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July 2012

Marc Black at Old North Branch

NORTH BRANCH, NY — Marc Black, composer of the “No Fracking Way” anthem, brings his folk and blues music to the Old North Branch Inn on Saturday, July 7, 8 p.m.  Read more

Fireworks display under discussion: alternatives being explored

The American ideal of community dialogue is helping to resolve an ongoing Independence Day dilemma over the co-existence of our national bird and Narrowsburg’s annual July 4th fireworks display.  Read more

PASA adopts policy statement on natural gas extraction

The Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) recently adopted a policy statement on unconventional natural gas extraction after considering comments from the organization’s members and supporters.  Read more

Running on empty

Sitting at my desk to write about the past week is a welcome respite, since (for something different) I have been racing around like a headless chicken. On Wednesday last, I took advantage of the opportunity to take a seat at the Forestburgh Playhouse (www.FBplay house.org) and bask in their fun production of “Legally Blonde - the Musical.” For my full-scale review, visit the “Arts & Leisure” link on our website (www.riverreport eronline.com )  Read more

Bullying—a major concern for schools; Wayne Highlands confronts bullying by encouraging good behavior

Whenever the subject of schools comes up today, bullying is apt to be of intense concern, especially for parents of young children who are the targets of some mean kids.  Read more

Eagles vs. fireworks

There’s a very metaphorically patriotic debate going on in Narrowsburg over the effect of the fireworks on the local bald eagles. There is a nest on the flats and two out of the last three years, it seems the July 4th fireworks have caused eagles to fall from the nests. It’s basically the bald eagle (federally protected and national mascot) versus the fireworks (beautiful patriotic tradition of exploding lights and loud noises). The only way it could get any more patriotic would be to add the good old stars and stripes into the mix somehow.  Read more

Pike commissioners seek help from DC law firm; Commissioners say an EIS is needed

The Pike County Commissioners aren’t giving up. They’ve enlisted a high-powered law firm from Washington, DC. whose principal focus is dealing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  Read more

‘Looking forward, looking back’

By Stanley Harper

Councilwoman Eileen Falk, commenting on the proposed “Riverwalk” project during a public hearing: “Not trying to make Narrowsburg into something different, just trying to make it what it was.”

Something we often hear: “I don’t want Narrowsburg to change from the way it was.”  Read more

Drowning reported in Wayne County

REFLECTION LAKES, PA — The Pennsylvania State Police have reported a drowning in Reflection Lakes in Manchester Township. Hubert Iturres Jr., 22, of E. Elmhurst, NY, was at the lake with friends at 3 a.m.  Read more

The right decision

The Eagle Institute Committee of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy commends the Lava Fire Department for its economically and environmentally intelligent decision to cancel this year’s fireworks display and to find another location for 2013.  Read more