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New docks behind the new shops at Kauneonga Lake reflect the investment and energy being poured into this hamlet.

Music, dancing, pizza, donuts and boats

New businesses sprout on the shores of Kauneonga Lake

By FRITZ MAYER

KAUNEONGA LAKE, NY—Bill Burns, the market manager who made remarks at the opening of the second year of the farmer’s market in Kauneonga Lake, said with unmitigated pride, “This is the town where it’s happening.” Very few would disagree that, with galloping development and the fastest growing population in Sullivan County, things are indeed happening in Bethel, and much of that activity is centered in the lakeshore business district of Kauneonga Lake.

Five new businesses, in three new buildings, have opened or will open in the next couple of weeks, and a fourth building is on the way. On a trip to the area on July 6, a visitor would have noted spanking new paint jobs, dozens of construction workers plying their trades and sharp competition for parking spaces.

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Planning the future—together

Two townships, multiple interests, a unified approach

By SANDY LONG

LACKAWAXEN AND SHOHOLA TOWNSHIPS, PA—As thunderstorms passed over the Lackawaxen Township Fire Hall on June 27, potential storms were brewing inside as well.

The building’s emergency siren began blaring, as approximately 80 people struggled to hear introductory remarks made by members of the Lackawaxen Shohola Citizen Advisory Committee (LSCAC) regarding efforts underway to update township comprehensive plans, as mandated by the state of Pennsylvania.

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Live Earth at the Nutshell

Potluck for the environment

By FRITZ MAYER

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY—As water skiers split the calm waters of the lake across Route 52, and classical musicians tuned up for their performance at Bethel Woods just a few miles away, Upper Delaware Valley residents took time to stop by the Nutshell Arts Center to show their support for the fight against global climate change.

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