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April 2012

Addenda proposed to Tusten zoning rewrite

At its meeting on March 28, the Tusten zoning rewrite committee unanimously voted to recommend that the town board approve the re-opening of the SEQRA process, including a public hearing, to make some additional changes in the ordinance passed late last year.  Read more

Common Waters announces new round of grants

UPPER DELAWARE REGION — The Common Waters Fund has announced that an additional dozen landowners on 8,000 acres across three states will share more than $140,000 in Common Waters Fund grants to develop forest management plans and implement sustainable management practices that protect water quality in the Upper Delaware River Basin.  Read more

Port wastewater treatment upgraded

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) has completed a $12.5 million project to modernize a wastewater treatment plant located on the Neversink River at Port Jervis. Modernization work will help protect the water quality of both the Neversink River and the Delaware River immediately downstream.  Read more

UDC announces 2012 awards

The Upper Delaware Council, Inc. (UDC) will honor those that have enhanced the quality of life or protected the resources of the Upper Delaware River Valley at its 24th annual awards ceremony on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, at The Carriage House located at 3351 NYS Route 97.  Read more

Gas at a glance

Explosion at PA compressor station under investigation
Emergency personnel from three counties responded to an explosion at the Lathrop gas compressor station in Springville Township, PA that shook homes a half-mile away.  Read more

Honesdale hires temporary zoning officer

The Honesdale Borough Council has hired a temporary replacement for Wayne Earley, who was fired on March 12. The replacement is Robert Bates of Honesdale.  Read more

Tusten heritage garden planned for Narrowsburg

If Tusten councilwoman Andrea Reynosa is successful, there will be a new garden in Narrowsburg very soon. Called the Tusten Heritage Community Garden, the objective of the project is to “foster, develop and strengthen ties among the various existing groups” in the Towns of Tusten and Cochecton and the Township of Damascus in Pennsylvania.  Read more

Park Service endorses PPL power line plan; environmental groups cry foul

NEW JERSEY & PENNSYLVANIA — In a major win for two utilities that want to build a $510 million power line, the National Park Service (NPS) has backed a route that would take the line through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area, the Middle Delaware National Scenic River and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.  Read more

QR codes: promoting the scenic byway and more

UPPER DELAWARE REGION — They appear everywhere these days, those small squares of black and white patterns that are portals to information troves of varying types. Called Quick Response (QR) codes, the squares are two-dimensional matrix barcodes encoded with data and designed to enable mobile device users to obtain easy access to additional information linked to the code.  Read more

State clarifies impact fee for Pike

At a meeting on March 21, the Pike County Commissioners stated their intention to adopt the new Act 13 Impact Fee Gas Drilling law, saying, however, that it wasn’t clear whether they should adopt it or not.  Read more