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August 2011

Partial truth in taxation

On August 17, 2011 the Sullivan County Legislature held a public meeting addressing the proposed bill, “Truth in Taxation,” that would provide a line on the next tax bill showing the mandated cost of Medicaid and other social programs. As a senior and advocate for senior issues, I was concerned about the possible reverberations of this bill and presented the following opinion to the legislators:  Read more

Keeping it green

The Town of Tusten’s zoning rewrite was put online for public review on August 8. It is already open for written comment, and the first public hearing tentatively scheduled for September 26, followed by one on October 10.  Read more

Scenic Byway resolution urges ban of some truck traffic

The Upper Delaware Scenic Byway has passed a resolution that urges all levels of government to exercise their authority to prohibit heavy trucks involved in “new forms of heavy industrial use and mining” from New York State Route 97.  Read more

Outdoor movie: 'Country Strong'

August 26, 2011

Summer stage next to LaPolt Park, 8pm, free.

Working farm tour

September 3, 2011

Tour Bridle Hill Farm, horseback riding/equestrian center, w/ Western trail rides, English trotting lunge session, grooming & saddling demonstrations, 12noon-3pm, adult s$6, ages 5-12 $4. sullivancountyfarmnetwork.org.

Bethel Woods Adds 5 More Wineries its Annual Wine Fest, Wine Festival Tickets On-sale Now

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has added five more regional wineries to its already robust line-up. Brimstone Hill, Glenora Wine Cellars, Hudson-Chatham Winery, Inspire Moore, and Knapp Winery will join the other 20 regional wineries will gather once again at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts for the annual Wine Festival to be held in the Market Sheds on Sunday, August 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Read more

Hawley man arrested after high-speed chase

A 23-year-old man from Hawley has been arrested after leading police on a chase with speeds reaching up to 110 miles per hour. Richard Chicoski was operating a green sedan without license plate lights, and Trooper Winniberg attemepted to pull him over. But instead of slowing down, Chicoski increased speed.  Read more

Philatelic Society meeting

September 6, 2011

Election of officers & 5-lot mini auction at Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 1pm. 845/794-2586.

Arrests in Beach Lake for assault and tresspass, victim treated for head trauma

A party in Beach Lake, PA turned into a serious confrontation that left three men from Texes under arrest and led to a life-flgiht to a hospital for medical treatement of a Beach Lake resident.  Read more

House concert

September 18, 2011

Traditional folk musicians Joy Bennett & Chris Koldewey perform songs of the sea at 594 Rt. 97, 2pm, free. Folk Music Society of NY program. 845/858-7890.