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February 2015

Sullivan Charter Commission begins work

MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Charter Commission is beginning its examination of the county’s charter, which lays out the basic details of the county government. The commission is tasked with recommending possible updates and changes to the charter to the county legislature, which then may consider making those changes or not.  Read more

Berlin nuisance abatement ordinance protest heats up

BEACH LAKE, PA — For a second consecutive month, the Berlin Township Board of Supervisors meeting was attended by a standing-room-only crowd protesting the proposed nuisance abatement ordinance currently under review by township solicitor Jeff Treat. But there was a marked difference in character between the January 20 public hearing and the February 17 meeting.  Read more

Pike candidates announcement

MILFORD, PA — David Ruby of Milford and Steve Guccini of Greentown officially kicked off their joint election campaign for Pike County Commissioners on Sunday with a brunch at Mt. Haven attended by over 70 supporters. At the event, the Democratic candidates released the details of their campaign platform, which is available at www.RubyGuccini.com.  Read more

Sullivan nonprofit finalists named

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — At a luncheon on February 20 at Monticello’s Blue Horizon Diner, the steering committee of the fifth annual Nonprofit Leadership Summit welcomed the three finalists for the prestigious annual Innovation Award: The Kingfisher Project, Sullivan County Breastfeeding Coalition and EatHealthy Sullivan County Farmers’ Market.  Read more

Heart-a-Thon raises more than $80,000

HARRIS, NY — The 37th annual WSUL/WVOS Heart-a-Thon took place at The Sullivan Hotel on Saturday, February 14. Both radio stations broadcast live from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the annual event raising more than $80,000. Donations continue to come in.  Read more

Pike county murder conviction upheld

NORTHEAST, PA — The Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld the conviction and life sentence without parole of Joseph Atwell for his involvement in the 2007 kidnapping and murder of Norman Domenech, of Harrisburg. Atwell was pursuing a Post Conviction Relief Act (PCRA) petition in the Superior Court claiming that due to errors by his trial counsel he is entitled to a new trial.  Read more

Cochecton seeks share of tourism tax dollars

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Tourism, and all that comes with it, loomed large at the February 11 Cochecton town board meeting. In the absence of deputy supervisor Ed Grund and councilperson Anna Story, the board tackled no resolutions. Instead, it discussed some of the various avenues it is exploring to capitalize on new revenue expected from the proposed higher county sales tax.  Read more

Foie gras wars continue; Activist arraigned in Sullivan County court

FERNDALE, NY — Hudson Valley Foie Gras (HVFG), which is the largest producer of foie gras in the country and is located in Ferndale, was the subject of a story in the New York Times on February 22, and the central question of the piece was whether or not activist Amber Canavan stole two of the large ducks that produce the foie gras, or fatty liver.  Read more

Laudate: A Celebration

March 22, 2015

The Four Seasons Chorale of 1st Presbyterian Church, Port Jervis presents "Laudate: A Celebration" at 3pm. Special guest, Indigo Moon Brass Band of Wilkes-Barre, PA will perform New Orleans style Dixieland jazz and other celebratory music; the chorale will present works by Holst, Marsh and others. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 senior, $5 students.

For More Information: 
Kathy Brink
Contact Phone #: 
845/856-1231

Long assault prison sentence for Pike County man

A Pike County man was sentenced in Pike court for assaulting his wife in their Greentown home. In November a Pike County Jury found Paul Burke, age 44, guilty of Aggravated Assault, a felony, Terroristic Threats, Simple Assault and Recklessly Endangering Another, all misdemeanors. On February 24, Judge Gregory H. Chelak sentenced Burke to 8 ½ years to 17 years in a state correctional facility, and ordered him to pay a fine of $1,700.00.  Read more