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Talking turkey

REGION — Here are few facts about turkeys that you might not have known.  One of the first meals ever eaten by human beings off-planet, which involved the astronauts circling the moon on Christmas Eve 1969, was contained in foil packets and consisted of roasted turkey and trimmings normally associated with a turkey dinner.

Tusten residents weigh in

NARROWSBURG, NY — Responding to input from a larger-than-usual audience at its November 14 meeting, the Tusten town council determined that some issues were pressing enough that it would be appropriate to recess the meeting to November 20 rather than delay some actions till its regularly scheduled December 12 gathering.

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The League of Women Voters uses the 20th Pennsylvania State Senate District as one of several that show the results of gerrymandering. 

Pennsylvania redistricting update

HARRISBURG, PA — A trial will begin on December 10 in Commonwealth Court to determine whether state lawmakers engaged in extreme partisan gerrymandering when drawing up the current districts in 2011. Because of an order from the Supreme Court, the Commonwealth Court must come up with a decision on the question by the end of the year.

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Highland Supervisor Jeff Haas is pictured on November 14 as he presents certificates of appreciation to resident scouts, Awinita Stasilli, left, Jeremiah Stasilli and Brian Sherwood. Awanita created and erected two highway “Welcome to Highland” signs, Jeremiah installed a bench and landscape pavers outside St. Anthony’s RC Church, and Sherwood restored and repainted the bald eagle sculpture at Eldred’s four-corners.

Compiled budget numbers even better

ELDRED, NY — Town of Highland officials said the town’s 2018 budget numbers have improved.

Following a budget hearing and an executive session meeting with insurance representatives on October 26, the town board approved a $1,861,733 budget requiring a 1.05% tax increase.

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Joe Todora, commissioner of the Sullivan County Division of Family Services, unveils a hotline number encouraging residents to report welfare fraud should they be aware of any.

Sullivan fraud effort highlighted

MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Welfare Fraud Task Force held a news conference on November 16 at the government center to talk about efforts to battle welfare fraud in the county.

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Actor James Cromwell addresses the monthly meeting of the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee on November 16 before being removed from the meeting. 

Protestors removed from FERC meeting

WASHINGTON, DC — Actor James Cromwell, who was arrested in 2015 for a sit-in protest of the Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) power plant and who later served two days in jail; and Pramilla Malick, who was arrested with him and also spent a couple of days behind bars, have once again tested the patience of the powers-that-be in the energy industr



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