Attorney David Slottje, who with his wife, attorney Helen Slottje, has helped four towns in Sullivan County craft local zoning ordinances intended to ban gas drilling, spoke to a group of residents about whether elected officials who claim neutrality on the issue of gas drilling were acting in good faith. Read more
Long-time residents of the borough said they haven’t seen anything like it. The turn out at the first Honesdale Clean and Green event took the organizers totally by surprise.
The state-wide clean-up to celebrate Earth Day was called the Great American Clean-up in Pennsylvania. Read more
The Eldred Central School (ECS) District Board of Education, at its meeting on April 19, adopted its proposed 2012-13 budget in the amount of $15,918,581, following many months of relentless cuts. The adopted budget reduces spending in the amount of $612,419, or 3.7%, when compared to the 2011-2012 budget. The tax levy will increase 2.0% and is within the constraints of the Property Tax Cap Legislation for simple majority voter approval. Read more
Architect Michael Chojnicki and members of the Callicoon Business Association have been working for more than a year on plans to renovate the parking lot and steps that separate Upper Main Street and Lower Main Street. Read more
After a telephone conversation with Mr. Wayne Grauer, I do not think I will be called upon to give away any poorly tied flies this year. Wayne is a purveyor of both new and used bamboo fly rods and knows quite a bit regarding fly fishing history. Mr. Grauer complained that the quiz this year was really tough. Some of you may simply need a few extra hours of batting practice. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The latest taxidermy mount to be added to an ever-expanding display of animals at the Wayne Conservation District (WCD) is the fisher, a mid-size carnivore characterized by a long darkly-furred body, short legs and a full tail.
Also referred to as tree otter, tree fox and fisher weasel, this mammal sports an appealing triangular face topped with wide rounded ears and oval pupils that produce a green eyeshine at night. Adult males weigh seven to 12 pounds; adult females weigh four to seven pounds. Read more
Focus: conscious design & maintenance of agriculture productivity in the NE US at Hills Inn & Conference Center, Sat. 8am-Sun. 4pm, $875 NOFA-NY members; $975 non-members incl. meals, snacks, beverages. 8/4 & 5: intro to permaculture design concepts; 9/8 & 9: patterns of understanding, harmonics, boundaries & access; 10/6 & 7: catch & store; 10/27 & 28: harvesting from nature; 11/10 & 11: strategies & plans. Info: 845/482-4164. RSVP: catskilldelawarepermaculture.org/?page_id=133