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Engineer John Calhoun explains a proposed solar installation to the Callicoon Town Board on January 12.

Callicoon compromise

Board pursues scaled down solar project

By FRITZ MAYER

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY—After criticizing solar technology for two hours, calling solar panels too expensive, too maintanence intensive and too vulnerable, members of the board members of the town board took a reluctant step toward using solar power in the Town of Callicoon. At the town meeting on January 12, the board voted unanimously to re-bid the project, but only the portion to be sited at the town barn. Additionally, instead of being mounted on the roof, the solar panels would be installed on poles buried in the ground.

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DEP, DEC and DRBC: drilling updates

By SANDY LONG

NARROWSBURG, NY—Three of the agencies that oversee matters related to natural gas extraction in the Upper Delaware River region presented updates at the January 8 meeting of the Upper Delaware Council in Narrowsburg.

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Groups sound flooding alarm

Officials slow to respond

By FRITZ MAYER

RIVER VALLEY—There’s little question that the reservoirs that provide New York City with drinking water are much more full than usual at this time of year. The question is what, if anything, should be done about it.

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