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April 2016

Lumberland burn ban continues

GLEN SPEY, NY — With a burning ban still in effect, Lumberland Fire Department President Ann Steimle told the town board on April 13 that 2016 fire calls, then about 100, were running at about the same rate as last year’s record number. The annual outdoor burning ban remains in effect through May 15.  Read more

American Pickers coming to Northeast PA

NORTHEAST, PA — “American Pickers,” the hit TV series based on two guys who travel around the country “free-styling” and trying the score antiques—sometimes from unwilling buyers—will be visiting Northeast Pennsylvania in May.  Read more

Town of Lumberland gets $50,000

GLEN SPEY, NY — Sen. John J. Bonacic announced on April 22 that he has secured a $50,000 grant for the Town of Lumberland, for the purchase of a tandem diesel truck for the highway department. The grant was secured through the State Municipal Grant Program, funding for which was included in the 2015-2016 state budget. Currently, there is an immediate need to replace a truck in the highway department’s fleet, and this grant will help the town with that purchase.  Read more

DEC denies permit to Constitution Pipeline

NEW YORK, NY — Officials from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced on April 22 that they were denying a Water Quality Certification, which is a necessary permit for the proposed Constitution Pipeline.  Read more

It’s Little League season

GLEN SPEY, NY — Saturday, April 23 marked the opening day of Little League in Glen Spey. The young players took to the field to learn, according to the league’s mission statement, “the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority, so that they may be well adjusted, stronger and happier children and will grow to be decent, healthy, and trustworthy citizens.”

The photo was taken by Glen Spey resident John Cassidy. Check out next week’s paper for more of his delightful photos of the event.

Blowback in Bloomingburg; Former mayor gets $960k offer for mobile home park

BLOOMINGBURG, NY — Documents that were unsealed and revealed in multiple news stories last week indicated that, even as developer Shalom Lamm and his partner Ken Nikdiman were selling the concept of a retirement community with a golf course, the real plan was to build a Hasidic community with eventually 5,000 families.  Read more

Wayne men arrested for weapon in Narrowsburg

On Thursday April 21, 2016 Troopers assigned to the Narrowsburg substation effected a traffic stop on Kirk Road in the Town of Tusten. During the traffic stop, an unregistered handgun was located within the vehicle. The vehicle was occupied by three men from Wayne County, Pennsylvania, none of whom possessed a valid permit that would allow possession of the weapon, an H&K 9mm semi-automatic pistol.  Read more

A fire spreads in Pike and Monroe counties; Pike fires intentionally set

DINGMAN TOWNSHIP, PA — One of two large fires was still raging as of Tuesday along the Monroe County/Pike County border near Cresco at Sixteen-Mile Road, but the other, at Bear Town forest, had been extinguished by Sunday, April 24, according to an email sent on that date by Jim Hyland, forest program specialist from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry.  Read more