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September 2015

Masuo for Shohola

I don’t usually write letters to the editor. But here I am writing a letter of support for Shirley Masuo, Shohola Supervisor write-in candidate. We need Ms. Masuo’s honest voice and level thinking in our government in Shohola. She will bring thoughtful judgment to the deliberations in running our township. She will have a sincere, honest and courteous attitude when dealing with our citizens. In my opinion, Shirley Masuo will be a vast improvement over the incumbent, as he has acted like a bully in conducting the business of government in Shohola. I think we deserve better!  Read more

Oh, what a tangled web we weave

As I go door to door campaigning, several Shohola residents have informed me that my opponent, George Fluhr, Jr., is spreading the rumor that I’m attempting to get an ordinance passed preventing rental properties in the township. I never have and never will advocate for such a restrictive ordinance that would infringe on the rights of property owners. How unfortunate that once again, Fluhr resorts to spreading untrue statements about me rather than offering Shohola voters his platform. I’m assuming this is because he doesn’t have one.  Read more

Firefighters for Green Diebboll

It’s been a privilege to get to know Isaac Green Diebboll. We are proud to count him in our number, not only as a fellow firefighter, but as an active member of our community. He is part of our family.  Read more

Lunar eclipse prompts predictions

REGION — The blood moon lunar eclipse that occurred on September 27 was nothing more than the earth passing between the sun and moon when the moon was particularly close to earth, with sunsets around the globe adding a bit of a reddish glow to the moon.  Read more

Settlers to purchase Ehrhardt’s

HAWLEY, PA — The Genzlinger and Ehrhardt families have announced that The Settlers Hospitality Group will acquire Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort in late October or early November 2015.  Read more

Beaverkill Studio opens in Parksville

PARKSVILLE, NY — Some dreams take a while to come true. RJ Baker bought a building in Parksville in 2005 with the intention of opening a film/video production boutique studio. On September 26, there was an opening celebration for the facility, which features a three-walled Cyclorama, two editing suites and, according to the website for the facility, a place for up to 10 people to sleep.  Read more

Students help clean up the river

KNIGHTS EDDY, NY — A group of excited middle-schoolers from Port Jervis got ready for a day on the Upper Delaware River when their biology teacher Patrick McCarthy arranged a trip with the National Park Service (NPS) and Indian Head Canoes for a cleanup day while floating down the river. Five rafts, deemed to be safer than canoes for the use of the school kids, were donated by the livery company.  Read more

$400,000 road in Damascus

DAMASCUS TOWNSHIP, PA — The question of how to proceed with Jurgensen Road near the river, which needs extensive repairs, occupied most of the Damascus Township supervisors meeting on September 21. Concerned residents, many of whom live on or near the road, filled the room to capacity. Lou Cozza from Kiley Associates presented four alternative solutions, and explained the differences, including the cost. After a long discussion, the board voted to go for the option that “involves the construction of a new road from Conklin Hill Road to the top of Jurgensen Road.” The estimated cost is about $400,000, and the road will mostly follow an existing logging road through the Kay property.  Read more

Heastie visits Sullivan again

BETHEL, NY — After attending the Jeffersonian Dinner in Sullivan County on September 12, New York State Speaker of the House Carl Heastie was back in the county on September 28 for a tour of Bethel Woods. Heastie was joined by Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, county chairman Scott Samuelson and Sandra Gerry, chair of Sullivan Renaissance.  Read more

Gary Beilman to receive Ben Franklin award

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Community Foundation Board of Directors has selected Gary C. Beilman for its highest recognition, the 2015 Ben Franklin Award for Community Service. The award, commemorating one of the nation’s founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin, is accompanied by a $1,000 grant from the Foundation’s Ben Franklin Fund. The gift will be awarded to a charity of Beilman’s choice.  Read more