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
"Latest Trends in Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Leases, Royalties & Production" webinar, 1-2pm, breeze.psu.edu/pscems/ for Penn State user ID; to register: breeze.psu.edu/pscems. 570/296-3400, ext. 1445.
While development in the Catskills is often controversial, a new report from the Open Space Institute (OSI) says there is room for substantial development in the region without causing negative impacts to the environment. Read more