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Part of the VW Parts Inc. complex at the intersection of Wagner Avenue and Main Street, Fleischmanns went up in flames late Tuesday afternoon. More photos in our front page story.— Photo by Brian Sweeney

Delaware County Fair continues through Saturday

The 125th annual Delaware County Fair continues through Saturday, Aug. 20 in Walton.
The fair got underway with opening ceremonies on August 14. Highlights for the remainder of the fair include:

Wednesday, Aug. 17:
• Children’s Day with reduced rates on all rides.
• 11 a.m. – Children’s games and contest.
• Noon-5 p.m. – 4-H “hands on” activities for children.
• 5 p.m. – Wildlife Federation children’s drawing.
• 6 p.m. – Old-Time Draft Horse Show.

Thursday, Aug. 18:


Grand Gorge water fix estimated at $1 million

By Pauline Liu
Putting an end to roadway flooding in Grand Gorge, caused by the accumulation of runoff, could cost more than $1 million.

That’s according to a newly released study presented by Lamont Engineers. The study was the focus of Monday night’s regularly scheduled Roxbury Town Board meeting, which  was attended by about 30 people.


Llobet Medical group celebrates and plans expansion

By Pauline Liu
Dr. Paul Llobet and his wife, Dr. Holly Llobet, will be expanding their practice, Llobet Medical Group, by opening an outpatient clinic in Kingston on November 1.

The location of the new facility remains to be finalized. Meanwhile, Dr. Llobet wants to assure his Margaretville patients that he’s “not going anywhere.” His wife and a colleague, Dr. Weyman Hago, will run the Kingston facility. The Llobets made the announcement during last Thursday’s open house, which was held at their Margaretville clinic and at Margaretville Hospital. 


Hungry bear breaks into local home

By Rose Cunningham
Maybe it’s a good idea to lock your doors, even when you live in the country. Grand Gorge resident Alexander D’Assy said he and his family recently had an uninvited and unwelcome house guest; a black bear, with a discriminating palate, weighing an estimated 250 pounds.

According to D’Assy, he and his wife, Noeme, who split time between Jump Brook Road in Grand Gorge and New York City, left the house for the day to swim, leaving an Italian sausage and chicken out on the kitchen counter marinating for dinner that night.


Man arrested for 2009 Roxbury robbery

By Brian Sweeney
A 42-year-old Grand Gorge resident was arrested August 3 on charges stemming from an armed robbery at a Roxbury convenience store in 2009. Douglas G. Cronk was arrested on a charge of first-degree robbery as a result of a lengthy investigation into an armed robbery that occurred on March 2, 2009 at the Roxbury Country Store on Main Street

On Wednesday, August 3, 2011, The New York State Police at Margaretville arrested Douglas G. Cronk, 42, of Grand Gorge, for Robbery 1st Degree.


New DEC deputy commissioner represented Crossroads opponents

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By Jay Braman Jr.
Environmental attorney Marc S. Gerstman, who once represented a coalition of anti Belleayre Resort organizations, is now the new Executive Deputy Commissioner for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC.)

Gerstman, who is based in Albany and has been a Deputy Commissioner at DEC before, was appointed last week by the governor to the position, putting him at second in command of the agency, behind Commissioner Joe Martins


Roxbury Constable recovering from stroke

By Pauline Liu
 Town of Roxbury Constable Steve Williamson is on the mend at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, after suffering a stroke on Sunday.

Contacted at his hospital room on Tuesday, the 63-year-old Williamson spoke slowly, but clearly and confirmed that he had suffered a stroke.


Sue Adams, Lee Austin to be honored at Harvest Moon Ball

Margaretville — Sue Adams and Lee Austin will be honored as the 2011 Keene Roadman Citizens of the Year at the Harvest Moon Ball on October 15 at Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club in Margaretville.

The 16th annual event, sponsored by the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center, will also celebrate the 80th anniversary of the hospital and the 45th year of the Auxiliary.

Both Mrs. Adams and Mr. Austin served most recent terms as president of the Auxiliary and, under their leadership, the organization grew and oversubscribed its goals.


Massive water leak draining Phoenicia

By Jay Braman Jr.
There is a massive leak somewhere in the Phoenicia water system and so far no one has been able to find it.

That was the word from Alfred Peavy Monday night, when he addressed the Shandaken Town Board on the matter.

Peavy, the chairman of the Phoenicia Water Board, said they are bringing in help today, Wednesday, Aug. 3 to locate the problem.

And help could not come a moment too soon.

“We’re working on trying to figure out where the missing water is going,” Peavy said. “We’re apparently losing 60 percent of what we pump.”


Arkville water project to break ground

Staff report
Work is expected to get underway this week on an upgrade to the Arkville Water District.
Hubbell Inc. of Margaretville was the winning bidder for the water main construction and will be starting this phase of the project.

One phase of the project involves replacing deteriorating water distribution mains along Route 28 and eliminating two dead-ends in the distribution system to improve efficiency.


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