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Father Paul Catena to be installed as pastor Nov. 21

By Brian Sweeney
Father Paul Catena will be installed as pastor of the Sacred Heart Parish on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 9 a.m. mass at the Margaretville Catholic Church.


Middletown Comprehensive Plan receives public input

By Brian Sweeney
Community members offered a handful of comments on the draft Town of Middletown Comprehensive Plan at an October 26 public hearing. Approximately 30 people attended the hearing, with about a dozen audience members offering input to town board members.


Shandaken budget proposal shows about a 6% hike

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Shandaken Town budget for next year, may bring a tax increase of just a shave under six percent, but according to Supervisor Rob Stanley it could be even less depending on the results of a public hearing on the plan tonight (Wednesday.)

There may even have been a few changes for the better already made.


Route 28 to be called "Catskill Mountain Scenic Byway"

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By Jay Braman Jr.
The Central Catskills Collaborative (CCC) met Thursday and picked “Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway” as the new name for the 45-mile stretch of Route 28 from Hurley to Andes that they hope will receive a federal scenic byway designation.

The CCC, which serves as the scenic byway nomination committee, decided on the name through a process of elimination.


MCS School Board sets goals for district

By Brian Sweeney
The Margaretville Central School Board of Education has developed a seven-goal plan for the district to follow as a long-term “road map.”

The strategic planning tool was the result of several workshops attended by the board during the summer.


CCCD awarded contract to fight invasive species

Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development (CCCD) has been awarded a contract that may be worth more than $500,000 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to administer a partnership for invasive species management in the Catskill Region.


Participants sought for Holiday Express Parade

Margaretville — Local businesses, organizations and past participants are signing up to participate in the 3rd Annual Holiday Express Parade on Saturday, Nov. 27 and you can too! A float, dance group, local organization or informal group – you’re invited.


Free Thanksgiving dinner offered at Purcell Center

Margaretville — A free Thanksgiving dinner for the greater Margaretville community will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. at the Purcell Center, 61 Academy Street in Margaretville. This free community dinner is open to everyone.


Crafts featured at Roxbury forum next Tuesday

Roxbury — The Roxbury Library Association will host a holiday crafts workshop, led by Roxbury resident and visual artist Susan Whittenburg, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 1:00 p.m.
Regular RLA Tuesday Forum attendees will provide refreshments at the conclusion of the workshop.


Mise en Place preview on Nov. 10

Arkville — As the holidays approach and culinary arts is tops on the agenda for holiday feasts, the public is invited to a free viewing of the six-minute trailer that describes the upcoming full-length documentary of Mise en Place. On Wednesday, Nov.


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