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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.


3-D archery events set for two weekends at Frost Valley

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA’s Outdoor Sporting Program will hold a 3-D Archery Shoot and Barbecue on Saturdays, Aug. 8 and Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
Competition categories are offered for each targets from cub, novice, youth, traditional, women, hunter, open, to pro and top bow classes. Foam animals are set in natural terrain on a 1/2-mile trail of easy hiking for most everyone. Competitors will shoot from various positions.


National Inclusion Project awards grant for Frost Valley YMCA Day Camp program

Claryville — The National Inclusion Project recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the Frost Valley YMCA to implement Let’s ALL Play—Inclusion in Recreational Programs. The grant will allow children with developmental disabilities to enjoy a successful summer camp experience in an inclusive setting at the camp, which has served children with special needs for over 30 years.


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.


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