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November 2016

Grant for Hurleyville sidewalks

HURLEYVILLE, NY — A $1000,000 grant has been secured for the hamlet of Hurleyville, which will go toward construction of new sidewalks and curbing along Main Street.  Read more

Baker to host disability advocate in Hawley

HAWLEY, PA — Disability advocate Bob Fox, from the Northeast Pennsylvania Center for Independent Living (CIL), will be available by appointment only at Sen. Lisa Baker’s Hawley office on Wednesday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to assist individuals with disabilities, ages 18 and over. Information on a variety of services will be available including attendant care, transportation, employment, skills training, peer counseling, home modification and community integration. Appointments can be made by calling Baker’s office at 570/226-5960.  Read more

Bethel approves town budget

WHITE LAKE, NY — The Bethel Town Board on October 26 approved the budget for 2017 and Supervisor Dan Sturm sent a letter to residents saying the town stayed within the Albany-imposed tax cap, which this year was 0.6%. He wrote, “We are also lowering our town tax rates for next year. I want to thank the town board, and all departments and our staff for being fiscally responsible this year, which allows us to budget more economically next year.  Read more

Punishment increased for home invasion burglaries

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania State Senate this week approved legislation sponsored by Republican Sen. John Rafferty that would strengthen penalties for burglaries that involve home invasions to better reflect the seriousness of these violent crimes. The measure now goes to the governor for his signature.  Read more

Senators seek to join fracking lawsuit; A challenge to DRBC

HARRISBURG, PA — Three Republican Pennsylvania senators, including Sen. Lisa Baker, have filed to join a lawsuit challenging the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) and its authority to prevent hydraulic fracturing within the Delaware River Basin.

In May a group of landowners called Wayne Land and Mineral Group LLC (WLMG) filed a lawsuit against DRBC over the fracking ban and the organization’s refusal to issue a permit for an exploratory gas well.  Read more

Election season flying by

REGION — From U.S. president to state senate seats, a raft of offices are up for grabs around the country when voters go to the polls on November 8.

Among the surest bets is the probable outcome of the New York contest for the seat of Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, who is being challenged by Republican Wendy Long. A recent Siena College poll showed Schumer with 66% of likely voters to Long’s 27%.  Read more

Wayne makes change for upcoming election

HONESDALE, PA — Despite Donald Trump’s talk of rigging at the polls, Wayne County isn’t expecting any controversy on Election Day, and officials took one step on October 27 to make sure.  Read more

Seed Saving 101 at the Western Sullivan Public Library

November 19, 2016

Join us at the Tusten-Cochecton Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library in Narrowsburg in conjunction with the Tusten Heritage Community Garden for a fun and informative Saturday morning as local resident Adrianne Picciano also known as “The Dirt Diva” presents Seed Saving 101 a hands-on workshop.

For More Information: 
Claudine Luchsinger
Contact Phone #: 
845/252-3360

Help us beta test our new website

REGION — The River Reporter has been working for months on an updated website with greater flexibility in engaging, informing and entertaining our readers. A beta version of the website is now live online at www.riverreporteronline.com. You'll find the new site much more mobile-device friendly, and there are integrated social media buttons for Facebook and Twitter to foster improved communication with our readers and their friends. Updates will allow us to upload more photos to share with you in slideshows, like the ones Ted Waddell is now taking of local school sports.  Read more