Martucci wins Senate race, Cuomo vetoes Monticello school bill and more

Martucci scores state Senate seat 42ND SENATE DISTRICT OF NEW YORK — Weeks since Election Day, Democratic Sen. Jen Metzger (NYS-42) conceded her race for reelection to Republican challenger …
Public Health Advisory

Positive COVID-19 case, possible exposures at Liberty Diner

Sullivan County Public Health Services has confirmed that a patron at the Liberty Diner tested positive for COVID-19 and may have exposed others while visiting during their infectious period.

Thanksgiving eve fire provides fodder for gratitude

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Michael Popolillo, the father, is thankful. He is thankful for his wife, for his twin boys, their families and for his grandchildren.

Working fire at American Electric

Five fire companies are responding to a structure fire at  American Electric on Nearing Road in the Town of Cochecton.

Grading redo

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — The hot-button topic at the monthly Sullivan West Central School Board of Education meeting on Thursday, November 19 was the district’s new, controversial system of …
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COVID-19 confirmed at Walmart, Dollar General and Callicoon restaurant

MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County Public Health Services has confirmed that two Town of Thompson Walmart employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and may have exposed others while …

Resident threatens lawsuit against Honesdale

HONESDALE, PA — A familiar voice from the public spoke up at Honesdale Borough Council’s November 16 virtual meeting. His issue with the borough is also a well-known one to any regular …
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Galligan declares victory in Sullivan County DA Race

MONTICELLO, NY — In a press release issued at 12:39 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, Meagan K. Galligan declared victory in the race for Sullivan County District Attorney. “I have come …

Some budget presentations, briefly

MONTICELLO, NY — The world-changing year of 2020 has slashed budgets.  Aid is cut. Grants are gone. All counties have been dealing with the fallout.  In Sullivan County, …

Credit card payment of Tusten taxes and fees

NARROWSBURG, NY — In a brief special meeting of the Tusten Town Board held via Zoom on November 18 at 5:30 p.m., town clerk Crystal Weston was authorized to act as administrator of an online …

A residential fuel oil spill

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — “There’s been another home fuel oil spill in Cochecton,” said code enforcement officer Greg Semenetz at the November 11 meeting of the Cochecton Town …

Collaborating on rural health

HONESDALE, PA — At a time when the reliability of local health systems seems more important than ever, the Wayne County Commissioners heard from two major community health care providers in …

Hopefully, some progress

MONTICELLO, NY — The most recent meetings of the county legislature led to a lot of discussions, some of them angry. There’s a lot to digest in relation to the leasing of the …

Galligan declares victory in Sullivan County DA Race

In a press release issued at 12:39 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, Meagan K. Galligan declared victory in the race for Sullivan County District Attorney.

PA limits interstate traveling

PENNSYLVANIA — Pennsylvania is putting new "targeted and strategic actions" to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 over the holiday season, according to PA Secretary of Health Rachel …

Wayne County sheriff retires

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County Sheriff Mark Steelman announced his plans to retire after 20 years of service at the county commissioners meeting Thursday, November 19. Steelman told the …
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Two confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Honesdale High School

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Highlands School District Superintendent Greg Frigoletto released the following statement regarding a confirmed case of COVID-19 at Honesdale High School: At the end of …

Pride in the community

NARROWSBURG, NY — It probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone that Brendan and Kathleen Weiden were recognized for their work in the community. The couple was awarded the Township …

Tusten adopts budget, appoints Smith to board

NARROWSBURG, NY — Following a public hearing held immediately prior to its November 10 meeting, the Tusten Town Board voted unanimously to adopt the preliminary 2021 town budget as …

‘Doing the best we can’

LAKE ARIEL, PA — Last September, with summer vacation ending and a new school year just days away, Western Wayne High School chemistry teacher Maria Masankay was feeling “mixed …
The ongoing fight

What we lose when we lose the CHHA, and more

MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County Public Health Director Nancy McGraw painted a harsh picture: lost revenue for the county. The county’s long-term home health program might go away. And …