PORT JERVIS, NY — After five public budget workshops, and at times heated council exchanges, Port Jervis Common Council passed a budget for 2017 at $15,181,598.00, with a 7.66% increase or about $9.57 a month to the average homeowner. The final budget saw a reduction of $11,749.00 from Mayor Kelly Decker’s proposed budget.
ALBANY, NY — Grants and awards given to numerous projects throughout the state were announced on December 10, and in Sullivan County one of the projects that will benefit is the O&W Rail Trail program.
DINGMAN, PA — With the dust barely settled on the completion of 2016 projects, the Delaware Valley School Board signed up for more work on December 15.
HONESDALE, PA — Telespond Senior Services, Inc., which was founded in 1974 as a private, non-profit organization assisting the elderly in Lackawanna County, is planning to open an adult daycare center in the Drake Building in Hawley.
HONESDALE, PA — “Folks at the township are looking for funding, and they’re still perplexed as to where to go,” Bill Woodward, chairman of the board of the Pleasant Mount Community Center, told the Wayne County Commissioners on December 15.
HARRISBURG, PA — The new Pennsylvania legislative session brings new responsibilities for Sen. Lisa Baker. She will chair the Senate Health & Human Services Committee, a crucial panel with wide-ranging issue jurisdiction and a high volume of legislation. She served as a member of the committee in previous legislative sessions.
HOOSICK FALLS, NY — Two young women from Hoosick Falls have teamed up with environmental organizations and are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers to pass a constitutional amendment declaring that state residents have a right to clean water, clean air and a safe environment.
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — After tending to last-minute year-end bookkeeping, the December 28 meeting of the Cochecton Town Board focused on 2017 and beyond.
HARRISBURG, PA — Former Wayne County Commissioner Jonathan Fritz travelled to Harrisburg this week to be sworn in as a new member of the state House of Representatives to serve a district comprised of large parts of Wayne and Susquehanna counties. The district offices are in Montrose and Honesdale
COCHECTON, NY — The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Lawrence Molinaro, age 76, of Cochecton, NY. Molinaro was reported missing by his relatives on December 29, 2016, after he missed a doctor’s appointment at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was last seen on December 27 by a neighbor.