Copper bandit hits Arkville

By Pauline Liu
High prices for scrap metal, especially copper, in this floundering economy have resulted in a major nationwide theft problem. Telecommunications firms, power companies and railroads have all fallen victim to copper thieves. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the costs of repairs and replacement total over $1 billion per year.  One of the most daring copper heists took place in Picher, OK, where thieves used chainsaws to cut down utility poles and then caused a blackout as they somehow managed to make off with 3,000 feet of copper wire without being electrocuted.

Creating Art Together comes to Delaware County

Arkville — The Catskill Mountain Artisans’ Guild is in collaboration with The Arc of Delaware County to develop and implement a community arts resource program to meet the needs, desires and dreams of some of the individuals within its organization.

New family business in Arkville

By Pauline Liu
About a year-and-a-half after the Market Basket on state Highway 28 in Arkville closed, the doors to the building reopened on Monday hosting a new venture.

Arkville Fire Department elects officers

The Arkville Fire Department has issued its Annual Report for 2010.

The volunteers responded to 67 calls during the past year. A breakdown shows: 10 calls for hazardous conditions; 27 medical emergencies; five mutual aid to the scene calls; three mutual aid stand-by calls; six structure fires; six service calls; three gas leaks; three calls for wires down; two smoke investigations; and two good-intent calls.

Arkville residents safe after car plunges over embankment

By Pauline Liu
An Arkville couple survived a harrowing experience late Saturday night after their car skidded over an embankment in bad weather. Robert Hardman, 79, and his wife Mary Jane, 72, were returning home at about 10 p.m., after spending a day in Amsterdam. The snow began to fall as they were headed east on Dry Brook Road in Arkville.

They were about a half-mile past Erpf Road, when their silver 2002 Lexus RX 300 SUV swerved out-of-control, rolled up a snowbank and over a guardrail. The vehicle continued halfway down the Dry Brook embankment. The only thing that stopped it from hitting the water was dense brush.

MARK Project heads back to Erpf House

By Brian Sweeney
The MARK Project, a regional economic development agency, has returned to its original home at the Erpf House in Arkville.

Fund-raising and resource development at CCCD

Arkville — At a time of escalating financial hardship and cutbacks in state and federal funding due to the economic downturn, it is increasingly important that communities come up with creative ways to maintain and expand services for their citizens.

Arkville man killed on Route 28

By Brian Sweeney
A 28-year-old Arkville man was struck and killed by a motor vehicle near Fleischmanns last Wednesday night.

Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies said that Jay P. Todd was walking on the northbound lane of Route 28 near the center of the roadway about 6:15 p.m. when he was hit by a northbound vehicle operated by Sheldon Sife, 84, of Fleischmanns.

Bronze cow sculpture moo-ves to Arkville

By Brian Sweeney
A life-size cow, created by one of the country’s foremost sculptors, now greets visitors along Route 28, Arkville thanks to the generosity of an area resident. The bronze cow, which weighs about 2,600 pounds, arrived last week at its new home on the lawn of the Erpf House.

Route 28 exhibit opens at Erpf

Arkville — “Historic Route 28, The Making of a Scenic Byway” will be on exhibit in The Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery in Arkville from November 20 until spring 2011.
The exhibit, presented in partnership with The Roxbury Arts Group, will open with a reception on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 3 to 6 p.m.

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