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September 2012

Gas at a glance

Health impacts of Marcellus Shale drilling to be studied in PA  Read more

Mission statements

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — “The past is history, the future a mystery and the present is a gift,” goes the adage. For teams that experienced varying degrees of success as well as for those that never won a game, this year’s mission is to be markedly more successful. Making it to the postseason is the goal for established programs, while learning the basics and improving from game to game is uppermost for those who have had little or no prior success.  Read more

Claims from an alternative universe

The letter to Governor Cuomo signed by superintendent Ed Sykes and town councilman Harold Roeder of the Town of Delaware, as well as supervisor George Conklin of the Town of Fremont, makes some claims that may exist in an alternative universe, but not in the one I live in.

First, “We have studied the facts and data.” When was that done? It certainly wasn’t done in public.  Read more

September 13, 2012 - September 20, 2012

Ruth I. Fasshauer

Ruth I. Fasshauer of Honesdale, PA died Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center after an illness. She was 94.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home 1228 North Main Street, Honesdale, PA with Rev. Kenneth Buckwalter officiating.

Graveside services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.  Read more

Learn to grow garlic

LIBERTY, NY — Master Gardener Danielle Gaebel will instruct you on how and when to plant garlic on Wednesday, October 10 at 5:30 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 64 Ferndale Loomis Rd. She will demonstrate best practices in planting and care. Also covered will be recipes using garlic and garlic scapes. The fee is $10 and is due with registration. Call 845/292-6180.

Tusten resident wins rain barrel

NARROWSBURG, NY — Madeleine Wootan of the Town of Tusten, NY, poses with the rain barrel that she won in a drawing she entered as part of the Pike-Wayne Conservation Partnership’s series of programs titled “Clean Water-Healthy Communities.” The barrel was donated by Honesdale Agway. Wootan attended a May 15 workshop on rain barrels that was held at the PPL Environmental Learning Center in Hawley, PA. Rain barrels capture and store roof water runoff when it rains and allow the homeowner to use the stored water later.  Read more

Names selected for Fly Fishing Hall of Fame

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Fly Fishing Museum has selected the individuals to be inducted into the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame for its 17th year. The induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 6, starting at 1 p.m.  Read more

Early hawk migration report

The lower sun angles and the cooler temperatures of September trigger some changes in nature; for some birds, this is the cue to start heading for warmer climes. Hummingbirds exit the region this month, as well as many other bird species. This is the start time for some raptor species as well. In the right locations, this is a good opportunity to see high numbers and a variety of raptors.  Read more

Cochecten anti-drilling petition

On the issue of fracking, where agreements about facts are scarce, there is never a shortage of passion and emotion.  Read more

Hawley zombie attacker faces charges

A man who, according to a police report, “gnawed” on a woman’s head while naked and covered with blood, was released from a Scranton hospital on September 16, and charged with various crimes including assault and indecent exposure. He was being held on $100,000 bail as of the next day.  Read more