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UPPER DELAWARE VALLEY — The warm weather of the past few days has left Ten Mile River mostly free of ice, and the ice on many of the lakes in the region looks like it might not be thick enough to walk on.

Write-in candidate urges road repair in Shohola

HONESDALE, PA —Shirley Masuo, write-in candidate for Shohola Township Supervisor, is making decrepit road conditions on Shohola’s Lackawaxen Road part of her platform.  Read more

Spring Glen woman found not guilty of embezzling

SPRING GLEN, NY — Patricia Davis-Venuti of Spring Glen was found not guilty by a jury on August 14, of felony charges of stealing from a landscaping company to which she provided bookkeeping services for several months.  Read more

Cochecton ambulance woes

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — At the Cochecton town board meeting on August 12, Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps members Peter Grosser and Mike Attianese raised concerns about not being able to continue to run the service as it is now, with dwindling membership, and the money available to man emergency calls.  Read more

Pike man sentenced for child sexual abuse

MILFORD, PA — Michael Bonisgnore, 48, of Dingman’s Ferry, was sentenced to 45 years in prison on September 1, for sexually abusing two young girls, corrupting a young boy and producing child pornography.  Read more

Forecasters disagree about coming winter

REGION — There’s no question that last year’s winter was one for the record books, with temperature records falling all across the eastern United States and here in the Northeast, while most of the rest of the planet experienced above-normal temperatures. In fact, temperatures were so far above normal for most of the planet that by the end of August climate scientists were projecting that 2015 will be the warmest year since record taking began in 1880. Coming in right behind this year is 2014, which will then become the second warmest year on record.  Read more

Health guardians recognized in Wayne

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County provided honors for scores of health care workers on August 13, when the commissioners proclaimed the week of August 15 as National Health Center Week in Wayne County.

There are about 180 staff members from 15 health service locations affiliated with Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers. The centers employ 40 health professionals in these medical, dental and behavioral health sites and more recently at the new Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic.  Read more

Ukraine anniversary recognized in Sullivan

MONTICELLO, NY — Global geopolitical matters intruded a bit into Sullivan County affairs at the monthly meeting of the county legislature on August 20, at the government center. County Chairman Scott Samuelson read a proclamation recognizing the 24th anniversary of the independence of Ukraine from the former Soviet Union.  Read more

Keeping order in Lumberland

GLEN SPEY, NY — By a unanimous vote, the members of the Lumberland Town Board on August 12 approved a strict new set of “rules of conduct” to govern their meetings.  Read more

DV reviews recent academic performance

WESTFALL, PA — On the verge of a week of elementary and middle school student orientation leading to the August 31 opening of a new year, Delaware Valley officials on August 20 heard the annual review of the last graduates’ achievements.  Read more

Circle Park wins Renaissance nod again

GLEN SPEY, NY — Park beautification organizer Linda Hazen presented the Town of Highland with the Town of Highland Beautification Group’s latest Sullivan Renaissance competition win, the “Maintenance Judges’ Choice Award” plaque and its $1,000 award.  Read more

Port Jervis bluestone re-examined

PORT JERVIS, NY — At the Port Jervis Common Council meeting on August 10, the fate of the city’s old bluestone sidewalks was discussed again, and at the end, the council decided to advertise for other bids to do the same work that Peter Hill from New England Architectural Center has proposed. Hill made an offer to the city on July 25th to take what’s left of the old Church Street School’s bluestone, which is now located at Children’s Park and also at Mother’s Playground and Skinners Park, and replace it with concrete at no cost to the city.  Read more

Pike man accused of homicide; Man killed outside of bar

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — According to the affidavit of probable cause, Pennsylvania State Police at Blooming Grove have charged Jared Masker, 31, of Milford of killing Kristopher Hanscom, 23, of Bushkill outside a tavern in Dingmans Ferry.  Read more

Highland Democrat caucus names Haas

ELDRED, NY — As expected, at the August 18, Highland Democratic Party caucus, Highland Supervisor and Democrat Andrew Boyar nominated Councilman Donald “Jeff” Haas, a Republican, to be the candidate to run on the Democratic line in the November election.  Read more

Gunther announces new veteran staffer

MONTICELLO, NY — Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther on August 21 announced the addition of Daniel Ryan to her district office staff. Ryan will serve as legislative aide specializing in veteran’s services.  Read more

National Park Service ranger-led canoe instruction

NARROWSBURG, NY — Park rangers from Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River will demonstrate proper canoe paddling techniques and safety on Saturday, August 29 at 10:30 a.m. Two park rangers from the National Park Service (NPS) will teach basic paddling techniques as well as ways to stay safe while canoeing on the river. The event will be held at the New York Department of Environmental Conservation river access in Narrowsburg.  Read more

Honoring Wayne’s youthful competitors

HONESDALE, PA — Twelve young Wayne County athletes were honored by the county commissioners on August 13. Sponsored by the commissioners, they all competed in local, regional and finals competitions in what has for years been known as Hershey Track and Field. Wayne Recreation Director Karri Miszler said that this year Hershey moved to change the program from competitive to learning. Some areas, including Wayne decided to retain the competition, as Pennsylvania Youth Track and Field; and its final meet once again was held at Penn State University.  Read more

Rep. calls for Porngate hearing

HARRISBURG, PA — Pennsylvania state Rep. John Payne on August 21 renewed his call for action on legislation he introduced in response to the Porngate scandal. Payne’s House Bill 780 would establish penalties for state employees who use state-owned computers, networks or cellular phones to view and/or exchange pornography.  Read more

Eldred’s tech updates

ELDRED, NY — In an effort to keep Eldred graduates up with the rest of the world, Superintendent Robert Dufour presented Eldred School District’s Technology Plan at a recent board of education meeting. He said, “The district is committed to integrating digital content into our curriculum and classroom instruction.” The comprehensive plan includes annual phases starting this year until 2018, and securing funds is one of the priorities.  Read more

Deadly Delaware flooding recalled

HONESDALE, PA — Almost 60 years to the day, historian Jane Varcoe brought the story of the region’s deadly flooding of 1955 before the Wayne County Commissioners.  Read more

Putting an electric vehicle to the test

CALLICOON CENTER, NY — Bryan Kent is a show-me kind of guy. Now, having been won over by the performance of his electric vehicle, a 2013 Nisson Leaf, he is driving it on an epic road trip covering more than 26,000 miles in about 100 days. Along the way, he plans to visit the capitals of the 48 contiguous U.S. states and plant 100 trees.  Read more