Pike: Conservationists pursuing ‘climate resiliency’

PIKE COUNTY, PA — Between Milford Borough and Shohola Township, Pike County is on the receiving end of more than $500,000 in grant funding to put toward outdoor recreation and conservation …

UDC welcomes new leadership, NPS staff

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) marked the start of February by swearing in its 2023 officers in a meeting on February 1. Shohola Township board of supervisors chairman …

A Blind Pond Road retreat

NARROWSBURG, NY — A standing-room-only public hearing of the Town of Tusten Planning Board, held on January 24, heard discussion of a proposed educational retreat. The project before the …

Tax preparation offered, and more

Former Wayne Bank building leased NARROWSBURG, NY — The Town of Tusten on January 18 authorized a lease of 93 Main St., formerly a Wayne Bank branch location, to Big Eddy Brewing Company. …

What to do with the garbage?

MONTICELLO, NY — For Sullivan County to get ahead of its trash problem, it will need to take all options under consideration. That’s the gist of a conversation on the issue from the …

A legislative soap opera

HARRISBURG, PA — Just weeks into the new year, the Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives has been rocked by disorganization and unkept promises. Meanwhile, in the Senate, the future …

Martin Luther King’s day of service

HURLEYVILLE, NY — As I stood in the ballroom of the Hurleyville Arts Center on January 13, I witnessed juniors and seniors from all over the county enter the space with their curious eyes and …

In ‘odd,’ ‘slanted,’ process, Honesdale fills council seat

HONESDALE, PA — Honesdale Borough Council started the new year off in a new location with the appointment of a new council member. In the first meeting since moving from Main Street to the …

Pollution in the Mongaup

TOWN OF BETHEL, NY — A report is being investigated of a potential sewage leak affecting the Mongaup River. Shannon Schultz lives on Creamery Road, near the Sullivan County International …

Pike County receives traffic, conservation grants

Utilities relief for New Yorkers ALBANY, NY — Roughly 478,000 residential customers and 56,000 small businesses in New York State will receive assistance totaling $672 million to pay off …

Pike and Sullivan: key housing strategies

UPPER DELAWARE RIVER VALLEY — A river may run between them, but Pike County, PA and Sullivan County, NY share an issue of unaffordable housing. Articles in this week's edition of the River …

Housing for Sullivan County and beyond

MONTICELLO, NY — An $8 million project in Monticello looks to pair housing with commercial development. Three properties on Broadway, all taken over by the Sullivan County Land Bank (SCLB) …

Relieving the rent burden

MILFORD, PA — It’s “nearly impossible” for many Pike County residents to afford housing without some sort of government subsidy, according to the results of a 2020 housing …

SCVA silent auction raises money for firefighters

The Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association (SCVA) recently held a silent auction at its December 7 annual meeting, held at Bethel Woods. The auction raised $4,300, which was presented to the …

Adams begins first term

HARRISBURG, PA — Former Wayne County Commissioner Joe Adams (R, PA-139) was sworn into his first term in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives earlier this month. He joined the chamber …

Frozen pipes disrupt water systems

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The wintry weather over the holiday season, along with frigid temperatures hovering near zero degrees, caused water pipes in some unoccupied homes to freeze and break. This …

Oberacker takes oath of office

ALBANY, NY — State Sen. Peter Oberacker (R/C – Schenevus) took the oath of office on January 4 for his second New York State Senate term. “As we begin the 2023 legislative …

Baker sworn in for fifth term

HARRISBURG —The Pennsylvania Senate convened on January 3 for the start of the 2023-24 legislative session, highlighted by the swearing-in of members. The proceedings included the election of …

Do bureaucrats dream of electric cars?

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Electric vehicles (EVs) play an increasingly large role in the world’s near future. The International Energy Agency (an intergovernmental organization that helps …

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) information session

ONLINE ― The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program of Pike County will hold an information session on Thursday, January 12, at 6 p.m. via Zoom, for individuals interested in becoming a …

Getting cannabis on the books

ELDRED, NY — No one’s lining up to open a dispensary in Highland yet. However, if someone is fortunate enough to get one of the first-round New York State licenses to open an adult-use …

Whispers of rimfire in the night, and more

NYSP issues 32,900 tickets ALBANY, NY — The New York State Police issued 32,934 tickets and arrested 453 people for impaired driving during the National DWI Crackdown, according to a press …