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January 2012

Correcting misinformation on Cochecton zoning

I’m writing this letter to correct misinformation in the December 29 article, “Cochecton Zoning Commission update.”

The Cochecton Zoning advisory Committee was established by the town board for the specific purpose of identifying areas of agreement between the two sides of the gas drilling issue, and to make zoning recommendations we believed to be of benefit to the town.  Read more

Lumberland installs new officials

The Town of Lumberland conducted a swearing in ceremony of its 2012 elected officials at its year-end meeting on December 29, 2011. Pictured from left are, Judge Charles Fallon, Court Justice William McKerrell, Councilman Joseph Carr, Councilman Ron Thiele and highway superintendent Donald Hunt, Jr. Absent from photo is tax collector, Heather Worzel.

Setting the record straight in Bethel

Having read recent comments and letters regarding the Town of Bethel’s actions toward Yasgur Road productions, it seems important at this time to clarify some misconceptions. To begin with, the Town of Bethel is not interested in engaging in a “witch hunt” of Roy Howard and Jeryl Abramson, or any other property owner. Nor has the town spent taxpayer money toward any “revenge” against them or anyone; and we certainly do not have a “cavalier” attitude about the money that we do spend. The Town of Bethel is simply enforcing its laws.  Read more

Breathable caffeine due to hit stores,Schumer says not so fast

NEW YORK STATE — With coffee being the delivery vehicle of choice for millions, or perhaps billions, of people seeking a caffeine fax, and with it also being available in tea and soda, it’s not clear how much of a market there is for an inhaler that delivers a dose of caffeine in a powder.  Read more

Land trust sets gas guidelines; a milestone true to its mission

UPPER DELAWARE REGION — Just before the new year arrived, members of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy (DHC) received word that the non-profit accredited land trust had established guidelines concerning development of natural gas on DHC-protected lands in the Upper Delaware River region. The new guidelines govern amendment of its existing conservation easements as well as new easement donations.  Read more

A stellar meteor display

REGION — The Quadrantid meteor shower, an annual event that is highly variable in quality, promises to be especially good this year. Peak activity is expected to occur at about 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

The meteor shower is less well known than some of the others because viewing is made difficult by the fact that its peak is very brief, and it is only visible in early morning.  Read more

Pike-Wayne Earth Day Festival & Volunteer Fair

April 21, 2012

Hands-on learning & celebration of local natural resources & highlighting organizations who protect them at PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 10am-3pm, free. pikewayneearthday.org or 570/253-7001.

Birding by ear

March 31, 2012

Recognize a bird by its song at PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 1pm, free. 570-253-2364.

Family ice fishing program

February 11, 2012

Information & instruction on PA's fishes, basic ice fishing skills, regulations & ice safety at PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 9am-noon, free. RSVP: 570-253-7001.

Eagle viewing trip

February 4, 2012

Learn about the bald eagle's comeback & the role PPL's hydroelectric dam has played in their return at PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 8:30am-noon or 1-4:30pm, free. RSVP: 570-253-7001.