Vote for Ballot Proposition #1 and more

Vote for Ballot Proposition #1 Voters should vote “Yes” on Ballot Proposition # 1 for the following reasons: Freeze the number of state senators at 63: There is a convoluted formula …

‘No excuse’ absentee ballots are necessary

“The best-laid plans… ” Have you ever had one of those days that just seemed to turn upside down and stay that way for hours? Well, if you’re a caretaker for someone who is …

Aging in Place services expand in Wayne, Lackawanna counties and more

Comment period still open for Skinner’s Falls / Milanville Bridge project MILANVILLE, PA — The project advisory committee for the Milanville-Skinner’s Falls Bridge project met on …

Fierce competition: Logging Days 2021

NARROWSBURG, NY — The chain saws were buzzing and the axes were flying. With intermittent gusty winds, vendors held fast to their goods and their booths. Until a deluge cleared Fireman’s …

Toxic waste, begone!

MONTICELLO, NY — Here’s a 550-pound question: How do you safely get rid of a five-gallon bucket of mercury in Sullivan County? Answer: You call recycling coordinator Bill Cutler and …

Upper Delaware Council offers tribute to Shannon Cilento

At its October 7 meeting, the Upper Delaware Council received a letter of resignation from Shannon Cilento, its Resources and Land Use Specialist. Cilento, who came to the UDC in 2020 from the …

Town Of Delaware candidates hold meet and greet

COCHECTON, NY — On Thursday, October 8, John Erik Karkula and Tess McBeath, Democratic candidates for town council and town clerk respectively, held a meet and greet at the Cochecton Pump …

A sense of family: Even you can join the volunteer services

SWAN LAKE, NY — It’s no secret, but volunteer fire companies across the nation are facing a shortage in members. Sullivan County is no exception. In recent decades, as society evolves …

PA lawmakers push election probe, reforms

HARRISBURG, PA — The 2020 General Election is widely considered to be “the most secure in American history,” and yet nearly a year later, lawmakers throughout the …

Heartache: The challenge of replacing a country doctor

CALLICOON, NY — “When I first came here,” said Dr. Paul Salzberg, the now-retired doctor for patients in a broad stretch of the Delaware River corridor, “the hospital had 30 …

Women’s work

HONESDALE, PA — Business and Professional Women / PA (BPW) is one of the oldest and largest organizations advocating for working women in the commonwealth. Founded in 1919, BPW includes over …

Sullivan County declared free of fiscal stress and more

Bipartisan bill supports agriculture education opportunities in local schools RHINEBECK, NY — On October 7, U.S. Reps. Antonio Delgado (NY-19) and Glenn “G.T.” Thompson (PA-15), …

Shades of red

UPPER DELAWARE RIVER VALLEY — Sassafras trees are easily identified by their characteristic bilobed (mitten-shaped) and trilobed (three-pronged) leaves. Their brilliantly colored foliage ripens …

Milford’s story, expanded

MILFORD, PA — If legend is to be believed, Milford’s Tom Quick killed nearly one hundred Native Americans over the course of his lifetime. It was his revenge for witnessing his father …

Decades of care

CALLICOON, NY — The sign on Route 97, at the entrance to the Grover Hermann Hospital, reminds drivers that “heroes work here.” On September 30, the community had a chance to …

Funding granted for improved Sullivan emergency communications and more

What's new in the Upper Delaware Region October 7 to 13

Becoming visible: the Narrowsburg Women's March

NARROWSBURG, NY — Women, children and men gathered in solidarity with the people of Texas, in protest of their newly instituted abortion laws. The demonstration was greeted with honks and …

DV board, administration spar over masks

MILFORD, PA — After 16 months of walking in lockstep, deftly navigating Delaware Valley School District’s pandemic path to offer in-person learning for the 2020-21 school year when many …

Honesdale considers earned income tax

HONESDALE, PA — Honesdale Borough is considering a new approach to tax collection that has residents less than enthused. Last Wednesday evening, September 28, borough councilors asked residents …

Hope Farm gets harvesting help from the Knights Order LEMC and the Knights of Columbus

The roar of motorcycles approaching marked the arrival of over a dozen energetic volunteers at Hope Farm, located on the grounds of SUNY Sullivan. 
SULLIVAN COUNTY LEGISLATURE PRESS RELEASE

Infinite Care agrees to reimburse county for taxes due on Care Center at Sunset Lake

Sullivan County and its new operating consultant for the Care Center at Sunset Lake, Infinite Care Management, have agreed to a deal to pay $226,000 in school taxes due on the care center property for 2021.
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New plans for Route 17

MONTICELLO, NY — The New York State Department of Transportation announced that an online public meeting will be held on Thursday, October 7 at 5 p.m. to outline plans to improve Interchange …