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Friday, June 24, 2016

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Powers signs

ELDRED - David Powers made history yet again on Tuesday, by becoming the first Eldred golfer to receive a Division I scholarship, officially signing to attend Saint Peter's University in Jersey City, NJ.
After signing, Powers thanked the people ...
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Ag zoning controversy grows in Liberty

By Margaret Bruetsch - reporter/photographer

Sean and Cheyenne (pictured) Zigmund's run Root N' Roost Farm in White Sulphur Springs. Sean thinks the Town of Liberty should slow down when it comes to zoning changes.
LIBERTY — Public concern over zoning took center stage at the Liberty Town Board Meeting on Monday June 20.
Farmers from the town, which is currently drafting a zoning proposal that could rezone areas in White Sulphur Springs from Agricultural Use to Residential, came out to share their views on the proposed changes.
“My colleagues and I are dismayed and baffled over the changes,” John Wombacher said. Wombacher has 15 acres of tillable land near Walnut Mountain. “In my opinion we should do everything to support local farmers.”
Benjamin Putland and Christy McCabe recently moved to the area and bought 25 acres in White Sulphur Springs with hopes of starting an orchard to produce apples, grapes, and someday wine. Putland's main point at the meeting was his disappointment in the Town ...
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So what will the county and town do with coming casino license fees?

By Dan Hust - staff writer

MONTICELLO — The casino monies will arrive even before the casino itself.
This week, the state announced it's preparing to distribute $30 million of $151 million in fees collected from the licensing of the new upstate casinos.
That includes ...
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‘It's not coal, it's not oil'

By Autumn Schanil - staff writer

COCHECTON — The Cochecton Town Board called together a special meeting Wednesday evening to amend their current solar zoning law and compile a draft that will be looked over at the next Planning Board meeting, which takes place on the last Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
The board was met ...
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Fallsburg speakers differ over moratorium; board to decide

By Dan Hust - staff writer
A variety of workers from various local construction companies on Monday made clear their concerns over a proposed moratorium in the Town of Fallsburg.

WOODBOURNE — The depth of the public split over a proposed residential building moratorium in the Town of Fallsburg was dramatically evident Monday.
The Woodbourne Firehouse's parking lot was packed with cars, and residents and contractors held ...
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