Lake Huntington News 11/16

I hope you are all staying nice and warm in this chilly winter weather. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor hail, nor snow stopped The Cochcton Republican Club from serving up their annual chicken barbeque dinner on Election Day. I have to say it is the best chicken barbeque around.

John Geba

John Geba, a longtime resident of Glen Spey, NY, died Monday, November 6, 2017 with his family by his side. He was 90.

Funding for the Upper Delaware Council is being investigated by the National Park Service.

Upper Delaware Council under threat

NARROWSBURG, NY — As the first year of the Trump Administration labors to a conclusion, the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) continues to struggle with this year’s newly intense financial oversight by the National Park Service (NPS).

TRR photo by Susan Wade

A crowd of over 100 gathered at the last school board meeting seeking information on the recent lawsuit and subsequent personnel changes.

Few details disclosed at Eldred School Board meeting

ELDRED, NY — Acknowledging a crowd of well over 100 community members, board president Carol Bliefernich began her report at the November 2 meeting stating that there are probably “100 different reasons why you are here.” She repeatedly stated that she looks forward to hearing from the public, either personally or in the forum of the public meet

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A black-capped chickadee feasts on a sunflower seed. For more photos and additional discussion of the lack of birds at bird feeders, see River Talk at

Disappearing birds explained

REGION — There has been a rash of comments on social media in recent weeks about birds disappearing from bird feeders. The phenomena is reportedly real but not of concern, according to an email sent from Marc Devokaitis, a public information specialist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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Pennsylvania State Sen. Lisa Baker, left, attorney Warren Schloesser, Arthur Frey, Gail Frey, Daniel Mulligan (as Ben Franklin) and Donna Fritz pose at the Ben Franklin Award Ceremony.

Ben Franklin award bestowed

HAWLEY, PA — Arthur and Gail Frey were the recipients of the 2017 Ben Franklin Community Service Award. The honor was presented to the couple on November 2 by the Wayne County Community Foundation, which comes of a $1,000 grant that goes to the Newfoundland Food Pantry.

TRR photo by Fritz Mayer

An administrative law judge has ruled that the New York Department of Health does not have authority to prevent people from using the public access area of the reservoir for swimming. 

Toronto access update

SMALLWOOD, NY — The New York State Department of Health (DOH) filed a violation against Eagle Creek Renewables in July 2016 because the company, which owns the Toronto Reservoir, was not preventing residents from swimming in the reservoir.

TRR photo by Fritz Mayer

The deck on Main Street in Narrowsburg is again open to the public. 

Narrowsburg deck completed

NARROWSBURG, NY — The deck in Narrowsburg perched above the Upper Delaware River is once again open to the public. Discussions about the repair of the deck date back several years. At one time a majority of the Tusten Town Board voted in favor of accepting a design for a new deck created by the Chazen Companies.

TRR photo by David Hulse

Supervisor Sarah Nahman, seated center, is pictured with staff of the adoption office of Wayne Children & Youth Services on November 2, after the county commissioners, standing Wendell Kay, left, Brian Smith and Joseph Adams, proclaimed November as Adoption Awareness Month. Nahman’s office finds permanent homes for children of parents who are unable or unwilling to raise them, who have been fostered by the court system. Seven children in Wayne are currently awaiting permanent adoption.

PA shared housing program begins in Wayne

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County has joined with Pike and Monroe counties to offer a program to assist both senior homeowners and lower-income singles seeking affordable housing.



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