Fleischmanns tours this weekend

You can “go wild” with hikes into history this summer as five of the Catskills’ most fabled villages and hamlets offer historic walking tours starting with Fleischmanns on Memorial Day weekend, then Margaretville, New Kingston, Andes and concluding in Roxbury on Labor Day weekend.

Two businesses open in village at same location

Longtime summer residents Lenore and Ronald Blake have recently rented the premises at 812 Main Street to house their respective businesses.
Ron Blake is a luthier, who for the past 30 years has built, repaired and restored stringed instruments. He has marketed much of his work through “World Class Guitars” and Ed Roman Guitars, a Las Vegas retail store where he worked on guitars for such notables as Ted Nugent, Les Claypool, Leslie West and Paul Crook.

Phoenicia Fire District celebrates annual dinner

The Board of Fire Commissioner of the Phoenicia Fire District hosted a buffet dinner on April 30 at the Catamount Restaurant for the installation of the board of fire commissioners, the district officers and the line officers of the three companies of the Phoenicia Fire District.

Margaretville second-graders suspended after assault plot is unveiled

By Brian Sweeney
Seven second-graders at Margaretville Central School were suspended last week after they were accused of developing a plot to assault a classmate. The students were issued appearance tickets from the Delaware County Probation Department. The youths have also been suspended from school for five days. The children range in age from seven to nine.

Opinions are heavily negative at public hearings about wind project

By Julia Green

They had lots to say and what they said was overwhelmingly negative.

The majority of comments made by area residents at two public hearings held by the Roxbury Planning Board regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Moresville Wind Project last week were given by those opposed to the project.

Middletown Planning Board mulling over Comprehensive Plan

By Matthew J. Perry
After more than a decade in limbo, the vision of a comprehensive plan for the Town of Middletown is taking shape in extensive discussions on the planning board, although it remains an open question what the final result will look like.

Andes planners near major subdivision OK


By Matthew J. Perry
The Andes Planning Board held a public hearing Monday on an 88-acre, eight-lot subdivision on land owned by Harold Cole above the Andel Inn on Route 28. Several neighboring landowners attended the hearing to review site maps and ask questions of Cole and Doug Wooden, acting surveyor, but no objections to the project were raised.

Pakatakan Farmers' Market opening May 17 at Round Barn in Halcottsville


The Pakatakan Farmers’ Market, held at the historic Round Barn in Halcottsville, is gearing up for its 17th season, which opens on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Artist-in-Residence program opens


The opening reception for the 11th Annual Platte Clove Artists-in-Residence Exhibition will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery on Route 28 in Arkville.

CWC announces education grant funding


Twenty-seven education grants totaling nearly $135,000 were recently approved by the Catskill Watershed Corporation Board of Directors. The awards will go to schools and nonprofit organizations serving school age students in the Catskills and in New York City. 

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