Upon oath of office, our local government promises “to protect the health, safety and welfare of our town.” Section 14 of our draft zoning regulations helps enforce that promise, by limiting specific activities, including high impact industrial uses, that would dramatically impact our town’s rural character and environment. Read more
If I had any fear I was being too harsh with my reaction to the Lumberland zoning rewrite process, it evaporated when I participated in Tusten’s public rewrite meeting last week. Clear lines of elected authority, a professional and experienced planner (who was also respectfully dressed, unlike Lumberland’s free attorneys), an informative discussion on how all comments would be catalogued and reviewed, and just a sense that the meeting was about important public comment that can better the document—not about a technicality and inconvenient roadblock on the path to “we know best” approval. Read more
On September 29, 2011, State Police in Wurtsboro arrested a man for DWAI drugs and other charges following a traffic stop in the Town of Mamakating. Daniel Rosas, an 18 year old Pine Bush resident, was stopped on Twin Lakes Trail for no plate lamps. Rosas was subsequently found to be in possession of marihuana. Read more
Two towns in New York State, Dryden and Middlefield, have now been sued on account of zoning ordinances prohibiting natural gas drilling. That such suits would be filed has long been expected, but the timing raises tricky questions for towns like Tusten and Lumberland that are heading toward the home stretch of their draft zoning rewrites, with votes scheduled for later this year. Read more
Troopers in Liberty arrested Daniel Vantuyl, a 27 year old resident from Barryville, after reponding to a 911 poll for a vehicle in a ditch off of County Route 59 in the Town of Thompson. VanTuyl was arrested for Driving while Intoxicated and processed at SP Liberty. He was given an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Thompson Court at a later date. Read more
Riverview Inn, 1pm. Legal advisor discusses Elder Law issues, interviews avail. Prizes. Public welcome. 570/491-5323.
Vendors, live music, CD release by Sasha Zand, applesauce eating contest, craft fair, games & more at Liberty Music & Arts Pavilion, LaPolt Park, 10am-4pm. 845/292-9797.
Firehouse, 2:30-7:30pm. Refreshments. Donors receive coupon for $12.99 oil change & tire rotation. 800/733-2767.