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Court overturns Cochecton voter ruling; Co-op owners had right to vote

ALBANY, NY — The New York State Appellate Court has overturned a Supreme Court order and handed a victory to a group of second homeowners in Lake Huntington, saying that they did have a right to vote in the election in November 2013.  Read more

Two dead in Cochecton motorcycle accident

On Saturday May 16, 2015 at about 4:00 PM the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office was called to the scene of a motorcycle accident on State Route 97 near County Route 114 in the Town of Cochecton.  Read more

Split decision in Cochecton voters case

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.  Read more

Cochecton summer residents voter registrations challenged

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

Coffee, Tea and History

September 22, 2013

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.

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Boy killed in Cochecton ATV accident

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

Building fences

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

Vesak program

May 26, 2013

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: retreatus@dharmakaya.org.

Cochecton man arrested in tractor theft

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

Gas drilling petition in Cochecton

A group called “Keep Cochecton Green” has put up a petition online at www.cochecton.org regarding horizontal hydrofracking for natural gas, and is passing around a circular requesting that residents of the Town of Cochecton sign it.  Read more

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