SYRACUSE, NY — The River Reporter was judged one of the five top single-flag newspapers in New York State in the New York Press Association’s annual contest at its spring conference last weekend.
The categories that netted the newspaper its top spot are listed below. Where applicable, you can click the links to read the award-winning stories.
At its meeting on March 28, the Tusten zoning rewrite committee unanimously voted to recommend that the town board approve the re-opening of the SEQRA process, including a public hearing, to make some additional changes in the ordinance passed late last year. Read more
UPPER DELAWARE REGION — The Common Waters Fund has announced that an additional dozen landowners on 8,000 acres across three states will share more than $140,000 in Common Waters Fund grants to develop forest management plans and implement sustainable management practices that protect water quality in the Upper Delaware River Basin. Read more
The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) has completed a $12.5 million project to modernize a wastewater treatment plant located on the Neversink River at Port Jervis. Modernization work will help protect the water quality of both the Neversink River and the Delaware River immediately downstream. Read more
The Upper Delaware Council, Inc. (UDC) will honor those that have enhanced the quality of life or protected the resources of the Upper Delaware River Valley at its 24th annual awards ceremony on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, at The Carriage House located at 3351 NYS Route 97. Read more
If Tusten councilwoman Andrea Reynosa is successful, there will be a new garden in Narrowsburg very soon. Called the Tusten Heritage Community Garden, the objective of the project is to “foster, develop and strengthen ties among the various existing groups” in the Towns of Tusten and Cochecton and the Township of Damascus in Pennsylvania. Read more
NEW JERSEY & PENNSYLVANIA — In a major win for two utilities that want to build a $510 million power line, the National Park Service (NPS) has backed a route that would take the line through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area, the Middle Delaware National Scenic River and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Read more
UPPER DELAWARE REGION — They appear everywhere these days, those small squares of black and white patterns that are portals to information troves of varying types. Called Quick Response (QR) codes, the squares are two-dimensional matrix barcodes encoded with data and designed to enable mobile device users to obtain easy access to additional information linked to the code. Read more
An enormous bank of book titles are now available as e-books at any of the Wayne County public libraries. Library patrons can now “borrow” the e-book for two weeks, after which the book disappears from your reader, although you can renew it for another two weeks. Read more
In an attempt to dispel rumors and reduce concerns, the Wayne Conservation District (WCD) is renewing efforts to provide education and assistance related to the recently released Manure Management Manual in Pennsylvania with two new workshops scheduled for May 3. Read more
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 19, NY — With the new congressional districts drawn and in place, the race for District 19, which includes Sullivan County, has begun in earnest. On the Republican side is Congressman Chris Gibson, who was swept into office in the Republican wave in 2010, which occurred, at least in part, in reaction to President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare. Read more
Monticello - Chancellor Livingston LLC, previously designated by the County Legislature as the preferred developer for the East Broadway Redevelopment Project (The former Apollo Mall property and the former Landfill Phase II property) has notified County officials that they are withdrawing from this project. Sullivan County will recognize their withdraw, and the County Legislature will consider options that will move the development of the area forward. Read more
Eileen Haworth Weil of Summitville died at her home on March 23, after a battle with cancer. She was 69. Read more
Since Governor Tom Corbett signed into law HB 934, also known as the Photo Voter ID Bill, on March 14, county election coordinators, including Cindy Furman of the Wayne County bureau, are busy getting ready. Read more
The fate of the Pond Eddy Bridge, which crosses the Delaware River and connects the communities of Pond Eddy, NY and Pond Eddy, PA, continues to hang in the balance as a growing number of individuals, organizations, businesses and towns weigh in on the matter. Read more