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Santa Express

December 10, 2011

Santa arrives atop a 50' lighted musical sleigh at Eldred corner, 5pm. Santa Express then visits Glen Spey Circle Park, Barryville River Market, Yulan 4 corners & Narrowsburg school, ending approx. 8pm. Cookies, candy canes, sing-a-longs. facebook.com/santaexpress or 845/557-3321.

Amnesty week

November 14, 2011 - November 19, 2011

All overdue materials returned to any branch of Western Sullivan Public Library will be exempt from fines. 845/482-4350.

Will gas drilling turn any elections?

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

Hinchey asks for information on drilling and mortgages

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 webinar

November 10, 2011

"Natural Gas Development & Impacts on Agriculture" educational program, 1-2:15pm. extension.psu.edu/naturalgas/webinars/upcoming.

PA Forests web seminar

November 8, 2011

"Forest Management Plans" live web-based educational program, 12noon & 7pm. Must register: extension.psu.edu/private-forests/tools-resources/webinars.

US Citizenship & Immigration Services info session

November 9, 2011

Forum answering general questions re: the immigration experience, 3:30-5pm, free. Spanish only. uscis.gov/enlace, 202/272-1290.

DRBC Postpones Vote on Draft of Natural Gas Regs, Special Meeting Rescheduled for November 21

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

Call for artists: 'Art in Sixes'

October 6, 2011 - October 29, 2011

Alliance Gallery is accepting submissions for a small works show held 11/19-12/23. Deadline: 10/29. 845/252-7576.

Watching water quality: ‘Monitoring for Natural Gas Development’ underway

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

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