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November 2014

Long Eddy access plan progresses; Fremont supervisor not pleased

LONG EDDY, NY — The plan for an expanded access area to the Upper Delaware River in Long Eddy is a hit with at least some of the public. Fishing enthusiasts and others pitched in with $5,381 on a crowd-source funding website (www.indiegogo.com/projects/improve-the-long-eddy-river-access) to help pay for the project. Then, on November 20, the Sullivan County Legislature unanimously agreed to give $5,000 towards the project.  Read more

Lumberland budget approved

GLEN SPEY, NY — As a large school bond issue vote looms next month, Lumberland taxpayers learned last Wednesday that town tax increases will not be adding much to their concerns next year.  Read more

Cooperative forms to bring clean energy to non-profits

HONESDALE, PA — Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support, or SEEDS, is a community-based organization in Northeastern Pennsylvania committed to developing local renewable energy infrastructure and promoting more sustainable living in our area. Out of SEEDS, the Clean Energy Co-operative was recently formed. Jack Barnett, the president of the co-op and a member of SEEDS, said one of the things they wanted to do was take what they are doing at SEEDS and increase its scale by expanding to commercial and bigger businesses. “We wanted to do it in a way that would benefit the community,” Barnett said, “especially all the non-profits and other community organizations that really make our place here in Northeast Pennsylvania what it is and why we love it.”  Read more

PA Welfare Department change

HARRISBERG, PA — Advocates and others associated with human services have been pushing for years to have the name of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) changed. They said the name has a stigma associated with it.  Read more

Pataki opposes Orange casino

STERLING FOREST, NY — Former New York State Gov. George Pataki said in a statement issued on November 21 that he is opposed to a plan for a casino to be constructed in Sterling Forest in Orange County, which is the proposal put forward by Genting Inc., and is the largest of the 16 projects seeking one of four casino licenses to be awarded soon.  Read more

Legislators put off decision on Bloomingburg sidewalk

MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County legislators, on November 20, put off a decision about what to do regarding a strip of county-owned land in Bloomingburg. Developer Shalom Lamm wants the county to give or sell the land to his organization, which would then build a sidewalk on it to connect the controversial 396-unit Villages at Chestnut Ridge to Bloomingburg. The sidewalk would be about 1,600 feet long.  Read more

PA Democratic leader slams suggestion of lame duck session

HARRISBURG, PA — Senate Majority Leader Republican Jake Corman has suggested the legislature might hold a lame duck session in early January, which would allow Gov. Tom Corbett to sign favored legislation before he leaves office.  Read more

Berlin disputes DRBC fine

BEACH LAKE, PA — With the proposed Berlin township 2015 budget ready for public viewing and highway department trucks already equipped with plows, chains, and spreaders, it appeared that the November 18 board of supervisors meeting would be strictly routine, and much of it was.  Read more

Wild turkey vs. bald eagle

RIVER VALLEY — Is the wild turkey more noble than the bald eagle? Ben Franklin thought so, or at least he expressed that view once in a letter to his daughter.  Read more

Candlelight Christmas Concert at St. Peter's Lutheran Church

December 21, 2014

The Grace Choir of St. Peter's (31 W. Main St.), directed by Kathy Brink, will present a concert at 4pm of familiar and contemporary Advent and Christmas songs, accompanied by keyboards, Orff instruments and percussion. A free will offering is accepted and proceeds benefit the youth choir camp fund. Reception follows the concert.

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