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Central Catskills Collaborative has regional planning meeting

Arkville — The Central Catskills Collaborative will host an open meeting to feature the regional planning work of students in the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Throughout the semester, the students have conducted inventory and mapping exercises along the Route 28 Corridor. The public is invited to the Olive Free Library this Thursday, April 30 at 6 p.m. to see the presentation, meet the students and view the design studies.


Fleischmanns Village Board hires consultant to assist with planning

Fleischmanns — The Village of Fleischmanns’ Village Board, recently retained consultant Alan Sorensen and his firm Planit Main Street, Inc. to assist with the creation of a Village Comprehensive Plan. Community participation is vital to the success of the plan’s creation and to this end an informational session for all Village of Fleischmanns residents will be held to solicit public input on Saturday, May 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Skene Memorial Library on Main Street.


Car big prize at Chamber golf tourney

Delhi — Shoot for a Hole in One and win a car, sponsored by chamber member Country Club Automotive Group at the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Annual Golf Tournament at the Delhi College Golf Course on June 4.


Galli-Curci boundary dispute settled after long legal battle

By Brian Sweeney
A legal dispute that stalled plans for the redevelopment of the Galli-Curci Theater in Margaretville for two-and-a-half years was settled out of court on Monday. Margaretville business owner David Budin had originally filed the lawsuit in Delaware County Court claiming he owned, through “adverse possession” a section of the theater property that would be utilized for the renovations. The theater property borders the parcel where Budin lives and the storefront where he operates Del-Sports.


Exhibit to be unveiled at Burroughs Field

Roxbury — A new outdoor exhibit will be unveiled Saturday, May 2 at 11 a.m. at Burroughs Memorial Field State Historic Site in Roxbury, Delaware County.
The kiosk, first erected in the mid-1980s, has been redesigned with fresh photos and updated text interpreting the life and legacy of literary naturalist John Burroughs who is buried at the site.


Phoenicia gas station reopens after shutdown for contamination

By Jay Braman Jr.
You can buy gas in Phoenicia again.
The Country Store in this hamlet opened Monday following a three-month closure while its owners investigated potential environmental problems.
Closed since January, the owners, Verona Oil Inc., suffered schedule set backs due to the discovery of fuel contamination underground at the site. Originally expected to be open within two weeks, the store remained closed for three months.


Officials working to save Catskill Region campgrounds

Arkville — Elected officials and several regional organizations have joined together in an effort to save two campgrounds located in the Catskill Mountain Region from closure. Citing budget restraints, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced in February plans to close six state campgrounds, including Beaverkill in Sullivan County and Bear Spring Mountain in Delaware County, due to low occupancy.


Auxiliary Dance-a-Thon a hit

By Jill Ribich
Over 100 people danced the night away on Saturday at the third annual Margaretville Hospital Dance-a-Thon, hosted by the Hospital Auxiliary at Belleayre Mountain’s Upper Lodge in Highmount. The popular Blues Maneuver band kept the beat going as Rose and Gordy Stahl taught country line dance, and Kyla Marion and Karen Myers demonstrated some swing dance moves.


Freshtown taking first steps to Margaretville store makeover

By Brian Sweeney
The first steps in the renovation at the new Freshtown Supermarket in Margaretville are underway. Although much of the work is not visible to the shopping public, PSK Supermarkets Vice President Noah Katz said last week that preliminary steps are being taken in the large-scale renovation.


Residents sought for board positions

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Margaretville is seeking village residents to fill vacancies on the planning board and zoning board of appeals.
Both committees meet on an as needed basis. Persons wishing to be considered should submit a letter of interest to the Clerk at the village offices located at 773 Main Street, Margaretville, or by mail to Box 228, Margaretville.


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