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Appellate court on Toronto Reservoir; Ruling against Chapin Estate developer

Another court has weighed in on the matter of the Toronto Reservoir, and said that residents have the right to use a road in Chapin Estate to reach the recreational access area at the reservoir.  Read more

Professional Women of Sullivan County meeting

April 17, 2013

The Professional Women of Sullivan County will hold their next meeting at Friends Restaurant. The speaker, Scott Samuelson, will be talking about Sullivan County. Networking begins at 6pm, followed by dinner at 6:30pm. Dinner choices are: stuffed filet of sole, penne ala vodka, and eggplant parmesan. Cost: $22, includes salad, dessert, coffee/tea, tax and tip. RSVP by April 15 with your dinner order to or 845/791-4501.

Bethel Business Association mixer

March 15, 2013

Mixer/general membership meeting at Friends, 5:30pm. Light refreshments and a cash bar. RSVP:

Dessert Extravaganza

February 10, 2013

This Dessert Extravaganza is being held to benefit the Bethel Literacy Center and the Past Perfect Bookstore at Friends Restaurant, 1-3pm. The tax-deductible donation is $15 a person, $25 per couple. 845/583-5898.

Super penny social

August 18, 2012

The Club at Smallwood, doors open 6pm, calling 7:30pm. 845/583-0244 or 583-5737.

5k Run/walk

July 1, 2012

Walkers 8:30am, runners 9am. Benefits Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Fire Dept. or 845/807-8209.

Gathering to protest one more time; whose responsibility is the rock wall?

Update as of March 21: According to Friends of Toronto co-chair Mary Ann Burke, a judge has dismissed a requiest for an injunction to keep the public off of The Chapin Estate easement that leads to the reservoir, and Alliance has promised to remove the rock wall as sooon as possible.  Read more

Continued access block spurs demonstration at Toronto

There will be a demonstration on Saturday, March 17 at 12:30 p.m. at the entrance to the Toronto Reservoir at Pine Grove Rd. and Town Rd. 62 to demand that the developer of Chapin Estates, Steve Dubrovsky, obey the recent Supreme Court decision to open the access immediately.

In his January 3 ruling, Judge Michael H. Melkonian of the State of New York Supreme Court admonished The Chapin Estate for interfering with public access, and affirmed the public’s right to free access to the property.

As of press time, a stone wall still blocked access.

Toronto Reservoir access battle appears over; public will be allowed to cross through

The 10-year legal battle over whether or not the public will be allowed to traverse land in the development created by the Woodstone Companies appears to be over. According to an application filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Alliance Energy Renewables (AER) posted a bond of $402,000 and, “Accordingly, as of February 24, the public has a right to travel along this pathway to the recreation area.”  Read more

Dessert extravaganza

March 18, 2012

Presented by Literacy Volunteers at Friends Restaurant, 1-3pm, $20. Benefits Bethel Literacy Center & Past Perfect Bookstore. RSVP: 845/292-7915 or 794-0017.

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