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Opinions are heavily negative at public hearings about wind project

By Julia Green

They had lots to say and what they said was overwhelmingly negative.

The majority of comments made by area residents at two public hearings held by the Roxbury Planning Board regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Moresville Wind Project last week were given by those opposed to the project.


CWC announces education grant funding

 

Twenty-seven education grants totaling nearly $135,000 were recently approved by the Catskill Watershed Corporation Board of Directors. The awards will go to schools and nonprofit organizations serving school age students in the Catskills and in New York City. 


Delaware Dems honor Coddington

Tom Coddington of Andes will be honored as the 2008 Delaware County Democrat of the Year at the committee’s annual dinner. DCDC Chairman Cindy Lockrow said, “We are very proud to recognize Tom for this honor. The Democratic Party is indeed the ‘party of the people’; Tom’s quiet, steadfast service and dedication to this organization is admirable, and we look forward to Tom’s continued involvement. His expertise as the communications committee chair has been invaluable as part of our core efforts to raise awareness of the political process in Delaware County."


Day Camp open houses May 4 and 18 at Frost Valley

Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville has planned a series of open houses for its Day Camp programs. Day Camp Open Houses are scheduled on Sundays, May 4 and May 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Frost Valley’s renowned Day Camp program will run on the following dates: June 30 through July 11, July 14 through 25, July 28 through August 8, August 11 through 22 and August 25 through 29.


Law Day 50th anniversary will be marked this week

The Delaware County Bar Association has planned a series of activities to observe the 50th anniversary of Law Day USA on May 1.
The main event of the annual celebration will be a dinner for the bench and bar at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, at the “Café on the Green” (formerly Shankzters) Restaurant in Delhi.


County businesses get micro enterprise funds

The Delaware County Department of Economic Development recently announced the approval of 10 projects for the first round of funding through the Micro Enterprise Program Start-up and Expansion Grant.‚ÄÇ
Through the start-up and expansion grant, new or expanding micro enterprise businesses are eligible to apply for a working capital grant of up to $5,000.


Golf and ski resort approved at Gore

By Jay Braman Jr.
Commissioners at the Adirondack Park Agency this month approved a three-phase, mega-ski resort development project in the Town of Johnsburg, Warren County that is being described as a public/private partnership between developers and the State of New York, which owns and operates Gore.


Man kills self during police shootout

Suspect had shot girlfriend, fled cops

By Julia Green
Exactly one week short of a year after he was shot by Travis Trim at the Sunoco Country Store in Margaretville, New York State Trooper Matthew J. Gombosi was once again the target of gunfire, this time in Stamford where he and his partner, Trooper David J. Morgan, confronted a distraught gunman who had just shot his girlfriend.


"Smart Growth" planning funds available to Rte. 28 communities

By Brian Sweeney
Six communities along Route 28 will soon have $500,000 in “smart growth” funds available to be used toward capital projects.
The funding was included as part of the recently adopted New York State budget. Communities that have committed to participate in this Catskill corridor initiative include the townships of Andes, Middletown, Shandaken and Olive, plus the villages of Fleischmanns and Margaretville.


Burning ban now in effect for all of Delaware County

James Eisel Sr., chairman of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors, has issued a state of emergency for Delaware County. Effective immediately, a do not burn order has been issued for the entire county.


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