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MMH members will be honored to mark Auxilian Day

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will be honored with a brunch at the regular monthly meeting Thursday, May 8 at 10 a.m. at Mountainside.


MCS students earn prizes in Mia Steiner competition

By Julia Green
Margaretville Central School held its annual Mia Steiner awards ceremony on Friday at school. The Mia Steiner Prize Program was established in 1987 through a bequest in the will of Abe Savetman of Halcott Center.


Andes Planning Board seeks smart growth ideas

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Train depot rehab among considerations for development funds By Matthew J. Perry The Andes Planning Board has taken lead agency role in the town‚  application for a share of the state‚ Smart Growth funding plan, which will spread $500,000 among six townships in the Central Catskills. Before the June 20 deadline, the town must drum up a project that suits the details of the grant. Several complications, not least of which is a tight time constraint, will have to be faced down.


Governor's office looking at watershed tax debate

By Jay Braman Jr.
It was a feel-good evening Tuesday in Margaretville at the headquarters of the Catskill Watershed Corporation.
Many local mover and shakers joined with New York City counterparts, both current and former, to congratulate the CWC’s longstanding president, Perry Shelton, who was retiring that night from the position and from his tenure as founding father of the movement to protect the watershed region when the trouble began back in the early 1990s.


Margaretville school budget shows 4.8% tax levy increase

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville Central School District voters will be asked to approve a new budget on May 20 that shows a 4.8 percent tax levy increase.
The proposed 2008-2009 budget totals $10,673,038, up from $9,983,603, an increase of 6.9 percent. The district expects an increase in state aid which will help reduce the increase in the tax levy.


Phoenicia sewer project remains clouded

Deadline extended for New York City system to serve the hamlet

By Jay Braman Jr.
As the clock ticks toward a June deadline for the Shandaken Town Board to make a decision about the Phoenicia sewer project, it remains unclear whether any steps will be taken at the next board meeting, slated for Monday, May 5 at 7 p.m., to determine one way or the other if the busy hamlet should take the plunge and build infrastructure to replace the inadequate septic systems that lace the landscape.


Day Camp open houses May 4 and 18 at Frost Valley

Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville has planned a series of open houses for its Day Camp programs. Day Camp Open Houses are scheduled on Sundays, May 4 and May 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Frost Valley’s renowned Day Camp program will run on the following dates: June 30 through July 11, July 14 through 25, July 28 through August 8, August 11 through 22 and August 25 through 29.


Law Day 50th anniversary will be marked this week

The Delaware County Bar Association has planned a series of activities to observe the 50th anniversary of Law Day USA on May 1.
The main event of the annual celebration will be a dinner for the bench and bar at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, at the “Café on the Green” (formerly Shankzters) Restaurant in Delhi.


Luthier and health counselor to open shop in Margaretville

Longtime summer residents Lenore and Ronald Bake have recently rented the premises at 812 Main Street to house their respective businesses.


County businesses get micro enterprise funds

The Delaware County Department of Economic Development recently announced the approval of 10 projects for the first round of funding through the Micro Enterprise Program Start-up and Expansion Grant.‚ÄÇ
Through the start-up and expansion grant, new or expanding micro enterprise businesses are eligible to apply for a working capital grant of up to $5,000.


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