At the June 12 monthly meeting of the Cochecton Town Board, the cursory review of correspondence directed to supervisor Gary Maas was unusually remarkable. A letter from Mark DePaul Lowery, Climate Policy Analyst with the Office of Climate Change at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, was openly critical of Town of Cochecton Resolution 29, Climate Smart Community Pledge. Read more
The tires on some buses that serve students that go to the Sullivan West Central School District were deflated sometime before school began on June 7. Read more
Voters in the Sullivan West School District overwhelmingly approved a $34.4 million budget, 453-185, for 2013-14. The spending plan comes with a tax levy increase of 1.99%, which is beneath the district’s state-mandated tax cap and lower than six other districts in Sullivan County. Read more
The lighter side of local government was evident at the Cochecton Town Board’s May 8 monthly meeting, after the board addressed the serious issues on its agenda, including highway maintenance materials bid and litter pluck results. Read more
Sullivan West SADD (Students Against Desructive Decisions) will hold a 5K Run/Walk, 10am. The course will be held in and around the Lake Huntington area. Participants should report to the Sullivan West High School Campus for registration. 845/932-8401.
The Sullivan West Central School District’s proposed spending plan for 2013-14 totals $34,470,595, a 3.10% increase from 2012-13. The preliminary local tax levy is listed at 1.99%, lower than six other districts in Sullivan County, according to a presentation given at the April 23 board meeting. Read more
Phelim McAleer, director of the controversial “pro-fracking” documentary “FrackNation,” will speak at a screening of his film on May 8 at 7 p.m. at Sullivan West High School in Lake Huntington. Read more
Although the greater part of the Cochecton Town Board’s special April 24 meeting was devoted to the Codification Project Workshop, the board managed to accomplish several additional objectives as well. The purpose of the workshop was to update, revise, and make uniform all Cochecton town ordinances. Under the guidance of acting town attorney Karen Mannino, the board reviewed all ordinances to ensure that they are in compliance with county, state and federal law and that the language of the ordinances accurately reflects both original intent and current purpose. Ordinances having outlived their usefulness will be struck from the books. Town Supervisor Gary Maas brought the workshop to a close, noting that he and Mannino must consult further with the town code officer and county engineer before ordinances can be finalized and submitted to General Code for uploading to the town’s website. Read more
Sullivan West High School has been recognized nationally and in New York State as a silver medal award winning school, according to the 2013 US News and World Report High School rankings. Out of the 658 school districts and 1,149 high schools in New York State, Sullivan West ranked #144. Read more
The Balanderans with Full Circle at The Nutshell, 8pm. Three sets. Admission: $8. 845/423-2905.