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BINGHAMTON,NY — The New York-Pennsylvania Joint Interstate Bridge Commission approved $37.5 million worth of replacement and repair costs targeting five Upper Delaware River bridges at its May 18 annual meeting, while agreeing to hold a public meeting locally to discuss the overall coordination of bridge projects.

Bloomingburg developer stopped with preliminary injunction

The developer who plans to build 396 units in 40 townhouses in the Village of Bloomingburg, which are being marketed to the Hasidic community, has been ordered to not work on any new units. Some 10 townshouses appear to be complete from the outside, and two more are partially complete. The judge ruled that Shalom Lamm may finish those two townhouses to protect them from the weather, but may not begin any additional ones.  Read more

Novak Sentenced for Narrowsburg murder

Paul Novak has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife, Catherine, on December 13, 2008. The sentence was handed down on January 31.  Read more

Pike Courthouse addition debate continues

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Commissioners keep saying the decisions have already been made, but constituents are continuing the argument about demolishing a historic building to site an addition to the county courthouse.  Read more

A tree grows in Texas Township

TEXAS TOWNSHIP, PA — A picture taken of a tree in Amy Minnich’s yard shows that it is clearly brushing up against her chimney. She considers this a safety issue, but beyond that, the towering pine, which is owned by her neighbor, is costing her money. According to Minnich, she has had to bear the cost of replacing her rear roof three times in recent years because of damage done by pine needles collecting heavily on the roof and in the gutters.  Read more

Parksville Hamlet Committee presents zoning recommendations

LIBERTY, NY — At its regularly scheduled board meeting on January 22 (postponed from January 21) the Town of Liberty board heard about zoning recommendations for the hamlet of Parksville.  Read more

Bethel reports increased building activity in 2013; Aquatic invasive species also addressed

WHITE LAKE, NY — The year that just ended was a good one for the Town of Bethel in terms of construction and building activity. At the town meeting on January 22, Supervisor Dan Sturm went over some of the figures for 2013.  Read more

Changes at Wallenpaupack

PALMYRA TOWNSHIP — Recent changes in the Wallenpaupack Area School District include the appointment of a new board president and vice president, as well as the resignations of several athletic coaches.  Read more

Pike inmate security and state violence reduction effort

MILFORD, PA — Early last year, in the wake of the Newtown school massacre, Pennsylvania and many other states decided to take a look at how they were handling school security, bullying, gun ownership, gang violence and other issues related to violent crime.  Read more

Luxury condos reborn in Monticello

MONTICELLO, NY — The complex then called Dunbar Towers was about 80% complete four years ago, when construction halted with the onset of the Great Recession. But there is renewed activity at the site, with the new owners planning to market 92 luxury units to second-home owners from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.  Read more

Bill would prevent elected officials from profiting from schools

HARRISBURG, PA — Pennsylvania state Rep. Rob Matzie introduced legislation on January 24 that would prevent members of the general assembly from using their positions or knowledge to profit from the activities of schools while in office.  Read more

Monticello woman charged with forging prescription

MONTICELLO, NY — On January 27, New York State Police at Liberty arrested a Monticello woman for forging a prescription for the painkiller Oxycodone. Authorities were alerted when 26-year-old Kimberly Cleveland attempted to obtain the drug at the Monticello Walmart.  Read more

First propane school bus in Sullivan County

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — Rolling V Bus Corporation, a Sullivan County-based bus transportation company, announced on January 27 that the rubber has hit the road on its propane-powered school bus, the first of its kind in Sullivan County.  Read more

School safety grants awarded

PIKE AND WAYNE, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Education has awarded school safety grants to four area school districts. The Delaware Valley and Wallenpaupack Area school districts in Pike County will each receive $40,000, Wayne County’s Wayne Highlands School District will receive $40,000 and Western Wayne School District will receive $39,990.  Read more

Slow pay by feds and state prompts Wayne loan

HONESDALE, PA — Last fall, there was a great deal of talk in Washington, DC about the “good faith and credit” of the United States government before October 17, when Congress voted to raise the nation’s debt ceiling and pay its bills.  Read more

Monticello Democratic primary results

The two winners of the contest to appear on the Democratic line in the March election for village trustee spots are Doug Solomon who, according to unofficial results, received 342 votes, and Jill Weyer, who received 318.  Read more

Life saved by life jacket

A fisherman considers himself extremely lucky to be alive after falling into the frigid waters of the Delaware River on Monday, January 20th.  Read more

Voter suppression charged in Monticello; judge dismisses lawsuit

On Friday, January 24, Judge Michael McGuire dismissed a lawsuit filed by Rochelle Massey over the change of location of the polling place for the Democratic primary to be held on Tuesday, January 28. Massey said she would not appeal because it would add confusion to where the voting will occur. The previous story appears below.  Read more

Community survey about views on fracking slated

NARROWSBURG, NY — Representatives from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Department of Environmental Medicine will hold an open house at the Tusten Town Hall on Saturday, February 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for anyone in the area to come and fill out a survey regarding their views on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the community. Dr. Judy Zelikoff, the principal investigator, said she and her team have no bias in the fracking debate, and that this survey is a service to the community to help it understand its views on fracking.  Read more

Eldred’s music program feted

ELDRED, NY — Eldred Central School District has been nominated by two national organizations as being among the best schools in America for music education. The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) selected the school for their award; and Grammy Signature Schools awarded Eldred a semifinalist place in its annual list for the second year running, making it one of 123 of the about 20,000 surveyed.  Read more

Comings and goings on the river

NARROWSBURG, NY — January government meetings often contain anticipated arrivals and sentimental departures as new officials take their seats and outgoing ones bow out. The Upper Delaware Council’s (UDC) January 9 meeting was no exception.  Read more