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March 2012

Season opens with an All-Star Cast

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) will officially launch the 2012 season with an “All-Star Cast” at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 1. This year’s ceremony will be held in front of the CFFCM on the Willowemoc Creek (located at 1031 Old Rte. 17 between Roscoe and Livingston Manor). This year, actor Olek Krupa, jazz pianist Laurence Hobgood and several others will be on hand for the first cast. The event is hosted by the CFFCM’s First Family of Fly Fishing: Jeff, Erin, Alicia and Allie Phelan, along with Sullivan County Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther.  Read more

Bring the Constitution back to basics

In the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths,” perhaps should read, “These truths hold us.”

Much debate is occurring, and rightly so, as to whether our sacred Constitution is in dire need of change or amendments to bring us up to date with the extreme changes that have occurred in our so-called democracy under the present system.  Read more

Credit where credit is (not) due

It was laughable to hear our comedian in chief stand in Oklahoma this morning and attempt to take credit for the short leg of the Keystone XL Pipeline being built. Trans  Read more

Sportsmen's Expo at Villa Roma

CALLICOON, NY — The Sullivan County Catskills Sportsmen’s Expo will be held on Friday, March 30 from 2 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center. It will be held indoors at the tennis center.  Read more

Beyond zero sum

Community gardens seem to be one of the up-and-coming trends in our readership area. Transition Honesdale started one last year in Honesdale, PA, and last week, we printed an article about one being started this year in Hawley, PA. In Tusten, NY, there is a proposal to start a community garden in Narrowsburg, on the Fort Delaware property and the 14-acre field on Kirk Road that currently belongs to the school district (as of press time, it had not yet been confirmed whether the venues will be available).  Read more

Bear awareness

I awoke at 2:30 a.m. earlier this week to the sound of garbage cans being dumped onto their sides. This was followed by 20 minutes of rustling and tearing, as a black bear snacked on my neighbor’s garbage. The bruin then strolled down the road and repeated the activity at another neighbor’s driveway. The next morning was garbage day for residents of our rural road. Morning light revealed the remnants of the raid scattered around.  Read more

Eileen Haworth Weil dies; remembered as passionate activist

Eileen Haworth Weil of Summitville died at her home on March 23, after a battle with cancer. She was 69.  Read more

Wayne election bureau prepares for photo voter ID;‘It’s a solution in search of a problem’

Since Governor Tom Corbett signed into law HB 934, also known as the Photo Voter ID Bill, on March 14, county election coordinators, including Cindy Furman of the Wayne County bureau, are busy getting ready.  Read more

Lackawaxen dicusses impact fee

“The jury is out,” said Anthony Waldron, solicitor at Lackawaxen Township. Waldron spoke at the township meeting on March 21, and was referring to the Act 13 Impact Fee in Pike County. (Since then, county officials have indicated they will adopt the fee.)  Read more

Putting the brakes on the Pond Eddy Bridge; Hinchey, Bonacic, UDSB and SC legislature weigh in

The fate of the Pond Eddy Bridge, which crosses the Delaware River and connects the communities of Pond Eddy, NY and Pond Eddy, PA, continues to hang in the balance as a growing number of individuals, organizations, businesses and towns weigh in on the matter.  Read more