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December 2011

Sullivan County IDA meeting

December 13, 2011

Gov't Center (Legislative committee room), 10am. 845/295-2603.

Sullivan County Funding Corp. special meeting

December 13, 2011

Gov't Center (Legislative committee room), 9:30am. 845/295-2603.

Santa visit

December 17, 2011

Santa, the Lumberland fire truck & Home Depot associates appear at Home Depot, 10am-noon. Candy canes, balloons & fun.

Ladies auxiliary thanks TRR

Thank you very much for your generous donation of four, three-month subscriptions to the Youngsville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for our annual raffle at the dinner. Once again the raffle was a huge success. Without your support we would never be able to achieve this.  Read more

Neo Pagans

How about that, an entire editorial hit piece on my family business. It used to be hard work was lauded not vilified. You question 200 years of my family’s stewardship of this property. You call on a government regulatory agency to beat me down for regulatory infractions. Job creation, employment, private property rights be damned if it does not fit your liberal neo-pagan world view. What next? Will you claim the Holbert Quarry causes cancer? Or is that just too ridiculous even for you to print.  Read more

Be heard on fracking

On November 29, I tried to attend NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) public hearing on fracking at Loch Sheldrake, but it was so packed that the DEC closed access to the room before 1 p.m. The gas lobby had a huge pro-fracking display with signs promoting gas drilling and warning Governor Cuomo that “We’ll remember in November 2014,” making it appear that the overwhelming majority favor gas drilling.  Read more

Substantive criticisms on Lumberland

Per Supervisor Nadia Rajsz’s disingenuous letter to the editor in a local newspaper, the only people insulting the Town of Lumberland residents are herself and her behind-the-scenes group of cohorts.

I have offered several, direct and specific criticisms of her process:

1. Conservation subdivisions are not good for the community of Lumberland. Taking half of the value of residents’ development rights for a misplaced suburban development model is detrimental to the good of the town.  Read more


The final version of the natural gas drilling regulations of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), still awaiting approval by the commissioners after the postponement of a vote on November 21, contains one phrase that we were very happy to see: “Natural gas exploration and extraction activities are deemed incompatible land uses at locations in the UPDE Corridor [Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Corridor].” The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) is on record interpreting the River Management Plan (RMP) the same way, and to the extent that the DRBC is a member of the council, it is a  Read more

Bus trip to Mohegan Sun

December 9, 2011

Leaves Blooming Grove Senior Center 9:45am, 12/15, returns 5:30pm, $30 incl. transportation, $20 casino play money & $10 food voucher. RSVP by 12/9: 570/775-5550, ext. 1317.