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May 2011

Fire chief, president suspended

In the latest wave of animosity and dissention that holds sway in Shohola Township these days comes a new tsunami to inundate the town. On Monday evening, April 26, the vice president of the Shohola Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue (STVF&R) squad, Alan Cue, surprisingly and summarily suspended fire chief Don Wall and fire company president Ken Yeaw.  Read more

Gabriel Road dam repair progressing

The project to repair the dam on Gabriel Road in the Town of Bethel has seen numerous obstacles since it washed out in 2005. The latest cropped up at the town meeting on April 28.  Read more

Pipeline project to expand expansion

Another pipeline expansion is approaching the region, with the recent filing of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s (TGP) application to FERC for its certificate of public convenience and necessity to modify pipeline and compressor facilities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Read more

News briefs

Earth Day package passes in NY

ALBANY, NY — New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Robert Sweeney announced the passage of a legislative package to honor Earth Day.  Read more

Gas news at a glance

Report reveals companies unable to identify some chemicals used in fracking

Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Edward J. Markey and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette have released a report that summarizes the types, volumes and chemical contents of the hydraulic fracturing products used by the 14 leading oil and gas service companies.  Read more

Wallenpaupack sweeps Envirothon

For 25 years, teacher Tony Kietrys has been coaching teams of students from Wallenpaupack Area High School in preparation for the Pike/Wayne Envirothon. Fellow teacher Linda Lohner has served as co-advisor for most of those years.

Their efforts, and that of their team, the Green Revolution, culminated in a sweep of many of the awards earned at the April 27 event, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary.  Read more

Java Love opens in Kauneonga Lake

Town of Bethel officials joined the staff of the new shop Java Love Roasting Company in Kauneonga Lake on May 1 to celebrate the official opening of the shop.  Read more

Pine Bush man arrested for rape

On Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, the New York State Police announced the arrest of Peter S. Gaeta Jr, age 19, of 1216 Indian Springs Rd Pine Bush, NY, for first degree rape 1st Degree, a class B felony.  Read more

Spring cleaning: it’s the little things...

It just so happens that I am one of those who love to clean. I have found that when my environment is cluttered, my mind follows suit. So it was with anticipation, rather than dread, that I finally got down to business this week. The dust and cobwebs in the house were the least of my concerns, but rather the cobwebs in my mind that were on the forefront of the attack.  Read more

Sounds of spring in Tusten

NARROWSBURG, NY — Throughout the month of May, Tusten Theatre will host three acoustic music events sponsored by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance: contemporary jazz string quartet Sweet Plantain, folk and Americana songwriter Harvey Reid, and master guitarist Frank Vignola with fellow guitarist Vinny Raniolo.  Read more