HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Commissioners on January 11 were undecided about what the county’s role would be in ongoing legal actions against the makers/distributors of the opioid medications that killed 4,627 Pennsylvanians in 2016, the last year where summary figures are available.
HORTONVILLE, NY — The first meeting of the year for the Town of Delaware town board, held on Wednesday, January 10, included talk about the town’s water.
DEERPARK, NY — The Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark denied a request by The River Reporter for an interview in the wake of allegations that the facility allows the adoption of aggressive and possibly dangerous dogs to unsuspecting customers.
GLEN SPEY, NY — Unusually cold weather and word that the town highway department would not be getting to any ordered cleanup until spring helped prompt the Lumberland Town Board to a second extension of a rubbish cleanup for a Mohican Lake property owner on January 10.
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Public roads, a semiprivate lake, and the people who share them occupied the better part of the January 10 Cochecton Town Board meeting. “Who put those tractor signs up?” asked Supervisor Gary Maas. “I don’t remember authorizing them.
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Sullivan West Central School District Superintendent Dr. Nancy Hackett warned that “volatile and uncertain times” for New York State government are likely to cause mayhem with funding for education.
MONTICELLO, NY — The new Sullivan County Jail is currently under construction, and progress has been good; the facility may be able to accept inmates in September of this year. The $75 million facility will have 256 beds.
WAYMART, PA — Those who wish to attend the January 23 public hearings in Waymart on the new hydraulic fracturing rules proposed by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) must register by January 22.
YULAN, NY — The snow and brutal cold of January 4 would not keep hundreds of friends and family from paying tribute to James Joseph Hanson Jr., known to all as JJ, who passed away on December 30 after a three-and-a-half year fight against brain cancer.
HONESDALE, PA — The Kmart store located at 650 Old Willow Ave. is scheduled to close in early April.