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.
SHOHOLA, PA — Amelia and William Pearn received a bill that says they owe the Walker Lakeshores Landowners Association (WLLA) $325 for a “Lake Assessment” and $50 as a “Membership Fee” for 2018.
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Determined to benefit from past oversights and mistakes made by neighboring towns, the Cochecton Town Board continued refinement of a draft summer camp/private school zoning ordinance at its December 28 year-end meeting.
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.”
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Sullivan West could see the resurgence of Bulldogs football as the district spearheads the charge to downsize the required number of players on the field from 11 to eight, with numerous area schools expected to follow suit.
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.
BEACH LAKE, PA — Without fanfare, board discussion, or public comment, the Berlin Township Board of Supervisors voted unanimously at its December 19 meeting to adopt a 2018 budget that once again reflects no tax increase.
WILKES-BARRE, PA — Tom Marino (R-10 PA) declared on December 1 that he is officially running for re-election.
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.
MONTICELLO, NY — Rick Sauer, a former New York State trooper with 30 years of experience, has been named as the Sullivan County Commissioner of Public Safety.