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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

Jill Padua

New council member for Tusten

The council of the Town of Tusten will have a new member at the beginning of the year.

After the absentee ballots were counted, Padua maintained her count over current council member Ned Lang.

With absentee votes, Jane Luchsinger had 307 votes, Padua had 267 and Lang had 234. 

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Shad count looking up

MILANVILLE, PA — A count of American Shad in the Upper Delaware River was performed in October, with a small boat and a seine net.  The results give grounds for cautious optimism about the fate of this fish, an important component of river health, though it’s too early to conclude the improvement is a trend.  For the story and more pictures, go

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Kezia Labuda tests her recipes in anticipation of the community Thanksgiving dinner on November 23, while husband Kurt supervises.

Turkey, mashed potatoes and a heaping helping of community

GLEN SPEY, NY — As sure as blooming flowers are an indication of spring, around the towns of Lumberland and Highland, signs advertising the community Thanksgiving dinner usher in this special time of the year.

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Colors are dipped and veterans salute during the three-volley salute at Heroes Park in Eldred.

Veterans honored

ELDRED, NY — Ninety-nine years after the armistice was signed to end World War I, Highland residents gathered to honor their own on November 11 at 11 a.m. The commemoration was hosted by the Tusten-Highland-Lumberland VFW Post 6427 and the Sylvan Liebla American Legion Post 1363. Commander  Peter D. Carmeci Sr.



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