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March 2016

PA budget battle is over—for now

HARRISBURG, PA — On March 23, Republican PA House Majority Leader Dave Reed declared a victory of sorts, and lauded Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf for not vetoing the rest of the 2015-16 state budget passed by the Republican-controlled general assembly. The budget battle had gone on for nearly a year, and had forced some school districts and other institutions that run on state funds to borrow money to keep the lights on.  Read more

Wayne wants state electronic recycling action

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Commissioners on March 24 approved a letter calling for state legislative action to stop discarded computers, televisions and other electronic equipment from continuing to pile up at Wayne County retailers.  Read more

UDC announces honorees for awards ceremony on April 24

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware Council, Inc. (UDC) will honor those who have enhanced the quality of life or protected the resources of the Upper Delaware River Valley at its 28th annual awards ceremony on Sunday, April 24.  Read more

Sullivan plans health forum

MONTICELLO, NY — It’s once again time for New York State’s County Health Rankings to be released, and again this year Sullivan County comes in 61 out of a total of 62 in terms of healthy living. The only county in New York less healthy than Sullivan is the Bronx.  Read more

Principals expected at RFAC meeting in Hawley

HAWLEY, PA — The last time there was a meeting of the Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC) Regulated Flow Advisory Committee (RFAC), many of the attendees were disappointed that the people at the top of the hierarchy regarding control of the flow of the Upper Delaware River did not attend the meeting.  Read more

Pike courthouse addition bids opened

MILFORD, PA — After years of planning, picketing and permitting, an addition to the Pike County Courthouse came a big step closer to reality on March 23, when contractors’ construction bids were opened at the county commissioners meeting.  Read more

Millennium meeting and protest planned for Rock Hill

ROCK HILL, NY — Members from several area activist groups are expected to make an appearance at the mandated community outreach meeting Millennium Pipeline Company is holding at The Sullivan in Rock Hill at 6 p.m. on March 31 regarding the planned compressor station near Eldred. The project has sparked widespread opposition from the community.  Read more

Older Americans Act reauthorized

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Chris Gibson announced the passage of the Older Americans Act (OAA) Reauthorization Act of 2016, which supports a host of home- and community-based programs for seniors and their caregivers.  Read more

Legislation defines three-wheeled ‘autocycles’

HARRISBURG, PA — Legislation sponsored by Sen. Mario Scavello (R-40) to establish a legal definition for increasingly popular, three-wheeled “autocycles” was unanimously approved on March 24 by the full Senate.  Read more

Pilot killed in Pike helicopter crash

PIKE COUNTY, PA — A helicopter crashed in Greene Township, Pike County on March 27, leaving the pilot, who was the sole person on board, dead. The chopper went down in Skytop, not far from Promised Land State Park. The crashed chopper is said to have been operated by a civilian and crashed in a heavily wooded area. The wreckage was located after rescuers pinged the cell phone of the pilot.  Read more