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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.


No new ambulance for Shandaken

By Jay Braman Jr.
When Shandaken Ambulance squad members wake up Christmas morning they won’t find a shiny new ambulance parked underneath their Christmas tree.At their December meeting the Shandaken Town Board has decided against buying one, despite the recommendation from the department to do so.


School officials fear aid 'delays' may become permanent cutbacks

By Julia Green
Area school officials are maintaining their skepticism that the “delays” in payment of 10 percent of school aid announced by Gov. David Paterson last week won’t ultimately become cuts.
Paterson announced on Dec. 14 that he was ordering that 10 percent of state aid payments to schools and local governments be delayed due to the state’s worsening financial woes.


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.


New manager takes over at Hanah

By Julia Green
Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club in Margaretville is under new management as of Dec. 1. Replacing former manager Hidekazu Kiyono is new General Manager Toshiyuki Shioya, who began at the start of the month and is very clear about his priorities.


Christmas Charity Buffet set at Sportsman's Cantina

Phoenicia — In the spirit of the Holiday Season, Phoenicia’s Sportsman’s Alamo Cantina will open its doors on Christmas Day to welcome Shandaken’s needy, elderly, and “shut-ins” to its “First Annual Christmas Charity Buffet.”


Cookie contest was a sweet success

Margaretville — The first annual “Cookies and Caroling” event, which took place in the Commons Building of Margaretville on December 12, was a great success with more than 30 cookie entries from local bakers.


Andes choir to perform Sunday

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The Andes Church Community Choir, consisting this year of 36 members from around the area, will be performing “The Mystery and the Majesty” by Joseph M. Martin on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Andes Presbyterian Church.


Bonds authorized for Arkville Water District project

Staff report
A resolution authorizing nearly $1.8 million in serial bonds to pay for Arkville Water District upgrades was approved December 8 by the Middletown Town Board.
The project to expand and renovate the Arkville Water District was initiated several years ago. Last December, after a series of public meetings, the town board voted to proceed with the project.


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