Hamlet Happenings: May 2021

May 2021
By Kathleen Sullivan


Hurleyville-Sullivan First will receive a 2021 Sullivan Renaissance Community Beautification Grant. The grant will be used to care for projects the group has completed: the signs at the entrances to Hurleyville, the signs at the entrance to the Rails to Trails and the historical kiosk at the Hurleyville Firemen’s Park. More weather-proof cabinets for books will be added to the Little Free Library at the park.
Volunteers will be needed to help get gardens, planters and barrels ready for planting. Work dates will be announced soon.
Please visit www.hurleyvilleny.com for more information about Hurleyville-Sullivan First. You can also visit Hurleyville-Sullivan First on Facebook.


The Hurleyville United Methodist Church is open for Sunday services. Services begin at 9 a.m.

Pastor Jorge is delivering sermons online on Facebook at 11 a.m. on Sundays.

You can pray with others over the phone on the church’s prayer line on Sundays from 7 – 8 p.m. The prayer line phone number is 605-472-5491 and the access code is 251678.

The Bible study group meets in the sanctuary at the church every Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Pre-made boxes of food, personal hygiene products and COVID-19 supplies are distributed to individuals and families in need by the volunteers at the Bread of Life Food Pantry. The food pantry will be open on Thursday, May 20 and on Thursday, May 27 from 3 until 5 p.m.

Protocols for social distancing, mask-wearing, disinfection and cleaning are being followed at all activities.

“MESSY CHURCH”, Youth Group meetings and the women’s group meetings are cancelled for now.

Please call Katrina at 845-436-7942 for more information. You can also get updates from the church’s page on Facebook.


The volunteers at the Sullivan County Museum and Historical Society hope to reopen the building this spring.

Volunteers are always needed at the museum. Anyone interested in genealogy and the history of life in Sullivan County can send an email to info@scnyhistory.org for information on volunteering. Volunteers work on a variety of tasks including research, creating displays, managing the vintage clothing collection and gardening. Senior citizens may qualify for travel reimbursement through the Sullivan County RSVP program. Community service requirements for Sullivan County students may also be fulfilled by volunteering at the museum.

Go to www.scnyhistory.org for more information on the Sullivan County Historical Society and the Sullivan County Museum. You can also visit the Sullivan County Historical Society and Museum on Facebook.


There’s still no news on the Gan Eden Estates project. The members of CHNA continue to monitor the developer’s ongoing application process.

The CHNA steering committee holds a monthly Zoom meeting to share information and discuss strategy in preparation for when the development comprised of 535 residential units next appears on the agenda of the Town of Thompson Planning Board for review or action.

The developer of Gan Eden Estates has not yet submitted the new DEIS (Draft Environmental Impact Statement) to the Town of Thompson Planning Board. The statement which must address environmental factors and concerns will be subject to public review and comment before it can be considered for approval and acceptance. The Planning Board will then review the applicant’s site plan application which will require another public hearing before any approval to allow site work to commence.

The developer’s application to the Delaware River Basin Commission for a groundwater withdrawal project to supply a proposed public water supply system is still pending.

Visit CHNA at www.columbiahill.org and on Facebook to learn how you can help to protect your environment and your community by demanding sustainable development.