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Biofuel heating plan was a hot topic at Fleischmanns meeting

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By Jay Braman Jr.
Several residents appeared at the Fleischmanns Village Board meeting Monday night with questions about the proposed biomass heating system now being studied and at the same time demanded that the project be put to a referendum vote rather than have the village board of trustees make the decision.
At the meeting, Joanie Merwin was the unofficial spokes­person for what is said to be a large group of residents who do not want their names revealed at this time.


Three local school districts will mull shared services options

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By Joe Moskowitz
The Margaretville Central School Board of Education has filled most of the school’s staff vacancies, however ,the position of superintendent, which will be vacant in less than two months, has not been filled, nor is it likely to be anytime soon.
That is because the board wants to consider its options and took a bold step which neighboring schools are interested in discussing. Near the end of last month’s MCS Board of Education meeting, Board President Terry Johnson read a letter addressed to the presidents of the Andes and Roxbury school boards.


Falling rock dangers shut Route 42 again

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By Jay Braman Jr.
For the second time in just four months, state Route 42 has been closed to traffic as work crews attempt to handle the aftermath of a large rockslide that occurred in mid May.
The road, which closed Monday, is expected to be closed for the entire week. Detour signs have been set up directing traffic to Route 214 in Phoenicia, where drivers can go to get to Route 23A in the Greene County Town of Hunter.


Tom Hynes honored by Delaware County Office for the Aging

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Delhi — The staff of the Delaware County Office for the Aging has announced that Town of Roxbury Supervisor Tom Hynes has been selected for its “Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen” award.
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This award has been given annually since 1983 and recognizes a Delaware County senior citizen who has been active in improving the quality of life for the county’s elder residents.


There's a moose on the loose in Fleischmanns

By Dick Sanford
The moose is loose in Fleischmanns. Two area residents watched a young bull moose wander down Main Street around 10 p.m. Monday night, make a left turn on Bridge Street and disappear into the night. And, they’ve got video to prove it.
Steve Witte, owner of the Colonial Inn in Pine Hill told the News that he and Cassie Merwin, a student at SUNY Delhi, who also works as a bartender at the Colonial Inn, had just left La Cabana Restaurant in Fleischmanns and were driving east on Main Street when they first spotted the moose in the parking lot of Community Bank.


Historic Fleischmans building goes up in flames


By Joe Moskowitz
An old garage building that was part of the VW Parts Inc. complex at the intersection of Wagner Avenue and Main Street, Fleischmanns was gutted by fire late in the afternoon on August 26.


Supervisors review social services data

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By Cheryl Petersen
At the Delaware County Office Building in Delhi, the Board of Supervisors convened late afternoon August 27. Wil­liam Moon, Department of Social Services Commissioner, explained to the board a comparative analysis based on a town-by-town comparison using per capita data.
Within the county’s population of 47,980, the July data shows 502 individuals on public assistance, 8,685 persons on the Medicaid program, 6,537 on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and 4,598 on the Home Energy Assistance Program.


Additional NYS Rising grant $$ for Margaretville is not a done deal

By Joe Moskowitz
The Village of Margaretville is expecting millions of dollars from the State of New York in the form of New York Rising grants to fund projects to help alleviate future flood damage. But Margaretville Mayor Diana Cope said this week that the state needs to answer some questions, including whether the village can afford to accept the money.


Onteora gears up for a new school year

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By Jay Braman Jr.
No fewer than 80 new kindergartners will begin school in the Onteora School District this Thursday when classes start.
Enrollment continues to decline in this multi-town district with a budget of almost $52 million, which had 1,412 students last year and will see only 1,364 come through the doors this week.
Of those, 431 will attend high school in Boiceville, 141 at the Phoenicia School, 318 at Bennet School in Boiceville and 238 in the Woodstock School.


Arkville Head Start now accepting Shandaken children

By Jay Braman Jr.
After the Shandaken area was left without its Head Start program last year, the organizers of the Head Start in Arkville decided they had to help out.
So this year, the Arkville-based preschool program will accept children from Shandaken even though the town is located across county borders in Ulster County.
According to John Eberhardt, executive director of Delaware Opportunities Incorporated, the non-profit agency that administers the Head Start program in Delaware County, there are still openings.


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