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.
HONESDALE, PA — Tyler Hill resident Pat Robinson became the District Attorney of Wayne County on December 29, succeeding Janine Edwards, who won election last November and was sworn in as President Judge of the Wayne County Court of Common Pleas.
HAWLEY, PA — At the monthly meeting of the Hawley Borough Council held on January 2, council members learned that levee insurance coverage had been procured, at a cost of $30,920, for which no vote had been taken.
MONTICELLO, NY — One way of measuring growth in Sullivan County is to count the number of “239 reviews” the county planning department performs each year. The department is required to perform a 239 review for projects that have “potential countywide or inter-municipal significance.”
HONESDALE, PA — The January 2 annual reorganization meeting of Honesdale Borough Council had barely begun when an impasse threatened to halt it. In its first official act, the new council was unable to elect a president by majority vote, as required by law.
NARROWSBURG, NY — With snow and plunging temperatures, the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) did not meet on their scheduled night last week, so an expected discussion of the regional panel’s latest funding shortage is yet to take place.
Baby, it’s cold outside—more like freezing. I do not remember it being this cold for this long of a period. You have to dress in layers to stay warm. Thank you to the Cochecton road crew for keeping our roads safe.
Congratulations to Gertrude and Leonard Martin, who just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.