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Belleayre backers blast state stalling on expansion work

By Jay Braman Jr.
Supporters of the Belleayre Mt. Ski Center marked the second anniversary of an Agreement in Principle (AIP) by claiming the state is using this proposal to delay the release of the Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the ski center.


OCS teacher picket for new contract

By Jay Braman Jr.
After two years of negotiations there is still no new contract between the Onteora School District and the teachers that work there, prompting an estimated 175 staffers to form a picket line outside a school during the September board meeting.
Corey Cavallaro, president of the Onteora Teachers Association, said Monday the picket was an attempt to convince the board of education to pay more attention to the issue.


Life extension and modernization final phase started at Gilboa project

North Blenheim — The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) four-year, $135 million Life Extension and Modernization (LEM) program to modernize and extend the life of the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project was expected to begin its fourth and final phase on Monday, Sept. 14.


History award merit nominations are being sought

Delhi — The Delaware County Historical Association is accepting nominations for its annual Awards of Merit. Individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to the preservation and presentation of local history, traditions and culture will be presented with Awards of Merit at DCHA’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, Nov. 1.


Hospital's original ambulance squad to be honored with Citizenship Award

By Julia Green
The members of the original Margaretville Hospital Ambulance Squad will be honored with the Keene Roadman Citizenship Award at the hospital auxiliary’s annual Harvest Moon Ball on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club.
Original squad members who still reside in the area who will be on hand to accept the honor are four Margaretville residents, Lou Hamway, Bob Hill, Willis Marks and Tom Smith.


Joshpe book recalls life of rural doctor

Stamford — Dr. Glen Joshpe, a well-known and now retired Stamford physician, has written and published his autobiography. Joshpe practiced internal and family practice medicine for 33 years. He served as president of the Delaware County Medical Society for many years and was medical director of Community Hospital of Stamford, and subsequently Robinson Terrace Nursing Home.


Tourney nets nearly $4,000 for auxiliary at fund-raiser

Margaretville — The 10th annual Golf Outing sponsored by the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center held at Hanah Golf Resort on August 9 raised $3,909.
First-place in low gross went to Dan Moore, Lyle Smith, Hal Denton and Harris Cohn. Low net score went to Bruce Baum, Gary Atkin, Zack Clark and Jerry Hamil. Second Low net went to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sumprer and Mr. and Mrs. John Schneider. 


Area students had opportunity to hear president's speech

By Julia Green
When area schoolchildren reported to class after the Labor Day weekend holiday, they were presented with an uncommon opportunity.
Students at Andes and Margaretville central schools had the chance to hear back-to-school remarks by President Obama via C-SPAN when the president addressed the nation’s schoolchildren from a high school in Wakefield, Va., at noon on Tuesday. At Roxbury Central School, the president’s address is being taped for later viewing.


13th Quilting Weekend planned at Frost Valley

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA has lined up six veteran quilting instructors for the 13th annual Quilting Weekend from Friday-Sunday, Oct. 30-Nov. 1. Workshop presenters are all repeat presenters at the Frost Valley weekend and include Katrina Litchman, Kris Driessen, Sherry Sega, Kathleen Davies, Anne Foland and Bob Silverman.


Pay phones disappearing along Catskill corridor

By Jay Braman Jr.
They were once an important fixtures along the local landscape and beyond. Convenient for any communication, they were also the go-to device in roadway emergencies, to report fires or a crime. But now, public pay phones have not only taken a back seat to today’s cell phones, but they have been kicked to the curb altogether by Verizon, the company that once had dozens of them along the Route 28 Corridor at gas stations, delis and other gathering spots.


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