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Shandaken mulls larger ambulance fleet

By Jay Braman Jr.
It’s large a rural town with a large elderly population, far from any hospital, and home to a ski center that brings thousands of visitors across its borders on winter weekends. Such is Shandaken, a town said to already possess a cracker jack ambulance department, but one that would serve the community better if it had another ambulance.


Holiday hometown fun planned for Saturday in Andes

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Andes — The historic little community of Andes is going all out on Saturday, Dec. 5 with special activities for those who live here and visitors alike to enjoy. The United Methodist Church on Lower Main will put on their annual Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon from 11a.m. to 3 p.m.


Transfer station cutback trims Middletown budget

Staff report
The Middletown Town Board has adopted a 2010 budget that reflects a tax levy increase of 3.3 percent. Following its November budget hearing, the town board made additional cuts to the Preliminary Budget. The key budget reduction was the decision to trim hours from daily operation to six days a week at the solid waste transfer station in Kelly Corners. The savings in payroll and related expenditures totaled more than $14,000.


Ulster Savings Bank makes $150,000 gift

Kingston — Ulster Savings Bank has announced a charitable gift in the amount of $150,000 as an additional endowment to the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation. The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation was created in 2001 in recognition of Ulster Savings Bank’s 150th anniversary to provide funding to organizations and communities in Ulster, Dutchess, and Greene counties in the areas of education, housing, and health and human services.


Hunting Thrill

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First New York Buck — This nice 8-pointer was taken 7:30 a.m. on the regular season opener by Dottie Smolen of Margaretville and Sweetwater, NJ. The deer was harvested near Arena Heights and weighed 125 pounds, dressed. Dottie started hunting in 1995 and just turned 61.


Regional art auction Friday at Commons

A selection of original paintings of area historic sites will be auctioned Friday, Nov. 27 as a benefit for the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM).
Silent bidding will commence at 3 p.m.at the Portfolio Café on the second floor of The Commons, Main Street, Margaretville, where the works will be displayed.


Digital mammography introduced at Margaretville Hospital

Margaretville Hospital is now utilizing state-of-the-art digital mammography equipment.
The new digital mammography system was placed in service on November 12, following a 10-day period for installation and staff training. The equipment has received certification from the American College of Radiology.


Jimmy DiGiacomo Auction to benefit Christmas Project scheduled for Dec. 6

Fleischmanns — Plans are underway to make this year’s Jimmy DiGiacomo Auction to benefit the Community Christmas Project a fun evening for everyone. The event will be held Sunday, Dec. 6, beginning at 4 p.m. and include both live and silent auctions and dinner and dancing at LaCabana Restaurant in Fleischmanns.


DWI test results allowed in Andes fatal crash case

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An Andes woman who was involved in a fatal accident last December appeared in Delaware County Court last week and sought to suppress results of a blood-alcohol test and statements she made following the accident. Christine Arnao, 45, is facing misdemeanor charges of aggravated DWI and an additional DWI charge from allegedly have a blood-alcohol content in excess of .18. She pleaded innocent to the charges in June.


Roxbury Library Association's annual Holiday Bazaar planned for Dec. 5

Roxbury — The Roxbury Library Association will hold its Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Roxbury Library.
The RLA Annual Holiday Bazaar will offer holiday shoppers the opportunity to purchase bake sale items and quality RLA Thrift Shoppe merchandise, Irma Mae Griffin’s History of the Town of Roxbury, and 2009, “Jean Porter Basket Quilt” raffle tickets are $1.


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