Since Hess Corporation and Newfield Appalachia cancelled their gas leases in Wayne County, PA this summer, much of the steam surrounding the gas drilling issue seems to have been lost. But the divisions it created in many communities, especially in western Sullivan County, are still very visible in municipal elections this year. Read more
Ramsay Adams knows that a lot of important people in Sullivan County and beyond are in favor of gaming. They want people to vote “yes” on Proposition One in November and change the state constitution to allow up to seven casinos in the state. But Adams’ reluctant position is to oppose the proposition, because he believes casinos in Sullivan County will bring more harm than good. Read more
Supervisor Dan Sturm told residents gathered at the meeting on October 9 that the town faced some “challenges” with this year’s budget. The first is that the property tax cap increase imposed by Albany this year is not 2% but actually 1.6%, which is called in Albany the “levy growth factor.” Read more
Mysteryland is billed as “The world’s longest-running electronic music festival,” and next year the event, which was created in the Netherlands 20 years ago, is having a North American premier in May, and is set to take place at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Read more
The Stray Cat Gallery holds an opening reception for “A River Runs through It,” an exhibit of river and fish-themed photographs and paintings, 4-7pm. Photographs by Peter Kolesar, paintings by Jamie Grossman and Kathe Frantz. On display until Oct. 23. Visit www.straycatgallery.com.
Mike MiZ, the soulful rock-Americana artist from Northeast Pennsylvania returns to the Dancing Cat Saloon on Route 17B for a solo performance, 8pm. Visit www.dancingcatsaloon.com.
Cool Cat favorite Alec Phillips performs his combination of rock/blues/folk and funk on keyboard and guitar at the Dancing Cat Saloon on Route 17B, 8pm. Visit www.dancingcatsaloon.com or call 845/583-3141.
Up-and-coming country music star Ryan Broshear, whose single “Let Your Redneck Out” has won rave reviews and who has opened for, among others, country legend Merle Haggard, performs at the Dancing Cat Saloon, 8pm.
Third Thursday evening networking mixer at the Dancing Cat Saloon/Catskill Distillery, 5:30-7pm. Cost: free for members, $10 for non-members. RSVP: 845/791-4200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Music Workshop with Simple Gifts – For Musicians of All Ages & Levels" at the Conservatory at Bethel Woods, 1:30-4pm. Hands-on training for musicians and jam session. This event is free, but pre-registration is required. Education@BethelWoodsCenter.org or 845/583-2097.