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Local merchants upbeat about Margaretville business

By Julia Green
During World War II, the British government designed a series of “motivational” posters with the intention of distributing them to boost public morale in anticipation of the hardship that would befall the region during the war. The first and second were distributed and used across the region but the third was never released, as it was intended to be used only if the Nazis succeeded in invading Britain.
The slogan? “Keep Calm and Carry On.”


Trout fishing future is topic

Boiceville — The Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited welcomes Ed and Judy Van Put for an exciting evening exploring the roots and current and future status of “Trout Fishing in the Catskills” on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. at the Boiceville Inn.


Pat Meehan, former CWT leader, dies at 61

By Jay Braman Jr.
Patrick Meehan, 61, the supervisor of the Greene County Town of Windham and an original member of the Coalition of Watershed Towns, died Sunday as a result of complications due to hip replacement surgery.
Meehan made a mark in the region outside his town’s borders as an outspoken co-founder of the Coalition of Watershed Towns. Created in the early 1990s, the coalition was formed to fight a plan by New York City to impose crippling land-use regulations on the five-county watershed region and condemn private property for water protection purposes along the way.


HAHV facilities limit visitors in effort to slow spread of flu

By Jay Braman Jr.
New visitor restrictions have been imposed at Kingston, Benedictine and Margaretville hospitals in an attempt to protect patients from exposure to the seasonal and H1N1 flu viruses. No more than two people will be allowed to visit a patient at one time; no visitors under the age of 12 will be permitted; and no visitors with flu-like symptoms will be allowed.


Area servicemen and women to receive sweet holiday treats

Margaretville — The Community Christmas Project is requesting the names and addresses of servicemen and women from the towns of Middletown, Halcott and Hardenburgh. Homemade cards and locally made maple candies will be sent to those whose information is received by Dec. 1.


Arkville girl lands vampire movie role

By Brian Sweeney
A four-year-old Arkville girl has been selected to perform in a key scene of the vampire movie “Stake Land” that is being filmed locally. Angelique Biasutto, a student at the Arkville Head Start program, was selected for the role after a chance meeting with movie personnel.


Shandaken Food Pantry benefit dinner set Dec. 9

Phoenicia — The Shandaken Food Pantry will hold a benefit dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at Al’s Seafood Restaurant in Phoenicia. Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Gas drilling is roundtable focus

The Andes Roundtable will hear a talk by Joan Tubridy of the Chenango Delaware Otsego Gas Drilling Opposition Group on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the new Portfolio coffeehouse on the second floor of Margaretville Commons, at the intersection of Main and Bridge Street.


CWC provides storm water help, education grant, business loan

Margaretville – The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors on Nov. 3 approved funding to assist two nonprofit organizations and a Tannersville business.
The Mountain Top Library and Learning Center, which is renovating the 8,000-square-foot former Marian Center on Main Street, Tannersville, will receive a $240,000 Storm-water Retrofit Grant to control and treat runoff from the one-acre site.


Kirkside Retirement Home a place of distinction

Roxbury — When Helen Gould, daughter of railroad magnate and Roxbury native son Jay Gould, first purchased Kirkside in 1896, it was a humble seven-room farmhouse with little to offer in the line of the luxury to which Miss Gould was accustomed. It wouldn’t take long before Helen transformed this vernacular rural berth into the magnificent feast of architectural styles that grace Roxbury’s Main Street today.


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