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August 2015

Circle Park wins Renaissance nod again

GLEN SPEY, NY — Park beautification organizer Linda Hazen presented the Town of Highland with the Town of Highland Beautification Group’s latest Sullivan Renaissance competition win, the “Maintenance Judges’ Choice Award” plaque and its $1,000 award.  Read more

Port Jervis bluestone re-examined

PORT JERVIS, NY — At the Port Jervis Common Council meeting on August 10, the fate of the city’s old bluestone sidewalks was discussed again, and at the end, the council decided to advertise for other bids to do the same work that Peter Hill from New England Architectural Center has proposed. Hill made an offer to the city on July 25th to take what’s left of the old Church Street School’s bluestone, which is now located at Children’s Park and also at Mother’s Playground and Skinners Park, and replace it with concrete at no cost to the city.  Read more

Pike man accused of homicide; Man killed outside of bar

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — According to the affidavit of probable cause, Pennsylvania State Police at Blooming Grove have charged Jared Masker, 31, of Milford of killing Kristopher Hanscom, 23, of Bushkill outside a tavern in Dingmans Ferry.  Read more

Highland Democrat caucus names Haas

ELDRED, NY — As expected, at the August 18, Highland Democratic Party caucus, Highland Supervisor and Democrat Andrew Boyar nominated Councilman Donald “Jeff” Haas, a Republican, to be the candidate to run on the Democratic line in the November election.  Read more

Gunther announces new veteran staffer

MONTICELLO, NY — Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther on August 21 announced the addition of Daniel Ryan to her district office staff. Ryan will serve as legislative aide specializing in veteran’s services.  Read more

National Park Service ranger-led canoe instruction

NARROWSBURG, NY — Park rangers from Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River will demonstrate proper canoe paddling techniques and safety on Saturday, August 29 at 10:30 a.m. Two park rangers from the National Park Service (NPS) will teach basic paddling techniques as well as ways to stay safe while canoeing on the river. The event will be held at the New York Department of Environmental Conservation river access in Narrowsburg.  Read more

Honoring Wayne’s youthful competitors

HONESDALE, PA — Twelve young Wayne County athletes were honored by the county commissioners on August 13. Sponsored by the commissioners, they all competed in local, regional and finals competitions in what has for years been known as Hershey Track and Field. Wayne Recreation Director Karri Miszler said that this year Hershey moved to change the program from competitive to learning. Some areas, including Wayne decided to retain the competition, as Pennsylvania Youth Track and Field; and its final meet once again was held at Penn State University.  Read more

Rep. calls for Porngate hearing

HARRISBURG, PA — Pennsylvania state Rep. John Payne on August 21 renewed his call for action on legislation he introduced in response to the Porngate scandal. Payne’s House Bill 780 would establish penalties for state employees who use state-owned computers, networks or cellular phones to view and/or exchange pornography.  Read more

Eldred’s tech updates

ELDRED, NY — In an effort to keep Eldred graduates up with the rest of the world, Superintendent Robert Dufour presented Eldred School District’s Technology Plan at a recent board of education meeting. He said, “The district is committed to integrating digital content into our curriculum and classroom instruction.” The comprehensive plan includes annual phases starting this year until 2018, and securing funds is one of the priorities.  Read more

Deadly Delaware flooding recalled

HONESDALE, PA — Almost 60 years to the day, historian Jane Varcoe brought the story of the region’s deadly flooding of 1955 before the Wayne County Commissioners.  Read more