Community

$2.2 million Route 28 project ready for paving

By Jay Braman Jr.
There’s $2.2 million in Federal Stimulus dollars headed to the Town of Shandaken, where electronic road signs signal the beginning of a repaving project for Route 28.
The signs, located just west of Phoenicia and east of mount Tremper, announce that the project will begin on Aug. 10.


"Geologist's Lens" opens at Longyear Gallery

Opening this week at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery is “A Geologist’s Lens,” featuring the works of photographer David Leveson. The Artist’s Reception will take place Saturday, Aug. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m.


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.


Middletown Board debates signage, appointment process

By Matthew J. Perry
Given a light docket, the Middletown Town Board spent most of its meeting time last Tuesday night debating two issues: what action, if any, can be taken against the proliferation of temporary advertising signs along highways in the township, and the proper procedure for recommending and then appointing new members to the town’s planning board.


Margaretville falls in Legion Regionals

By John Bernhardt
Elmira-Heights 15 - Margaretville 0
There’s a whole different level of Legion baseball outside of Delaware County. Margaretville’s Post 216 found that out the hard way when they squared off against defending District champion Elmira-Heights Thursday at Chenango Valley High. After Walton dropped the opening round game, 18-0, Margaretville suffered a similar fate, falling, 15-0, in the nightcap to the defending champions.


Delaware Opportunities honors Helen Lewis

The Delaware Opportunities Board of Directors and staff formally recognized Helen S. Lewis on June 16 as Helen retired from voluntary service on the board of directors after 32 years, serving many of these years as an officer of the board of directors, including eight years as board president.


Free "al fresco" concerts offered at amphitheater

Margaretville — A series of free music concerts “al fresco” in the MARK Amphitheater in Margaretville will be held on three Fridays from 6-8 p.m.
The concerts are sponsored by the MARK Project with support from the O’Connor Foundation and bring several of the area’s most popular musical acts to the open-air performance space next to the Masonic Hall on Margaretville’s Main Street.
Wendy Nief, popular vocalist of jazz, blues and pop standards, will kick things off on Friday, July 31, accompanied by Geoff Samuels and Rob Roman.


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