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Reps. Hinchey, Israel among Democratic Dinner guests

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Representatives Maurice Hinchey and Steve Israel will be among the special guests at the Delaware County Democratic Committee dinner on Saturday, June 21 at 5 p.m. in the SUNY Delhi Alumni Hall Hospitality Center.


Margaretville zoning will stand; new retail buildings permitted

By Julia Green
The first item on the agenda following the call to order at Monday’s Margaretville board meeting was a discussion regarding the zoning law and previously proposed changes that would make possible the construction of new retail space in the village.


Andes sets move to new town hall; board puts brakes on Rally NY plan

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By Matthew J. Perry
The Andes Town Board held what should be its last meeting in the Main Street town hall last week Tuesday. On June 6 and 7, moving trucks will arrive to ship office supplies and furniture to the new facility in the pool building on Delaware Avenue.


Bovina budget hit hard by rocketing fuel costs

Highway funds are 84% expended in less than 5 months
By Matthew J. Perry
The Bovina Town Board received an update on the town’s finances on May 13 that included mostly positive budgetary news. Accountant Joe Hanley’s assessment of the first four months of 2008 revealed that overall, the budget was sound and tax levies were meeting projections.


Halcottsville bridge repairs on schedule for this summer

By Julia Green
A larger-than-usual crowd was present at last Tuesday’s meeting of the Middletown Town Board, where the main topic of discussion was once again the bridge replacement project in Halcottsville.
Among those in attendance were Jim and Sue Kelly, whose property has been a major point of contention in the replacement of the bridge, and Wayne Reynolds, commissioner of public works for Delaware County. A number of Halcottsville residents were also present to voice their displeasure at the obstacles that have delayed the project thus far.


Phoenicia students win state contest for "green" project

By Jay Braman Jr.
Students from the Phoenicia Elementary School in the Onteora School District have won first place in their division in the state senate’s 17th annual I*MA*GREEN*NATION contest.
Phoenicia music teacher David Laks in collaboration with fourth-grade teacher Sharon McInerney and her talented class showed its true colors – green – this week when it won the award, a statewide competition sponsored by Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope), that focuses on environmental problems and solutions.


Simple test checks gas pump accuracy

With gas prices approaching $4 per gallon for regular 87-octane fuel, many people are interested not only in the price but also in the accuracy of the pump from which the liquid gold pours.
Here’s a simple test to make sure you’re getting what you pay for at the pump. It’s called the 10-gallon test.


Water bottles available for tests

Homeowners seeking to have their water tested for coliform/E.coli bacteria at the Catskill Regional Water Testing Laboratory (CRWTL) in Delhi can now pick up free collection bottles and instructions at the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) office at 905 Main Street in Margaretville.


Old-fashioned fun planned in Fleischmanns for holiday weekend

For those who remember the days when the arrival of warm weather meant old-fashioned fun, the Village of Fleischmanns will offer a trip down memory lane on Memorial Day weekend.
With streets and parks ready for a summer of fun, Fleischmanns will kick off the holiday weekend with music and food, ball games, quilt shows, flea markets, rides in a horse-drawn carriage, a traditional parade, and a whole lot more.


DURR stokes up for new rail season

The Catskill Mountains spring back to life on Memorial Day weekend, as cars at the Delaware & Ulster Railroad in Arkville chug out of the station once again for a season of fun and adventure.
“Whether you’re a mountain regular or a first time visitor, you haven’t truly experienced authentic mountain life until you and your family enjoy a ride on the rails. You’ll be transported back in time with the rhythmic rumble and clatter that once ferried folks throughout these hills and valleys,” commented Executive Director Dave Riordan.


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