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June 26, 2016
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Slaughterhouse dreams fade away

For the past 10 years or so, the Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) and others have been trying to launch what could be called a boutique slaughterhouse in Liberty, NY. But after a wild ride of ups and downs, the project has finally met its demise.

The red meat facility was first proposed by the Sullivan County Agricultural Local Development Corporation in 2004, but that agency made no real progress, and the IDA adopted the project four years later.  Read more

By Margaret Dietrich and Marianne Ofenloch

Recently, a gathering of Pike County residents heard about the state of poverty in our area, when Todd Behr, professor of economics at East Stroudsburg University, spoke at St. Patrick’s Church Hall at the invitation of the Social Justice Committee of the Five Catholic Parishes of Pike County. Behr’s presentation focused especially on a group known today as the working poor.

In 2012, 46.5 million people (15% of the U.S. population)...

Sometime between Tuesday, June 14 at 5:15 p.m. and Wednesday, June 15 at 9:45 a.m., someone thought they needed to break into the Calling All Angels Thrift Shoppe in Milford, PA. This shop is operated by Calling All Angels Mission, a nonprofit staffed mostly by volunteers, and is in the business of helping those in our community in need.

I am the manager of the shop as well as being on the board of directors for the mission. I have heard people tell me I should be angry. They say they...