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Jay Mankita at Jeff Library

April 21, 2013

Songwriter/guitarist Jay Mankita at the Jeffersonville Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library, presenting his concert for children and families, 2pm. 845/482-4350.

Callicoon will not adopt comprehensive plan as written

There was tension and restraint about how to proceed regarding the town’s proposed comprehensive plan during the public comment period of the Town of Callicoon meeting on March 11. There was anxiety about language in the plan that suggests the town board is preparing for and inviting hydraulic fracturing.  Read more

Six Hour Defensive Driving Class

April 20, 2013

St George's Church, 97 Schoolhouse Hill Rd. Cost: $40 per person. 845/468-0125.

Western Sullivan Public Library Board of Trustees meeting

March 11, 2013
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The Western Sullivan Public Library Board of Trustees meets on the second Monday of the month at 5pm at the Jeffersonville Branch Library. The public is welcome to attend. 845/482-4350.

Gun resolution draws pushback

Like other town boards across the state, the board of the Town of Callicoon considered and passed a resolution opposing the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 (SAFE Act) passed by the state legislature and signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in the wake of the killing of school children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.  Read more

Silent majority in Town of Callicoon? In rare move, Sullivan County denies approval of town plan

President Richard Nixon famously appealed to the “silent majority” in 1969 to support his efforts in waging the war in Vietnam, while the supposedly vocal minority took to the streets in opposition to the war.

The silent majority was invoked at a public hearing in Jeffersonville on February 6, as residents sounded off about the proposed comprehensive plan, which, in the eyes of critics, invites gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing into the town.  Read more

Lawyers wade into Callicoon comp plan battle; Slottjes ask county planning commissioner to reject town’s submission

As officials of the Town of Callicoon move forward to adopt a controversial comprehensive plan, two prominent environmental attorneys are acting on behalf of a “number of residents” of the town.  Read more

Chocolate: Facts and Fiction

February 12, 2013

Talk on chocolate at the Jeffersonville Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library, 7-8pm. Free. Pre-registration is required at Jeff branch. 845/482-4350.

Gas drilling friction in Town of Callicoon; Comprehensive plan resolutions tabled

Two resolutions related to the process of updating the comprehensive plan posted on the town’s website, which prompted a large turnout to the Town of Callicoon meeting on January 14, were tabled.

The town supervisor, Tom Bose, said that the resolutions were tabled because they needed changes, but that did not reduce the frustration of many of the 50 or so people in attendance, because the resolutions indicate that the board intends to move forward with adopting a comprehensive plan that effectively invites gas drilling in the town.  Read more

Advanced Kidnastics

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For ages 7-8 at The Janice Center, 4-4:45pm. Cost: $100 for 8-week session ($10 off for returning students). 845/482-3324.

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