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Issue 29— Thursday, February 13, 2020
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Suspect Extradited In Church Burglary

HONESDALE — A Wayne County man has been extradited back to Pennsylvania to face charges that burglarized and vandalized the Sterling United Methodist Church in 2019.
State police at Honesdale reported that Nicholas Mata, 28, and his girlfriend were arrested in Tennessee in January driving in a stolen vehicle.
They said between Aug. 11 and Aug. 16 2019, Mata broke into the church in Sterling, set off multiple fire extinguishers and stole several items. Damages to the church totaled up to $25,000, police said. Charges were filed and an arrest warrant was obtained.
Mata faces charges of felony burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and institutional vandalism (place of worship) and misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking.
A preliminary hearing was set for Feb. 12 at the Wayne County Courthouse.

Upper Delaware Council Elects 2020 Officers


NARROWSBURG — Town of Cochecton Representative Larry H. Richardson took his oath of office to serve as 2020 chairperson at the Feb. 6 meeting of the Upper Delaware Council, Inc. (UDC).
The Honorable Steven Sauer, Town Justice for the Town of Cochecton, officiated at the swearing-in ceremony held at the UDC's Narrowsburg office.
Along with Richardson, UDC Representatives Jeffrey R. Dexter of Damascus Township, PA, and Alan F. Henry of Berlin Township, PA, were elected vice-chairperson and secretary-treasurer, respectively, at the non-profit organization's Jan. 2 annual meeting.
This is Larry Richardson's fourth stint as UDC chairperson, having previously served in 1993, 2001, and from May 5-Dec. 31, 2011. He succeeds Town of Delaware Representative Harold G. Roeder, Jr. in the leadership position.
Richardson was the UDC's vice-chair in 1992, and secretary-treasurer in 1990 and 2000.
The Town of Cochecton appointed Richardson to serve as its UDC representative in 1989, one year after the Council's establishment.
Richardson has a long history of public service beyond his UDC participation.........For more information pick up a copy at a local vendor or subscribe.





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