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$865,000 awarded for Delaware work

Stamford — State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope), announced that $865,512 in state aid will be made available to the Town of Stamford under the state’s RESTORE NY program.
The funding will be used for the rehabilitation of two vacant properties on main streets in the villages of Hobart and Stamford.


Quilt Hall of Fame welcomes inductee

Hunter — Millbrook resident Peggy Stoll was inducted into the Catskill Mountain Quilters’ Hall of Fame on Sunday, Sept. 20. Peggy is an active member of three local quilting groups, Catskill Mountain Quilters in Arkville, the Sunbonnet Quilters of Denver-Vega and the Wiltwyck Quilt Guild of Kingston.


Right number: Verizon returns pay phone after outcry

By Jay Braman Jr.
Following a page one story in the Catskill Mountain News, Verizon has done an about face on the removal of area payphones.
It was reported last week that Verizon Technicians removed the payphone from out in front of the Big Indian Service Center, a phone used frequently in this noncellular area. Verizon planned to remove the other eight phones in the Town of Shandaken by Sept. 18 and the company hoped to eliminate 90 percent of all pay phones in Ulster County by Sept. 25.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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