TRR photo by Fritz Mayer

The cold weather has led to freezing of much of the Upper Delaware River, including most of the Bid Eddy at Narrowsburg, NY.

Brutal cold, frozen river

REGION — The old year ended and the new one began with a blast of Arctic air covering the region and much of the eastern part of the country. Another blast of cold air is expected to descend on the region into Friday morning.

Boom in Thompson construction

MONTICELLO, NY — One way of measuring growth in Sullivan County is to count the number of 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.”

Pike zeros out new budget

MILFORD, PA — The new Pike County budget came out on December 17 as quietly as Santa down a chimney.

No tax millage increase is called for. The 2018 plan calls for $40 million in spending, a $3.2 million reduction from the current year’s budget, which required a 1.2 mill tax increase.

TRR photo by David Hulse

Lumberland town clerk Virginia “Ginny” Horn recorded her last regular town board meeting on December 13. Horn, who has served as clerk since 2002, did not seek re-election and is retiring. “Thanks for all the years. I’m going to miss everyone, but I’m looking forward to retirement,” Horn said.

Lumberland rubbish hearing recessed to January 10

GLEN SPEY, NY — A notification problem prompted the rescheduling of a December 13 public hearing to decide the disposition of an uncollected rubbish citation at West Indian Trail in Mohican Lake.



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