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Judd Hirsch left blowing in the wind on turbine project

By Joe Moskowitz
The Town of Denning Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has decided that it’s best to wait another month before making a final decision on whether actor Judd Hirsch should be allowed to construct a 176-foot tall wind turbine on his property in the town.
The ZBA was scheduled to make a decision at a meeting last week but tabled the matter for a month because only three members who were familiar with the issue showed up for the meeting.


Mountainside earns another 5-star rating

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s Mountainside Residential Care Center received a five-star rating in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes issue.
Mountainside is receiving a five-star rating for the fourth year in a row.
“HealthAlliance is proud that Mountainside has earned this achievement for a fourth straight year,” said David Scarpino, CEO of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley. “The community can be certain that we have high-quality, long-term care facilities right here in their backyard.”


Jack Grace Band returns to Andes March 8

One of the Andes Hotel’s all-time favorites, the Jack Grace Band, will keep you wanting more on Saturday, March 8. 
ROCK ON!: One of the Andes Hotel’s all-time favorites, the Jack Grace Band, will return to the venue on Saturday, March 8. ROCK ON!: One of the Andes Hotel’s all-time favorites, the Jack Grace Band, will return to the venue on Saturday, March 8. 


Michael Worden will read from his new mystery March 29 at DCHA

Visit the Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) on Saturday, March 29 at 2 p.m. as the museum sponsors a reading and book signing by crime author and police detective Michael Worden.
Worden will read from his new book The Murder of Richard Jennings: The True Story of New York’s First Murder for Hire.


"Paws for a Cause" March 15 rummage and bake sale supports Humane society

The Heart of the Catskills Humane Society will hold its 14th annual “Paws for a Cause” rummage sale and bake sale on Saturday, March 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the United Ministry Church Hall on Court House Square in Delhi. 
Donations for the sale may be dropped off at the church hall, in the basement, Wednesday and Thursday, March 12 and 13, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Donations should be clean and in working order. Donations of clothing, TVs or computers will not be accepted this year.


Local tourism businesses invited to Legislative Roundtable March 20

Hunter — The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, along with the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association and Catskill Association for Tourism Services (CATS) invites local tourism business to attend the 2014 Legislative Roundtable on March 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Copper Tree at Hunter Mountain.


Two Old Tarts will relocate in Andes

By Cheryl Petersen
Two Old Tarts aficionados may be found trying to peek into the windows of the restaurant’s new location in Andes, behind the Tin Horn. But frost covers the windows now. And owners, Scott Finley and John Schulman, want to keep the interior a surprise. “Customers can see the inside when Two Old Tarts re-opens in late May,” said Schulman.


Taking Wing: Students rapt by raptors

Here's looking at you, kid!Here's looking at you, kid!
Roxbury Central School fourth-graders were treated to a wildlife lecture and bird-of-prey demonstration Tuesday morning by Bill Robinson of Saugerties, a retired science teacher and wildlife expert. Robinson kept his audience in rapt attention as he showed off several hawks and a turkey buzzard that he had raised from a chick. The program was made possible by a grant attained by RCS teacher Barb Cella and Fleischmanns resident Carl Shader, a long-time friend of Robinson’s. The program included flight and feeding demonstrations. More information about the program is available at robinsonswildlifelectures.com. — Photo by Dick Sanford


Campaign Season Preview

Sean Eldridge Hits the TrailSean Eldridge Hits the Trail
Sean Eldridge, right, chats with Burr Hubbell, left, and John Kincheloe during a campaign stop at the Hubbell Homestead in Kelly Corners on Friday. Eldridge, a Democrat, is running against Republican Chris Gibson for his seat in the 19th Congressional District in this fall’s mid-term elections. He was in the area listening to concerns from area residents. To learn more, visit: seaneldridge.com — Photo by Dan Flanagan


Sad Good-Byes and Hopeful Good Buys

A large crowd of well wishers turned out on Saturday evening at Home Goods of Margaretville to wish current owner Dorothy Maffei luck on her new journey. Party goers were greeted with good news that Home Goods is in the process of being bought by local residents Jess and Jake Olenych. The store will be reopening later this spring.
Dorothy Sets Sail: Dorothy Maffei is heading east to a new life in the Berkshires, but her brainchild, the highly successful Home Goods of Margaretville, will live on in the hands of new owners Jess and Jake Olenynch. – Photo by Joe MoskowitzDorothy Sets Sail: Dorothy Maffei is heading east to a new life in the Berkshires, but her brainchild, the highly successful Home Goods of Margaretville, will live on in the hands of new owners Jess and Jake Olenynch. – Photo by Joe Moskowitz
Goodbye Girls: Jess Olenych gives Dorothy a farewell hug. We're sure Dorothy will be reciprocating with good advice and support as Jess and Jake take the reins of Dorothy's beloved home goods store. – Photo by Jake OlenychGoodbye Girls: Jess Olenych gives Dorothy a farewell hug. We're sure Dorothy will be reciprocating with good advice and support as Jess and Jake take the reins of Dorothy's beloved home goods store. – Photo by Jake Olenych


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