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November 2012

Cochecton considers road use agreement

The Town of Cochecton has received the final draft of the Road Use Law written for eight local towns, and it seems the way is paved for adoption. The board may vote on the law at its December meeting. “I would assume that the board would adopt the law at that point,” said Supervisor Gary Maas.  Read more

Lumberland pulls together through Sandy

Communities large and small were drenched, devastated and wind-swept by the fierce winds of Hurricane (or depending on the locale, “Superstorm”) Sandy. Sullivan County was not exempt. At the Lumberland Town Board meeting on November 14, supervisor Nadia Rajsz and the board, strongly seconded by community members, spoke about a small town valiantly coming together to cope with crisis.  Read more

Hurricane briefing in Highland

Andy Boyar said he was pretty well prepared for Hurricane Sandy, but even so, there are always more things that a person can learn when the remnants of a hurricane blow through and knock out power for an extended period of time.  Read more

Sandy aftermath in Bethel

Like officials in other towns that survived Hurricane Sandy, officials in the Town of Bethel went through a bit of post-storm analysis at their latest meeting on November 14.  Read more

An education in sustainability

The college is doubling down on the bet that sustainable energy is the future of the region with the opening of what it calls a “state-of-the-art” sustainability lab.  Read more

Beach Lake restaurant destroyed

A fire ripped through Joe’s Ranch House in Beach Lake on November 15, entirely destroying one building and damaging one next to it. An employee of the restaurant said it was difficult for firefighters to get water onto the blaze because the building had a metal exterior.  Read more

The triumph of the wild turkey

Region - The wild turkey is native to North America. According to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), turkeys were widespread when the Europeans arrived in the United States and may have predated the earliest human inhabitants.  Read more

Planning an Outdoor Dinner Party

It’s July, mid-summer: the lush green time of ease and plenty. The sun glints off the water as dusk approaches, that magic hour when the light bounces off the water’s surface. A breeze comes up as I put the finishing touches on the makeshift table placed on the grass in front of our house. This table, made elegant with a few simple touches, was cobbled together from sawhorses and old doors and covered with vintage linens. I set the four handblown cruets down the center of the table, each filled with flowers from the garden.  Read more

County legislature picks Visitors Association

The organization that has been responsible for promoting tourism in Sullivan County for the past decade will retain that responsibility at least through 2013. The legislature voted seven to two to award the contract to the Sullivan County Visitors Association (SCVA) rather than the new company that sought to fill the role, Sullivan County Tourism and Promotion (SCTP).  Read more

State of grace

BEAR MT. and ELMA, NY — Cross-country capped off the fall season with its glorious Section 9 Championships and the NYSPHSAA Cross-Country Championships staged just four days after on November 10. The Section 9 Championships, which were held at historic Bear Mountain, the event location for the last 62 years, produced 14 Sullivan County state contenders that included the county’s lone Section 9 individual champion in Eldred’s Alex Campanella.  Read more