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October 2015

Ignoring dams and other infrastructure

Residents of northern Wayne County turned out to a meeting hosted by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) in Forest City on October 22, and let officials know they are not pleased with the decision of state officials to drain state fishing spots.  Read more

An eagle feasts in Northern Wayne

NORTHERN WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Fran Kerwin reports that she and her husband were driving home on their road, Butternut Flats, on October 23, and, “We spotted a pair of bald eagles feeding on a carcass on the lawn of a neighbor about a quarter mile from our house. Naturally, we didn’t have a camera with us!  Read more

Rajsz challenges LaBuda

SULLIVAN COUNTY DISTRICT TWO — Democrat Kathy LaBuda is the longest-serving legislator in office, and as majority leader of the Democrats, who enjoyed a seven-to-two advantage over Republicans for the past four years, she wielded considerable power. But her reign is being challenged by Nadia Rajsz, the current supervisor of the Town of Lumblerland, who is also a registered Democrat.  Read more

Democratic and Republican candidates debate in Pike

DINGMAN, PA — Two current Pike County Commissioners debated with two candidates who would like to take their place at a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters at the Dingman-Delaware Middle School on October 19. The debate brought hundreds of residents to the auditorium to hear the candidates’ views.

Incumbent Republicans Rich Caridi and Matt Osterberg were joined on stage by Democrats Dave Ruby and Steven Guccini.  Read more

Good shooting in Wayne

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Commissioners on October 22 recognized the marksmanship of the county’s sheriff’s department. Wayne Sheriff Mark Steelman and Deputy Michael Botjer, displaying their awards, are pictured with Wayne Commissioners, from the left, Jonathan Fritz, Brian Smith and Wendell Kay. Steelman and Botjer competed at the tactical handgun competition on October 10, at the Pennsylvania Deputy Sheriffs Association competition in Philadelphia. Amid about 100 competitors, Steelman placed third in the sharpshooter category, while Botjer was second in the marksman category.  Read more

Highland adopts moratorium

ELDRED, NY — Following a brief public hearing and the approval of a no-impact environmental declaration, the Highland Town Board on October 12 approved a six-month building moratorium on all multiple-dwelling projects.  Read more

State health care act support

GLEN SPEY, NY — Town of Tusten community activist Star Hesse appeared before the Lumberland Town Board on October 14 to urge local support for the New York Health Act.  Read more

Halloween tips at Port Jervis meeting

PORT JERVIS, NY — At the Port Jervis Common Council meeting on October 25, many councilmembers praised the 69th annual Halloween Parade that took place on Sunday, October 25. Recreation Chair Bob Waligroski said, “Three hundred or more attended the event.”

The parade started from Hammond Street in front of City Hall, and ended at Farnum Park and the Farnum haunted house, where apple cider and doughnuts were served.  Read more

Ribbons of kindness

HONESDALE, PA — All that orange you might have seen around Honesdale last week probably wasn’t related to Halloween.  Read more

New plan for electing judges in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, PA — Legislation to replace the current process of voting for politically backed appellate judges in Pennsylvania with a merit-selection system was approved by the House Judiciary Committee on October 23, said state Rep. Pamela DeLissio, an early co-sponsor of the bill.  Read more