I am so sorry there was not a column last week, but I was in Wayne Memorial Hospital ER once again. This time, it was my infected sinuses pressing against my optical nerve. It felt like my eye was going to pop out of my head. Another CATscan and more antibiotics, and I am very glad to tell you that on November 2, I had the sinus surgery.
Unofficial results of referendum questions and contested elections: results will be updated as they become available. Absentee ballots remain to be counted.
New York State:
NEW YORK CITY, NY — A federal appeals court has stepped into the ongoing battle between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
REGION — There are dozens of uncontested local races in Sullivan, Pike and Wayne counties, leading to a smaller-than-usual crop of election signs in the region. Spots normally overflowing with political messages, like the intersection of Route 55 and Route 17B in Bethel, this year host only a few.
ELDRED, NY — As the community digests the news of the lawsuit awarding $1 million in damages to a former student, the Eldred Board of Education met behind closed doors to consider a broadly worded motion, and discussed the employment history of an unnamed person or persons.
ELDRED, NY — They turned it into a bit of a cliffhanger, but in the end, the Highland Town Board on October 26 finally approved a $1,861,733 budget requiring a 1.05% tax increase.
ELDRED, NY — After a six-member jury gave the verdict in Sullivan County Supreme Court in Monticello on October 25 in the Anthony Motta Jr. and Christine Horne Motta vs. Eldred School District bullying trial, many in the school community have started to speak up about other incidents at the school involving bullying.
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Water pushed through the streets of Livingston Manor once again in the wee hours of October 30 as torrents of rain swelled the rivers and creeks in the area, and flood waters quickly rose to about 30 inches on Main Street.
LIBERTY, NY — Sullivan County officials joined the staff of Public Health Services on October 30 to officially dedicate the Gladys Olmsted Sullivan County Public Health Services Building.
HARRISBURG PA — Pennsylvania State Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20) issued the following comments regarding Senate approval of a revenue package to bring the state budget into balance: