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Judge stalls foreclosure on Fleischmanns Theater

By Jay Braman Jr.
An attempt by the Village of Fleischmanns to foreclose on the long-vacant Fleischmanns Theater building for non-payment of village taxes has been blocked by Delaware County Judge Carl Becker.
The judge determined last week that the owner of the property, or the local bank that holds a mortgage on the property, has a right to pay the delinquent taxes and maintain ownership.


Dell and Brown bring upbeat classics to Roxbury with gala dinner show

Roxbury — Patricia Dell and Kent Brown will set the “Public” mood on New Year’s Eve with a cabaret-style program of upbeat classics by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Noel Coward and other musical masters of the 1930s. “Happy Days Are Here Again” begins at 6 p.m. at Roxbury’s Public Restaurant & Lounge on Bridge Street on Thursday, Dec. 31.


Watershed planning grant applications now available

Margaretville — County, town and village governments are invited to apply for funds under the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s (CWC) Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). This is the fifth, and final, round of funding for this program.


Outgoing Auxiliary President Sue Adams recalls organization's achievements

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center held its Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Dec. 10 at the Purcell Parish Center in Margaretville. The event also marked the last official duties for Sue Adams of Arkville, who has served as auxiliary president for two years. Margaretville resident Peter Molnar will take over as president on Jan. 1.


No new ambulance for Shandaken

By Jay Braman Jr.
When Shandaken Ambulance squad members wake up Christmas morning they won’t find a shiny new ambulance parked underneath their Christmas tree.At their December meeting the Shandaken Town Board has decided against buying one, despite the recommendation from the department to do so.


School officials fear aid 'delays' may become permanent cutbacks

By Julia Green
Area school officials are maintaining their skepticism that the “delays” in payment of 10 percent of school aid announced by Gov. David Paterson last week won’t ultimately become cuts.
Paterson announced on Dec. 14 that he was ordering that 10 percent of state aid payments to schools and local governments be delayed due to the state’s worsening financial woes.


Route 28 is not named among unsafe roadways

By Jay Braman Jr.
The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has released a report listing the top five percent of unsafe state roads and according to the report none of the highways in Delaware or Ulster county, including Route 28, have made the list.


Couple "bowled" over by visit

Roxbury — Tim and Elaine Hurley of Galway won a hand-turned John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge Witness Tree Bowl in a give-away Thank-You Friends drawing conducted by Woodchuck Lodge, Inc. The drawing was conducted Dec. 12.


New manager takes over at Hanah

By Julia Green
Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club in Margaretville is under new management as of Dec. 1. Replacing former manager Hidekazu Kiyono is new General Manager Toshiyuki Shioya, who began at the start of the month and is very clear about his priorities.


Christmas Charity Buffet set at Sportsman's Cantina

Phoenicia — In the spirit of the Holiday Season, Phoenicia’s Sportsman’s Alamo Cantina will open its doors on Christmas Day to welcome Shandaken’s needy, elderly, and “shut-ins” to its “First Annual Christmas Charity Buffet.”


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