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May 2015

Senate passes two Baker bills

HARRISBURG, PA — The state Senate has unanimously approved a pair of bills sponsored by Sen. Lisa Baker that would create an “Honoring Our Veterans” license plate for motorcycles. Fifteen dollars of the license fee would be dedicated to supporting veterans in need through the Veterans Trust Fund.  Read more

Sullivan Sheriff’s Patrol treats overdose with Narcan

TOWN OF THOMPSON, NY — The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Patrol recorded its first life to be saved using Narcan on Saturday, May 16.  Read more

Arrests at Mysteryland for drugs, DWI

BETHEL, NY — The New York State Police in Sullivan County made several arrests of individuals who were attending or planning to attend the three-day Mysteryland Music Festival at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.  Read more

PA House passes property tax reform, would increase income, sales taxes

HARRISBURG, PA —The Pennsylvania House approved House Bill 504 on May 21, which would significantly reduce school property taxes across the Commonwealth through a dollar-for-dollar tax shift.  Read more

Taxpayers question Berlin supervisors

BEACH LAKE, PA — The climate of public mistrust that developed during the Berlin Township board of supervisors’ recent unsuccessful attempt to pass a nuisance abatement ordinance lingered on at the board’s May 19 meeting. With not a single agenda item judged sufficiently routine or inconsequential to escape scrutiny, taxpayers questioned both expenditures and revenue.  Read more

Mysteryland welcome back anytime

BETHEL WOODS, NY — As far as the supervisor of the Town of Bethel is concerned, the Mysteryland Music Festival and its fans are welcome back to Bethel every year. Dan Sturm said the number of people camping at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts facility had increased this year over last, and this was confirmed by a spokesperson from Mysteryland who said that camping sold out at 10,000 campers, up 35% over last year.

Betty Kang, director of public relations for Mysteryland USA wrote, “Overall attendance for the weekend was 50,000.”  Read more

Shuman Point Guided Hike

June 27, 2015

Join PPL’s forester, Paul Kowalczyk on a hike in Shuman Point Natural Area. Paul will explain how forest management practices, like the Shuman Point timber harvest, can provide necessary habitat for wildlife, including threatened species. Meet at Shuman Point Natural Area parking lot at 9:45am. Free, registration required 570/253-7001.

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Call (570-253-7001) or email (lakewallenpaupack@pplweb.com) the Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center with questions and/or to register.
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Former Liberty supervisor killed in accident

John Schmidt, the former supervisor of the Town of Liberty, was killed in a car accident in Pennsylvania according to the Pennsylvania State Police.  Read more

"Shipwrecked" at Shadowland Theatre

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Shadowland Theatre presents "Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told by himself)". Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies celebrates the power of storytelling in this theatrical adventure about Louis de Rougemont. Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sat. June 20 at 2pm and Sundays at 2pm.

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Save energy workshop

June 24, 2015

EmPower New York "Save Energy, Save Dollars workshop" offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, 6pm. Homeowners and renters can learn to reduce energy consumption and lower energy bills. Registration is encouraged, 845/292-6180.

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