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February 2016

Health and challenging the compressor

When the idea that property owners in the Upper Delaware Valley might stand to make a lot of money from hydraulic fracturing, most people thought the practice would soon be widespread here, because there seemed to be too much money to be made to stop it.  Read more

Tusten passes resolution opposing Highland Compressor

NARROWSBURG, NY — At the recessed Town of Tusten meeting on February 17, Doctor Larysa Dyrszka gave a presentation about the impacts of natural gas compressor stations prior to the town board voting on a resolution opposing the proposed compressor station in the Town of Highland.  Read more

DV tables storage cleanup plan

WESTFALL, PA — It seems that the farther from the center of the Delaware Valley Campus that plans get, the longer they take to gel.  Read more

Live-streaming county meetings

MONTICELLO, NY — The issue of providing live video coverage of county meetings has come up several times in the past, but has always been dropped, primarily over budget concerns. This time around, it seems like the current Sullivan County Legislature is open to the installation of a system that has been explored by the county’s chief information officer, Lorne Green.  Read more

State considers closure of Skinner’s Falls Bridge

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County Commissioners’ chair Brian Smith announced at the county meeting on February 18 that due to heavy truck damage, PennDOT has closed the Skinners Falls Bridge over the Delaware River, and is considering “doing away” with, or limiting the bridge to passenger traffic in its long-term plans. The agency is also considering repair or replacement costs.  Read more

More health services for Pike

MILFORD, PA — A new Middletown, NY Community Health Center (MCHC) Inc. mobile dental unit made its first public appearance on February 17, at the Pike County Commissioners’ meeting.  Read more

Sullivan white collar investigator OKed; Will work with FBI task force

MONTICELLO, NY — “The FBI is interested in this county, the U.S. Attorney is interested in this county, and I don’t remember a time [like this] in my being in the DA’s office for 20 years. They’re interested in making an impact in the lives of the people that live here… And I welcome Preet Bharara to Sullivan County.”  Read more

Berlin Township chair resigns; No way to deal with nuisances

BEACH LAKE, PA —The February 16 Berlin Township board of supervisors meeting started with quiet routine and few spectators. There was nothing unusual in that. Wild winter weather and a fire at Cochecton Mills had occupied many township residents for most of the day. It wasn’t until the reading of correspondence that something out of the ordinary happened.  Read more

Liberty woman arrested for heroin after traffic stop on 17B

MONGAUP VALLEY, NY — On February 21, at about 4:20 p.m., Sullivan County deputy sheriff Joseph Calvello stopped a vehicle on State Route 17B in Monguap Valley for a traffic violation. During the stop, the female passenger, Nicole Carlaftes, 19, of Liberty, gave a false name. Carlaftes was recognized as a former student from Liberty by a school resource officer who stopped by to assist.  Read more

Lackawaxen Farm Company names Joel Portice as general manager

HONESDALE, PA — Lackawaxen Farm Company recently named Joel Portice as its general manager. Portice will oversee a multi-farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) that provides fresh, sustainably-grown local food and other farm products to people and businesses in Pike, Wayne and Lackawanna counties in Pennsylvania, and in Sullivan County, NY.  Read more