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2011 Milestones by the Month - January, February, March

Anticipated Phish performance at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts stirs worries.
Anticipated Phish performance at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts stirs worries.


December 28, 2011

JANUARY

Delaware named Pennsylvania River of the Year for 2011.

Sullivan farmers consider micro dairies.

EagleFest celebrates 10th Anniversary.

Hessinger Building in Callicoon, NY slated for demolition.

Tusten, NY eliminates bookkeeper position amid controversy.

Allan Scott named CEO of Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development.

Sullivan West Central School District Board rejects petition to overturn bid on Narrowsburg School.

Damascus Township, PA representative Dolores Keesler elected as chair of Upper Delaware Council (UDC).

Chief Gathering fined $34,000 for waste dumping in Lycoming County, PA.

Talisman Energy fined $24,608 for diesel fuel spill in Horseheads, NY.

Hawley Silk Mill opens to the public.

Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) proposes draft natural gas regulations.

EXCO Resources acquires Chief Oil and Gas leases for $459 million.

Hamish & Henry Bookstore closes.

Himalayan Institute closes popular Main Street Café in Honesdale.

Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) schedules hearings on proposed natural gas regulations.

FEBRUARY
Community visions sought for Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan.

Sullivan County budget shortfall threatens layoffs.

Pike County holds first gas drilling taskforce meeting.

Towns of Highland and Lumberland, NY host legal forum on municipal rights and the gas industry.

Sullivan County cuts positions; union members protest at government center.

Conservation groups file lawsuit against DRBC on grandfathered wells.

EPA drafts study plan for hydraulic fracturing.

Shohola supervisor George Fluhr initiates investigation of fire department’s finances.

A natural gas pipeline explosion kills five in Allentown, PA.
Common Waters Fund announces $1 million in grants for forest landowners.

High winds knock out power to thousands of regional homes on February 19.

Large crowd turns out to hear home-rule options at Highland/Lumberland, NY meeting.

Western Sullivan Public Library director, Susan Scott, resigns.

Pike County commissioner, Harry Forbes named director of
Governor Corbett’s northeast office.

MARCH

Sullivan Renaissance begins second decade.

Sullivan County Legislature chooses big box store project for Apollo Plaza in Monticello, NY.

DRBC extends gas regs deadline.

Singer/songwriter Vanessa Carlton performs at screening of “Frack” in Glen Spey, NY.

Anticipated Phish performance at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts stirs worries.