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Releases from the Cannonsville reservoir are at the center of concern regarding the DRBC’s Flexible Flow Management Plan.

Critics blast DRBC’s new watershed plan

Flexible Flow called “disaster” for local economy

By FRITZ MAYER

UPPER DELAWARE VALLEY—Almost all members of the public who spoke at two public hearings regarding a new plan for managing releases to the Delaware River expressed opposition to the plan.

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) sponsored the meetings at the Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center in Hawley, PA on March 27. The subject was the Flexible Flow Management Plan (FFMP) proposed by the DRBC, which may go into effect on May 31. The plan is intended to protect fisheries in the Delaware River and its tributaries, enhance the tourism industry, mitigate flooding and protect the drinking water supply for New York City and other municipalities that use the water for drinking.

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Officials denounce tax increase

Residents to vote on ‘Act One’

By TOM KANE

MILFORD, PA - The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is passing the buck on finding a fair solution to the problem of how to fund schools, said Delaware Valley School District Superintendent Candis Finan.

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Bethel board inches forward on moratorium

Construction halt would affect major subdivisions

By FRITZ MAYER

BETHEL, NY—The Bethel Town Board has voted to move forward with a building moratorium that would halt the start of new major subdivisions. Many details of the moratorium remain to be worked out, but at the town meeting on March 22, councilman Daniel Sturm said the board intends for the moratorium to affect subdivisions of five lots or more in certain parts of the town.

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