Live music, pig roast ($5 all-you-can-eat), vendors & car show (entry fee $10) at M&M Auto Group, 10am-4pm, bring non-perishable foods. Judging, raffles. Benefits Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless. 845/292-3500, ext. 127.
Community center, doors open 6pm, drawing 7pm. 50/50, refreshments. 570/224-4217 or 729-8320.
Irreverent Canadian folk-pop performance at Catskill Distilling Co., 7pm, $16 advance, $18 door. RSVP: 845/252-6783 or 583-3141.
Sunday concert at Bethel Woods canceled; Wine Festival postponed to October 1
BETHEL, NY (August 25, 2011)-- The New York Pops concert scheduled for Sunday, August 28 has been cancelled. Ticket holders will receive automatic refunds on their credit cards. Cash purchasers need to return tickets to point-of-purchase for refunds or call Ticketmaster customer service at 800/653-8000. Read more
Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau announced that the Sullivan County Community College will open the Paul Gerry Field House locker rooms shower facilities to county residents that remain without power on Thursday, September 1st, and Friday, September 2nd.
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HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency today urged Pennsylvanians to prepare for expected high winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Irene this weekend. Although the storm is expected to primarily impact southeastern Pennsylvania, residents across the state should remain alert and be prepared. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY - A variety of musical entertainment, including performances by musician Jimmy Smith and special guest singer, songwriter and recording artist Halley Hiatt, was featured at the community event celebrating the newest monument at Luxton Lake's park. The new monument and grounds won the 2011 Sullivan County Democrat Stewardship Award for Historic Preservation granted by the Sullivan Renaissance.
Hinchey Statement on EIA Adoption of Marcellus Shale Gas Reserve Estimate 5 Times Smaller than Previous Estimate
Washington, DC -- Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Energy Information Agency's (EIA) adoption of shale gas reserve estimates that are 80 percent lower than what the agency had previously reported. Hinchey had called into question the agency's previous estimates in a June 27 letter to EIA, which followed a report in The New York Times that detailed EIA's use of data from industry-biased sources and intra-agency disagreements regarding gas reserve estimates. Read more
Holbert appeals filed
LACKAWAXEN, PA —Save Lackawaxen, a group of landowners living near the Holbert quarry, and the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) have both filed appeals of the Lackawaxen supervisors’ approval of a permit to expand quarry operations to 40 acres. The UDC appeal requested that the decision be reversed, or alternatively that it be vacated and the issue remanded for another hearing. Read more