In a twist of irony, Hurricane Sandy was not kind to the trees at the former home of the founder and first chief of the U.S. Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot. At Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford, high winds took out more than 100 trees, mostly white pines and hemlocks on the west and north side of the mansion. No trees damaged the mansion or outbuildings, but more than 1,000 feet of protective deer fencing was demolished by the falling trees. Read more
Emergency Operations Center, Bethel, NY – Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau issued the following statement: “A limited State of Emergency remains in effect through 12:01 AM Thursday regarding the gasoline purchases. We are in the process of communicating with fuel suppliers to determine whether that will need to remain in effect, or could be rescinded. We had a conference call at 11:00 with NYSEG, and we have a call at 4:00 this afternoon with County and Town officials. Read more
Albany, NY - A minor gas scare reached as far north as Liberty on the evening of November 1, when cars backed up three or four deep at gas stations to stock up on gas. There is a temporary gas shortage in New York City and New Jersey, sending drivers to look for gas in Orange County, with a kind of snowball effect.
Statement from Senator John Bonacic:
Hurricane Sandy has obviously taken a devastating toll on the Empire State, impacting literally millions of New Yorkers.
But New Yorkers have a long and proud history of pulling together during times of crisis, and a tremendous emergency response and relief effort is now underway in all impacted communities. Read more
8 Silk Mill Drive- In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, $10 Donation, 7:30pm.
Rock Hill Fire House- Refreshments, 6:30pm. 845/794-6865
The Summit Restaurant at Masthope Mountain- Tickets Limited to 100, 7pm. 570/685-5432, 570/685-2633
The Mansion at Noble Lane- $45/person, $40/person for group of six or more, 6pm. RSVP 866/466-3855