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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.


Philip Mehl named Mountainside director

Edmond Morache, CEO of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center has appointed Philip Mehl as administrator of Mountainside, effective Jan. 1.
Mr. Mehl has served as Mountainside’s assistant administrator for nearly two years. He completed the requirements to become a certified administrator this fall.


ACS begins search for new superintendent

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By Matthew J. Perry
Andes Central School will begin 2009 with a search for a permanent replacement for acting superintendent John Bernhardt, who will step down at the end of the school year.


Shandaken reverses course; plans public zoning hearing

By Jay Braman Jr.
In a reversal from last month, the Shandaken Zoning Board of Appeals has decided to hold a public hearing on its plan to interpret a murky portion of town law, an interpretation that could either pave the way for an unpopular water harvest project or stop it in its tracks.


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