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August 2016

Dems back Malick for Senate; Write-in ballots confusing

KINGSTON, NY — The Ulster County Democratic Committee endorsed Pramilla Malick for state senate on August 25 for the 42nd Senate District, an office currently held by Sen. John Bonacic.  Read more

Make-A-Wish needs Pike volunteers

MILFORD, PA — Wishes of five children with life-threatening illnesses are probably not being considered by the Make-A-Wish Foundation (MAW) because they don’t know about them, a spokesperson told the Pike County Commissioners on August 18.  Read more

Wild mushrooms: lethal, medicinal and mysterious

LAKE ARIEL, PA — “There are old mushroom hunters. And there are bold mushroom hunters. But there are no old, bold mushroom hunters.” With the warning implicit in those words uppermost in their minds, 50 wild mushroom hunters headed onto a Lacawac Sanctuary trail to learn the difference between edible and poisonous mushrooms. Nathaniel Whitmore, experienced local herbalist and president of the Delaware Highlands Mushroom Society (DHMS), had just given them a 15-minute crash course in plant biology.  Read more

Scouts take Bessie home

TOWN OF BETHEL, NY — Bessie, the only life-size fiberglass Holstein dairy cow in Sullivan County, who was spirited away from her Bethel pasture on Hurd Road on August 18 or 19, has been returned to her rightful place.  Read more

Another Bloomingburg document surfaces

BLOOMINGBURG, NY — Another document created by developer Shalom Lamm and called “highly confidential” has surfaced in the ongoing court battle between Lamm and the Town of Mamakating. In an email sent from Lamm to his associates in October 2013, Lamm says that Mark Berentsen, the mayor of the Village of Bloomingburg at the time, agreed to run for mayor again the next year after Lamm “guaranteed” that he would win the election.  Read more

Pond Eddy Bridge plan questioned; Plans are elusive for opponents

POND EDDY, NY — Attorney Jeff Zimmerman, who has been researching the permitting process for the replacement of the Pond Eddy Bridge for Damascus Citizens for Sustainability (DCS), has had a bit of trouble locating the actual engineering plans for the project, and at least part of the reason is because of the way the permits were issued.  Read more

Zephyr Teachout gets married

DOVER PLAINS, NY — On Saturday, August 27, Zephyr Teachout married Nick Juliusburger in a small ceremony with family and friends in Dover Plains. Reverend Megan Sanders of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church officiated.  Read more

Wayne commissioners meet

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Commissioners met on August 18. The short agenda was highlighted by the approval of a $40,236 bid of Grimm Construction to install a “comfort facility” restroom at the Wayne County Recreation Area.  Read more

Drowning in the Upper Delaware

BARRYVILLE, NY — On August 27, the New York State Police received a call for a reported drowning in the Delaware River near the Kittatinny Campground in Barryville. First responders and the Sullivan County Dive Team attempted to locate the victim in water and searched until dusk with negative results.  Read more

Hawley man sentenced for burglary

MILFORD, PA — Michael Anthony Scully, 27, of Hawley, was sentenced in Pike County Court last week to between 16 and 54 months in a state correctional facility, fined $3,000, and had his driver’s license suspended, for the crimes of burglary, forgery and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.  Read more