LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Effective immediately, access to the Cochecton Town Hall outside of its normal business hours will require entry of a four-digit personal identification code into the building’s security system. Supervisor Gary Maas made the announcement at the town board’s January 2 reorganization meeting.
COCHECTON, NY — Heinle’s General Store in Cochecton, which has been under the same ownership for the last five years, closed its doors this month.
The store will be re-opening under new ownership, with a new menu in the spring.
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — The likelihood of a shadowy criminal organization holding for ransom online documents and/or personal data belonging to the Town of Cochecton and its residents seems remote at this time. Should it happen, though, Cochecton is prepared.
COCHECTON, NY — The Cochecton Preservation Society will host Coffee, Tea and History, “Civil War & Native American Artifacts of the Delaware River Valley,” Sunday, September 23, 1 p.m. at the Cochecton Train Station, 8537 Rte. 97. The event will be held rain or shine.
COCHECTON, NY — “Can you hear them chittering?” asks National Park Service biologist Jessica Newbern. Chitter, we learn at this lecture earlier this summer, is the language bats use to communicate with one another. Here, at the Cochecton Preservation Society’s (CPS) restored train station, lives a large colony of bats. It’s 7 p.m.
COCHECTON, NY — There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new restaurant called the Cochecton Fire Station, located in the tiny hamlet’s historical fire station. The building has been renovated by owners Josiah Early and Ezekial Miller.
WESTERN SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — During this year’s Western Sullivan Public Library summer reading program, kids can come study with the National Park Service, practice on all sorts of percussion instruments, take turns writing songs, do a little yoga, play at some theatre, have a parade and then bring it all together with a dance party.
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — At the February 27 joint Cochecton Town Board/Planning Board meeting with consultant Tom Shepstone and town attorney Karen Mannino, final language for the town’s draft summer camp/private school zoning ordinance was hammered out.
The Cochecton Erie Depot has had its share of face lifts. Early photos show the building has a bow window for the ticket master to see the train arriving or departing. On March 1, 1973 the Erie-Lackawanna, NY No.99 freight train with three diesels pulling 90 cars left Port Jervis westbound to Chicago at 2:16 a.m.
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — With the first blast of winter howling at the town hall door, the Cochecton Town Board did at its November 8 meeting what it does every year at this time: presented a fiscal year budget for voter comment.