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Memorial Day ceremony

May 30, 2011

Veterans Memorial across from Damascus School, 11am. Guest speaker: General Daniel O'Neill. Damascus Christian Academy performance. Bring a chair.

Dolores seeks Damascus seat

When Dolores Keesler was unexpectedly removed from her appointment as Damascus Township’s representative to the Upper Delaware Council (UDC), where she had been serving as chair following her election in January 2011, she was stunned.  Read more

Food pantry

May 19, 2011

Township bldg., 1-3pm. Emergency need: 570/224-4217. 570/253-4262.

Keesler to challenge Canfield in Damascus

Dolores Keesler has decided to conduct a write-in campaign for the office of supervisor against Joe Canfield. Keesler, who was until recently the Damascus Township representative to the Upper Delaware Council and the president of that body for two months, was removed from her position at the instigation of Damascus supervisor Joe Canfield, with the agreement of the other two supervisors. Justifying the move, Canfield said “Just say that she doesn’t represent the whole township, that’s all.”  Read more

Damascus students visit supervisors

Each year the Damascus supervisors invite sixth-grade students to spend the day with them, and learn about the functions and responsibilities of local government officials.

This year the Damascus student supervisors for a day were,front row from left, Shannon Crum, Brittany Maronna, Sam Conley-Vaverchak and Alex Esselman. In the back row are Howard Schuchman, Supervisors Joe Canfield, Jeff Dexter and Chuck Grady.

Woodland Weavers & Spinner Guild meeting

April 16, 2011

Town hall, social hour 10am, meeting 11am. Guests welcome. 570/226-4413.

Food pantry

April 21, 2011

Township bldg., 1-3pm. Emergency need: 570/224-4217. 570/253-4262.

Damascus axes Keesler

Damascus supervisor Joe Canfield wanted to remove resident Dolores Keesler as the Damascus representative on the Upper Delaware Council (UDC). The other two supervisors agreed and they voted for her ouster at the Damascus Township meeting on March 21.  Read more

Damascus zoning amendment unveiled

The draft of the amended zoning ordinance on gas drilling in Damascus Township was released last week. A public hearing will be held on Thursday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. at the township office at 60 Conklin Hill Road.

The draft adds definitions, amends the schedule of regulations for the rural residential and industrial districts and adds a section on oil and gas wells and pads.

As to definitions, it clarifies the terms “oil and gas pads” and “oil and gas wells.” It defines further what is included in the term “mineral extraction.”  Read more

Groups file lawsuit against DRBC

Two conservation groups have joined forces in filing a lawsuit against the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC).
In December, when Newfield Appalachia PA, LLC and Hess Corporation voluntarily agreed to submit their grandfathered exploratory gas wells in Wayne County to review by the DRBC, the commission assumed that would be the end of the matter. Therefore, the DRBC cancelled the scheduled hearing regarding the wells.  Read more

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