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Ice on the river

REGION — There has been a bumper crop of ice on the river this year.  The frigid weather at the end of December and early January caused it to form and warmer weather caused it to break up and move.  Here in the Big Eddy, massive blocks of ice were piled atop one another, while other parts of the river are clear.

Pressure for Child Victims Act

MIDDLETOWN, NY — New York State has some of the most restrictive laws in the country when it comes to getting justice for child victims of sexual abuse. The law now requires that if a child victim of sexual abuse wants to seek justice through a lawsuit, the victim must take legal action by the time she or he is 23 years old.

No rocket science in Cochecton

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — “Even a non-rocket scientist can put this up in five minutes.” Cochecton Supervisor Gary Maas was reading aloud from a product brochure at the January 23 Cochecton Town Board meeting. “Well then, we may be able to handle installation by ourselves,” he said.

Pennsylvania State map

The map of Pennsylvania’s Seventh Congressional District, dubbed “Goofy Kicking Donald Duck,” is an example of extreme gerrymandering that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down.

PA Republicans ask U.S. Supreme Court to step in

WASHINGTON, DC — In the aftermath of a decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that congressional districts are unconstitutional because they are too gerrymandered, Republican lawmakers in Harrisburg have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule the state court.

Public hearings on fracking

REGION — Eight years after the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) imposed a de facto ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Delaware Watershed, the DRBC is holding a series of public hearings on adopting new regulations covering fracking; the regulations would make the ban permanent, but they would also allow for the withdrawal of wat

TRR photo by David Hulse

Wayne County Commissioner Joseph Adams

Adams has fit into the job in Wayne

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Commissioners began their January 25 meeting with something different: a resident’s complaint.

Milanville Road property owner Richard Miller appeared before the panel questioning why his tax bill had increased $12,500, when there had been no improvements on the land and “nothing in years.”

Contributed photo by Bob Jennings

Winter semi-formal held

HAWLEY, PA — The Honesdale High School Student Council held its winter semi-formal on January 27 at the Silver Birches Resort on Lake Wallenpaupack. Some 355 students and 12 chaperones attended the event. A student from the high school, Kameron Slish, from Nicky Nick D.J. Service, provided music for the evening.



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