Most of the attention to the proposed new zoning code for the Town of Lumberland so far has gone to Article 10, which would ban some high-impact industrial uses in the town such as gas drilling. But there is another element of the law that will also represent a significant change: the adoption of mandatory conservation subdivisions in some areas. Read more
The Town of Lumberland conducted a swearing in ceremony of its 2012 elected officials at its year-end meeting on December 29, 2011. Pictured from left are, Judge Charles Fallon, Court Justice William McKerrell, Councilman Joseph Carr, Councilman Ron Thiele and highway superintendent Donald Hunt, Jr. Absent from photo is tax collector, Heather Worzel.
Saturday, December 17, 2011 - A Town of Highland Constable conducted a traffic stop of a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer on State Rte 55 for speeding. The officer noticed the operator had the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and contacted the NYSP for assistance. Read more
“No one wants drilling in Lumberland,” Catskill Farms developer Charles Petersheim told a standing-room-only crowd at the Lumberland Town Hall on December 12. Judging by the multitude of comments delivered at the Town of Lumberland’s public hearing on its proposed zoning re-write, opposition to natural gas extraction and the industrialization that accompanies it is undeniably strong. Read more
Members of the public who attended the Eldred Central School (ECS) Board of Education meeting on December 8 were surprised to learn that George Ross Mackenzie Elementary School principal Kathryn Ryan has requested early retirement effective December 31. Read more
Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 102 at Lumberland Senior Center, 7-11am, adults $7, seniors/under age 8 $5. 845/856-1873.
"A Cure for Stress During the Holidays" at Kadampa Meditation Center, 10am-1pm, free. 845/856-9000.
Full breakfast menu prepared by all-male master chefs at Lumberland Senior Center, 8am-12noon, adults $7, under 12 $3. Sponsored by Lumberland Seniors.
Senior Citizen Center, 1-3pm, free w/ Medicare card, $15 no card. Pneumonia vaccine avail. Appointments: co.sullivan.ny.us, info: 845/292-5910.
Lumberland town hall, 8am-12noon, adults $7, under 12 $3. Sponsored by Lumberland Democrats.