Grand Gorge

Grand Gorge FD volunteers "shovelled" off to Buffalo

By Brian Sweeney
Volunteers from the Grand Gorge and Hobart fire departments traveled to the Buffalo area last week to help residents cope with huge amounts of snowfall.
Buffalo and several surrounding communities received up to seven feet of snow from a series of lake-effect storms. At least 13 deaths have been blam­ed on the storm.

Grand Gorge Pizza Palace to re-open under new owner

By Joe Moskowitz
It was not a particularly good winter for Grand Gorge, but there are signs that things are improving.
About a month after owner Nick Malaxos closed the door on the Pizza Palace, Will Quack­enbush stepped in and, within the next two weeks, hopes to reopen the pizza business.
Will is often referred to as “Hot Dog Will” because he sold hot dogs from a stand across Route 23 from the Pizza Palace.

Sundaes in Grand Gorge rising from the ashes

By Joe Moskowitz
A Grand Gorge tradition is rising from the ashes. Sundaes, that sweet seven-day-a-week fixture on Route 23 is being rebuilt.
Workers from C&B Construction near Syracuse are busy putting up the frame. Local contractors will be hired to do all of the interior work.
Owner Walt Carman said he hopes to have everything up and running within a couple of months. Just in time for summer ice cream season.

Pizza Palace of Grand Gorge shuts its doors

By Joe Moskowitz
It’s a bad sign at a bad time. For more than a week, people have driving to the Pizza Palace in Grand Gorge, only to find it dark, closed and a sign in the window apologizing to its customers. The Palace is closed and the sign says it is closed “due to circumstances beyond our control.”  
It is a fact that we cannot control the onset of aging. Owner Nick Malaxos was a bit more specific. He told the News, “I’m tired, my back hurts, and I am old.”

Grand Gorge Rescue Squad honors fallen EMS professionals

Albany — Eric Monty of Champlain EMS, Mooers, and David Restuccio of Staten Island University Island Hospital were honored on Tuesday, May 21 at the “Tree of Life” Memorial during a service held in their honor at the Empire Plaza in Albany.  Driver and paramedic respectively, these men loss their lives while responding to emergencies in their communities in 2012.

Grand Gorge Fire Dept. hosted annual dinner

By Karen Hinkley
The annual Grand Gorge Fire Department dinner was held at the company’s firehouse on Saturday, April 6.

President Dan Ballard welcomed over 70 guests including special guests Prattsville Fire Department Chief Tom Olson and guest Davia Montie; Marty Finch, Roxbury Fire Department Ex-Chief and his wife Rita, and Ray Buel, 1st Assistant Chief of the Conesville Fire Department and his wife Betty Lou. The buffet dinner was catered by Clark’s Bar & Restaurant of Gilboa.

Grand Gorge residents arrested in heroin case

Staff report
A father and son from Grand Gorge have become the latest area residents to be arrested in connection with heroin possession, according to state police.

Three generations of the Pavia family were headed west Saturday night on Route 28 in the Town of Olive about one-and-a-half miles east of Boiceville, when troopers from the Kingston barracks stopped and searched their car.

Grand Gorge Fire Department holds annual dinner

Grand Gorge — The Grand Gorge Fire Department’s (GGFD) annual banquet was held April 14 at Hanah Mountain Resort in Margaretville.

President Dan Ballard welcomed over 70 guests including special guests Roxbury Town Supervisor Tom Hynes and wife, Mary; Prattsville Fire Department Jim Dymond and his wife, Deb; Marty Finch, Roxbury Fire Department and his wife Rita.

Students provide 'Fruit for the Flooded'

Grand Gorge — The holidays are usually a time of joy and celebration. For many of the citizens of the school districts served by the Northern Catskills Occupational Center in Grand Gorge, that is not the case this holiday season.

September’s horrendous flooding devastated the communities of Blenheim, Prattsville, Windham, Ashland, Margaretville and Jewett.

Grand Gorge water fix estimated at $1 million

By Pauline Liu
Putting an end to roadway flooding in Grand Gorge, caused by the accumulation of runoff, could cost more than $1 million.

That’s according to a newly released study presented by Lamont Engineers. The study was the focus of Monday night’s regularly scheduled Roxbury Town Board meeting, which  was attended by about 30 people.

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