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Charity Dinner on Christmas Day donated by Phoenicia restauranteur

By Jay Braman Jr.
Two events, one just passed and the other coming on Christmas Day, really show that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Phoenicia, where two businessmen, showing a sense of appreciation for those facing difficult times, have devised clever and effective ways to offer help directly to those in need.


Judge stalls foreclosure on Fleischmanns Theater

By Jay Braman Jr.
An attempt by the Village of Fleischmanns to foreclose on the long-vacant Fleischmanns Theater building for non-payment of village taxes has been blocked by Delaware County Judge Carl Becker.
The judge determined last week that the owner of the property, or the local bank that holds a mortgage on the property, has a right to pay the delinquent taxes and maintain ownership.


Dell and Brown bring upbeat classics to Roxbury with gala dinner show

Roxbury — Patricia Dell and Kent Brown will set the “Public” mood on New Year’s Eve with a cabaret-style program of upbeat classics by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Noel Coward and other musical masters of the 1930s. “Happy Days Are Here Again” begins at 6 p.m. at Roxbury’s Public Restaurant & Lounge on Bridge Street on Thursday, Dec. 31.


Watershed planning grant applications now available

Margaretville — County, town and village governments are invited to apply for funds under the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s (CWC) Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). This is the fifth, and final, round of funding for this program.


Outgoing Auxiliary President Sue Adams recalls organization's achievements

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center held its Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Dec. 10 at the Purcell Parish Center in Margaretville. The event also marked the last official duties for Sue Adams of Arkville, who has served as auxiliary president for two years. Margaretville resident Peter Molnar will take over as president on Jan. 1.


Roxbury caroling Saturday; Holiday Cantata Sunday

Roxbury — A time-honored tradition that is forever new, the Holiday Cantata at the Gould Church on Sunday, Dec. 20 brings many sounds of the season, from traditional carols to ancient Celts, with spirituals and catchy Broadway songs to “tune” holiday spirit. You can create your own holiday cheer the evening before with community caroling in an old-fashioned horse drawn carriage along Roxbury’s Main Street on Dec. 19.


Andes hosts open house Saturday at new highway garage

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Town of Andes officials will host a dedication and open house on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. to mark the completion of the town’s new highway garage. The garage, which is located on county Route 1 south of the hamlet of Andes, was built using grant and loan funds from the USDA’s Community Facilities program. The garage has been named the Harold C. Grommeck Town Highway Garage after the late Harold Grommeck, a former town board member, in recognition of his tireless work on behalf of the people of the Town of Andes.


Middletown scales back Transfer Station days of operation

Staff report
The Town of Middletown will no longer operate its solid waste Transfer Station on Mondays, effective Jan. 4. The town board voted unanimously at its November meeting to cut Transfer Station operation to six days as a budget-cutting measure. The move is projected to save more than $14,000 in salary and benefit costs.


Route 28 is not named among unsafe roadways

By Jay Braman Jr.
The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has released a report listing the top five percent of unsafe state roads and according to the report none of the highways in Delaware or Ulster county, including Route 28, have made the list.


Couple "bowled" over by visit

Roxbury — Tim and Elaine Hurley of Galway won a hand-turned John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge Witness Tree Bowl in a give-away Thank-You Friends drawing conducted by Woodchuck Lodge, Inc. The drawing was conducted Dec. 12.


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