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Arkville family overwhelmed by support after losing everything to fire last Tuesday

Late last Wednesday afternoon, Arkville resident Jim Gauntt was on his way to Hunter-Tannersville to watch his son, Sean, play in Margaretville’s JV basketball game. Before tip-off, however, he was headed back home, having learned from his son’s coach that his house was on fire.


Hospital and MRCC change disposal practices following report from attorney general's office

Margaretville – Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center have made immediate adjustments to pharmaceutical and medical waste disposal in response to a report from the state attorney general’s office.


Supervisors fear NYC controls in watershed gas drilling future

By Matthew J. Perry
There has been little public comment at local town meetings. Unless a Delaware County resident has a taste for the hurly-burly of state politics, it is hardly a pressing issue, especially when compared to the pain caused by the local dreary economic climate.


Delhi artist exhibits at CWC

Margaretville — Fifteen colorful and evocative landscapes by Delhi artist Carol A. Steene are on view at the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s office, 905 Main Street, Margaretville, through March 26.


Delhi's Parker House closing Saturday

By Julia Green
When the Parker House closes its doors this Saturday, it will be for the last time. After 23 years in business, the Delhi store is bringing to an end its run as one of the premier proprietors of fine gifts and jewelry in the area.


Congressman Scott Murphy makes local stops; offers updates on regional issues

By Julia Green
It was only fitting that a stop along the way for Congressman Scott Murphy’s whistle-stop tour of sorts last Thursday was the Delaware & Ulster Railroad in Arkville, where he presented the railroad with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for Historic Preservation. In addition to the presentation, the congressman also fielded questions from local citizens on a number of pressing issues, including gas drilling, health care, and agricultural issues.


Heart disease in women is topic of wellness lecture

The Wellness Committee of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Facility Auxiliary has announced that Dr. Aneta K. Dimova will present a discussion of “Heart Disease in Women” on Wednesday, Feb. 10 beginning at 5 p.m. the Purcell Center in Margaretville. Admission to the lecture is free.


Wind turbine setback rules challenged in Moresville project

By Julia Green
The Western Catskill Preservation Alliance (WCPA) released a statement last week challenging the wind turbine setback requirements in the towns of Roxbury and Stamford, taking official steps to increase setbacks to adequately reflect the 1,300-foot guideline advised by the turbine manufacturer.


DEP free from EPA oversight

By Jay Braman Jr.
A federal judge has ordered an end to U.S. supervision of New York City’s water and sewage system.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the decision to end the special oversight of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was due to workplace condition improvements and $160 million in capital improvements at agency facilities.


NBDC earns five-star rating for 82nd consecutive year

Walton — Patrick Galloway, president of NBDC, based in Walton, has accepted the bank’s 82nd consecutive five-star rating from Bauer Financial. Bauer is an independent bank rating firm out of Coral Gables, Fla.


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