The Honesdale National Train Days event is sponsored by the Greater Honesdale Partnership, with support from Wayne County Tourism.
The Greater Honesdale Partnership and Wayne County Tourism and are pleased to present “National Train Days” and the return of the Stourbridge Line Passenger Rail Excursions. For more information and updates on this event, call 570-253-5492 or check out our website visithonesdalepa.com.
Last week, Genscape, a global provider of real-time data and intelligence for commodity and energy markets, recorded “two key series of events in the PJM power market:”
■ On Tuesday, April 14, WHUB (Western Hub of PJM grid) locational marginal pricing* during the day’s on-peak period was significantly higher than expected, as the market had been trading below $40/MWh as late as 8:40 a.m. Most notably on this expensive day, was the ratio of congestion costs* to energy costs. Genscape’s blog post, Emergency Transmission Outage Drives Volatility in PJM, explains that marginal congestion costs were almost equal to energy costs.
Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, Pennsylvania State University and the University of Utah have used a new stream-based methane monitoring method to identify and quantify groundwater methane discharging to a stream in an area of shale-gas development.
Recently published in Environmental Science and Technology, the report describes how the technique was applied in northern Pennsylvania to first identify streams with elevated methane.
The French Manor Inn and Spa and The French Manor Restaurant, South Sterling, received the esteemed AAA “Four Diamond” rating. Both The French Manor Inn and Spa and The French Manor Restaurant have maintained this celebrated rating consecutively since 2003.
Hotels at this level are committed to providing every guest with a personalized experience and attentive service in comfortable, high-quality surroundings, according to AAA. They typically offer an extensive array of amenities and guest services.
REALTY EXECUTIVES OF THE POCONOS
Three realtors at Realty Executives were recently honored with 100% Club Awards by Realty Executives International. The realtors are Claire Dembinski, Denise Barker and Anthony Lorie. “This is a significant achievement,” said Realty Executives’ owner Deirdre Cramer. “The real estate market has not recovered fully, and many home price
The boards of commissioners of Columbia and Montour counties have proposed the organization of a public-private partnership to promote the creation and retention of family-sustaining jobs, as well as to advocate for the region as a business travel destination. The organization, to be known as DRIVE, will take the form of a council of governments and will be organized according to Articles of Agreement to be adopted by both counties. DRIVE is the outgrowth of the efforts of an informal taskforce that was convened in 2014 to explore the possibility of a more regional economic effort. Taskforce members include:
PENNSYLVANIA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADMINISTRATORS
State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) was recognized by the Pennsylvania Association of County Drug and Alcohol Administrators, an affiliate of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP), for his strong support and leadership in combatting substance abuse and drug overdoses across the state. Yaw, who serves as chairman of the board for the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, was instrumental in bringing to light the heroin crisis plaguing Pennsylvania. Over the course of two months, four statewide public hearings were held by the Center to examine the growing numbers of heroin and opioid related deaths and arrests. The center’s final report echoed support for two bills considered and passed by the General Assembly during the 2013-14 legislative session. Namely, Senate Bill 1164, which provides immunity to an individual who contacts authorities in the event of a drug overdose. The legislation also makes the anti-overdose drug, Naloxone, more widely available. Additionally, the report endorsed Senate Bill 1180, which expands the types of drugs monitored under the newly-created Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.