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March 2016

Lake Huntington News

March is the one-year anniversary of the good Lord taking my husband Tommy to heaven. I cannot believe it’s been a year already. What have I done in 365 days? What will I do with the rest of my life? Take one day at a time and keep his memory alive in my heart.  Read more

Woodcock Field Trip

April 9, 2016

Come find displaying Woodcocks with the Sullivan County Audubon Society. At 7pm meet leader Renee Davis at the Youngsville School parking lot on Shandelee Rd. We will carpool from there. Call Renee at 845/482-5044 before 7pm for more info or if weather is questionable.

For More Information: 
Renee Davis before 7pm
Contact Phone #: 
845/482-5044

Country Jamboree

May 15, 2016

The 21st annual Country Jamboree at Indian Head Camp, Hancock Hwy., 12noon. Live entertainment, square/line dancing. Food and beverages available. Chinese auction, face painting, penny social, raffle drawing. Admission: $5, under 12 free. Benefits pediatric services at Geisinger Medical Center.

For More Information: 
Alan or Mary Hazen
Contact Phone #: 
570/224-4048

But what does it really mean?

As this election year wears on, there has been a resurgence of that ever mysterious phrase: “I want my country back…” I hear it trotted out in polite and not-so-polite conversation, and I see it presented as a rallying slogan in the scroll of my Facebook page, a post from one or another of my more conservative friends.

But what does it really mean? Back from whom? Who had it in the first place? Is it back as in time? Is it back to a time of supposed simplicity like the post-war boom of the 1950s, with its segregation, McCarthyism, and obligatory hats and white gloves for women?  Read more

Letters to the Editor March 24

Haas recusal raises questions

Questions remain about Highland Supervisor Jeff Haas’ recusal last week. I’d like to know what relative was hired, when that relative was hired, and whether Haas had any conversations with Millennium about said hiring. While the local papers positioned his recusal as an act of precaution and fair governance, I think some people are wondering if there isn’t more to the story.

Chuck Petersheim
Eldred, NY

How about ‘swap shacks’ at the transfer stations?  Read more

If the people speak loudly enough…

Sometimes issues percolate up through the body politic, and the voices of people calling for the leaders to do the right thing become strong enough to drown out the requests and demands of the wealthy and powerful. That’s what happened on March 16; the U.S. Senate voted 49 to 48 not to end discussion on legislation that would have created the National Voluntary Bioengineered Food and Labeling Standard. That might sound like a thumbs-up on the legislation, but it actually represents a block.  Read more

More proposed laws in Port Jervis

PORT JERVIS, NY — Council member and Code and Legislative Committee chair David Bavoso introduced four local laws at the March 14 Port Jervis Common Council meeting, and all were voted to be scheduled for public hearings at the next meeting on March 28.  Read more

Upgrades for Wayne Memorial Hospital

Wayne Memorial Hospital (WMH) CEO David Hoff, right, and hospital bonding attorney Brian Koscelansky appear before the Wayne County Commissioners on March 17 seeking approval of a guaranty declaration for the Wayne County Hospital and Health Facilities Authority’s $41 million revenue bond. The commissioners approved the required ordinance, which will fund what Hoff said was a “major addition,” to feature a Level-Four trauma unit, which will reduce trauma patient transfers to the larger and more distant Geisinger–Community Medical Center in Scranton. Groundbreaking is anticipated next spring.  Read more

Voters choosing sides for Presidential primary

HONESDALE, PA — Pennsylvania voters shopping for candidates may change their party affiliations up to a month before the state’s April 26 primary, and for varying reasons many have done so again this year.

Wayne Elections Director Cindy Furman reported last week that Republicans gained 458 adherents, while 171 others became Democrats between January 1 and March 16.  Read more