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November 2011

Chamber pre-holiday mixer

November 17, 2011

Relax, kick back & visit w/ friends at McCabe's, 5:30-7pm. 845/292-9797.

Beautification Group meeting

November 22, 2011

Ted Stroebele Center, 7pm. All volunteers encouraged to attend. 845/295-2462.

Dedication ceremony

November 21, 2011

Congressman Maurice Hinchey presides over ceremony to celebrate completion of Broadway lighting project at Broadway & St. John St., 2:30pm, free. 845/295-2462.

Your votes and voices are needed in Highland

I have been a resident in the Town of Highland, for 28 years. Never has an impending election been so important to the future of our towns, and our region.

The major question: do we want our area to become polluted and industrialized, with declining home values, devastated communities, damaged infrastructure, harmed wildlife, and increased public health problems? Or do we want to create a positive future, where we protect our rural heritage, pristine environment, and thriving sustainable economy that includes tourism, agriculture, and the arts?  Read more

"Anything to Grease the Skids for Fracking"

Bill, I certainly agree with you that some people will do anything to win an election, In the last few days I've been subjected to an incredible number of personal attacks, some from folks like you who don't even live in my town.  Read more

The Heritage Tree ordinance

The draft revised Comprehensive Management Plan for the Town of Highland includes a suggestion that the Town consider a Heritage Tree ordinance, which would give willing property owners the opportunity to designate specific trees or stands of trees as worthy of recognition and protection by virtue of their size, age, rarity, ecological value or documented historical significance.  Read more

Turkey dinner

November 15, 2011

Masonic Lodge #521, 5-7pm, $10. Benefits Lodge Youth Scholarship Fund. 845/866-4000.

Holiday craft fair

December 10, 2011

Hosted by Salvation Army at Ladore Pavilion, 10am-3pm, free admission & parking. 570/488-6129, ext. 156.

Historical Society meeting

November 15, 2011

Meeting, installation of officers & presentation by Mickey Barnett at Sullivan County Museum, 7pm, free. Refreshments. 845/434-8044.

Ferguson responds to Bose: an open letter

There are a number of inaccuracies in your letter “Get your facts straight, Mr. Ferguson.”

1. I did not, as you allege, say that the town board “wrongfully” turned down funds for photo-voltaic systems. What I actually said was, “members of the board who are now running for re-election turned down $370,000 in grants and incentives that would have provided the town hall and town garage with solar electric systems at no cost to the taxpayer. It was a mistake to turn down free money.”  Read more