Tusten supervisor Peg Harrison has been performing the bookkeeping duties of the town since the board voted on January 5 to eliminate the position. At the town meeting on March 14, Harrison said it is a “conflict” for her to continue to act as the bookkeeper, and asked the board to re-establish the position of town bookkeeper so that she could move to define the job and fill it. She said the job would not require more than 15 hours of work per week. Read more
It doesn’t sound quite as charming as the swallows that return to Capistrano, CA every year in March, but a similar avian homecoming takes place in Narrowsburg. For at least the past seven years, and perhaps quite a bit longer, a flock of turkey vultures returns to Narrowsburg each spring after spending the winter in warmer surroundings. Read more
Dana Duke's photography on display at Alliance Gallery, Delaware Arts Center, through 4/23. 845/252-7576.
The red, white and blue sign that says “Let’s get frackin,’ Just pass the GAS!” is an obvious reference to the gas drilling debate that has raged through the region for the past three years. According to comments made at the Tusten Town Board meeting on March 14, the owner of the building, Ned Lang, considers it a matter of free speech. Read more
Sullivan County has long been thought of as a vacation spot for tourists from New York City. That was true way back in 1852, when a group of investors bought land now known as The Flats and Irish Hill in Narrowsburg with the idea that they would sell 200 lots, sized 50 feet by 100 feet, to city dwellers who could ride the Erie Railroad, which ran through the development, to reach their modest country properties. Read more
February 17 - As two Sullivan County law enforcement professionals watched quietly from the rear of the room, a subdued crowd listened intently to a presentation by Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) staff who traveled to Narrowsburg for an informational session requested by the Upper Delaware Council’s (UDC) Project Review Committee.
The special work session was scheduled to aid the UDC as it prepares written comments on the DRBC’s Draft Natural Gas Development Regulations. Read more
Tusten-Cochecton Public Library, Wed., 1-2pm, for ages up to 5, free. 845/252-3360.
Monthly gathering (1st Sat./mo.) featuring live music & special dishes by local cooking artists. Discuss gas drilling, upcoming events & Tusten Concerned Citizens at Tusten Town Hall, 6pm, BYOB. All welcome. 845/252-3518.
Knitters, stitchers & crocheters meet at Tusten-Cochecton Public Library, Mon., 6-8pm. 845/252-3360.
Learn, play & enjoy the secrets of chess at Tusten-Cochecton Public Library, Fri., 6-8pm, free. Open to all levels. 845/252-3360.