Judge Stephan Schick handed down a split decision in the case of second home voters in the Town of Cochecton who voted in the November election.
The judge ruled from the bench on December 18 that the five voters, who own and, in the warmer months, live in the property on Fred White Road, are eligible to vote, but the 17 summer residents who own and, in the warmer months, live in the co-ops in Lake Huntington Summer Community are not eligible to vote. Read more
When Gary Mass, supervisor of the Town of Cochecton, heard that there were about six residents of a seasonal community who registered to vote in Sullivan County, he said he was not really concerned. But when that number rose to 24, a figure that represents about 5% of the voting population, he decided he should take action. Read more
The Cochecton Preservation Society will hold its annual Coffee, Tea and History event, 2-4pm, free with refreshments. The topic is "Growing up in Schools in Cochecton" from the 30s to 70s. Speakers will be Helene Indelicato, Gary Maas, Bill Grund and Art Hassis. The emcee is Jerry Yavarkovsky. 845/932-8104.
An eight-year-old boy was killed in an all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) accident on New Turnpike Road in the Town of Cochecton on August 24. New York State Police issued a press release that said they were called to the scene at about 5:30 p.m. Read more
Visitors to the popular river spot, Skinners Falls, will notice a change this summer. Surrounding the field near the parking lot is now a fence, and there is now a $1 fee to get inside. The field, which one can walk through to get to the path that leads to the rocks down by the falls, is private property owned by Rick and Lisa Lander of Landers River Trips. Read more
Dharmakaya Retreat Center hosts a Vesak program to celebrate the significant events of Buddha Shakyamuni’s life, 2pm. Dharma teacher Colin Foote will give a talk on Buddha Shakyamuni followed by prayers and praises of Buddha. Tea and cookies served.
The event is free but donations are always welcome. RSVP: email@example.com.
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
Garden tour, farmyard pets, vegetables & eggs at Fairytale Farm, noon-3pm, adults $6, ages 5-12 $4. sullivancountyfarmnetwork.org
The National Canoe Safety Patrol performed its first river rescue on Saturday, May 26 at Skinners Falls. Erika Poston rescued Danilo Carvajal, 59, a visiting Queens resident, on her first day of service on the patrol. Read more