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Route 28 cell service stalled due to economy

By Jay Braman Jr.
The ongoing saga of cell phone service along the upper Route 28 Corridor continues with no end in sight. These days, everyone’s blaming something on the economy, and now added to that long list is the lack of quality cellular phone service in Shandaken. where poor or no coverage is still not the exception but the norm.


Auxiliary golf tournament fund-raiser Sunday at Hanah

Margaretville — The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will host its 10th annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 9 starting at 11 a.m. at Hanah Country Resort, Margaretville. Proceeds will help to finalize the efforts to raise funds for the four-wheel-drive ambulance that the auxiliary is purchasing for the hospital.


Marbling demo at market

Halcottsville — Val Wells will demonstrate paper marbling on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville.
Val will marble paper by floating paint on seaweed, drawing patterns on the surface, and applying paper to pick up the pattern.


Shandaken gearing up for late summer festivities

The Shandaken Day Committee together with the Town of Shandaken has announced its list of events scheduled to celebrate Shandaken Day on Saturday, Aug. 29. This year marks the sixth year of the event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Big Indian Park on Route 28 and which will showcase the hamlets of Big Indian and Oliverea.


Andes will be hopping Saturday at annual Community Day event

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Andes — On Community Day in Andes, which will be held this Saturday, Aug. 8, the town is always hopping. Visitors can start out with the pancake breakfast at the firehall from 7 to 9 a.m. Then grab a bench on Main Street around 10:30 a.m. for the parade, which begins after the Trailways bus goes through. This year the parade will include all 100 campers from the Lake Delaware Boys’ Camp, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary.


New voting machine tryouts planned around Delaware County

By Brian Sweeney
Area voters will have the opportunity to try out Delaware County’s new voting machines on Thursday, Aug. 6 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Middletown Town Hall on Route 28, Margaretville.
The new voting system will also be available for public demonstrations on Monday, Aug. 10 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Roxbury Town Hall on Main Street, Roxbury and on Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Delaware County Office Building at 111 Main Street, Delhi.


Ulster Savings receives Freddie Mac Gold rating

Kingston — Ulster Savings Bank has announced that they achieved an overall Tier One Gold performance rating from Freddie Mac, one of the nation’s largest investors in residential mortgages, for superior investor reporting and loan default management during 2008.


Cut! Theater owners cancel renovations; historic Margaretville building up for sale

By Julia Green
Jonathan Starch and David France, owners of the Galli-Curci Theatre building on Main Street in Margaretville, announced last week that they are putting the building up for sale. After four years of stewardship of the building, Starch said in an e-mail Wednesday that he and France “have decided to focus full-time on our other projects.”


3-D archery events set for two weekends at Frost Valley

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA’s Outdoor Sporting Program will hold a 3-D Archery Shoot and Barbecue on Saturdays, Aug. 8 and Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
Competition categories are offered for each targets from cub, novice, youth, traditional, women, hunter, open, to pro and top bow classes. Foam animals are set in natural terrain on a 1/2-mile trail of easy hiking for most everyone. Competitors will shoot from various positions.


Route 28 corridor project seeks uniform street signs

By Jay Braman Jr.
An unfunded mandate requiring the replacement of local street signs was spun into gold this week.
Well, not really gold. Actually yellow. And brown.


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