Community

Phone calls are a scam

It has come to the attention of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office that a fund-raising phone campaign is being conducted and that callers are claiming to be employees of the Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office is not involved in this solicitation campaign and does not ever solicit funds from the public over the phone.


Catskill Center to lead Scenic Byway Project

Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development will lead the effort in pursuing a Scenic Byway designation for a 50-mile stretch of Route 28 in the Catskill Mountain Region.
A designation will stimulate local economies through tourism and recreation and open the door to federal and state moneys. The Central Catskills Collaborative, a group of seven communities along the Route 28 Corridor, recently contracted with The Catskill Center to guide the development of a Corridor Management Plan, a requirement in the Scenic Byway nomination process.


Cool Latin jazz featured at Belleayre; Tango and Bossa Nova stars featured

Highmount — Two nights of cool Latin jazz will kick off the Catskill Mountain Jazz Series at the Belleayre Music Festival on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7 and 8. Pablo Ziegler and the Trio for Nuevo Tango (The New Tango) will get the series started in sultry style on Friday, Aug. 7 at 8 p.m.
Magical Queen of the Bossa Nova, Leny Andrade follows on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. Known as the Ella Fitzgerald of Brazil, Andrade has been wowing audiences with her vocal prowess for more than four decades.


Route 28 corridor project seeks uniform street signs

By Jay Braman Jr.
An unfunded mandate requiring the replacement of local street signs was spun into gold this week.
Well, not really gold. Actually yellow. And brown.


Parkinson's tourney Sept. 12 in Roxbury

The Second Parkinson’s Patriotic Tournament, a golf tournament to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Shephard Hills Golf Course in Roxbury.


Auxiliary golf tournament fund-raiser Sunday at Hanah

Margaretville — The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will host its 10th annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 9 starting at 11 a.m. at Hanah Country Resort, Margaretville. Proceeds will help to finalize the efforts to raise funds for the four-wheel-drive ambulance that the auxiliary is purchasing for the hospital.


New voting machine tryouts planned around Delaware County

By Brian Sweeney
Area voters will have the opportunity to try out Delaware County’s new voting machines on Thursday, Aug. 6 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Middletown Town Hall on Route 28, Margaretville.
The new voting system will also be available for public demonstrations on Monday, Aug. 10 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Roxbury Town Hall on Main Street, Roxbury and on Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Delaware County Office Building at 111 Main Street, Delhi.


Cauliflower Festival taking shape for Sept. 26

Margaretville — The Seventh Annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival will be held rain or shine Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the village park, Margaretville. Space is still available for vendors and community organizations. Visit www.cauliflowerfestival.com or call 586-3300 for forms.


Route 28 cell service stalled due to economy

By Jay Braman Jr.
The ongoing saga of cell phone service along the upper Route 28 Corridor continues with no end in sight. These days, everyone’s blaming something on the economy, and now added to that long list is the lack of quality cellular phone service in Shandaken. where poor or no coverage is still not the exception but the norm.


Ulster Savings receives Freddie Mac Gold rating

Kingston — Ulster Savings Bank has announced that they achieved an overall Tier One Gold performance rating from Freddie Mac, one of the nation’s largest investors in residential mortgages, for superior investor reporting and loan default management during 2008.


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