Dozens of tourist related businesses turned out to Sonoma Falls Cider Mill and Country Store in Livingston Manor on May 11, to exchange promotional literature in an annual event sponsored by the Sullivan County Visitors Association. Read more
There was a general agreement that the village is facing dissolution at some point in the not too distant future. Richard Winters, mayor of the Village of Liberty, said, because Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing for the consolidation of municipalities, and because the sour economy has pushed the village to the brink of insolvency, it seems that ultimately the village may cease to exist. Read more
Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau is urging all Sullivan County residents and visitors to support the county's tourism and economy by voting in an online contest to have Roscoe, New York named as the Ultimate Fishing Town. The contest is sponsored by the World Fishing Network, and the first place prize is $25,000 for the community and a half-hour cable television show.
It was like a birthday party where the birthday boy didn’t show up. Read more
Bemused intruder found in town hall
GLEN SPEY, NY — Officials in the Town of Lumberland found an intruder sleeping in the meeting room of the town hall when they opened it up at around 8 a.m. on Monday, May 9. They called the sheriff's patrol, which responded and took 31-year-old Joseph Zonca of Sussex, NJ into custody. Read more
The owners of this property across from the Wayne County Fairgrounds on Route 191 will have a front-row view of the activities associated with expansion of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s 300 Line Project. Last weekend, right-of-way clearing activities took place just adjacent to the home depicted here.
The line is being expanded to transport natural gas which is being extracted from the Marcellus Shale further west in Pennsylvania.
The forlorn-looking footings out at the sight of the old Concord Hotel may yet be put to use if the latest plans by developer Louis Cappelli bear fruit. Read more
“Where do you begin?” That’s the question that Josh Sheard and his wife, Lori, found themselves pondering as they learned of the devastation wrought by tornadoes and severe storms that ravaged Alabama in late April. “How can we just continue to go on with our everyday lives?” the couple wondered, in the wake of the deaths and destruction. Read more
Larry H. Richardson, who has represented the Town of Cochecton, NY on the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) for the past 22 years, was unanimously elected on May 5 as chairperson for the balance of 2011. A vacancy in the position was created on March 21, when the Damascus Township Board of Supervisors voted to remove Dolores A. Keesler as its representative to the UDC. Read more
Highview Acres Road is a dead-end street full of tidy ranch houses. At the end of the road is a newly built construction road cut into the woods to allow the owners of Hasc Summer Camp to access a remote portion of the property to build two large dormitories, 52 feet by 90 feet in size, and a single-family house. Read more
Come and get your hands dirty in the cool, rich earth and start to grow your own food.
That’s the motto of a group called Transition Honesdale (TH) that has constructed a fenced-in garden of approximately 110’ x 50’ with 25 raised beds at the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center on Golf Hill Road in Honesdale.
The other motto of the group is “building community.” Read more
The Sullivan County Human Rights Commission, the members of which are appointed by the Sullivan County Legislature, issued a press release on May 9, saying the commissions supports Governor Andrew Cuomo and other s who are pressing for passage of the Marriage Equality act. The act would legalize same-sex marriage. Read more
Concord Associates announced on May 5 that it has reached a deal with Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) to develop the long-delayed Concord Resort in Kiamesha Lake NY. Read more
Here's a remarkable piece of tape from a hearing of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission last week, which media reports have noted is well-stocked with campaign contributors from the energy industry.
(Oringal post can bee seen at http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/off-mic/item/18941-protestor-drills-s...) Read more
It was announced with much enthusiasm back in 2007. Don Perry, then the vice president of the Sullivan County Partnership of Economic Development, told lawmakers that a Japanese company called Environmental Technologies, Inc. (ETI) would build a brand new experimental type of windmill, one with a vertical axis, and erect it on the campus of Sullivan County Community College (SCCC). Read more
The list of businesses that have already benefitted from the scheduled Phish concerts include Creekside Cabins in Roscoe, Days Inn in Liberty and the Sat Nam Inn-Bed & Breakfast in Hurleyville, all of which are listed as sold out for Memorial Day weekend.