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April 30, 2016
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Photo by John Cassidy

GLEN SPEY, NY — Saturday, April 23 marked the opening day of Little League in Glen Spey. The young players took to the field to learn, according to the league’s mission statement, “the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority, so that they may be well adjusted, stronger and happier children and will grow to be decent, healthy, and trustworthy citizens.”

The photo was taken by Glen Spey resident John Cassidy. Check out next week’s paper for more of his delightful photos of the event.

Wayne ponders state funding ‘rollover’

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Commissioners are looking to their statewide commissioners’ association for direction in responding to an apparent state budget cut.  Read more

River panel completes reorganization

NARROWSBURG, NY — Formally beginning its 28th year of operations last week, the 13-town membership of the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) is still two towns short of its ultimate potential (Manchester and Buckingham have never joined), with two existing township members (Lackawaxen and Westfall) not in attendance at the meeting.  Read more

Liberty man charged with murder; Accused of shooting wife

LIBERTY, NY — A 65-year-old man has been charged with the murder of his wife. New York State Police say Jorge Gonzalez has been arrested and charged with shooting and killing his 33-year-old wife Ramona Gonzalez.  Read more

Honesdale hospital will grow and fly; $100 million litigation deal possible

HONESDALE, PA — The February 8 meeting of the Honesdale Borough Council started with a bang: six members voted to approve Wayne Memorial Hospital’s conditional-use application for a helipad at 1839 Fair Ave. Councilmember Mike Dux abstained, saying that his participation in helipad fundraising activities represented a clear conflict of interest. But the vote to approve the hospital’s purchase and nonconforming use of property adjacent to its visitor parking lot was unanimous, clearing the way for a planned $35 million expansion of the hospital.  Read more

Solar leases examined; Consumers advised to get legal help

MONTICELLO, NY — At a meeting at the government center on February 4, Colleen Monaghan, executive director of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) said her organization had received hundreds of inquires from people seeking information about solar leases. Many landowners had received lease proposals in the mail, but were not sure if they represented a good deal.  Read more

County information on Zika virus

MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County Public Health Services has updated information on its Public Health Information line (845/513-2268, Option 1) for members of the public to call with questions about Zika virus as of February 9. Links on the department’s web page to the latest Zika Health Advisory will also be updated as more information becomes available from the New York State Health Department and Centers for Disease Control.  Read more

PA lawmakers call for bill to keep funds flowing

HARRISBURG, PA — On the same day that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his annual budget address, Rep. Dan Truitt and other lawmakers held a capitol news conference to urge their colleagues to adopt legislation that would prevent the interruption of crucial services in the event of a future state budget impasse.  Read more

Neurologist now seeing patients in Honesdale

HONESDALE, PA — Citing a need for outpatient neurology services in the greater Wayne County area, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) announced on February 8 that neurologist Julianne O’Boyle, MD has returned to private practice on a part-time basis. Dr. O’Boyle is seeing patients at her practice, Honesdale Neurology, located within the surgery suite at the Stourbridge Professional and Medical Complex, 600 Maple Avenue, Suite #1.  Read more

Maloney endorses Zephyr Teachout

NY 19th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT — Zephyr Teachout received the endorsement of Representative Sean Patrick Maloney of New York’s 18th Congressional District in her campaign to represent the state’s 19th Congressional District.  Read more

Gibson announces gubernatorial committee

LIBERTY, NY — Congressman Chris Gibson announced on February 8 that he had formed a committee to explore a run for governor of New York in 2018. He represents Sullivan, Ulster and Delaware counties as well as all or parts of eight other counties. Gibson, who has served in Congress since 2010, has said he would not run again after his current term expires at the end of this year.  Read more

Millennium project expands; Another compressor announced for Hancock

REGION — The construction of a compressor station in the Town of Highland along the Millennium Pipeline is just one of several new elements of an expansion of the line that the company calls the Eastern System Upgrade (ESU).  Read more

Reaction to Bloomingburg settlement; Some neighbors are distressed

BLOOMINGBURG, NY — The 396-unit development called Villages at Chestnut Ridge has not yet been fully developed, even though developer Shalom Lamm has been legally able to move forward with the project for about two years. About 45 units are finished.  Read more

Walden man arrested for 50 bags of heroin

NY State Police in Middletown announce the arrest of Walter Herring, age 34, of Walden, New York. Herring was stopped by troopers from the Middletown barracks on Friday, February 5, 2016 at approximately 2:30 PM for a traffic infraction on State Route 211 East in the Town of Wallkill.  Read more

Alternatives to Incarceration meeting

MONTICELLO, NY — The annual Sullivan County Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Advisory Board Meeting was held at the Sullivan County Probation Department on January 27, 2016. The ATI program provides alternatives to incarcerating defendants and supervision of community service work that may be ordered for defendants as a condition of sentencing or probation by the various courts in Sullivan County.  Read more

State money owed in ’15 tacked on to ’16-17 budget

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Commissioners are trying to decipher a cryptic letter describing how Harrisburg plans children and youth spending.  Read more

Treasurer applauds coworkers

MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County Treasurer Nancy Buck announced on January 28 that a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the County of Sullivan Treasurer’s Department by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) prepared in 2015, for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014.  Read more

New Sullivan department heads appointed

MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Legislature voted to appoint two people to important posts in county government.  Read more

Sidewalks, new law and the race track addressed

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Port Jervis Common Council addressed many issues at the meeting on January 25, starting with Phil Massey from the seventh ward, who wanted to know what the city was going to do about construction of a sidewalk to the trains many residents use. He said, “I approached you two years ago about this same thing. There’s snow and slush in the winter. It seems a reasonable thing to do; there’s no sidewalk. I’m a little baffled. What can be done?”  Read more

Frozen water line closes Sullivan West

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Being at the top is a goal for every school district, but not when it results in an emergency closure and concerns over potential contamination of the water supply.  Read more

DV welcomes state money

WESTFALL, PA — The partial settlement of Pennsylvania’s six-month-long budget logjam has released some of the state’s public school basic education, at least last year’s portion.  Read more