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August 2011

JOHN ‘JACK’ W. CRAWFORD

John “Jack” W. Crawford of White Lake, NY, died suddenly August 17, 2011 in Bethel, NY. He was 72.

He was born June 24, 1939 in Monticello, NY to Mary Mulvey Crawford and the late Donald C. Crawford.  Read more

CLAUDIA A. GOPEL DELAMARTER

Claudia A. Gopel Delamarter of Monroe, NY passed away Thursday, August 11, 2011, at The Valley View Center for Nursing Care and Rehabilitation in Goshen. She was 75.

Daughter of the late Harold and Katherine Weber Chatterton, she was born July 4, 1936, in the Bronx.  Read more

ROBERT EDWARD SCOTT

Robert Edward Scott, owner of Hunter Lake Campground, departed us on August 16, 2011 at home. He was 81.

Robert was born on June 8, 1930 to Edward and Florence Scott in Newark, NJ.  Read more

Fawns and farm animals

There was a tent at the Wayne County Fair off on a side alley where kids could pet and feed little deer fawns for three dollars. You could purchase a photo of your child with the fawns for $10 or pay extra to go in to take a photo with your own camera. It was a popular tent. Mostly the clientele was toddlers with their mothers. Babies petting babies.  Read more

No sore losing

While no one is going to defend anonymous letters or distorting issues, there is something much worse in your criticism of the affair of the anonymous letter in Tusten. When you write “there’s a good chance that this ploy worked,” you’re saying some voters in Tusten don’t know what they’re voting on, and take direction from anonymous letters. If that’s true, how informed would these people’s votes have been even without the letter to sway them?  Read more

Not so sure of their ground?

So, in essence, per the multitudinous editorials, My Views, and guest columnists in last week’s newspaper, the Town of Lumberland is ready to pass zoning that in effect says no gas drilling (unless you are super double-dog-dare really serious and threaten to sue us—then it may be permissible).  Read more

Subject to substantial review

I would like to thank Mr. Petersheim for all his concerns regarding the Town of Lumberland’s Zoning rewrite and for suggesting in an email that the town “obtain a second, unbiased, independent review of the new zoning being proposed’’ as a precaution so that we are led “down a safe path.” It seems that Mr. Petersheim must not fully understand that the SEQRA process and NYS law require a substantial review process of the new zoning document.  Read more

Need a job, go to Pennsylvania

Pick up a local newspaper from any town in Pennsylvania where natural gas drilling is taking place, and you will see advertisements for jobs galore from gas drilling companies and businesses. The Pennsylvania economy is booming, people are working and making money, and when people have money they will spend it.  Read more

A head start—but for what?

Several years ago, right around this time of year, someone wrote a letter to you about Delaware Valley’s (DV) football team getting an early start to the season. Whoever it was saw the team practicing on the DV grounds over the summer, as I did this week.

The questions raised then are the same ones that struck me: What about the kids taking SATs in six weeks—do they get a jump on the competition? How about those students who barely passed or were below average on the PSSAs —do they get extra time to work into shape?  Read more

Funny business in Bethel

The Bethel Democratic Committee would like to comment publicly on the attempt of Howard Block to run on five party lines in this September’s primary for Town Judge.  Read more