Updates from the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut Highlands

Archive for June, 2007

New hope for Skiff Mountain: House passes funding for land conservation

Friday, June 29th, 2007 Posted in | No Comments »

Friday, June 29, 2007 Republican-American By Tiffany Sharples It was four decades ago when Donald Connery and his wife, Leslie, moved to Skiff Mountain, but among his neighbors he's still considered a newcomer. Some residents, namely Katherine Kane and her parents, Margaret ...

Engel announces $2M for saving Highlands

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007 Posted in | No Comments »

Wednesday, 6/27/07 The Journal News Rep. Eliot Engel, D-Bronx, said yesterday that he was able to put $2 million for protecting the Hudson Highlands into an appropriations bill that is expected to pass the House of Representatives this week and ...

States to share land-buy money

Sunday, June 24th, 2007 Posted in | No Comments »

Sunday, June 24, 2007 The Express-Times From Staff Reports The U.S. Senate and House appropriation committees on Thursday each approved $2 million in funding for Highlands land purchases. While the entire Congress must approve the funding, environmentalists were hopeful federal funding would ...

Open Space–Celebrate successes, then commit to winning tough battles ahead

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007 Posted in | No Comments »

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 Times News (CT) Editorial The hard lesson that some officials have learned, and others are ignoring at the peril of the way Connecticut looks, is that the big, unprotected open spaces still left in the state ...