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Shandaken shakeup brings new officials

By Jay Braman Jr.
In a bold move, and one that did not happen without a fight, the Shandaken Town Board has dismissed the leaders of two critical elements of local government.


Margaretville Mayor Stanton stepping down after six years

After serving as mayor of Margaretville for six years, Bill Stanton has announced that he will not be seeking a fourth term.
The position of mayor will be on the ballot in the village’s March election, as will two seats on the Village of Margaretville Board of Trustees. Trustees Iris Mead and John VanBenschoten will be up for re-election in the March 18 election.


A&P is closing doors next week; Freshtown aims for Feb. opening

Margaretville —  Shoppers found shelves at the Margaretville A & P virtually empty over the holiday weekend as the Bridge Street grocery store prepares to close, making way for a new Freshtown scheduled to open by early February. 


Margaretville A&P Supermarket part of historic chain

By Julia Green
The A&P store in Margaretville is closing its doors this month, on the threshold of the company’s 150th year of operations.


Census job hiring at Pine Hill Community Center

Census job hiring at PH center

Pine Hill — The Pine Hill Community Center has announced opportunities for part-time, temporary work with the U.S. Census Bureau with paid training.
A representative from the bureau will be at the center on Monday, Jan. 12 who will offer free testing for Census Bureau jobs. The test begins promptly at 10 a.m.; The UCAT bus arrives in Pine Hill at 9:40.


WIM sets class schedules, new pricing options for 2009

Roxbury — Writers in the Mountains (WIM) is beginning 2009 with an array of new workshops and an experimental new pricing structure that should appeal to experienced and aspiring writers in many genres.


Art in Common entertainment planned at Commons

Margaretville — Wendy Nief, popular local songstress of jazz, blues and pop standards, will be performing 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Commons Building on Main Street, Margaretville on Saturday, Jan. 17.


Judge dismisses libel suit filed by resort developer

By Jay Braman Jr.
A New York State Supreme Court judge has rejected a libel suit brought by local businessman Dean Gitter against a Phoenicia-based newspaper.


Drilling questions abound as gas companies' stock falls

By Matthew J. Perry
A year that looked like the first in a boom time is ending on a sour note.


Phoenicia water rate plan stirs debate

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Shandaken Town Board has delayed the adoption of new bylaws for the Phoenicia Water District following a public hearing Monday night that ran well into overtime.


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