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Phoenicia flood protection plans to be unveiled at Jan. 25 meeting

Engineers to report on recommendations after 2 years of work

After almost two years of work, the professionals, who were paid $95,000 and charged with figuring out the best way to protect two Town of Shandaken hamlets from future flooding, are ready to unveil those plans. More...

Emily Fisher will be recipient of Spirit of the Catskills Award

Presentation is set at Jan. 30 Snowball

Tom White, chair of the Coalition to Save Belleayre, announced this week that Emily H. Fisher will receive the Spirit of the Catskills award at the coalition’s 30th Annual Snowball on January 30 at the Emerson Resort and Spa in Mt. Tremper. More...

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Sports

MCS boys break skid with win over Gilboa

Back to basics approach benefits MCS hoop squad

Staff report Margaretville got back into the win column with a 59-48 victory over visiting Gilboa on Thursday. More...

RCS girls score two hoop wins

Roxbury upped its record to 8-4 with a 43-38 victory over visiting Davenport in girls’ hoop play on Friday. The winners trailed by two points entering the final period, but outscored the Wildcats, 15- 8, in the final frame to earn the win. More...

Bowling

Better Half Mixed League  1/17/16 W L Team 8 48 28 Clueless 47.5 28.5 Slicksters 44 32 NFG 43.5 32.5 Pin Heads 41.5 34.5 300 Club 37.5 38.5 Team Attitude 32 44 BYE 10 66   More...

Events

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT

Saturday, Jan. 23   More...

Little Free Library books space at Catskill Rec. Center

Project partner is Rotary Club of Margaretville

Margaretville — The Margaretville Rotary Club installed its first Little Free Library at the Catskill Recreation Center (CRC) in Arkville as part of the Rotary’s commitment of serve to its community. More...

‘Demon on Wheels’ screening at PHCC

Pine Hill — The Pine Hill Community Center will host a one-time screening of the documentary “Demon on Wheels” on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.  More...

Resort building permits OKed by local planners

Article 78 filing is final hurdle to project start

The 16-year-long approval process for the $365 million Belleayre Resort proposal came to a quiet end last week when the planning boards in both Middletown and Shandaken gave the final green light needed for the project to move forward.  More...

Middletown to demand return of ex-supervisor’s records

Miller allegedly took nearly all files upon leaving

Town of Middletown officials, who are dealing with a union contract agreement sign- ed by former Supervisor Marjorie Miller without authorization from the town board, got another surprise last week when it was discovered that the office files from Mi More...

Toasting Success

GETTING A TASTE — Union Grove Distillery in Arkville was the site of a Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Boast and Toast event on Monday, Jan. 18. More...

News

Margaretville getting charged up for electric vehicles

Charging station is now operating in community lot

The Village of Margaretville became one of three communities in Delaware County to have new electric vehicle charging stations installed, with the promise of free car charging for owners of electric vehicles (EV) for the next four years. More...

Wall Street Journal blasts process that stalled resort

Following news last week that building permits had been approved for the Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park, project followers were treated to a story in the Wall Street Journal about the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act that led to a 1 More...

Double Scoop...from the archives

This column originally appeared on January 18, 2006. We thought it would be appropriate to re-run on the 20th anniversary of one of the area’s most devastating natural disasters. See another flood remembrance on page 6A. Remembering the ’96 Flood More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

David Gebhard Sr.

David Wendell Gebhard Sr., 74, died peacefully at home in Iowa City, IA on November 11, 2015, after a long illness. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Avenue in Iowa City, IA on Friday, Jan. 22 from 2 to5 p.m. More...

Marilyn Frankel

Marilyn M. Frankel, 83, of Margaretville, and formerly of Florida, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. More...

Beatrice Webster

Beatrice M. “Betty” Webster, 88, of Halcott Center, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 at Margaretville Hospital after a brief illness.  She was born June 23, 1927 in Portland, ME, a daughter of the late Harris and Emily Moses Cram.  More...

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