At a critical juncture in the dialogue and dynamics surrounding our region’s land use, the Delaware Highlands Conservancy (DHC) is prepared to be a significant voice in the conversation. The organization is now officially recognized by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance (LTA). Read more
Free computer training at Tusten-Cochecton Library, Mon., 1-3pm & 6-8pm; Jeffersonville Library, Tues., 1-7pm & Fri., 1-3pm; Callicoon library, Wed., 1-3pm. Schedule & registration: WSPLonline.org/PCC or at library.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) can no longer service the current 32,000 retail offices, so some are going to go.
Seven local post offices appear on a “study list” of possible closures, which probably means that they, if not closed totally, will be “right-sized.” Read more
Three groups have filed a lawsuit against the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the issue of hydraulic fracturing. The groups are the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) the Delaware RiverKeeper Network and the Columbia Environmental Law Clinic. Read more
Fundraiser for diabetic research & outreach programs. All Sullivan West students, staff & alumni invited to paddle a canoe/raft from Skinners Falls to Narrowsburg, $15. RSVP: 845/252-7101.
Baseball benefit trip: Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays, $75 incl. transportation & ticket. Benefits Liberty ALIVE Renaissance project & Sullivan Leadership. RSVP: 845/292-5100.
"One World, Many Stories" for at the library in Callicoon, Jeffersonville & Narrowsburg, 7/11-8/11 w/ grand finale 8/13. RSVP through 7/5: Jeffersonville: 845/482-4350; Callicoon: 887-4040; Narrowsburg: 252-3360.
Area students earned eight community service hours for participating in the third annual river cleanup sponsored by the National Park Service on June 11. Read more
While it wouldn’t be too surprising to learn that the bright purple objects draped from trees in the Town of Tusten are an expression of a local artist’s creative vision, the truth is they are traps targeting the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a bad-news beetle that has been closing in on the Upper Delaware Region. Read more
The opportunity to paddle one of the last free-flowing rivers in America as part of one of the oldest river sojourns in the nation will soon be here when the 17th Annual Delaware River Sojourn transpires on June 18-25. Early bird savings are still available to those who register by June 5. Read more