HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on February 19 issued new congressional district maps that are likely to be in place for the November election. The maps will have an impact on seats in Washington, DC in the federal House of Representatives.
DAMASCUS, PA — It’s been one of the area’s best-kept secrets for years, but certainly not by design.
NEWFOUNDLAND, PA — Hyung Jin Moon is considered by his 250 or so followers to be the earthly representative of Sun Myung Moon, his father and the cult leader of the Worldwide Unification Church, who passed away in 2012.
NARROWSBURG, NY — Some topics have been discussed at several meetings over long periods of time, and others seemed to have come as a surprise to some of the members. But all elicited lively debate at the monthly Tusten Board meeting on February 13.
ALBANY, NY — Jen Metzger, a councilwoman in the Ulster County Town of Rosendale, announced on February 16 that she is considering a run for the senate seat currently held by Sen. John Bonacic in New York’s 42nd state senate district. A press release says that she is expected to make a formal announcement about her candidacy in March.
HONESDALE, PA — Chelsea Hill, spokesperson for the sponsoring Penn State Extension, appeared at the February 15 county commissioners’ meeting to preview the then upcoming annual Wayne County Ag Day. Hill said that 200 persons had pre-registered for the event, which was held on February 19 at Honesdale High School.
HAWLEY, PA — Councilwoman Michele Rojas could hardly contain her pleasure while announcing that the Hawley Borough had received grants totaling nearly $460,000 to be used to address storm-water issues as part of its levee remediation project.
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — “Eighty-five percent of drivers passing the new speedminder were driving at or below 36 miles per hour, where the posted speed limit is 35 miles per hour,” said supervisor Gary Maas’ at the February 14 meeting of the Cochecton Town Board.
ELDRED, NY — Highland officials on February 13 threw the town’s hat into the ring for a new economic development program spawned by the recent federal tax legislation, the Opportunity Zones Program.
MONTICELLO, NY — The Kartrite Hotel and Indoor Waterpark, which is on schedule to open in early 2019, celebrated the completion of the structural phase of the project with a topping-off ceremony on February 16.