting a survey of businesses, ranging from fishing guide services and tackle shops to food markets and convenience stores and other local businesses.  Read more

Gordon's reaction to Monticello United

Monticello Mayor Gordon Jenkins expressed disappointment that the Democratic Committee in the Town of Thompson crossed party lines to endorse Republican Jill Weyer without interviewing three candidates who are Democrats and who wished to run on the party’s ticket. They are Rochelle Massey, who is Jenkins girlfriend and who was appointed to a trustee seat last summer; Aubrey Gittleman; and Buddy Alan.  Read more

Monticello parties united

Saying the parties were responding to an “outcry” from the public, Bill James, chairman of the Town of Thompson Democratic Committee, announced that his party and three others registered in the town—Republican, Independence and Conservative—were, for the first time ever, all backing the same candidates running for office in the Village of Monticello.  Read more

A push for immigration reform

LIBERTY, NY — A handful of residents turned out in front of the Liberty offices of Congressman Chris Gibson on December 12 to urge him to support immigration reform.  Read more