We will pay the rent!

CALLICOON, NY — The Callicoon Business Association (CBA) has signed a long-term lease with the Central New York Railroad Corporation for the historic 1896 railroad depot building and grounds in the center of the hamlet.  It's soon to become an Upper Delaware visitors center.

A fracking crash course

DELAWARE RIVER — The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) just voted to ban fracking in the Delaware River. For some, it’s a monumental victory in the fight against climate change, …

Honesdale charged with unfair labor practices

    HONESDALE, PA — The Borough of Honesdale engaged in unfair labor practices with a recent policy change within the local police department, the Honesdale Police Officers …

Cartwright holds COVID relief town hall

EIGHTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT — Last week, Northeast Pennsylvania’s Rep. Matt Cartwright held a virtual town hall to address COVID-19 recovery, both from the virus’s health effects …

Kudos at Sullivan West: Top 10 academic achievers, e-sports, a tough hand and more 

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — It was a full house at Sullivan West Central School District’s (SWCSD) monthly Board of Education (BOE) meeting on February 18. As in recent previous meetings, it …

Being out in nature is a huge health boost and a tourist draw, but paying for needed infrastructure is a challenge

    SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Step away from the computer. Put down the phone. Go outside. Sullivan County boasts acres of unspoiled land, miles of rivers and streams. But …

Tax certiorari litigation a win

ELDRED, NY — Both district treasurer Caleb Russell and superintendent Dr. John Morgano are pleased that the compressor station tax assessment has been reduced by $24 million. Originally …

PennDOT placing weight restriction on Owego Turnpike

      HONESDALE, PA — An incoming 10-ton weight limit on the Owego Turnpike has business owners concerned and local leaders frustrated. At the Wayne County Commissioners …

Fido on the loose

REGION — It seems like every telephone pole has a sign, and they’re all heartbreaking.  Someone’s dog is lost.  It may seem like missing pets are on the rise, but …
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New York summer camps to reopen, explosion in Liberty and more

Explosion in Liberty LIBERTY, NY — At approximately 11:55 a.m. on February 21, New York State Police responded to a report of an explosion at a residence on Lt. J.G. Brender Highway. An …

Who’s the king?

BETHEL, NY — On February 21, the Sullivan County Conservation Club crowned Monticello, NY’s 24-year-old Hayden Carnell as King of the Ice at the club’s 2021 annual ice fishing …

Delaware fracking ban considered

  DELAWARE RIVER — The issue of fracking has been something of a gray area in the Delaware River Basin for more than a decade now. That could possibly change this week. Depending on …
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The Weekend News Review

Fracking ban considered, reopenings in NYS The Delaware River Basin Commission is holding a special meeting next Thursday where the commissioners will consider final action on banning fracking in …

Sullivan West staff member tests positive for COVID-19

MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan West Superintendent Stephen Walker announced on February 17 that a member of the middle school/high school staff had tested positive for COVID-19. "Due to …

Millennium tax assessment reduced by $24 million

ELDRED, NY — Millennium Pipeline originally asked for a reduction of $56 million; in the end, it was reduced by $24 million. The outcome of the tax certiorari litigation with Millenium …

Honesdale residents lose home in fire, Aldi partial building collapse

Monticello Aldi partial building collapse MONTICELLO, NY — Over the past weekend, the Aldi grocery store in Monticello closed due to a partial building collapse. A roof leak in the rear of …

Flames engulf Honesdale business

HONESDALE, PA — On the evening of Saturday, February 13 at around 6 p.m., a fire broke out at Dick Palmer and Sons Truck Service located on the Beach Lake Highway. A portion of Route 6 was …

WiFi on wheels

LIBERTY, NY — “Working with my hands is pretty cool, and I did something for the community,” said 16-year-old Tim Dirie, a junior at Liberty High School and first-year student in …

Infinite preference

Maybe it was the intense focus on local needs, or maybe it was that they had experience dealing with Medicaid patients. Maybe it was the in-person visits that some legislators paid to their facilities.

Green market

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Legislature chair Rob Doherty has his own goal for tourism in the county, and it’s based on our rivers. Our forests. The network of trails that spiderwebs through …

Wayne County housing during pandemic

HONESDALE, PA — Most years, Pennsylvania picks one night toward the beginning of the year for county housing departments throughout the commonwealth to conduct a count of their unsheltered …

Stay of eviction

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — One night in 2019, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, almost 568,000 people nationwide were homeless. Ninety-two thousand were in New York; 13,000 …