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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.


OCS auditorium renovation set to begin

By Jay Braman Jr.


County response systems meeting national guidelines

By Matthew J. Perry
Delaware County is now StormReady, according to the National Weather Service (NWS.)


Reps optimistic, cautious over gas leasing in region

By Matthew J. Perry
Three members of the state’s attorney general’s office came to Delhi on Dec. 16 to discuss landowners’ rights and remind local residents that while natural gas speculation is experiencing a lull, the subject is still of vital importance to local communities.


ACS budget figures add up, despite state aid projections

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By Matthew J. Perry
When Governor Paterson unveiled an austerity budget last week that would include $9 billion in budget cuts, there was plenty of pain to go around. Education administrators, noting a proposed $700 million reduction in state aid to schools, could be forgiven if they felt singled out for abuse.


Preholiday snowstorms welcomed by ski areas

By Jay Braman Jr.
The economy might be down, but this year’s unexpected bounty of natural snow is doing lots to offset the problems local ski areas face.
At Belleayre, faces were long in the fall when it was announced that New York State, which owns and operates the facility, was tightening its belt and cutting back on Belleayre’s operating budget.


Regional visioning process starts with $90,000 for corridor towns

By Jay Braman Jr.
A $90,000 state grant is being used to help communities along the Route 28 corridor from Andes to Olive get an idea of what they would like the corridor to become.


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