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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Local Sports

A lot of game

SWAN LAKE - Golfers often lament their long days on the course, usually the result of slow play or poor play.
But for David Powers, he set out on June 20 to make it the longest day he's ever spent on the golf course. The Eldred senior-to-be was ...
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Salzberg named winner, nearly two years after election

By Dan Hust - staff writer

From left, Town of Cochecton Councilman Larry Richardson, Supervisor Gary Maas and Councilman Ed Grund, who will have to give up his seat to his 2013 election challenger, Dr. Paul Salzberg
LAKE HUNTINGTON —Cochecton Supervisor Gary Maas expects to welcome Lake Huntington physician Paul Salzberg to the town board at its July 8 meeting.
“I assume by next meeting he's going to be sitting on the board,” Maas told the Democrat yesterday.
And that means current Councilman Ed Grund will be off the board, as a year and a half after Grund and Salzberg squared off in the race for town council, Salzberg has been declared the official winner.
On Friday, the Sullivan County Board of Elections counted 16 ballots of voters whose residencies had been challenged by Maas.
The votes had been cast back in November 2013, but the legal wranglings persisted until last month, when the NYS Supreme Court's Appellate Division (Third Judicial Department) overturned Sullivan County Supreme ...
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Town board, highway super spar again in Bethel; officials issue noise permit, write complaint letter

By Dan Hust - staff writer

WHITE LAKE — The simmering rancor between Bethel Highway Superintendent Bill Crumley and some of the Bethel Town Board boiled over again during Wednesday's meeting.
This time, the fight was over a 3,000-gallon tank Crumley had purchased to ...
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New York officially bans hydrofracking

ALBANY — The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) yesterday officially prohibited high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) in New York State by issuing its formal Findings Statement, completing the state's seven-year review of this activity.
“After years of exhaustive research and ...
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Former Stevensville sees new life as religious camp

By Dan Hust - staff writer
The former Stevensville Hotel (more recently the Swan Lake Resort) has undergone extensive renovations in order to house a religious boys' camp this summer, with plans for it to be sold to the camp's organizers.

LIBERTY — A two-and-a-half-hour session Thursday capped off weeks of work by the Town of Liberty Planning Board, which voted 4-1 to give a special use permit and conditional site plan approval to an Orthodox Jewish group aiming to buy the former ... read more


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