All overdue materials returned to any branch of Western Sullivan Public Library will be exempt from fines. 845/482-4350.
While there are many issues facing elected officials this year, including in New York the reality of the newly imposed two percent property tax cap and reduced municipal revenues from taxes and other sources, the issue that stands out most is gas drilling: are you for or against, and where do you stand? Read more
Congressman Maurice Hinchey has written to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) asking that they examine mortgage rules as they relate to gas drilling and the signing of gas leases.
The request came after a story in The New York Times reported that banks and real estate executives, especially in New York, are refusing to offer mortgages on properties that have gas leases attached to them. The report, published on October 19, said at least eight banks are now following this policy. Read more
"Natural Gas Development & Impacts on Agriculture" educational program, 1-2:15pm. extension.psu.edu/naturalgas/webinars/upcoming.
"Forest Management Plans" live web-based educational program, 12noon & 7pm. Must register: extension.psu.edu/private-forests/tools-resources/webinars.
Forum answering general questions re: the immigration experience, 3:30-5pm, free. Spanish only. uscis.gov/enlace, 202/272-1290.
WEST TRENTON, N.J. (Oct. 7) – The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) today announced that the previously scheduled October 21, 2011 special meeting for the commissioners to consider draft natural gas development regulations has been postponed. Read more
Alliance Gallery is accepting submissions for a small works show held 11/19-12/23. Deadline: 10/29. 845/252-7576.
For 50 years, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has focused its work on protecting the waters of the Delaware River Basin (DRB). In addition to a decade-long biomonitoring program and other efforts detailed earlier in this series, the DRBC has focused lately on implementing its newest program, “Monitoring for Natural Gas Development (MNGD).” Read more
Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau has issued a Flash Flood Watch associated with Heavy Rain Potential through late Friday evening. Fanslau said, "The National Weather Service (NSW) has issued a Flash Flood Watch in Sullivan County. Rain, heavy at times will persist across the watch area through late this evening. Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the watch area through midnight. Brief heavy downpours would cause the most significant problems due to the very wet soil conditions. Read more