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June 2011

Letter to Highland Republicans

I have been asked to step down and not run against Peter Lilholt in a primary for the Highland highway superintendent’s position. I received an email from a certain woman asking me to step down. The same woman has spoken to members of the Democratic Party to have them ask me to step down.

I will not step down, and have no intention of doing so. It’s up to you, the Town of Highland Republicans, to decide on September 13.

Orson Davis
Eldred, NY

Poor management on the Hessinger building

I know this is a dead issue, but since it was my listing, and I had many people inside the building who were not in agreement with its destruction, I just wanted to make a short comment.  Read more

Eros is always with us and death is its shadow

Anthony Weiner’s erotic behavior motivated his poor judgment and his deceitfulness. His misbehavior has caused his family and political allies to suffer. In the next election, the people could have voted him out of office. Instead, he has been verbally stoned to political “death” before we were allowed an opportunity to vote him out of office—assuming we believed his misbehavior warranted such a punishment. The corporate news media created the arenas and distributed the stones to millions of people worldwide.  Read more

An unacceptable precedent

The Town of Cochecton is coming to the end of its comprehensive plan and zoning rewrite process. As noted in our March 3 editorial “Needed: a policy,” it has elected to handle the issue of gas drilling by ignoring it. Unfortunately, for at least one part of the town—the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River corridor—that’s just not good enough.

And there is an alternative.  Read more

Lake Wallenpaupack drawdown coming this fall

PPL will lower the level of Lake Wallenpaupack by about 5 feet more than normal after Labor Day in September to allow for scheduled maintenance and inspection of the dam and power plant. The drawdown of water will stop at about elevation 1,175 feet in mid-October.  Read more

Hinchey Questions EIA's Handling of Shale Gas Reserve Estimates

Following several reports in The New York Times, Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) today sent letters to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) questioning the manner in which both bodies have handled shale gas reserve estimates. One report revealed that rule changes and oversight problems at SEC may have caused natural gas companies to overestimate their reserves. A separate report detailed the use of data from industry-biased sources and intra-agency disagreements regarding gas reserve estimates at EIA.  Read more

Volunteer planting day

June 29, 2011

Help beautify the village, 10am-12noon. Bring work gloves/hand tools. Meet in front of village hall. 845/295-2445.

Janet Burgan performs

July 2, 2011

Songs about farming, strip mining, fracking & love at Barryville Farmers' Market, 12noon. 570/224-8013.

CLEAR 4 TEA Party rally

July 9, 2011

Discussion re: economic independence in Central Park, 12noon. clear4teaparty.com.

Bake sale

July 23, 2011

United Methodist Church, 4pm until sold out.