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Who's Running In Great Bend Boro?

The Great Bend Borough Council has seven members. All of them were present for the regular February meeting on the 6th. None of them seemed to know when they were elected, or for how long. Council received a request from Montrose for a list of seats to be filled in this year's election, and after some confused discussion, there seemed to be a consensus that Ray Holtzman, Joe Collins and Louise "Dolly" Lonzinski would have to run again this year. But, well, maybe not. Or maybe there were some others. Of the seven Council seats, some are for two-year terms, some are four-year terms, and the terms overlap. Moreover, Mr. Holtzman is currently filling out the term of Mary Jean Fleming, who resigned from Council to become the Borough's Secretary. If anyone knows for sure who got elected when, and for how long, Council would probably appreciate a phone call.

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New Milford Hopes For Rail Activity

With all members (less Chris Allen) and mayor Joe Taylor present, the New Milford Borough council had a lot to talk about and information to share at its regular February meeting. The most immediate was that the new ice skating rink in the park is now up and running and being enjoyed by borough residents. Taylor, council member Jim Carr, and Joe Carpenetti spent most of a day installing the rink, and continue to look after its maintenance.

The most intriguing and promising discussions, however, came out of member Rick Ainey’s report on economic development. He filled other members in on the railroad feasibility study recently commissioned by and presented to the County. The results of that study, said Ainey, were that the County "should form a Rail Authority, keep a close eye on passenger service between Binghamton and Scranton, and that the County should develop the railroad siding site in New Milford."

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