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June 2011

Legislation Was Passed By Senate to Help End Abuse By Non-Profit of Tax Exempt Land Laws

State Senator John J. Bonacic accounted today that the full Senate passed legislation (S.2544) to stop land banking by non-profit organizations.  Read more

Recycling at Roots and Rhythm

Five thousand people is a lot of people. It’s also a lot of trash. For the second year, on June 18, Roots and Rhythm (R&R) arranged a system of collecting recyclables in clearly marked cardboard containers spread through Central Park.  Read more

Baseball league cries foul

The Narrowsburg Chamber of Commerce is planning an “Old Fashioned Family Fair” for the Fourth of July weekend with “midway games, inflatables and prizes.” But the planned festivities have struck a sour note with Joe Curreri, president of the Wayne County Babe Ruth Baseball League.  Read more

Veteran honored in Eldred

Members of the Tusten-Highland VFW Post 6427 joined together on June 11 at the Eldred Senior Center to honor, Paul G. Zimmermann, who was considered a community leader.  Read more

County and college reach agreement

Officials at the county and at the college have reached an agreement whereby the college will get the same $4 million it received last year from the county, but will return about $600,000.  Read more

Cochecton residents want protection from gas drilling

Cochecton resident Allan Rubin said gas drilling may never come to Cochecton, but, then again, it might. He added, “The town board has taken a neutral position on natural gas; this is not acceptable. There is activity in other towns that would maintain local discretion about whether to allow heavy industrial development.”

The comment, made at a public hearing at the Cochecton Town Hall on June 16, was one of several by residents that criticized the official position of the town board that it should maintain strict neutrality regarding gas drilling.  Read more

Catskills beginning farmer group launched

The 2011 Catskills Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) kicked off on June 13th at Willow Wisp Organic Farm, growers of a diverse mix of organic vegetables, herbs and cut flowers for the Upper Delaware River Valley and The Catskills.

Host farmers Greg Swartz and Tannis Kowalchuk lead 30 beginning farmers on a field tour of their 12-acre farm in Abrahamsville, Penn. Participants buzzed with interest and excitement throughout the evening that ended with a potluck social.  Read more

Gillibrand pushes "Make it in America" grants

While New York has lost a total of more than 123,000 manufacturing jobs since 2005, advanced and high-tech manufacturing jobs are thriving. Computer and electronic manufacturing industries increased employment by 9 percent from 2004 to 2008. To spark more growth in high-tech manufacturing in New York and create more of these good-paying jobs right here, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced her new manufacturing agenda.  Read more

Gunther: proposed laws protect indiviuals with developmental disabilities

Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther announced this morning that the Assembly passed a comprehensive package of bills aimed at improving safety measures in New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)-licensed facilities and programs. The Assembly passed the legislative package following a series of four public hearings statewide that examined allegations of abuse in group homes and institutions throughout the state.  Read more

NY Senate passes legislation to limit land-baniking by non-profits

State Senator John J. Bonacic announced the passage on June 17 by the full Senate of legislation (S.2544) to stop land banking by non-profit organizations.  Read more