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Long before Henry Hudson and his crew anchored the Half Moon and followed the sound of music that led them to a group of little men with bushy beards, gnomes, the forests of the Catskill Mountains were home to these little creatures. Gnomes have a reputation for guarding Earth's treasures - no wonder they are here in the Catskill Mountains, in our back yard on Peekamoose Road, just down the road from the beautiful jewel - the Blue Hole!

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The Townsman

Ye Olde Tri-Valley Townsman

VOL. 16 NO 30 JULY 30 2020 

Please Take Notice:

The Town of Denning Town Board in an effort, to be in accordance with, the Executive Order No. 202.4 issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo on March 7th, 2020, and which has been extended, has decided to RESHEDULE the previously scheduled Town Board meeting, to be held on Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 at the Denning Town Hall, to be held, in conjunction with the Town Business Meeting which will be held on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020, at 6 pm.

The Meeting will be open to the Public, per Gov. Cuomo's Executive Order, no more than four people may be in attendance, seating will be on a first come, first seated basis.

Please email any questions or comments pertaining to agenda items, only,  to townclerk@denning.us, which must be received by Monday, August 10th, 2020 at 12 noon for inclusion. 

By Order of the Denning Town Board

Joy Monforte, RMC, T.C.

July 27th, 2020

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The Neversink Fire District will be having a meeting on 7/30/2020 at 6:00pm to discuss related business.

Open to the Public. Must follow Covid-19 Guidelines to attend.

Thank you

NFD Board of Commissioners

 

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NEVERSINK ASSOCIATION

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2020

         On Sunday, September 6, 2020, at noon, members of The Neversink Association will meet at the Frost Valley Y Pavilion on the main campus, 2000 Frost Valley Road, Claryville. A BYO picnic is followed by the annual meeting. Members bring blankets or chairs and get to meet up with their neighbors who have been enjoying the summer in the "hollows, valleys and mountaintops" of the Upper Neversink River. (All COVID protocols will be observed).

         Ed Ostapchuk will discuss his observations of the Neversink fishery, based upon interactions with USGS biologists and forty-plus years of fishing the watershed.

         Kate O'Connor of the NY State Hemlock Initiative will deliver biocontrol research and management updates on the hemlock wooly adelgid, an invasive forest pest which threatens the eastern hemlock in the Neversink watershed.

         Andy Kremer will talk about the stream bank restoration on the West Branch of the Neversink River.

         The Neversink Association Corporation is a non-profit social club that was founded in 1964 to "preserve and protect the flora and fauna" of the upper Neversink Valley. While the Association itself is not a charity and its dues are not tax deductible, the Neversink Association donates to many local charitable organizations that are similarly dedicated to education about, and protection of, the area's unique environment. New members are always welcomed. To join our association, please send $20 per household to The Neversink Association, P.O. Box 134, Claryville NY 12725. See more information on Instagram or Facebook (www.facebook.com/neversinkassociation)

 

 

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A Special Tribute to the

TVCS Class of 2020

Click Here to see our graduates

Congratulations to you All!

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