HAWLY, PA — In a letter to Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, Sen.
MIDDLETOWN, NY — The Orange County Child Abuse Unit arrested a 62-year-old woman for assault, criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a minor after the woman allegedly pointed a gun at three children she was caring for.
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Congress passed the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act (DRBCA) on December 9 as part of a larger legislative package known as the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN) Act, previously called the Water Resources Development Act.
ELDRED, NY — A local law providing a six-month moratorium on the development of commercial solar energy producing fields in the Town of Highland was scheduled to face a public hearing on December 13.
The moratorium would allow for a planned update of the town zoning to better administer these proposals.
NEW YORK STATE — In 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that everyone who was charged with a crime is entitled to an attorney, whether they could afford one or not. In New York State, the cost of providing that legal representation has fallen mostly to counties.
HONESDALE, PA — Anger, frustration, confusion and exasperation ran high at the December 12 Honesdale Borough Council meeting, as again borough police department issues were paramount. But this time they came to light in the wake of a minor snowstorm that left borough streets impassable to emergency vehicles.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) has threatened to take the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to court once again if the commission doesn’t reverse a decision to block some information that DRN says it needs.
Wayne County President Judge Raymond L. Hamill has announced his intention to appoint Joseph W.Adams to the position of Wayne County Commissioner. The vacancy was created when Wayne County Commissioner Jonathan Fritz was elected to serve as State Representative for the 111th Representative District.
MONTICELLO, NY — The future of the Interim Western Sullivan Transfer Station was called into question at a meeting of the Sullivan County Public Works Committee at the government center on December 8.
UPDATE as of December 9: The Water Resources Development Act of 2016, which includes the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act, was passed by the Senate on Friday, December 9. It will now go to President Obama's desk to be signed.