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
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.
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
Presented by Literacy Volunteers at Friends Restaurant, 1-3pm, $20. Benefits Bethel Literacy Center & Past Perfect Bookstore. RSVP: 845/292-7915 or 794-0017.
Bake sale, refreshments, crafts, Butterfly Botanicals, Pampered Chep, Lia Sophia & more at Smallwood Mongaup-Valley Firehouse, 11am-3pm. 845/583-5273 or 583-6188.
Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Firehouse, 10am-4pm, rain or shine. Vendors wanted ($15/space): 845/583-5273 or 583-6188.
Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Fire Dept., walkers 8:30am, runners 9am, $18 before 6/25, $20 day of. Refreshments, awards, t-shirts. 845/807-8209.