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November 2011

Gas news at a glance

Pipeline poachers arrested in Wyoming County  Read more

Dinner diving

Fall always brings some feathered visitors to the region that are not full time residents here. From golden eagles and loons to snow buntings, they all provide a great variety of wildlife viewing during migration season. One species that is commonly seen around starting in October is interesting in that it has to dive for its dinner.  Read more

Comment period extended for SGEIS

Accoring to information on the NY Department of Environmental Conservation website, the comment period for the Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement regarding gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing, which was to have expired on December 12, at 5:00 pm, has been extended through January 11, 2012.  Read more

Decorating with greens

HONESDALE, PA — “Deck the Halls” of your home with help from the Penn State Master Gardeners of Wayne County. A workshop will be held at the Wayne County Park Street Complex on Monday, December 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your favorite container to fill or make a swag for your door or table. A variety of fresh greens, bows, pine cones and decorations and tools will be provided. Samples and instruction by trained Master Gardeners will help give you decorating and design ideas. Admission costs $5 for one arrangement, $3 per additional arrangement. Call 570-253-5970, ext. 4110.

NYSDEC: hunters should be safety conscious

NEW YORK STATE — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued an advisory to hunters to use safety precautions this hunting season.
Studies show that people wearing hunter orange clothing are seven times less likely to be injured than hunters who do not wear the bright fluorescent color. Over the past 10 years, 15 New York state big game hunters have been mistaken for deer or bear and killed; none wore hunter orange.  Read more

‘Maintenance Madness’ for gardeners

FERNDALE, NY — Learn how to work smarter in the garden next year at Sullivan Renaissance’s seminar entitled “Maintenance Madness” on Wednesday, December 7 at 7 p.m. at the CVI Center in Ferndale. Presented by gardening expert Mary Lewis, the seminar will focus on how to manage one’s garden “maintenance madness” through a seven-step process to keep the garden beautiful and one’s sanity intact.  Read more

Jeffersonville man arrested for fraudulent check

On Tuesday 11/19/11 Village of Liberty Police detectives arrested Patrick Kelly, 38 of Jeffersonville, after an investigation into a stolen and forged check. In late October Kelly cashed a stolen and fraudulent check at a local village business in the amount of $1,750.00.  Read more

Monticello man caught on video gassing up stolen car

On Monday 11/28/11 Village of Liberty Police detectives and Town of Fallsburg Police detectives arrested Paul Ellis, 25 of Monticello, after an investigation of a car stolen from the Xtra Mart gas station in the Village of Liberty.  Read more

Tusten bans gas drilling

The Town of Tusten joined a handful of municipalities in the state, and became the first town in Sullivan County to ban gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing when the town board voted on November 28 to adopt an updated zoning code.  Read more

Damascus opposes gas bill provision

Damascus Township supervisors approved sending a letter to all elected state officials opposing any inclusion in the House and Senate Marcellus Gas legislation of a provision that would preempt the locality’s ability to use local zoning to control some aspects of gas drilling.  Read more