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March 2014

Is gun violence an epidemic?

About a year ago I was listening to an emergency medical services podcast from Albany Medical Center, as I normally have done in the past. I was shocked to find out that the speaker was a lawyer rather than a resident MD as the teacher, and this lawyer arrogantly brought forth the case that guns kill and gun violence is an epidemic.  Read more

Mired in fossil fuel

“Without targets for emissions reductions, incentives for cleaner technologies, or other clear policies, climate action plans will not achieve real reductions in GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions.”

—The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions  Read more

Siting cell towers in the scenic Upper Delaware River Valley

NARROWSBURG, NY — A free workshop sponsored by the Upper Delaware Council, Inc. (UDC) will be held on Saturday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Tusten Town Hall.  Read more

Hawley learns from challenging winter, looks forward

HAWLEY, PA — It was a full agenda at Hawley Borough Council’s March 12 meeting. While much of the meeting was focused on this past difficult winter, there were also plans discussed for the upcoming spring season.  Read more

Food hub resolution tabled

MONTICELLO, NY — Four Sullivan County legislators voted to move now on the creation of a food hub in Glen Wild, but five of them ultimately voted to table the matter until it can be further investigated.  Read more

Wayne updating local polling place

HONESDALE, PA — Keeping polling places up to modern standards is more than routine business in rural parts of northern Wayne County.  Read more

A new courthouse debate – ballot question proposed

MILFORD, PA — New voices last week joined in the Pike courthouse addition debate that has dominated county commissioners’ meetings since the beginning of the new year.  Read more

Sullivan endorses two casinos, approves $25,000 for analysis

MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Legislature on March 20 passed a resolution to support and advocate for two casino resorts to be located in the county. The resolution said the county has been seeking casinos for four decades, and said the casinos would provide financial support for education and desperately needed property tax relief.  Read more

Bill for making up snow days

HARRISBURG, PA — The state senate this week unanimously approved a bill that would give schools greater flexibility to make up time missed as a result of weather emergencies, according to Sen. Jake Corman, the bill’s sponsor.  Read more

Salary increase for Berlin official

BEACH LAKE, PA — Berlin Township officials voted to give Cathy Hunt a salary increase after she had not had a raise since 2009. At the township meeting on March 18, supervisor Charles Gries and supervisors’ chair Paul Henry voted to increase Hunt’s salary from $350 to $375 per week.  Read more