TRR photo by Tom Kane
Residents of New Turnpike Road crowd into the Cochecton Town Hall in Cochecton, NY to voice opposition to a proposed 42-lot development.

Cochecton development draws critics

By TOM KANE

COCHECTON, NY - A Rockland County developer wants to build a 42-lot development on 108 acres on a narrow and partially unpaved road in the Town of Cochecton. He introduced it as an environmentally positive “conservation subdivision” to be built on New Turnpike Road which ensures that 50 percent of the property will be forever open and undeveloped.

The only problem is that most of his neighbors are against it. About 30 of them jammed into the planning board meeting on August 31, but couldn’t sound their protests because it was not a public hearing.

“When can we speak against this bad idea?” a resident yelled.

“Maybe at the next meeting of the planning board,” said planning board chairwoman Sharron Cardone.

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Honesdale police get Wal-Mart settlement money

Local burglary sparked national Wal-Mart investigation

By FRITZ MAYER

HONESDALE, PA—The Honesdale Police Department is $253,623 richer, thanks to the payout of a settlement from a lawsuit regarding the use of illegal immigrants in the cleaning of Wal-Mart stores nationwide.

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Alliance has plan to manage dam releases

Columbia students balance water supply and fisheries

By TOM KANE

UPPER DELAWARE RIVER - There’s a solution to the problem of water releases from the three regional reservoirs that supply water to New York City, and it’s relatively easy to carry out. So says Peter Kolesar, a river valley resident and a Columbia University professor.

“We have a plan that will save businesses and homes along the river from flooding, and will satisfy fishermen without limiting the city’s water supply,” Kolesar said.

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