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February 2012

Tusten fined for 2011 late payments

According to a letter read at the Tusten Town Board meeting on February 13, the town has been fined $3,860.70 in penalties and interest for late payments of withholding tax of town employees.  Read more

Highland Comp Plan approaches adoption

Following a public hearing and regularly scheduled monthly meeting, the Town of Highland will continue toward adoption of its 2012 Comprehensive Plan. The plan is under review by the Sullivan County Planning Department and may be taken up at the town’s March meeting for adoption.  Read more

Cochecton puts zoning committee on permanent hold

The Cochecton Town Board at its meeting on February 8 decided that the continuation of the Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC) would be a waste of time. All of the board members expressed disappointment at the committee’s lack of following the direction of the board.  Read more

Progress is slow at bridge meeting

While groups of supporters of the Pond Eddy Bridge hassled into the night with each other and with a consultant engineer over the best design of the new bridge, George Ollert, a resident of Pond Eddy, PA, was getting more frustrated by the minute.  Read more

Esplanade plan to be considered at special town meeting

The Town of Tusten’s Big Eddy Esplanade Selection Committe has picked Chazen Companies from the four companies that submitted bids for a contract to draw up an engineering plan for the project. However, at its last meeting the Tusten town board postponed a vote on the matter, pending among other things a determination as to whether the property owners on Main Street, who need to grant rights of way, will still sign off on the esplanade.
A public meeting will be held on the matter on Monday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tusten Town Hall on Bridge Street.

Judge upholds home rule in zoning of natural gas drilling

DRYDEN, NY — A New York State judge has ruled in favor of the right of a municipality to adopt zoning that prohibits natural gas drilling within its borders.  Read more

SUNY Sullivan gets sustainability consultant

SUNY Sullivan will be working with HospitalityGreen, a sustainable operations consultant, over the coming year. Sustainability is already a focus of SUNY Sullivan, with a state-of-the-art green facility and an extensive sustainable education curriculum.  Read more

Six candidates for Hinchey’s seat

TWENTY-SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, NY — Congressman Maurice Hinchey’s district, which stretches from Poughkeepsie to Ithaca, may not be recognizable after this year because of the redistricting process now underway. But that has not stopped four Democratic and two Republican candidates from tossing their hats into the ring.  Read more

Search for principal underway; community involvement sought

The search process to find a new principal for the George Ross Mackenzie (GRM) Elementary School in Glen Spey has been launched and is notable for its strong emphasis on involving the community.  Read more

Annual dairy day promotes switch grass use; farmers look for ways to succeed

One of the Dairy Day programs that attracted considerable attention was a display called “Native Grasses for Energy,” which highlighted the use of switch grass for energy production.  Read more