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December 2012

Wade Preston at the Silk Mill

January 5, 2013

Billy Joel's right hand man Wade Preston at Harmony Presents at the Silk Mill, 7:30pm. Tickets $16 advance, $20 at the door. www.silkmillharmony.com, email jill@silkmillharmony.com or call 570/588-8077.

Historic mining debris in Wurtsboro; tailings force closure of state land

Sullivan County residents may be forgiven if they didn’t know there was once a substantial mining operation in Wurtsboro. After all, it has not been in operation since 1920. But back in the day, the mine was reportedly a busy place.  Read more

Candlelight Christmas concert

December 16, 2012

Candlelight Christmas concert at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 4pm. A freewill offering benefiting the youth choir camp fund will be received; reception follows the concert. www.stpetersportjervis.org or 845/856-1033.

Tax abatement program proposed for Hawley

It’s frequently argued that communities need some tax-incentive programs these days to attract new businesses or to expand existing ones, and that a by-product of such expansion is the creation of new jobs for the area.  Read more

Narrowsburg waterfront revitalization project unveiled; residents mostly express support

The proposed project meant to revitalize the waterfront in the hamlet is no longer called an esplanade. The project now includes what is called a river walk, which would be created within a “linear park.”  Read more

Two pot-growing operations halted

PHILLIPSPORT, NY — Officers from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office have halted two separate marijuana-growing operations in the small hamlet of Phillipsport, near Wurtsboro.  Read more

Compressor station foes hail new report; prominent engineer calls for project rejection

TOWN OF MINISINK, NY — Members of the community who are trying to put a halt to the construction of the compressor station in their town say a new report from a prominent pipeline engineer gives support to their position that the project is not safe.  Read more

Gibson won’t re-sign tax pledge; Republican open to ‘bipartisan compromise’

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Chris Gibson said he won’t re-sign a pledge not to raise taxes. Formally called the Tax Payer Protection Pledge, it was formulated by conservative lobbyist and operative Grover Norquist. Those who sign it promise to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and to oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.”  Read more

Cochecton man arrested in tractor theft

On November 16, 2012, the New York State Police at Liberty received a report that a Kubota tractor had been stolen from property in the Town of Cochecton. On December 1, 2012, after an investigation by members the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and with the assistance of the Pennsylvania State Police, the tractor was located in Beach Lake, Pennsylvania.  Read more

Honesdale soda machine break-ins

On 11/29/12 the Honesdale Borough Police investigated two soda machine break-ins within the borough.  Read more