The proposed esplanade, which would run behind the stores on Main Street and above the Upper Delaware River, continues to stir emotions. A group of residents have complained loudly because the town is spending about $154,000 for a design for the project, with about half of the money coming from a state grant and the rest coming from the town. Town officials committed to spending the money more than three years ago in order to receive the grant. Read more
When Brad Marchesin and his grandson Todd Bianchi announced on March 18 that they were going out for a Sunday afternoon motorcycle ride, Grandma Donna had Todd change into long pants, a leather jacket and boots. Little did she know that both her husband and her grandson would be critically injured moments later on Route 652, just over the Narrowsburg bridge. Read more
Wine tasting with hors d'oeuvres pairings at Narrowsburg Fine Wines, 44 Main Street, from 3-5pm. Introducing 4 great Pinots for summer: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc (Sparkling) and Pinot Noir Rose.
Narrowsburg Inn, 3pm, $20. Benefits Brad Marchesin & Todd Bianchi. RSVP: 845-252-3795.
Bring your extra plants to swap or buy plants by donation to the Narrowsburg Beautification Group at the Mews, 10am-1pm. Labels avail. at the library. 845/252-7400.
Unusual selection of rarely heard tunes at Tusten Theatre, 8pm, $20. RSVP: 845/252-7272.
Following a search for a home that included the old school field on Kirk Road and the firemen’s field, the Tusten Heritage Community Garden has successfully found a spot behind the Tusten-Cochecton branch building of the library, with the unanimous approval of the library board. Crops will also be grown at SkyDog Farm on Route 23, co-owned by Kevin Vertrees and Andrea Reynosa, and at Fort Delaware. Reynosa, who is also a town council member, is spearheading the project independent of her town duties. Read more
“People have to be put above frogs and lizards and snakes,” said David Dean, Town of Deerpark representative to the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) during a discussion about wetland mapping at the UDC’s monthly meeting on May 3. “This is going to devastate private property rights, private property values and municipalities’ ability to assess,” he continued. Read more
Paying the tax man in Tusten; Auditor reports that despite delinquencies, town finances are in good shape
The Town of Tusten owes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) $26,610.27 because of late payments and filings, but the auditor said he is confident that the agency will agree to abate most, or all, of that amount. Read more
Administered by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA), the Sullivan County Arts & Heritage Grants Program (SCAHGP) is accepting applications for 2012 funding for nonprofits to present or produce cultural programming in Sullivan County. Read more