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February 2013

Hawley nixes revitalization act

After months of discussion, group meetings and input from residents and businesses, the Hawley Borough Council, with one dissenting voice, shot down th e Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance Act (LERTA) on February 13 at its monthly meeting. That is not to say, however, that the board will not entertain a hybrid version of the concept.  Read more

Cochecton opposes new gun control legislation

By a four-to-one vote at its February 13 monthly meeting, the Town of Cochecton board passed a resolution opposing new gun control legislation enacted by the New York State Assembly and Senate. Larry Richardson cast the dissenting vote, stating that as a longtime gun owner and hunter himself, he did not find the new legislation unduly restrictive to sportsmen; his statement was the only discussion by board members prior to the resolution vote.  Read more

Gabe Rikard at Dancing Cat

February 23, 2013

Local favorite Gabe Rikard returns to the Dancing Cat Saloon with southern-tinged acoustic, 7pm. www.dancingcatsaloon.com.

Chili Cook-Off

March 9, 2013

St. Peter’s Church Chili Cook-Off, 11am-2pm. Up to 15 varieties of chili (including vegetarian). $5 tasting fee. $2.50 buys a bowl of chili with cornbread, for eat-in or takeout. Visit www.stpetersportjervis.org or call 845/856-1033.

First Friday musical gatherings at the Calder Cafe

March 1, 2013

First Friday will be held at the Calder Cafe in the Equinunk Historical Society, doors open at 6:30pm, music begins around 7:15pm. Enjoy a warming evening of music and fun, plus coffee, tea, hot chocolate and light snacks. All area musicians are welcome, acoustic music only. 570/224-0223.

Eldred School Business Official arrested on three felony charges

Former Eldred School Business Official William Thornton was arrested on Friday, February 15 and charged with three felony counts related to the theft of $20,000 from district funds in November. He was arraigned later in the day in the Town of Highland Court on the following charges: two counts of grand larceny in the third degree (both class D felonies); and one count of falsifying business records in the first degree, a class E felony.  Read more

Vortex Cabaret auditions

March 4, 2013

The Vortex Cabaret will hold auditions for new members at the Cooperage, 5-9pm. They seek people of all abilities and skill levels who want to learn about and join in creating experimental performance and art. Email johnnylemuria@gmail.com.

Lenten soup lunch

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March 27, 2013

Lunch and a guest speaker at Drew United Methodist Church, noon. Menu: soup, bread, beverage and dessert. Cost: $3. 845/856-3423.

Lumberland Senior Center casino trip

May 14, 2013

Lumberland Senior Center trip to Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs. Bus leaves from senior center parking lot, 10:30am. Cost: $30 p/p, deposit of $15 at sign up. Includes $25 free slot play, $10 in food coupon. 845/856-1464.

Pancake & French toast breakfast

March 10, 2013

Holy Cross Church, 7am-noon. Plus maple syrup, eggs, danish, coffee and tea. Free will offering. 845/887-5042.