The bulk of action requests received at the Honesdale Borough Council’s meeting on December 9 came not from the public but from its own officials. Icy roads kept public attendance sparse, so only the few routine public requests received by correspondence were considered at the monthly meeting chaired by Vice President James Brennan, in President F. J. Monaghan’s absence. Newly-appointed Police Commissioner Rick Southerton and Director of Public Works Richard Doney described exasperating situations that they regard as dangerously unacceptable, asking the council for action to remedy them. Read more
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
Wayne County will be spending a little more in 2014, but property owners’ county tax bills will not increase. Read more
Honesdale High School will present Holiday Lights in the Honesdale High School parking lot, 6-9pm. Come watch Christmas lights flash, fade, and chase to songs of the holiday season transmitted through your car radio on 107.7 FM. 570/253-2046.
Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a book sale in the David Katz Conference center on the hospital’s second floor, 7am-4pm. A wide variety of books including children’s books, cookbooks and novels as well as other gift items will be offered. Proceeds benefit the hospital.
The Wayne County Commissioners on November 14 added their support for a grant application that would fund a baseline water quality study for Wayne County. Read more
Wayne County Arts Alliance (WCAA) will hold an opening reception for a new juried exhibition of its members’ works at the WCAA gallery at Maude Alley, 1023 Main St., 4-7pm.
The Honesdale Area Ministerium offers its annual Community Thanksgiving Service at Central United Methodist Church, 4pm. Pastor Marge Allgeier of White Mills United Methodist Church will lead the service.
RiverFolk Concerts presents Gathering Time at the Cooperage, 3pm. Suggested donation $15 reserved, $18/door. They perfected two separate but related art forms: three part harmony and having a ball on stage.
Historic Honesdale offers up its famous holiday hospitality during the annual "Honesdale for the Holidays" event. Open houses, holiday music, trolley rides, Santa parade, activities in Central Park, craft vendors and more. 570/253-5492.