Residents chide hospital for Roxbury Health Center closing

By Dick Sanford
Margaretville Hospital officials got a chilly reception from a standing-room-only crowd at Roxbury Town Hall Thursday evening when they came to town to confirm what most already knew; that the hospital-owned Roxbury Family Health Center would close in mid-November and that their favorite physician, Dr. Susan Fiore, would leave the hospital’s staff at the same time.

Binnekill stream lawsuit dismissed

By Brian Sweeney
A lawsuit against current and past Margaretville and county officials stemming from a long-standing controversy over the Binnekill stream has been dismissed.

Residents question CWC motives in proposed Phoenicia sewer project

By Jay Braman Jr.
Catskill Watershed Corp-oration (CWC) officials visited Shandaken Monday night to introduce themselves to the community and ended up getting an earful from Phoenicia residents who fear the agency is acting as an agent for New York City.

Baptist Church sets up new home in Phoenicia

Jay Braman Jr.
There’s a new house of worship in Phoenicia.
The organizers of the Baptist meetinghouse describe this new addition to the religious landscape as “an old fashioned, hymn singin’, independent, fundamental ministry spreading the word.”

Flu shots offered at Hospital Fair on Oct. 7

Margaretville — The Margaretville Hospital and HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley are sponsoring a Health Fair on Thursday, October 7 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at the hospital.

Slide Mountain Trek part of Lark in Park

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA will be offering a free guided hike to the summit of Slide Mountain on Saturday, Oct. 9 as part of the Lark in the Park celebration.

Taste of the Catskills will tingle your taste buds

Delhi — Celebrate the rich cultural and agricultural traditions of the western Catskills at the Taste of the Catskills Festival, being held for the first time on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9 and 10, at Maple Shade Farm, Delhi.

CWC collects pharmaceuticals from nursing homes

Margaretville — In an effort to assist Delaware County health care facilities to properly dispose of prescription, non-hazardous controlled substances, the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) on September 25 visited three nursing homes to collect more than 16,000 pills as well as liquid medications for incineration.

Fleischmanns' historic homes will be on display Saturday

Visitors can take a step back in time on Sunday, Oct. 10 and into the “First Floors” of a dozen historic properties in Fleischmanns. The village’s Historic House Tours will not only afford an inside glimpse into lovingly restored “grande dames,” it will also paint a portrait of Catskills life decades ago.

Former Margaretville pastor sentenced as a sex offender

By Brian Sweeney
James McDevittJames McDevittA former pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Margaretville has been ordered to register as a sex offender and sentenced to six years’ probation supervision.

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