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September 2016

Pond Eddy Bridge moving forward

POND EDDY, NY — Construction work resumed on September 20 at the new Pond Eddy Bridge, after work was halted almost a week earlier when the construction crew—Latona Trucking and Excavation sub-contractors, working for the main contractors D.A. Collins Construction—hit a continuous stretch of what looked like some kind of a wall. Allison Brewer, who was subcontracted as an archeological monitor at the site by D.A. Collins, said she was there in case something of possibly historical value was discovered during the excavation process.  Read more

Berlin township joins the World Wide Web

BEACH LAKE, PA — Less than 18 months after they publicly requested it, Berlin citizens have an official township website (www.berlintownship.org). Supervisor Cathy Hunt confirmed at the September 20 Berlin Board of Supervisors meeting that the site has been operational since it went live in August. “It’s up and running, but right now it’s pretty basic,” said Hunt.  Read more

Residents have questions about solar project; Impact on the viewshed is concern

HORTONVILLE, NY — Richard Winter, CEO of Delaware River Solar and a resident of the Town of Delaware, had planned to present a commercial solar project on Baer Road to the town planning board on September 21. But because of the amount of opposition expressed by neighbors, he decided instead to present a plan for a solar project on Hospital Road. He said the project on Hospital Road was less controversial, but it still sparked numerous questions from members of the community.  Read more

Judge LaBuda accused of running over brother with ATV

TOWN OF WALLKILL, NY — Peter LaBuda and Judge Frank LaBuda are brothers, but the relationship is clearly strained. Peter, who was being treated in Orange Regional Medical Center on September 27, has said in a published report Frank intentionally ran him over with an ATV on September 25, a Sunday afternoon.  Read more

Helipad ribbon cutting at WMH

HONESDALE, PA — “This is an exciting time for Wayne Memorial, and we want everyone to help us celebrate,” said David Hoff, CEO of Wayne Memorial Hospital/Health System (WMH). On Sunday, October 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. the public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the helipad site, 1839 Fair Ave. (next to Highland Physicians Family Health Center).  Read more

NY organic farms advocate Alliance for Science eviction

ROCHESTER, NY — Some 67 organic farmers in New York State have sent a letter to the Dean of Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and to the Trustees of the University requesting that the university evict the Alliance for Science from the campus.  Read more

Grover M. Hermann Hospital Auxiliary celebrates 45 years

CALLICOON, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center’s (CRMC) Grover M. Hermann Hospital Auxiliary will be celebrating its 45th anniversary on September 30 on the Grover M. Hermann Hospital campus. Over the last 45 years, the auxiliary has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to help bring quality healthcare to Sullivan County through the Grover M. Hermann Hospital. Most recently, it raised $16,000 to equip the hospital emergency room with new ultrasound technology.  Read more

Watch this: Drone video of Hawk's Nest

This video shot by Brandon Amato of Beach Lake, PA, is a creative depiction of the New York State Route 97 Hawk’s Nest using drone camera footage.

Pike foster mom charged with abuse; Girl locked out of house

MILFORD, PA — A foster mother has been charged with multiple counts after she allegedly hit, bit and otherwise abused her 15-year-old daughter.  Read more

Is La Niña going to bring a cold winter?

REGION — Forecasters generally agree that the strong El Niño that was in place last fall was responsible for bringing very warm temperatures to the region last winter. They also agree that El Niño—an area of warmer-than-usual water in the Pacific Ocean—faded months ago. El Niño is often soon replaced by La Niña, which brings colder temperatures to the Northeast United States.  Read more