December 18, 2008, Mid-Hudson News:Central Catskills Collaborative gets boost from Environmental Protection Fund

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ARKVILLE – Four towns and two villages in the heart of the Catskills are hailing the award of a state grant to help revitalize their communities through the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program of the state Department of State.

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Monday July 7, 2008, Times Herald Record: Sullivan bracing for enormous rush by natural gas companies

Big money’s at stake

Sullivan County and parts of Pennsylvania are on the edge of a formation that contains twice as much natural gas as the rest of the United States now produces annually – making it worth millions of dollars to the folks who own the land and the gas companies that want to tap it. Callicoon farmer Bill Graby, above, has been offered about $2,000 per acre to drill on his land, but he’s holding out for more. Graby and his daughter, Katrina, stand next to a length of the Millenium natural-gas pipeline – a huge project that will pump gas from upstate Corning, and snake its way along western Sullivan County and into Rockland County.Times Herald-Record/MICHELE HASKELL

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Sullivan County, and your Pennsylvania neighbors along the Delaware, brace yourselves. The natural gas rush is on, and your lives will forever change.

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