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November 2015

Gutekunst: Highland not financially stressed

ELDRED, NY — A week after Highland voters returned two incumbent councilmen and elected a third as the town’s new supervisor, the board still felt the need to justify its financial planning.  Read more

Neighbors question zoning law

NARROWSBURG, NY — An article about a proposed apartment house in the Town of Tusten ran last week with a picture of the wrong building. The building at right is the one that has neighbors questioning the town zoning laws. A special-use permit is needed for the conversion of the 100 by 20 foot seasonal hunting camp into an apartment building with 10 single-bedroom units along with a caretaker’s apartment.  Read more

Senate confirmation for PEMA head

HARRISBURG, PA — Those seeking to lead the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) will be subject to the Senate confirmation process if a bill sponsored by Sen. Lisa Baker is signed into law.

Baker, who sits on the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, said the responsibilities and profile of the PEMA Director have increased in recent years, making the role even more critical to state security and public safety.  Read more

PA House passes liquor privatization bill

DUNMORE, PA — The Pennsylvania House on November 19 advanced legislation that would privatize the wholesale and retail distribution of wine and spirits in Pennsylvania. House Bill 1690 passed by a 110-86 margin and was opposed by six Republicans and all Democrats.  Read more

Goshen murder/suicide

TOWN OF GOSHEN, NY — Early in the morning of November 21, Orange County 911 received a call reporting multiple gunshots in the area of Finnegan Lane in the Town of Goshen. Responding troopers and Town of Goshen police officers located Marie Giannone, age 55, of Goshen, sitting in the driver’s seat of her vehicle, deceased from multiple gunshot wounds.  Read more

DEP opens expanded reservoir acreage for hunting

NEW YORK STATE — With New York’s regular hunting season now underway, new or expanded access in four counties provides additional opportunities for sportsmen and sportswomen.  Read more

Zero tax increase in Wayne budget

HONESDALE, PA — There is no tax rate increase in Wayne County’s proposed 2016 budget, business manager John Haggerty reported to the commissioners on November 19.  Read more

The original Thanksgiving booster

REGION — Most Americans know that the first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims in the fall of 1621, with a feast that was shared with many members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Native Americans. What’s not as well known is that it did not become a national holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November until many years later.  Read more

House abandoned because of compressor station; Family walks away from $250,000

MINISINK, NY — In June, Leanne and Rob Baum and their four children abandoned their house in Minisink, leaving it to the bank holding the mortgage and oversight by a friend. Ominous symptoms from emissions of a 12,600 horsepower gas compressor built in their rural neighborhood two years before by Millennium Pipeline, LLC, prompted their decision, said Leanne. After it had been six months on the market they had no offers on their house, and selling to another family felt morally questionable.  Read more

Christmas in the Village

December 5, 2015

Open houses at historic B&B's James Manning, E. Kellogg, and Mansion. Activities from 2-4pm; children’s party at library, historic tours, bake sale, wreath workshop, Christmas tree lighting at Bethany Senior Living Center and more. Free event.

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Info at 570-253-5573 or www.facebook.com/bethanycommunitypa/
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