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On a chilly day in April, Town of Bethel supervisor Dan Sturm uses the town’s new charging station for the first time, to charge the town’s new electric vehicle.

The coming of the charging stations

REGION — With the ascendance of electric vehicles, charging stations have been opening up in our area, providing an opportunity for locals and visitors to charge their vehicles in some nine locations in the region.

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Up to 168 solar panels will be installed on this barn roof at Willow Wisp Organic Farm in Damascus, PA by the Clean Energy Co-op.

Clean energy at Willow Wisp

DAMASCUS, PA — In early April, the Clean Energy Co-op announced its next and largest community clean energy project to date: installing 50 kilowatts of solar photovoltaic (PV) at Willow Wisp Organic Farm. The co-op signed an agreement with Willow Wisp to finance up to 168 panels to go on its barn roof.

Water war discussion at SUNY

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — Just as the 20th century has often been called “the century of oil,” the 21st century has been dubbed by some, “the century of water.” SUNY Sullivan will host an evening of discussion exploring the past and present issues surrounding water access in the U.S. and abroad on Monday, April 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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Tour guide Ellen Enslin, Pike County Conservation District senior resource conservationist

Stormwater management field tour

LORDS VALLEY, PA — The Pike County Conservation District will host a free field tour on Tuesday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., of local sites that have successfully implemented Best Management Practices related to stormwater runoff and weather resiliency.

Whole-house generators

REGION — The purpose of a whole-house generator or back-up generator is to provide electricity for the entire house when the power goes out. No doubt lots of people in our region were wishing they had installed such a generator before the blizzard and snowstorms of March.

TRR photo by Fritz Mayer

Portable generator or whole house?

REGION — Most people living in the region have lost power in their homes a time or two, and because of the March 2 blizzard, many homes were without power for days. Not surprisingly, lots of residents are considering preparing against the next bout of nature-imposed darkness by shopping for a generator.



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