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Shandaken’s top cop to get new wheels

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By Jay Braman Jr.
The Shandaken Town Board has decided to buy a new vehicle for Police Officer in Charge James McGrath, who said his old one needs replacing. However, this is not the new police cruiser planned to be purchased this year. That vehicle was budgeted for last fall and will be bought later in the year.


Social Services Information & Access Fair set

Pine Hill — The Pine Hill Community Center will be hosting a Social Services Information and Access Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. The event is rescheduled from February 10 which was postponed due to weather.


Master mechanic Mike Ondish featured in film detailing restoration of a classic Shelby Mustang

Margaretville — Capturing the thrill of a high-speed chase across mountain switchbacks and the long, rough ride toward an incredible dream, a new documentary film resuming production in March focuses on the life and local exploits of one of Margaretville’s favorite sons and fearless speed demons.


Jazz vocalist Deanna Kirk entertains Saturday at Portfolio

Accomplished jazz singer and songwriter, Deanna Kirk, will bring her unique vocal talent to the newly opened Portfolio Café on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Commons Building, Main Street, Margaretville as the “Art in Common,” series of multi-art events continue this winter and spring in the Commons. There is no cover charge for this event.


CWC provides loans, stormwater assistance

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Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corp- oration (CWC) recently approved two sizeable loans – one to complete the renovation of a major new performance space in Tannersville, the other to purchase and renovate a farm supply retail store in Delhi.


Local author Kim Wickham will speak at RCS & MCS

Local author Kim Wickham will be making several stops at area schools to read excerpts from her books and talk with students.

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Wilber Corp. reports strong earnings increase

Oneonta – The Wilber Corporation, parent company of Wilber National Bank, last Friday reported net income of $2.001 million and earnings per share of $0.19 for the three-month period ended December 31. By comparison, the company’s net income and earnings per share for the three-month period ended December 31, 2008 were $1.588 million and $0.15, respectively.


Cha Cha Hut BBQ now open in Roxbury

By Julia Green
Summer’s not here quite yet, but taste buds in Roxbury have nearly been fooled in recent weeks, thanks to a new take-out barbeque establishment: Cha Cha Hut BBQ.
“We wanted to open something in Roxbury because this is where we live and this is the community we want to support,” said co-owner Cherie Davis, who runs the business with her husband, Frank. “We opened a barbeque establishment because we love it, and it’s something that everybody seems to like, and we wanted to share that.”


Women and Heart Disease talk rescheduled for Feb. 18

The Wellness Committee of the Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Facility is sponoring an education program on Women and Heart Disease on Thursday, Feb. 18 beginning at 5 p.m. with the location to be determined.


Arkville business owners making plans for hamlet improvements

By Brian Sweeney
More than 20 Arkville business owners and organizational leaders turned out for a public meeting last Thursday to express interest in seeking funds to improve the hamlet’s appearance. The MARK Project, a community economic development agency, organized the meeting at Casey Joe’s Coffeehouse. The focus of the session was to determine if business representatives were interested in MARK seeking grants to make improvements in Arkville.


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