Property owner files lawsuit over Fleischmanns water tower

By Jay Braman Jr.
Following months of battling a proposed 360,000 gallon, 50-foot-tall water tower next door to her home, a Flieschmanns woman and her husband have filed a lawsuit against the village and the Town of Middletown to stop it. Co-plaintiff Anita Rubin, who lives on Paradise Camp Road, directed press inquiries to her attorney on Tuesday.
The village has been mulling the water tower plan for over two years, working with Delaware Engineering, the firm that built the village’s sewer system.

Rain puts damper on Fleischmanns Tennis Tournament

The 34th annual Fleisch-manns Tennis Tournament, which took place last weekend, could not be concluded on Sunday as scheduled, when an unexpected thunderstorm at noon inundated the courts with more than an inch of water.

34th Fleischmanns Tennis Tourney raises juvenile diabetes research money

The 34th annual Fleisch-manns Tennis Tournament will take place this Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27 at the village courts, which have been newly resurfaced this past week by Copeland Coating.
First round sets are scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue through the semi-finals. The four final matches, men’s and women’s singles and men’s and mixed doubles will be concluded on Sunday, followed by the trophy and awards presentation, benefit auction and a buffet luncheon.

Junkyard owner pleads not guilty in fraud case

By Brian Sweeney
A Fleischmanns resident pleaded not guilty in Delaware County Court to five charges stemming from an alleged insurance fraud case.
William Hrazanek, 61, appeared before Delaware County Judge Carl W. Becker and entered not guilty pleas on one count of insurance fraud (a second-degree Class C felony) and four counts of offering a false instrument for filing (first-degree Class E felonies).

Catskills author signs books Saturday at Skene

Skene Memorial Library and The Greater Fleischmanns Museum of Memories host a brief book talk and signing by Catskills author John Ham. His new book, One Hundred Years on ‘Resort Ridge;’ The Legendary Mountain Hotels of the Northern Catskills, has just been published.

Valk honored with Rotary award for 54 years

Fleischmanns resident Milt Valk was honored with an award celebrating his 54 years of service to the Fleischmanns-Pine Hill Rotary Club last Wednesday during a dinner at the Pine Hill Arms Restaurant.
District governor Dave Reynolds was in attendance, as well as Lana Rouff, who takes over as district governor this week.

Congregation Bnai Israel celebrates 90th year

Congregation Bnai Israel in Fleischmanns celebrates its 90th year with Sabbath services led by Rabbi Moshe Pomerantz, and Hebrew classes for intermediate and beginning students conducted by both Rabbi Moshe and Kay Pomerantz. A special musical program is planned to culminate the celebration at summer’s end.

Pasternak not guilty on charges

Local colleagues and friends of Fleischmanns native Kenneth P. Pasternak celebrated last week when U.S. District Judge Joel Pisano cleared the hedge fund chief of all charges in a suit brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Pasternak, whose local philanthropy was celebrated on Saturday at the Margaretville Park Pavilion, maintained his innocence in the securities fraud case and has fought since 2005 to have the charges dismissed.

Area vintage baseball teams win both games on Saturday

With every bit of nine innings needed to tilt the score in Roxbury’s favor, the home club fought back from a game-long deficit to beat the Westfield Wheelman 26-24 in Saturday’s game in Kirkside Park. In one of the most intensely contested games of their Vintage careers, the hometown boys persevered.

Fleischmanns museum to hold two anniversary open houses

The Greater Fleischmanns Museum of Memories will hold an open house on Tuesday, July 1 from 3 to 6 p.m. to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Light refreshments will be served. A second open house will be held on Saturday, July 5 during the museum’s regular hours, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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