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Moose killed in Sullivan Co. likely the one who visited Fleischmanns

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By Brian Sweeney
A moose that was killed this month in Sullivan County was likely the same animal that was spotted roaming Main Street, Fleischmanns in early September.
The moose killing occurred on October 12 in the Town of Neversink. The father of the teenager who shot the animal told officials from the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) that his son shot the animal as it charged his hunting party, as they were exiting the woods.


School districts have homework on shared services options

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By Joe Moskowitz
More than 100 people filed into the gym at Margaretville Central School (MCS) last Wednesday to learn about shared services in the education world.
Members of the boards of education of MCS, Andes, Hunter-Tannersville, and Roxbury Central Schools met in a joint session to ask questions and get candid answers about sharing services, up to and including the position of superintendent of schools. Also attending the meeting were teachers, administrators, and members of the public who just wanted to learn.


Mt. Tremper residents push for dredging the Esopus

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By Jay Braman Jr.
Mount Tremper residents long for the good old days, back during a time when dredging the Esopus Creek was commonplace.
The process not only helped to keep flooding at a minimum but also gave local contractors and municipalities an abundant supply of material, at a cost of only about $10 a dump truck load, to build roads and septic systems in the area.


Rev. Dykstra honored with the Roadman Citizen of the Year Award

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Margaretville — A red carpet, red and black balloons, an array of Hollywood memorabilia and glitter greeted guests at the 2014 Harvest Moon Ball at Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club on Saturday evening, October 18.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the 2014 Margaretville Hospital Keene A. Roadman Citizen of the Year Award to the Reverend Richard Dykstra by Margaretville Hospital Board member, Tom O’Brien.


Andes budget plan shows 4.6% hike

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By Cheryl Petersen
The proposed Andes town budget calls for an approximate 4.6 percent increase, it was revealed at the board’s October 14 meeting.
A public hearing will be held on the Preliminary Budget will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 6:45 p.m. at town hall. The regular meeting will follow at 7 p.m.
In other action at its October meeting, the board addressed the deteriorating condition of the access ramp at the public library at its October 14 meeting.


Local schools to focus on shared services

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By Joe Moskowitz
The Boards of Education of Andes Central, Hunter-Tannersville Central, Margaretville Central, and Roxbury Central Schools will hold a special meeting Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at MCS.
All four boards are meeting in a combined session to discuss the possibility of sharing services. According to the letter MCS Board President Terry Johnson sent that started the talks, the sharing could include the position of Superintendent of schools.

Albanese leaving
MCS will have a vacancy starting November 1 when Tony Albanese leaves.


Llobets make life-changing journet to Tibet to provide free medical care

Margaretville — Margaretville physicians Paul Llobet, MD and Holly Llobet, MD recently accompanied Charles Kutler, MD of Kingston on a trip to Tibet to provide free medical services to thousands of local residents.
ON THE JOB — Dr. Paul Llobet treats a patient during a recent mission to provide free medical services in Tibet. — Contributed photosON THE JOB — Dr. Paul Llobet treats a patient during a recent mission to provide free medical services in Tibet. — Contributed photos


Local school boards to consider shared services

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By Joe Moskowitz
The boards of education of four area school districts will meet in an unprecedented joint special session next Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Margaretville Central School (MCS) to discuss the possibility of sharing services.
Roxbury Central School Board President Ed Fersch said, “There has been a flurry of conversations between the presidents of the Andes, Margaret­ville, Roxbury, and Hunter-­ Tannersville boards, and BOCES Superintendent Nick Sabin.”


Delaware supervisors on board with 2-1-1 service

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By Cheryl Petersen
The Delaware County Board of Supervisors convened at the county building in Delhi on October 8 to learn plans for expansion into Delaware and Otsego counties of the Susquehanna River Regions 2-1-1 System, to hear an update on Ebola, and approve the sale of tax-acquired property.


RCS project re-vote is planned

By Joe Moskowitz
Voters in the Roxbury Central School District are being asked to do something they had already done before, but the good news is that doing it again won’t cost any extra money.
In March 2014, Roxbury taxpayers approved a measure to spend $1 million in unused bond money, and issue another $4 million in bonds to pay for repairs and improvements, mostly to the older portion of the school building.
But on December 9, the voters will be asked to do it again, approve a total of $5 million for the capital project.


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