"Conserving Working Forests" live web-based educational program, 12noon & 7pm. Must register at rnrext.cas.psu.edu/PAForestWeb/default.html. 570/296-3400.
Inviting Upper Delaware River community to show & share memories of female family members who influenced you. Submit through 5/31 to Jeffersonville, Callicoon & Narrowsburg libraries at least 2 items: handwritten memory of female in apron/work clothes; an old letter from female; photo of female; & an article of work clothing from female. Collection to be displayed throughout June in Jeffersonville shop windows (Callicoon & Narrowsburg displays TBA).
County Manager David Fanslau issued the following statement: "The National Weather Service in Binghamton issued a Flash Flood Warning for Sullivan County effective through 2:15 PM. Locations in the warning include but are not limited to Bethel, Bloomingburg, Callicoon, Grahamsville, Liberty, Livingston Manor, Loch Sheldrake, Monticello, Roscoe, and Wurtsboro in Sullivan County. Read more
It’s not yet clear how the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) will react to the lawsuit threatened by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The decision will ultimately come from the four commissioners, the governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware and the federal representative. Read more
Any & all food, personal hygiene items & cash donations accepted at Granny's Supermarket, Mongaup Valley, and Smallwood Country Store, Smallwood, 10am-2pm. Hosted by Bethel Lions Club. Benefits Shepherd's Pantry.
In a discussion about the fine points of the Marcellus Shale in the Upper Delaware Valley, professor Terry Engelder said, “I wish it would make Narrowsburg rich, but it’s not going to.” In this region that assessment will be met with a mix of glee, disappointment and skepticism. Read more
Private gardens available for public viewing, 10am-4pm, $25 for self-guided tour map. Reception follows tour. 845/796-1350, ext. 1050.
Wayne County Historical Society event, 10am-4pm, $15 for directions for self-driven tour of area gardens. 570/253-3240.
When you look at a map of Congressman Maurice Hinchey’s district, which runs along the New York side of the Upper Delaware River, it seems to have been deliberately designed to include the cities of Binghamton and Ithaca, which would tend to make it more progressive than it would otherwise be. Read more
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today pledged to sue the federal government if it doesn’t commit in 30 days to conducting a full environmental review of proposed regulations that would allow natural gas drilling – including the potentially harmful "fracking" technique – in the Delaware River Basin. Read more