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November 2011

Gieger is visionary

For most of us, it’s great to be comfortable. However, in the case of elected legislators, comfort can produce the kind of dysfunction we find in the Sullivan County Legislature. This is why Cindy Gieger’s candidacy in District 5 is so refreshing.

Anyone who meets Cindy Gieger is impressed with her deep understanding of the issues ranging from the county budget to the problems facing county farmers. Cindy has the right approach to problem solving. She listens carefully, processes what she has learned and then works to find common ground within different positions.  Read more

Workshop on high tunnels

RILEYVILLE, PA — The Penn State Master Gardeners of Wayne County will offer a workshop on fall gardening in high tunnels on Saturday, November 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the garden of Master Gardener Judy Trudgen.  Read more

Financial planning for forestland

HAWLEY, PA — A Financial Planning for Your Forestland workshop will be held on Tuesday, November 15 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Pike County Conservation District Office at 556 Route 402. A few simple steps of financial planning can go a long way toward making responsible forest management profitable and keeping forestland in the family for generations. Join Lloyd Casey of Casey’s Forestry Concepts at this evening workshop about timber tax minimization, forest finance and estate planning for private woodland owners.  Read more

‘DIRT! The Movie’

BLOOMING GROVE, PA — The Pike County Conservation District will present “Dirt! The Movie” at the district office in Blooming Grove on November 29 at 7 p.m. The film takes a humorous and substantial look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to.  Read more

Spooky birds

There is likely not a bird more maligned than a vulture. In the movies, especially westerns, they are typically portrayed circling over hapless people stranded in the desert. To look at them invokes comments such as, “What an ugly bird!” Indeed, they are not likely to win any beauty contests in the bird world. In nature however, adaptations usually have a purpose, even the vulture’s seemingly unsightly head.  Read more

Sullivan voices of public comment

The first speaker at the public comment portion of the Sullivan County monthly meeting on October 20 stepped up to the microphone to address what he believed was a proposed improper arrangement regarding the Apollo Plaza. It had been reported in local media outlets that the Sullivan County YMCA was in line for a “sweetheart deal” to get space in a new building at little or no cost in the new mall being planned at the long abandoned Apollo location.  Read more

News in brief

Delaware announces tax decrease

HORTONVILLE, NY — The Delaware Township Board of Supervisors has announced a tax decrease for the 2012 budget. At the board’s October 26 meeting, the authorization to advertise the 2012 budget was given. The adoption hearing will be on Wednesday, December 14 at 7:15 p.m.  Read more

Gas drilling, the budget and Woodstock, Bethel’s town meeting covers the bases

Joe Martens, the commissioner of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), said on October 25 that it is not clear if gas-drilling permits will be issued in 2012, because the High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel was going to miss a November 1 deadline to file a related report to Governor Andrew Cuomo.  Read more

Lutfy takes Caridi and Wagner to task

The heat is being turned up in the race between challenger Democrat Pam Lutfy and the two incumbent commissioners Republican Rich Caridi and Democrat Karl Wagner.  Read more

Wayne explores alternative energy crop

Officials from the Wayne Conservation District (WCD) hosted a recent site visit to a two-acre plot where a blend of grasses was planted nearly three years ago on county-owned property to assess the viability of the blend as an alternative energy crop.  Read more