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June 2011

Geocaching

July 9, 2011

Search for hidden treasures w/ an intro to geocaching at PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 11am, free. RSVP: 570/253-7001.

Art exhibition: 'Visions'

July 1, 2011 - August 29, 2011

Hemlock Farms artists' show at Chant Realtors through 8/29. 570/775-7337.

Aglow breakfast meeting

July 9, 2011

Aglow Int'l Liberty Lighthouse meets at United Reformed Church, 9am, $4. All invited. 845/439-3794.

Working farm tour

July 9, 2011

Honey extracting & maple syrup, milking demonstration & cheese making at Diehl Homestead Farm, 12noon-3pm, adults $6, ages 5-12 $4. sullivancountyfarmnetwork.org.

National Weather Service issues flood watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A

* SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...

SULLIVAN COUNTY...
EASTERN WAYNE COUNTY...  Read more

A hearing just for show?

On Thursday, June 16, the Town of Cochecton held a public hearing on its draft revised comprehensive, subdivision and zoning plans. The ostensible purpose of the hearing was to give Cochecton residents and taxpayers an opportunity to voice their comments about the changes to these plans—which are the key governing documents of any town.

Unfortunately, an adequate review of the changes by the public was not possible due to the town’s failure to provide appropriate and complete documentation for review. Revised documents that are the subject of such an important hearing should:  Read more

Major and Peifer say $50 Million form PHEAA will provide higher student grants

Students across Pennsylvania will benefit from a $50 million contribution from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) to the state’s General Fund to supplement the Pennsylvania State Grant Program, announced state Reps. Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) and Mike Peifer (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne), members of the board of directors of the agency.  Read more

Forestburgh farm feud flares up

Philanthropist, orchid maven and businessman Stuart Salenger was the subject of verbal attacks at the government center once again at a public hearing about an application to move a 4.5 acre parcel he owns in Forestburgh into Sullivan County Agricultural District Four.  Read more

WCD selects a real winner,Rebecca Harvey to focus on environment and sustainability

Rebecca Harvey has always been passionate about environmental issues. For example, when the plucky Honesdale High School senior learned about a man who had converted his car to run on vegetable oil, she was inspired to act.  Read more

Q&A with Janine Edwards,Wayne County’s likely new district attorney

In the May 17 primary, public defender Janine Edwards trounced incumbent district attorney Michael Lehutskty. Edwards received 3,196 votes from Republicans and 623 from Democrats, versus 2,657 and 328 for Lehutsky.  Read more