December 28, 2011 —
PA Governor Corbett nominates Richard J. Allan as secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)
Sullivan County’s largest pot-growing operation busted in towns of Highland, Lumberland and Mamakating, NY.
Hessinger building demolished in Callicoon Center, NY.
Cornell University professors publish research concluding natural gas produced by hydraulic fracturing contributes to global warming as much as coal, or even more.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman threatens lawsuit over hydrofracking.
Town of Highland passes six-month moratorium on high impact industrial uses.
“Ground Up” report finds Catskills region of New York to be a model for sustainable food production.
Town of Tusten sign vandalized on Route 97.
Mountain Laurel Music Center reopens as Mountain Laurel Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Center in Bushkill, PA.
Six women from NY and PA walk 90 miles in one week to raise awareness of the sacredness of water.
Vertical windmill at Sullivan County Community College to be dismantled.
Michael Krancer is confirmed as PA DEP secretary.
Fire chief Don Wall and fire company president, Ken Yeaw are suspended in Shohola Township.
TGP files FERC application for Northeast Upgrade Project (NEUP).
EOG Resources fined $208,625 for polluting creeks in Clearfield County.
Joe Hinkes named chief ranger of the National Park Service (NPS) Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.
Calkins Baptist Church organizes relief effort to Alabama tornado victims.
Larry Richardson, Town of Cochecton representative is elected to replace Keesler as UDC chair.
‘Neighbor’s Helping Hand’ forms in Highland to help community members in need.
PA DCNR releases new guidelines on gas and oil operations on state forest lands.
Towns of Highland, Lumberland and Tusten first in Sullivan County to voluntarily fly POW/MIA flags.
Jill Padua sells 10,000 bottle of Jill’s Kitchen Open Sesame Sauce.
Pike County Commissioners challenge “wet crossing” of Lackawaxen River in Tennessee Gas Pipeline project.
SUNY Sullivan announces Wind Turbine Technology program.
Elton John concert at Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts sells out in record time.
Phish selects Catskill Mountainkeeper as local grassroots group to promote.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman files lawsuit against DRBC for failure to undertake full environmental review of hydrofracking impacts.
Phish plays three concerts at the Bethel Center for the Performing Arts.
Town of Highland receives first World Trade Center artifact.
Severe storm knocks out power throughout the Upper Delaware River region.
Emerald ash borer traps begin to appear throughout the region.
Roscoe, NY named World Fishing Network’s Ultimate Fishing Town USA.
New flow management plan approved for Upper Delaware River.
Developer Ilwon Kang submits sketch of planned boutique hotel for Narrowsburg School.
Health study of natural gas proposed for region.
Wall and Yeaw expelled from Shohola Fire Department.
Ann Stiemle and Don “Bosco” Hunt, Jr. named Sullivan County Firefighters of the Year.
Hundreds gather at PA Capitol for anti-drilling rally.
Cochecton, NY residents call for protection against heavy industrial development associated with gas extraction.
Sullivan County jail sees second suicide in three weeks.
Senator Chuck Schumer revives casino initiative in Sullivan County.