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March 2011

Introduction to knitting

May 20, 2011

Learn to knit at PEEC, $200 incl. lodging/meals. Beginners to advanced welcome. 570/828-2319.

Girl Scout horsemanship weekend

May 20, 2011

Learn about horse health & care, riding lessons, trail rides & more at Frost Valley YMCA, check-in 5pm. RSVP: 845/985-2291.

Damascus axes Keesler

Damascus supervisor Joe Canfield wanted to remove resident Dolores Keesler as the Damascus representative on the Upper Delaware Council (UDC). The other two supervisors agreed and they voted for her ouster at the Damascus Township meeting on March 21.  Read more

Tusten Comptroller Considered

Tusten supervisor Peg Harrison has been performing the bookkeeping duties of the town since the board voted on January 5 to eliminate the position. At the town meeting on March 14, Harrison said it is a “conflict” for her to continue to act as the bookkeeper, and asked the board to re-establish the position of town bookkeeper so that she could move to define the job and fill it. She said the job would not require more than 15 hours of work per week.  Read more

Firewood business, hot neighbors

Whether the New York Firewood Company violated town code, and whether town officials must do anything about it, is a matter of interpretation of the rules.

Early last spring, Forbes March began constructing what was ultimately to become an operation that imports logs from outside of the property, cuts the logs up and dries the wood in a kiln. The wood is then bundled and trucked off to be sold at retail outlets.  Read more

Six vie for Wayne commissioner slot

The list of Wayne County candidates for commissioner has three Democrats and three Republicans running in the primary election in May, and the four winners will run for three seats in the November election.  Read more

News Briefs

Happy 1000th kilowatt
MILANVILLE, PA — The River Reporter has been following the tribulations of our solar panels during a long winter [at Barbara Yeaman’s house on River Road; see “Solar in winter,” February 10, and news brief, “Back in business,” February 1], so I’m happy to report that on March 3—following a run of sunny days—our solar meter recorded its 1000th kilowatt hour of electricity.  Read more

Highland makes headway on gas protections

In ongoing efforts to protect the Town of Highland from the potential impacts of gas drilling, the town board approved several motions related to the issue at its meeting on March 15.  Read more

Crematorium planned for Pike

A crematorium, having a section for humans and one for pets, has been approved as a land development project by Milford Township.  Read more

Pipe yard prepped for 300 Line Project

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP), a subsidiary of El Paso Corporation, has begun preparing a new pipe yard, referred to as the 321-15 Yard, in support of plans to increase the capacity of its natural gas 300 Line.  Read more