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Ulster Press closes its doors

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Ulster County Press, a weekly newspaper that served as the official paper for the Town of Shandaken, has stopped the presses for good. Publisher Lori Childers told reporters that the paper’s Feb. 11 edition would be the last issue after four years of circulation.


Meet the Candidate

Scott Murphy, the Democratic candidate running to fill Kirsten Gillibrand's vacated U.S. House seat, will be the special guest at the next Delaware County Democratic Committee meeting on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at Sanford Hall, SUNY Delhi.


Summer camp open houses start Sunday at Frost Valley

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville has planned three Summer Camp Open House days for new camper parents and their children interested in learning about the camp firsthand. Open House dates are Sundays, February 22, March 29, April 19 and include a guided tour, presentation and lunch with the camp directors and staff. Tours may also be arranged by appointment.


2008 Best Service Awards

By Margaret Inge
In its 11th year, the Catskill Best Service Awards continues to serve as a testament to the value of excellent service. The volume of votes cast substantiates the fact that customers appreciate the difference and are anxious to express their appreciation. Quality of service is a primary factor in the success of every business. Join us in congratulating those businesses and service providers who have distinguished themselves to their customers by the consistent delivery of high quality service.


Little throws hat into ring for Congressional vacancy

State Senator Betty Little (R,C,I-Queensbury) has announced that she is a candidate for the 20th Congressional District. The popular upstate senator well-known for her accessibility and hands-on approach has a strong record of experience in local and state government.


Full slate of Girl Scout events planned at Frost Valley YMCA

Claryville — A calendar of themed weekends for Girl Scouts will be hosted at Frost Valley YMCA in 2009. Girl Scout Winter Wonderland outings are planned for Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 16-18 and again from Wednesday-Friday, Feb. 18 to 20, during which Scouts can earn their Frosty Fun and Winter Sports badges.


Artwork on display at Delaware bank

Delhi — Artwork currently on display at the Main Office of The Delaware National Bank of Delhi, “Thru Her Eyes,” is a collection of images taken by photographer Barbara Boucher. Boucher is a resident of New Kingston and says that her interest in photography started early in her life.


Towns fight governor on state land tax freeze

By Jay Braman Jr.
Local towns are beginning to fight back against a plan by Governor Paterson that critics say would hike property taxes in the Catskills.
The proposed 2009-2010 state budget includes a change to the tax law, which would cap town, county and school taxes paid on state-owned land at their current dollar levels. The change is intended to save the state $9 million in increases over last year’s $183 million property tax bill.


Freshtown Market opens doors; total store makeover will follow

Margaretville — The new Freshtown of Margaretville opened its doors for business last Wednesday, just 13 days after its owners took possession of the former A&P grocery store site on Bridge Street in the village.


Emerson Spa again awarded Four-Star rating from Mobil

Mt. Tremper – For the fifth year in a row, The Spa at Emerson Resort & Spa has been awarded the elite accolade of a four-star rating from the Mobil Travel Guide. The Emerson Resort & Spa is one of only five spas in New York State to receive the honor.


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