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January 2013

$26,300 per acre for town barn lot

There’s no question that the Town of Delaware town barn, in order to prevent its contents from flowing downstream, needs to move. It now sits on a parcel of land on Route 17B in the Village of Hortonville where the Joe Brook and the Callicoon Creek meet up on their route to the Delaware River. They are peaceful streams, until they flood.  Read more

Sullivan farmers and newsprint; One person’s waste may be an animal’s bedding

With Sullivan County Legisl ators keeping a careful eye these days, Ed McAndrew thought that they should consider a county policy of since the late 1990s of allowing farmers to walk away with newsprint to be used for bedding for cattle or cows.

McAndrew, deputy commissioner of the Division of Public Works, said he did not have an exact figure about how much newsprint the farmers were taking, but he estimated “it’s in the neighborhood of 200 tons per year, and you’re looking at about $20,000 a year of newsprint that isn’t being marketed.”  Read more

Hawley tax abatement workshop

The proposal to designate parts of the Borough of Hawley as “distressed” will get another public airing at a workshop scheduled by the borough council to be held on January 30 at 7 p.m. at the Hawley Fire Hall on Columbus Avenue.

Investors in the Hawley Silk Mill have been advocating that part of the borough be designated as distressed in order for companies in the borough to take advantage of tax incentives through the state Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) program.  Read more

Schumer calls for broadband funds

ALBANY, NY — U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer is calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to relax current standards so that Hudson Valley telecommunications companies can access over $485 million in available funds aimed at deploying broadband across the country.  Read more

NY Assembly introduces DREAM Act to aid immigrant youth

ALBANY, NY — Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on January 16 introduced a comprehensive state Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which would support the education of immigrant youth. The bill would also, for the first time, allow immigrant students to apply for state financial aid, as well as to create a DREAM Fund that would provide private scholarships.  Read more

Baker committee assignments

HARRISBURG, PA — Senator Lisa Baker retained her position as chair of the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee and is planning a busy schedule.

“There is a lot of important work to be done for our veterans, for emergency responders, and for community protection. The issues this committee handles involve concerns I hear about constantly, from families, from local officials and from service providers,” Baker said.  Read more

Hawley council considers eight miles of trails; Courting outdoor recreation

The Hawley Borough Council voted on January 9 to assume the role of applicant and grant writer for three trails that would wind through the town and into the Lake Wallenpaupack area.

An extensive presentation was made by Sue Currier, executive director of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, who explained the long-range plan, currently in the development stage, which would include trails covering an eight-mile expanse.  Read more

Dirty Dozen Brass Band perform

February 7, 2013

Dirty Dozen Brass Band perform at the Event Gallery at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 7:30pm. Tickets: $39 for reserved seating. Visit www.BethelWoodsCenter.org or call 800/745-3000.

Beef and cabbage dinner

March 16, 2013

42nd annual beef and cabbage dinner at the Yulan Fire House, 5-8pm. Adults $11, children under 12 $5.50. Tickets available at door or call 845/557-8431.

Monticello man arrested for attempting to steal refrigerators from camp

On January 21, 2013 State Police at Liberty arrested JOSE M. MARTINEZ, age 28 of Monticello, NY, for the felony charge of Burglary in the third degree.  Read more