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October 2011

Concert: Brawner Brothers Band

October 14, 2011

School-day concert of blues, R&B & jazz w/ music history at Bethel Woods, 10am, free. Geared toward grades 3-6. 866/781-2922.

Fall luncheon

October 14, 2011

The Advisory Council of Wayne County Area Agency on Aging's family-style luncheon at Lukan's Farm Resort, 10/24, 12noon, $17. RSVP by 10/14: 570/253-4262.

Town of Tusten

Do you stand behind the town’s current comprehensive plan, and why or why not?

MARGARET HARRISON - Running for Town Supervisor (D/C)

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Damascus Township

We gather road conditions are a source of perennial complaint in Damascus. What, if any, do you think the problems are, and how would you go about fixing them?

JOE CANFIELD - Running for Town Supervisor (R)

No response received from candidate.

DOLORES KEESLER - Running for Town Supervisor (D)

An effective road management plan is needed for the 95 miles of township roads, starting with a condition assessment program to establish repair priorities. These should be available for public viewing. Preventative measures such as effective ditching, crowning of roads, trimming of bushes/trees in front of signs, and maintaining bridges and sluices need to be preformed regularly to protect against road deterioration.   Read more

Hawk migration 2011: a broad-winged bonanza

When we think of migration, we usually think of ducks, or the many geese we hear overhead during the fall, but many species of hawks migrate as well. In this region, the migration becomes very evident around mid September with large numbers of broad-winged hawks.  Read more

Nurturing a downtown garden

Robert Zabady of Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, left, William Schweighofer of the Honesdale National Bank, Jack Batcher of Camp Umpy’s Bagels & Stuff and Batcher’s grandchildren Calvin and Melody Feustel pose in the garden that Ellen Memorial Health Care Center re-planted next to the Fred Miller Pavilion on Main Street several years ago. Camp Umpy’s Bagels and Stuff, located just down the street from the garden, took it upon themselves to pick up where the Himalayan Institute Main Street left off due to their recent closing, and is making sure this garden flourishes.  Read more

Legends of fly fishing inducted into Hall of Fame

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) will recognize Doug Swisher, Carl Richards, Barry and Cathy Beck, Roderick Haig-Brown and John Alden Knight and induct them into the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame on October 8. A reception and ceremony, open to the public, will be held in the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum at 3 p.m. Past Fly Fishing Hall of Famers Joan Wulff, Mary Dette, Al Caucci, Art Lee, Gardner Grant, Keith Fulsher and others will be there to welcome this year’s class. Attendees are welcome to bring books and cameras as time will be available for signings and photos.  Read more

Grants available for parks and trails

Parks & Trails New York is launching the next round of its Capacity Building Grants for park and trail groups in New York State. The grants, of up to $3,000, will strengthen not-for-profit organizations that are working to build and protect parks and trails in communities across the state. Funds can be used to assist with activities associated with organizational start-up and development, training, communications, and volunteer recruitment and management. The deadline for submitting applications is November 16.  Read more

Tusten sees first jury trial in over 15 years

NARROWSBURG, NY — Judge Carmine Rufrano presided over the first jury trial in Tusten in over 15 years on September 29 and 30, in the case of the People of the State of New York vs. Victor J. Chimura.  Read more

News in brief

Grants awarded to improve forests

UPPER DELAWARE BASIN — Two dozen landowners across three states will share more than $175,000 in Common Waters Fund grants to develop forest management plans and implement sustainable management practices that protect water quality. The awards were distributed in September by the Pinchot Institute for Conservation.  Read more