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Facing imminent closure, Upper Delaware Council delegates posed on February 1, for what could be the council’s last annual group photo. Seated from the left are newly installed: Secretary-Treasurer Alan Henry of Berlin Township, PA; Vice-Chairman David Dean of the Town of Deerpark, NY; and Chairman Aaron Robinson, Shohola Township, PA. Other representatives and alternates standing, are Larry H. Richardson, Town of Cochecton, left; Steven Tambini, Delaware River Basin Commission; Bill Rudge, State of New York; Kristina Heister, National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River; Virginia Dudko, Town of Deerpark; Tim Dugan, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Roger Saumure, Shohola Township; Michael Barth, Westfall Township; Susan Sullivan, Town of Tusten; Fred Peckham, Town of Hancock; Kaitlin Haas, Town of Highland; Steve Adams, Damascus Township; Harold G. Roeder Jr., Town of Delaware; Doug Case, Lackawaxen Township; and Jim Greier, Town of Fremont. The Town of Lumberland’s representative and alternate positions are currently vacant.

UDC reorganizes, names officers, talks shutdown

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will shut down on March 30 if federal funding, withheld since October, is not forthcoming, officials announced at the panel’s February 1 meeting.


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Spotted lanternflies have invaded parts of Pennsylvania.

'Biblical plague' hits PA

HAWLEY, PA — It sounds like the plot of a 1950s scifi movie. An invasive insect species slips into the U.S via a stone pallet through the Port of Philadelphia.


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Residents of Honesdale and the surrounding area participate in an event to shine a light on the problem if human trafficking.

Red Sand in Honesdale

HONESDALE, PA — An event that was part of the Red Sand Project was held on January 31, outside the courthouse.


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This is one of several products JPay offers to inmates around the country.

New York inmates to get free tablets

ALBANY, NY — The 53,000 inmates serving time in New York State prisons will soon be getting free digital tablets, according to an announcement from Anthony Annucci, acting commissioner of the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.


TRR photo by Fritz Mayer

Jesse Scott, the municipal program manager with the New York Power Authority, explains LED streetlights, which could replace high pressure sodium streetlights in several places in Sullivan County.

Taking ownership of streetlights

WHITE LAKE, NY — The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has developed a process by which municipalities and other entities can purchase streetlights that are currently owned by utilities, and upgrade them.

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