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June 2016

Baseline studies for Highland?

The townspeople of the Town of Highland and the Sullivan County Legislature are to be lauded for their efforts to push for a study of the potential health impacts of the proposed Highland compressor station. Any addition to our body of knowledge about the impacts of natural gas infrastructure in a world in which natural gas is being promoted—mistakenly, in our view—as part of the solution to our energy needs rather than as part of the problem, is a step in the right direction. But we need to be clear about what we are hoping to accomplish with such a study, and what cannot be accomplished.  Read more

Community buys Tanglwood ski facility; Public access to area shut down

TAFTON, PA — After turning down a purchase twice, members of the Tanglwood North Community Association (TNCA) in early June voted overwhelmingly to have their community purchase the former Tanglwood Ski Area, which has fallen into disrepair.  Read more

Working to reduce elder abuse

MILFORD, PA — Lana Romeo of the Pike County Area Agency on Aging addressed the June 15 Pike County Commissioners meeting and spoke of a then upcoming June 21 program in recognition of the third annual Pike County Elder Justice Day.  Read more

Reminiscences of the past, hope for the future: Eldred class of 2016 graduates

ELDRED, NY — A warm, beautiful day was the perfect setting to send off Eldred’s 2016 graduating class last Saturday. As the graduates began to pour out of the front entrance of the building, parents, teachers and community members proudly cheered the 52 students for their accomplishments. The ceremony lasted around 90 minutes and included many diverse speakers.  Read more

Sullivan West class of 2016

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — There was an overflow crowd on hand for the Sullivan West graduation ceremony on June 25, as the class of 2016 collected their diplomas and said goodbye.

Superintendent Dr. Nancy Hackett likened the journey of the students through high school to the classic film The Wizard of Oz. She said the students had all the brains that the Scarecrow had, the heart that the Tin Man had and the courage that the Lion had. But she said, if the world sometimes seemed confusing, the students could always come home for advice.  Read more

Parents, students reject band director’s reassignment

WESTFALL, PA — A crowd at the June meeting of the Delaware Valley (DV) Board of Education usually means a battle over the final approval of the new budget, but music and love for a teacher overrode the budget.  Read more

Wayne OKs lifesaving heroin aid

HONESDALE, PA — Highlighting Wayne County’s involvement in a growing national epidemic of heroin use, the Wayne County Commissioners last week directed a $3,600 for the purchase of drug kits to reverse heroin overdoses.  Read more

Fallsburg approves building moratorium

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — The board of the Town of Fallsburg voted on June 27 to adopt a one-year building moratorium on residential developments that have more than five units or homes.  Read more

Sam Yasgur passes; Woodstock legacy endures

MONTICELLO, NY — Sam Yasgur, the former Sullivan County attorney who left the post in January, passed away on June 23, after a long battle with cancer. He was 74 years old.  Read more

Tusten completes UDC grant project for park

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware Council approved a $1,980 payment to the Town of Tusten, NY to mark the successful completion of its 2016 Technical Assistance Grant project to develop a Tusten multi-generational park plan.  Read more