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November 23, 2014
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Bethel boar on the way out; Governor signs bill banning boar

By 2015, it will no longer be legal in New York State to import or breed feral swine or Eurasian Boar.
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Sturm also introduced the Town of Bethel Climate Smart Community Pledge. If the board approves, Bethel will join the towns of Tusten, Cochecton, Lumberland and Sullivan County in adopting a Climate Smart Pledge.

Sturm said adopting the pledge will come with advantages for the town. He said, “Climate Smart Communities receive notification of state and federal assistance, which can be leveraged to help adopt low-carbon technologies, and programs and support for efficiency improvements and energy conservation.”

Since 2008 the town has had a program in place to help reduce the cost of energy to the town by making town buildings more energy efficient. The board will discuss the pledge at the next meeting on November 13.