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July 2016

Liberty library deserves support

There have been many changes in society since 1894 when the Liberty Library first opened its doors. But people still read books, although increasing numbers of them do so by downloading ebooks and reading articles in online publications.  Read more

Addict Next Door: Aftermath, part one

[This is Part VIII of this series, printed on an ad hoc basis, which follows author Vera Moret’s journey into addiction and depression, and her subsequent entry into the ongoing process of recovery.]  Read more

Literary festival planned for Milford

MILFORD, PA — A new festival celebrating Milford’s rich history and current population of writers—and readers—is coming to town in the last weekend of September/beginning of October this year. Working with area writers and volunteers, its aim is to connect readers and local and/or aspiring writers with already established literary figures for inspiration and enjoyment, Amy Ferris, one of the board members explained.  Read more

Fly fishing center celebration scheduled; Casting competition, market & pig roast

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Glenn Pontier, the newly installed executive director of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM), invited The River Reporter to the facility to look over the various exhibits and displays.  Read more

Sullivan recognizes lifesaver

GLEN SPEY, NY — Luis Alvarez, chairman of the Sullivan County Legislature, is pictured at the July 13 meeting of the Lumberland Town Board as he presented a certificate of special recognition to highway superintendent and volunteer firefighter, Don Hunt Jr., for his “quick assistance in rescuing and saving two lives in the Delaware River on May 8, 2016.”

Highland plans zoning do-over

ELDRED, NY — Highland officials say the town’s zoning ordinance is so far out of synch with current issues that piecemeal revisions no longer work and a comprehensive update is needed.  Read more

Wayne dumps cleaned up

BEACH LAKE, PA — At the July 19 Berlin Township Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Cathy Hunt read an open letter dated July 7 from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC). Summarizing the results to date of a four-year illegal dumpsite cleanup program, the letter stated that five Wayne County sites had been cleaned up in 2015 and six during spring 2016.  Read more

Bill introduced to repeal PA abortion clinic requirement

HARRISBURG PA — State Senator Daylin Leach this week introduced legislation which would repeal language from Act 122 of 2011 requiring abortion facilities to meet the standards of ambulatory surgical facilities.  Read more

Ellenville woman charged with killing her mother

ELLENVILLE, NY — Sarra Gilbert, 27, has been charged in the stabbing death of her mother, Mari. The body was discovered by Ellenville police officers when they arrived on the scene on July 23, after being asked to go to the apartment by another daughter, Sherre Gilbert.  Read more

Wayne Bank parent announces results

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Lewis J. Critelli, president and CEO of Norwood Financial Corp. and its subsidiary, Wayne Bank, has announced results for the three months ending June 30. Earnings for the period were $1,878,000, a decrease of $85,000 from the $1,963,000 earned in the similar period of 2015 due primarily to increases in operating expenses and a provision for loan losses.  Read more