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April 2015

Court orders bail companies to pay; Pike to collect on prisoners’ bail

MILFORD, PA — The Pennsylvania Superior Court has ordered that two bail companies, Seneca Insurance Company and Evergreen National Indemnity Company, must pay $125,000 to Pike County stemming from a murder conviction committed while a defendant was free on bail.  Read more

Pike drug arrests up, burglaries down

MILFORD, PA — Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin has announced the year-end figures related to the Pike County Drug Task Force. The year 2014 brought a large number of arrests for drug offenses. The task force arrested a total of 37 people. The total number or arrests represents a substantial increase over the 21 persons arrested in 2013.  Read more

No chronic wasting disease in NY

ALBANY, NY —With more than 2,400 white-tailed deer tested in the 2014-15 big game season in New York State, none tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced. However, CWD continues to pose a potential threat to New York’s wild white-tailed deer herd.  Read more

Casey opposed to TPP

WASHINGTON, DC —U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released a statement following the release of an agreement on Trade Promotion Authority—or fast track authority—on the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement.  Read more

NY Assembly gets tablets

ALBANY, NY — Assemblyman Bob Oaks, who has long advocated for the electronic presentation of legislation to Assembly members, is celebrating the recent installation of computer tablets on desks in the legislative chamber.  Read more

Lawmakers approve another $299,000 for jail

MONTICELLO, NY — At a meeting at the government center on April 23, the Sullivan County legislature voted to pay LaBella Associates another $299,000 for an added design element to the proposed new Sullivan County Jail. The pursuit of a new jail has been underway for a very long time, and LaBella’s role in the process was firmed up with a contract signed in 2007 to provide architecture and engineering services.  Read more

It’s turtle season again

REGION — For some people in the area, seeing a painted turtle basking in the sun on this bit of log that pokes above the water in Little Lake Erie in Narrowsburg is a sure sign that warmer days are here.

According to Wikipedia, this cold-blooded turtle regulates its temperature by basking in the sun after having spent the winter hibernating, buried in the mud, probably at the bottom of the lake for months without breathing.

For another look at this amphibian turn to River Talk on page 32.

What about the Liberty Skate Park?

LIBERTY, NY — The future of the proposed Liberty Skate Park, which would be located in the Village of Liberty, is being discussed, and the size, scope and even the existence of the project are not clear at this time.  Read more

Family Tea with the Western Sullivan Public Library

May 9, 2015

Family Tea with the Western Sullivan Public Library at the Delaware Free Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library, 1-2pm. Have some tasty snacks and create your own personal size tea tray to take home. Registration required. Email, or call 845/887-4040.

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