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May 2012

Save the bridge

Zac Stuart-Pontier, in his provocative column in The River Reporter last week, raises an issue that many of us thought was dead: a new bridge to replace the historic structure at Pond Eddy. PennDot would have us believe the project is a done deal, but from what I have read, that organization does not even have a design nor all of the necessary permitting. Furthermore, historic preservation groups and legislators are once again giving the project a critical eye.  Read more

Conservation district information on the Tennessee Pipeline

The recent natural gas transmission line installation, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company’s (TGP) 300 line, created quite a stir in our rural community. It disrupted properties, agriculture, forest land, rivers, creeks, wetlands and close to 400 acres of ground. The activity was performed through an authorized Erosion and Sediment Control Permit-1 (ESCGP-1) issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The permit required engineering and review for the construction process, start to finish.  Read more

We were here. Where were you?

In last week’s article “Highland to hold hearing on proposed law,” it was reported that some landowners are complaining that the Town of Highland, NY is moving too swiftly to pass Local Law #3-2012, a zoning amendment that would ban high-impact industrial uses like horizontal hydrofracking throughout the town.  Read more

(May)hem

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — It’s May at last, the month that is second to none for its density of events and intensity of sports action. Across the spectrum of baseball, softball, boys tennis, boys and girls golf and track and field, teams try to marshal wins that will lead to sectional berths. Here’s a thumbnail sketch of current contenders.  Read more

Mother's Day breakfast

May 13, 2012

Firehouse, 7am-noon, adults $7, age 12 & under $3, under 5 free.

Tricky tray

May 20, 2012

Fundraiser for "Track the Bulldogs" at the Youth Center, doors open 12:30pm, calling 2pm, $1 donation. 845/482-3039.

Concert: String Trio of New York

May 31, 2012

Chamber jazz group of acoustic violin, guitar & bass at Port Jervis Free Library, 7pm. 845/856-7313.

Family fun day

May 12, 2012

Plant sale, smoke house, rescue boats, fire trucks, car extraction demo (1pm), child photo ID & fingerprinting, children's arts & crafts, & refreshments for sale at the firehouse, 11am-3pm. Proshed Shredding Co. will shred your papers CDs & DVDs for a dry & canned good donation (businesses: $15/copy-size box), 11:30am-2:30pm.

4-H Pike County Marksmen Club meeting

May 27, 2012

Bohemia Sportsman's Assoc., time TBA. Open to ages 8-18. 570/296-3400.

Child care provider information/start-up session

May 16, 2012

For prospective child care providers at Sullivan County Child Care Council, 7pm. RSVP: 845/292-7166, ext. 304.