REGION — A brutal cold snap brought thick ice to the lakes and rivers in the Upper Delaware Valley, then a warm spell lead to an early ice out. The ice flowed down the river and jammed up in Bucks County, leading to numerous flood warnings in that area.
MILANVILLE, PA — Resurrection City, a settlement of 3,000 residents on the National Mall in Washington, DC, was established on May 12, 1968. Lasting for six weeks only, it had a mayor, a city hall, a university, a resident psychiatrist, and its own zip code: 20013.
NARROWSBURG, NY — The cold and snow has not impeded the progress of various committees within the Town of Tusten.
PLEASANT MOUNT, PA — A blaze broke out in a barn housing about 110 cows on January 9, and the fire killed 79 cows. The rest were rescued and moved to another building. The blaze erupted at the Jonas family Cold Springs Farm near Pleasant Mount. Firefighters battled the fire for about seven hours in very cold weather.
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Commissioners on January 11 were undecided about what the county’s role would be in ongoing legal actions against the makers/distributors of the opioid medications that killed 4,627 Pennsylvanians in 2016, the last year where summary figures are available.
HORTONVILLE, NY — The first meeting of the year for the Town of Delaware town board, held on Wednesday, January 10, included talk about the town’s water.
DEERPARK, NY — The Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark denied a request by The River Reporter for an interview in the wake of allegations that the facility allows the adoption of aggressive and possibly dangerous dogs to unsuspecting customers.
GLEN SPEY, NY — Unusually cold weather and word that the town highway department would not be getting to any ordered cleanup until spring helped prompt the Lumberland Town Board to a second extension of a rubbish cleanup for a Mohican Lake property owner on January 10.
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Public roads, a semiprivate lake, and the people who share them occupied the better part of the January 10 Cochecton Town Board meeting. “Who put those tractor signs up?” asked Supervisor Gary Maas. “I don’t remember authorizing them.
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Sullivan West Central School District Superintendent Dr. Nancy Hackett warned that “volatile and uncertain times” for New York State government are likely to cause mayhem with funding for education.