State officials have filed criminal charges against a Wayne County man accused of illegally burning and burying waste in Wayne County. Attorney General Linda Kelly identified the defendant as Joseph Bunnell, 50. Bunnell is the owner of Bunnell Waste Removal Inc., 267 Tryon St., Honesdale.
According to the complaint, from January 2009 through February 2012, Bunnell allegedly obtained thousands of dollars from customers by misrepresenting that their waste was being disposed of properly at a landfill. Read more
Laura and her dog Roxi took in over 600 miles in the Cascade Mountains during their hike to raise funds for the Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter. Join Laura for an evening of photos and stories from the trail at the Community Room at the Wayne County Visitor Center, 6-8pm.
The Honesdale Borough Council has approved the original traffic pattern plan proposed by CVS engineers. A motion to reject the pattern by council member Harry DeVrieze failed by a 4 to 3 vote. Juanita Pisano and Bob Jennings voted yes with DeVrieze to reject the plan with F.J. Monaghan, James Brennan, Michael Slish and Scott Smith voting no.
“I think there should be a better traffic pattern,” DeVrieze said. Read more
Fiesta on Main will host Tastes of Wayne County, "First Wednesdays" for the Wayne County Historical Society. Fiesta on Main is an authentic Mexican Restaurant located at 1139 Main St.
The Wayne County Commissioners are proposing the new 2013 budget that will carry a 4% hike in property taxes. The commissioners expect to adopt the new budget at their final meeting on December 27.
The current 2012 budget saw a decrease of 1.16% from the previous year. There was no increase in property taxes in the 2012 budget. The millage rate has not increased since 2009. Read more
On 12-06-2012, the Honesdale Borough Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Jason L. GINNETTO 29 years of age from the Honesdale area. The warrant was for a charge of Theft By Deception, graded as a Felony of the 3rd degree, and several counts of Bad Checks graded as Misdemeanors. Read more
Wayne County Extension Office, 6:30-8:30pm. Topic: Working with Mixed Age Groups. Participants will learn how to extend lesson plans through different age groups. Cost: $5. Registration is required by December 8, by going to www.pakeys.org/pages/login.aspx. 570/253-5970, ext 4110.
Open mic night hosted by "The Crackers", 7-10pm. Donations greatly appreciated. www.thecooperageproject.org or call 570/253-2020.
A holiday benefit concert for The Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, 6-10pm. Admission is a new, unwrapped toy or $10. www.thecooperageproject.org or call 570/253-2020.
Pennsylvania State Police at Honesdale are investigating the theft of funds intended for charity. According to a police press release, Betsy Arnold, 35, “stole $870 in funds that were intended to help a cancer victim and used the funds to go on a shopping spree for herself.” The release says Arnold also stole prescription medication from the same victim over the course of several weeks. Charges have been filed against Arnold.