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December 2013

Crossbow hunting in New York State

I have written this letter about being in favor of legalized crossbow hunting in New York to Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, state Sen. Bonacic and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. I believe the legislation for crossbow use by all hunters was derailed because of the unconstitutional Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act. I would like to see crossbow use legal for every hunter preferably in rifle and muzzleloader season rather than archery season, however I am not against it being legal for all seasons as the bow is.  Read more

Heating with wood pellets

Imagine this: it will save you money (as much as half the price of heating oil); it is sustainable and carbon-neutral; it creates local jobs; and it could spur whole new industries for the region. Idle fields with poor soil could be put to productive use.  Read more

Libraries: too important to fail

Two libraries in Wayne County, PA, those in Hawley and Newfoundland, are in a pickle. Forty-six percent of their active users are residents of Pike County. Yet, the two libraries in question are largely left to carry the funding burden themselves.  Read more

Free Computer Support

December 31, 2013

Free Computer Support from 1-3pm at the Jeffersonville Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library. The library will be closing early at 3pm for the holiday. Call 845/482-4350 for more information.

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Jeffersonville Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library

Peter Everson

Peter E. Everson of Saddle Brook, NJ passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was 70.

Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Hillsdale and Northvale, NJ, he co-resided in Yulan, NY and Saddle Brook for 30 years. He was a parishioner of Most Holy Name R.C. Church in Garfield. A man who was never idle, he enjoyed antique car shows and spending time with family and friends. Peter will be remembered for always helping people in their time of need.  Read more

Honesdale traffic heats up; Pedestrian safety remains an issue

The question of whether traffic on Main Street and Church Street in the borough should be two way or one way is heating up again. The spark this time is a study done by the Honesdale traffic engineer, and paid for by the council, which found that since the traffic pattern changed in 2009, traffic accidents have increased by 30%.  Read more

Rising costs bring new urgency to jail decision

One of the most frustrating issues confronting Sullivan County legislators is the construction of the proposed county jail. The decision had been pushed back over the past several years because of the tough economic climate, but now lawmakers are slowly moving forward again.  Read more

Bethel pledges climate action

The Town of Bethel has become the latest municipality in Sullivan County to adopt the Climate Smart Communities Pledge. At the town meeting on November 13, the board voted unanimously to adopt the pledge, which is promoted by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).  Read more

Bethel couple honored for community service

Maria and Al Frangipane were honored with the SYDA Foundation Community Service Award, which is bestowed each year on a couple or person who is deemed to have been especially active in serving the community.  Read more

In Damascus, all roads lead to hardship

Finding the wherewithal to maintain, repair and rebuild its 116 miles of paved and unpaved roads is nothing new to Damascus Township. It’s been a challenge for as long as the roads have been there. But in the wake of hurricanes Irene and Sandy, a recession that now looks suspiciously like a lifestyle, and unparalleled fiscal constraints in Washington, Harrisburg and Wayne County, road upkeep seems to be an impossible dream.  Read more