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May 2016

Verizon strike brings frustration; New phone service on hold

HONESDALE, PA — Amanda Reed has been playing phone tag with Verizon for more than a month. Reed, who works at The River Reporter, has been trying to get new phone service because her family recently moved to a new home.  Read more

Hawley man accused of killing woman with injection

HAWLEY, PA — Wayne County Coroner Edward Howell issued a statement on May 20, saying that 30-year-old Ralissa Gibson of Hawley had died of an overdose of a combination of ethanol, opiates and benzodiazepines. State Police accused Edmond O’Conner of injecting heroin into Gibson’s arm, which caused her to lose consciousness.  Read more

Lava driver convicted

MONTICELLO, NY — Vernon DeGroat, 52, of Lava, was convicted of assault and DWI charges on May 20 after a jury trial in Sullivan County Court. The jury deliberated for about two hours before returning its verdict to County Judge Frank LaBuda.  Read more

Electronic recycling bill introduced In Pennsylvania House

HARRISBURG, PA — In response to complaints about the increasing number of electronics being illegally dumped in woodlands, streams and environmentally sensitive areas, State Rep. Stephen Bloom on May 20 introduced legislation that would increase access to lawful electronics disposal options for consumers in rural communities.  Read more

Skate park & Soap Box Derby

LIBERTY, NY — The grand opening and ribbon cutting of the long-awaited Liberty Skate Park will take place Saturday, May 28 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. The skate park is located at the intersection of Grant Street and Darbee Lane.  Read more

Plan for Upper Delaware bridges approved

BINGHAMTON,NY — The New York-Pennsylvania Joint Interstate Bridge Commission approved $37.5 million worth of replacement and repair costs targeting five Upper Delaware River bridges at its May 18 annual meeting, while agreeing to hold a public meeting locally to discuss the overall coordination of bridge projects.  Read more

Summertime 2016

This year’s Summertime — Guide to the Upper Delaware hits the stands on Thursday, May 26. It focuses on some of the most iconic summer leisure activities.
What says “summertime” like swimming? Linda Drollinger reminiscences about the swimming holes of old, then gives a practical guide to the best venues for taking a cold plunge nowadays, from pools to lakes to the Delaware River (and a reminder that you should always wear your life jackets in the river).  Read more

Two men arrested in community election fraud in Pike County

Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin announced today that Dmitry Kupershmidt, 42, and Myron Cowher, 53, were found guilty on numerous charges related to a scheme to fix an election in the private community of Wild Acres Lakes in Delaware Township.  Read more