DEP approves Keystone Landfill expansion and more

What's new in the Upper Delaware Region June 10 to 16

Posted 6/9/21

Public safety commissioner headed for North Carolina

MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County Commissioner of Public Safety Rick Sauer will be leaving his position effective Friday, July 9. He has …

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DEP approves Keystone Landfill expansion and more

What's new in the Upper Delaware Region June 10 to 16

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Public safety commissioner headed for North Carolina

MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County Commissioner of Public Safety Rick Sauer will be leaving his position effective Friday, July 9. He has accepted an offer to become the Emergency Services Director for Sampson County, NC.

“It has been a great honor to serve the Sullivan County residents and visitors over the past three-and-a-half years as the commissioner of public safety,” said Sauer. “It has been a very difficult choice to move on, but I think it is the best decision for my family.”

Sauer has served as commissioner since 2017, overseeing the 911 communications center, probation, emergency medical services, fire services and emergency management. 

Eldred Central School District receives new principal

ELDRED, NY — The Eldred Central School District has announced that Michael A Carpentieri will be its new elementary school principal starting Thursday, July 1. 

Carpentieri is a member with the New York Army National Guard in the rank of major as a distribution and integration branch chief, and has been a special education teacher with the Chester Union Free School District since 2010. He has just graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration and Leadership. 

HUDSY calls for proposals from Hudson Valley content creators to receive grants of up to $5,000

REGION — HUDSY, a local video production company and soon-to-be digital streaming app, is putting out a call for content creators in the Hudson Valley, which includes Sullivan County, to apply for grants of up to $5,000. Set to launch at the end of the 2021, the HUDSY app will showcase high-quality local video content.

“It has always been a goal at HUDSY to provide direct access to capital for filmmakers to bring local stories to life,” said co-founder Jesse Brown. “As filmmakers ourselves, we know how hard it is to get passion projects off the ground, and we want to help provide a supportive way forward.” 

Applications for HUDSY’s Community Content Fund are due by Thursday, July 1 and can be accessed at www.hudsy.tv. Once selected by the HUDSY Content Committee, content creators must be prepared to present the completed project by Monday, November 1.

Youth bureau announces 2021 grant opportunities

MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Youth Bureau is now accepting grant applications from organizations that serve children and youth within Sullivan County. 

Eligible applicants include private nonprofit organizations, schools and municipalities. Organizations that would like to apply and be considered for funding are requested to submit completed applications by Wednesday, June 30. 

For more information, call the Sullivan County Youth Bureau at 845/807-0394. 

The Paycheck Protection Program closes to new applications

WASHINGTON, DC — The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a COVID-19 relief program that provided more than $798 billion in economic relief to small businesses and nonprofits, has closed to new applications. 

“The Paycheck Protection Program provided over 8.5 million small businesses and nonprofits the lifeline they needed to survive during a once-in-generation economic crisis,” said SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. “I’ve heard story after story from small business owners across the country about how PPP funds helped them keep the lights on, pay their employees and gave them hope.”

American Families Plan fights hunger in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, PA — President Biden announced critical investments included in his American Families Plan that would address child food insecurity and benefit families in high poverty areas across Pennsylvania. 

The plan would extend recent improvements to the Child Tax Credit for low-income families which would help curb child poverty by as much as 50 percent. It would also make the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer program permanent and increase access to free school meals for children in high-poverty school districts. The package also ends a punitive policy that bans formerly incarcerated people from receiving SNAP benefits. 

“The provisions in the American Families Plan are critical for Pennsylvania to ensure that we can feed families and children, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing economic downturn continue,” said Jane Clements, executive director of Feeding Pennsylvania. “This funding would address the gaps in assistance many children and families experience when school is out of session or when districts don’t have the resources to meet local needs.”

Lumberland cancels youth activities

LUMBERLAND, NY The Town Board of the Town of Lumberland regrets to announce that due to staffing issues, the Lumberland Summer Youth Program is canceled for the 2021 season. While interviews and interests for the remaining positions were there, applicants could not commit by the June 1 deadline owing to COVID-19 and other concerns, and no extensions were possible. 

DEP approves Keystone Landfill expansion in Lackawanna County

WILKES BARRE, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced June 3 that it had approved the application by Keystone Sanitary Landfill, Inc. (KSL) to expand its facility in the boroughs of Dunmore and Throop in Lackawanna County. 

Simultaneous with this permitting action, the Wolf administration is working with the General Assembly to propose an amendment to the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act to require the agreement of host municipalities prior to the approval of future major waste facility expansions.

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