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October 2011

Live music

November 5, 2011

The Black Dirt Band performs at Woodsongs Coffeehouse, Sullivan County Museum, 6-8:30pm, $5 suggested. Coffee, baked goods. 845/434-8044 or 866-0378.

Luchsinger is best for Cochecton

For supervisor of the Town of Cochecton, I will vote for Claudine Luchsinger on the Rural Heritage Party line. While I like and respect all the current board members, they have gotten themselves stuck in the mud on the issue of protecting the town from the hazards of heavy industries such as gas drilling. While some neighboring towns have been seriously exploring zoning enhancements that will preserve home rule and local control, Cochecton has remained bogged down in neutral on the road to the future.  Read more

Women of the Year celebration

November 6, 2011

Professional Women of Sullivan County honors Terri Ward & Nancy Kane at Villa Roma Resort, cocktails 2pm, dinner 3pm, $45. RSVP: dladyhd@aol.com.

'Language of Music Clinic'

November 3, 2011

Presentation by 5th & 6th grade band members in the middle school gym, 7pm. RSVP: 845/292-5400, ext. 5117.

Veteran's dinner

November 14, 2011

Spaghetti & meatball dinner honoring local veterans at Elk's Lodge #1545, 5-7pm. All veterans or member of US armed forces invited, free; others $5. Uniforms encouraged. 845/292-3434.

Unwanted drugs to be collected by Pike sheriff

Pike County Sheriff Phil Bueki has arranged a time when unwanted and unused prescription drugs will be collected—no questions asked.  Read more

Lackawaxen crossing nears completion; PCCD concerned about ‘slow restoration’

PIKE COUNTY, PA — The controversial “wet crossing” of the Lackawaxen River began last week following ongoing delays due to unusual amounts of rainfall and hurricane impacts in the region. The crossing is nearing completion as crews from Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) and its contractor, Henkels and McCoy, work to fill the 15-foot-deep trench excavated during the ongoing expansion of TGP’s 300 Line Project.  Read more

Pig Mountain packs ‘em in

Despite the wind and intermittent rain, about 240 people came to the Pig Mountain event on October 15, held at Bridle Hill Farm on Hemmer Road in Jeffersonville. The event featured four chefs from New York City, preparing eight hogs.  Read more

Many Wayne County dairy farmers still hurting

Dairy farmer Joe Davitt, a third-generation Waymart dairy farmer, is having a rough year, like many other area dairy farmers. “The weather since the spring, with nearly 60 inches of rain, killed us,” he said. “We couldn’t plant as much as we wanted and we didn’t get nearly enough hay cut.”  Read more

Occupy Monticello, briefly

The Occupy Wall Street movement, which has now been going on for more than a month, received support from some local groups who held a demonstration in front of the post office on Broadway in Monticello on October 11.  Read more