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Phil Durkin

CV Supervisor Vows To Save Pollinators

CV Supervisor Vows

To Save Pollinators

Philip Durkin, co-president, Route 20 Scenic Byway Association presented Cherry Valley Supervisor Tom Garretson a decorative Scenic Byway road sign as a partner in the Association’s Pollinators’ Project, which is working with NYSDOT to alter their mowing schedules to extend the season of pollinators’ (e.g. bees and monarch butterflies) habitat. The Association is also planting plots of milkweed and goldenrod in a variety of areas along the Scenic Byway to
support the proliferation of the pollinators.


Chiba, Laughlin Co-Chair CV Democratic Committee

Chiba, Laughlin Co-Chair

CV Democratic Committee

Kathryn “Kat” Chiba and Dennis Laughlin were elected co-chairs of the Cherry Valley Democratic Committee, and Philip Durkin was elected secretary at a reorganizational meeting last Thursday.  Seated from left are committee members Kathleen Taylor, Gerry Woodworth, Chiba and Frank McGrath; standing are Durkin, left, and Laughlin.   The committee reviewed 2018 and offices up for election in 2019, and discussed Democratic outreach,and priorities like rural broadband and cell service. Meetings will be held the third Thursday of the month, location TBA.
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