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March 2015

Locally frigid, globally toasty

REGION — The global weather data for the month of February is in, and according to the National Climatic Data Center, February was an extraordinarily cold month in the northeast section of the United States. The region’s average temperature of 13.5° F was 12.7° F below normal. This made it the second-coldest February on record behind 1934, which had an average temperature of 12° F.  Read more

Protest explodes at Berlin ordinance hearing

BEACH LAKE, PA — Almost 200 Berlin Township residents crowded into the basement great room of the Beach Lake Community Center to attend a March 17 public hearing on three proposed ordinance changes.  Read more

Jazz in the City

April 13, 2015

WJFF Radio will celebrate its 25th anniversary with cocktails and hors d'oeurves at Chef Charlie Palmer's Upper Story, Decoration & Design Building, 14th floor, 979 3rd Avenue, from 6:30-8:30pm. Entertainment by the Noah Barker Quartet. Bus transportation from Sullivan County additional $40. 845/482-4141.

For More Information: 
Adam Weinreich
Contact Phone #: 
845/482-4141

Krummack Family Benefit

April 25, 2015

There will be an All-U-Can-Eat Pancake Dinner Fundraiser to benefit the Krummack Family at the Neversink Fire Department, Route 55, from 4-7pm. Eat-in or take out. $10 for adults (ages 13 and up); $5 for children (ages 5-12); and children age 4 and under free. Tricky tray, bake sale, and 50/50 raffle.

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Kim Rock
Contact Phone #: 
914/799-0042

The Last First Friday at the Calder Cafe

April 3, 2015

The last First Friday at the Equinunk Historical Society at 6:30pm. Programs resume in November. Join neighbors and friends for light refreshments and music. To perform, call 570/224-0223, acoustic only.

For More Information: 
Linda Wescott
Contact Phone #: 
570/224-8500

Letter alleges DFS abuse; Parker gone, fraud team renewed

MONTICELLO, NY — In explaining her opposition to the continuation of the Fraud Investigative Team (FIT), Sullivan County Legislator Kathy LaBuda read a letter allegedly written by a Sullivan County resident who had an unpleasant experience with a “investigator” in connection with receiving or applying for benefits from the Department of Family Services (DFS).  Read more

Tricky Tray

May 9, 2015

Second annual Tricky Tray for The Alliance for Lupus Research at the Central Volunteer Fire Dept. Doors open at 12pm, calling at 2pm. Over 100 baskets. Many gifts and baskets donated by local business, including NFL items, Coach, Vera Bradley, toys, gift cards, etc. Kid friendly event. Lunch and snacks available for purchase.

For More Information: 
Jessica Beattie
Contact Phone #: 
570/647-6097

FISH 2015

Some fish are very adaptable and will live almost anywhere there is sufficient oxygen in the water and food to eat. Some, like the Death Valley pupfish, are extremely restricted, found only in small remnants, less than an acre in size, of their prehistoric domain. In our region, we enjoy plentiful habitat for selective fish species like trout who rely on cold, clean water to thrive.   Read more

Chicken BBQ

April 19, 2015

Lava Volunteer Fire Dept. annual chicken BBQ, State Rte. 52, from 12noon-3pm. $10 ticket. Takeout only.

For More Information: 
Lava FD
Contact Phone #: 
845/252-3375