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January 2016

Overlooking voter fraud

Over the past few years, Republicans all over the country have been passing laws or attempting to pass laws meant to prevent something that almost never occurs: in-person voter fraud. Well, it happens that here in Sullivan County we have dozens of probable cases of voter fraud, and no one seems to have the power or will to make the fraudsters pay for their crimes.  Read more

Skate of the Union opens

NARROWSBURG, NY — It was a real community effort that made the ice skating rink in Narrowsburg happen. The Narrowsburg Union leased the ball field to the Town of Tusten and the Tusten Youth Commission for use of the rink during the winter season. The grand opening took place on Saturday, January 23 and everyone from young children to adults enjoyed a day on the ice.  Read more

Disgruntled resident complains about neighbors; Shohola board accused of ethics violations

SHOHOLA TOWNSHIP, PA — Joe Zenes has owned and lived on a small property near the Route 6 end of Shohola Falls Road for approximately 33 years. Nineteen years ago, a young family bought the adjoining 6.9 acre piece—wooded at the time—and over the years have made what some people would consider improvements to it to accommodate their growing family’s activities. The space has a putting green, an ornate tree house and a stocked pond for fishing and ice skating. The latest project involved clearing a sledding hill of stumps and rocks.  Read more

New Shohola zoning close to completion

SHOHOLA TWP, PA — After extensive work, research and training by township planners Aaron Robinson, Peter Wulfhorst and Gary Hoeper, the rezoning of Shohola Township is near completion. All the red tape has been completed and approved through the proper channels and will be up for approval at next month’s meeting.  Read more

Congressional Democratic candidates speak

WHITE LAKE, NY — There are at least six Democrats who’ve expressed interest in running for the New York 19th Congressional District, currently held by Republican Chris Gibson, who has said he will not run for a third term this year.  Read more

Hawley boy needs kidney

HAWLEY, PA — Nine-year-old Bobby Fortuna of Hawley is one of more than 8,000 residents in Pennsylvania that is on the list waiting for a transplant of one organ or another. In Bobby’s case it’s a kidney.  Read more

Wayne & Pike come together on tourism

HONESDALE, PA — The Pennsylvania counties along the Upper Delaware River valley will be partners in tourism marketing this coming spring.  Read more

Bipartisan PA lawmakers call for redistricting reform

HARRISBURG, PA — A bipartisan, bicameral group of state lawmakers held a capitol news conference Tuesday to discuss its efforts to reform the way Pennsylvania congressional and state legislative district boundaries are drawn.  Read more

Sullivan County settles civil rights lawsuit

MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County has settled a civil rights lawsuit filed against it by the estate of Vincent Leone, a 31-year-old inmate who committed suicide at the Sullivan County Jail on October 22, 2011. The total amount of the settlement was $375,000.  Read more

PA senators to introduce ag funding

HARRISBURG, PA — Citing agriculture’s key role in Pennsylvania’s economy and the need to adequately prepare for a potential outbreak of bird flu and other threats, Sen. Elder Vogel and his colleagues Ryan Aument, Gene Yaw, Dave Argall and Lloyd Smucker, all Republicans, are preparing legislation to restore funding for agriculture-related items vetoed from the state budget by Gov. Tom Wolf.  Read more