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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.


Hospital Auxiliary plans 41st antique and flea market

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold its 41st annual Antique and Flea Market featuring antiques, crafts, and general merchandise on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Margaretville Village Park.
Proceeds from the antique flea market will directly benefit the local health care facilities affiliated with Margaretville Hospital. A hospital-sponsored Health Fair will be held during the market offering free blood pressure testing and blood sugar screening.


Part-time resident among those busted in FBI sting of Jersey officials

By Jay Braman Jr.
Mariano Vega, a part-time Fleischmanns resident who was involved in the Fleischmanns First movement, has been charged in a probe that netted 44 New Jersey officials and others on corruption and money laundering charges.
Vega, who is City Council President in Jersey City, New Jersey, is one of 44 people arrested in New Jersey and New York last Thursday in a broad-ranging corruption and international money laundering investigation that led to charges against two New Jersey Assemblymen and mayors of Hoboken, Secaucus and Ridgefield. The FBI and IRS investigation also ensnared rabbis from the Syrian Jewish communities in Deal and Brooklyn on money-laundering charges.


First Catskills Cup has tennis prize money

Fleischmanns —The enduring tradition of summer tennis in Fleischmanns is lobbing into the future as the Catskills Cup at  Fleischmanns Park, a three-day competitive tournament on August 14-16 with more than $2,000 in prizes in the offing. 


No winner in Legion title game; Margaretville, Walton co-champs

By John Bernhardt
The Walton and Margaretville Junior American Legion baseball teams just couldn’t beat Mother Nature. The two local powers tried for a second time to determine a Delaware League champion, but once again, Mother Nature had other plans. After the Queen of Nature used persistent rains to suspend the championship game last week, the two teams squared off once again last week Tuesday to determine who would be the 2009 kingpins.


Aerial photo flight spots fire on couple's property

By Julia Green
Aerial photography: it’s all the rage these days. People have aerial snapshots of their homes, hometowns, alma maters, favorite vacation spots… a favorite location, shown from a bird’s eye view and framed to hang on the wall of their home.
That was undoubtedly what Eleonora and Rolf Bruderer had in mind when they drove to Sidney on July 17 to charter a small plane to fly over the Vega Valley where their house is located. And, while they didn’t end up with the experience they had imagined, they wound up with a heck of a story.


Official: DRBC flood regs "bad" for county

By Matthew J. Perry
Hard on the heels of an environmental impact study that outlined the withering effects of land acquisition in the Catskill Watershed, the county board of supervisors received another warning call last Wednesday concerning water regulation and its effects on the local economy and infrastructure.


Twilight on the Rails at the D&U Aug. 1

There’s no better way to spend a lovely summer evening than on the Delaware & Ulster Railroad in Arkville listening to great music as you roll along beside the East Branch of the Delaware River. On Saturday, Aug. 1, the John Davey Jazz Quartet takes to the rails on the historic D&URR from 6:30-9 p.m. for a slow-moving scenic train ride that everyone will enjoy.


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