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August 2013

Thompson property forever protected; Another Delaware Highlands Conservancy achievement

TOWN OF THOMPSON, NY — Love of a family property and the history entwined with it led two brothers to write a book and to place a conservation easement on 26 acres of land that have been owned by Henry and Gordon MacAdam’s family since 1874.  Read more

Town of Delaware adopts zoning changes

The board of the Town of Delaware voted unanimously to adopt amendments to the town’s zoning code at a special meeting on July 31. The most controversial change was that some parcels in the river corridor that were formerly listed as being in the Delaware River District (DR) are now listed as being in the Rural Use District (DU).  Read more

Senator Casey statement on 48th anniversary of Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the 48th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act on August 6:  Read more

Weight restrictions coming for PA bridges

HARRISBURG, PA — Because Pennsylvania lawmakers have been unable to agree on the details of transportation bills, PennDot officials are now considering lowering the weight limit on 1,200 state bridges and possibly 1,000 local bridges.  Read more

Volunteers sought for river managing

ALBANY, NY — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is actively recruiting citizen scientists to collect biological samples from streams and rivers in the Genesee, Delaware, Hudson, and Mohawk River watersheds as part of the Wadeable Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators (WAVE) project to assess water quality.  Read more

Town of Delaware candidates

Democrats in the Town of Delaware have chosen their candidates for the fall election. Steve Lundgren is the Democratic candidate for town supervisor; John Murphy is the candidate for town council; Tess McBeath will be running for re-election as town clerk/tax collector.

Bethel/Cochecten GOP open house

The Towns of Bethel and Cochecton Republican Committees recently met at the Catskill Distilling Company. Special guest U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson was in attendance as well as other Sullivan County elected officials. Town committee chairmen Harold Russell (Bethel) and Gary Maas (Cochecton) invited area Republicans to join them in renewing the Republican spirit at the town level.  Read more

Summer traffic problems

Main Street traffic in Swan Lake on Fridays and Sundays was the subject of a lengthy discussion at the Town of Liberty department head meeting on Monday, August 5.  Read more

River panel okays basin commission funding support

After a debate and narrow passage at the Upper Delaware Council’s (UDC) operations committee in July, a letter to area congressmen in support of renewed federal funding of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) was approved without opposition by the full council on August 1.  Read more

Boehner visit sparks protest at campaign event for Chris Gibson

A visit by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to a campaign event for Congressman Chris Gibson sparked a protest by about 75 demonstrators on August 6, across from the entrance of the CVI Building in Ferndale.  Read more