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February 2012

Hadassah book club meeting

March 4, 2012

Make Hamantaschen for Purim at Temple Sholom, 1pm. 845/794-3962.

Valentine's dance & food drive

February 18, 2012

UDGLBT event at Tom Quick Inn, 8pm, $5 or $5 worth of non-perishable food items. DJ Mark Krebs. udglbtcenter.blogspot.com.

Gas news at a glance

Brockovich, Gibbs investigate bizarre teen behavior for environmental link
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‘Convoluted’ tax cap creates confusion; ECS elementary school principal search to begin

Through most of the past year, the Eldred Central School (ECS) District has been grappling with the impacts of a contingency budget and making deep cuts in preparing the upcoming budget. Now school officials must address the impacts of the New York Tax Levy Cap approved in June 2010—and the false perception that it limits tax levy increases to two percent.  Read more

Bonacic DNA legislation passes Senate

ALBANY, NY — The NYS Senate passed legislation (S.5560a) today, co-sponsored by Senator John Bonacic, which would expand DNA testing to all misdemeanors and felony violations of New York’s penal law.  Read more

Zoning hearings set for Bethel, Lumberland

WHITE LAKE AND GLEN SPEY, NY — The Town of Bethel will hold a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the town’s zoning code that would, among other things, prohibit natural gas and oil exploration and production on Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. at the Duggan Community Center.  Read more

Stolen Torah recovered

A valuable Torah stolen in December from the Landfield Avenue Synagogue has been recovered. Police arrested Christopher Colvill, 41, of Woodridge, on Tuesday, January 24 morning and charged him with criminal possession of stolen property. They recovered the scroll, valued at $35,000, from his house.  Read more

College to offer free tuition to top Sullivan grads

SUNY Sullivan’s interim president, Dr. William Murabito, has announced the introduction of a new Presidential Scholars program aimed at making a college education more accessible for high-achieving students graduating from Sullivan County high schools.  Read more

Honesdale budget up for public view

The Honesdale Borough Council has made the 2012 budget available for public inspection until February 7. The copy of the tentative budget is available for viewing at the borough building at 958 Main Street. The budget must be adopted by February 13.  Read more

Pike County adds to its fleet of buses

The Pike County Commissioners approved the inclusion of two 16-passenger vans and two seven-passenger minivans into the county’s transportation fleet.  Read more