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Students from Margaretville and Roxbury enjoyed a 12-day worldwind tour of Europe this month, including this stop at the ruins in Pompeii. Read more about their most excellent adventures in our Features or News sections! — Contributed Photo.

Landowner files $2 million lawsuit in longtime Binnekill stream dispute

By Brian Sweeney
A Margaretville property owner is suing several current and past village and county officials for $2 million as a result from a long-standing dispute over the Binnekill stream.


MARK salutes departing members and welcomes board replacements

Margaretville — As the MARK Project Inc enters its 33rd year of operation, the organization is saying goodbye to long standing board members Elaine Grandy and Dennis Metnick.Glen FaulknerGlen Faulkner

In their tenure at MARK Dennis and Elaine helped shape programs and projects like the Margaretville Main Street Revitalization Project, HOME Repair and Homebuyer Assistance programs, and the development and construction of Mountain Laurel Gardens. They aided in the fundraising for the new pavilion while ushering in the Freshtown Supermarket.


Auxiliary Power

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The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center held its 42nd annual Antique and Flea Market on Saturday at the village park in Margaretville. More than 125 vendors featured an endless array of goods.
A picture-perfect Catskill Mountain summer day added to the fun.


Two Injured

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Alleged Esopus drowning incident remains a mystery

By Jay Braman Jr.
On Saturday afternoon the Phoenicia Fire Department received a chilling call.
A teenage girl in a red swimsuit was allegedly seen playing in the water on the Esopus Creek in Phoenicia one minute and the next she was gone, leaving only a life jacket stuck on a branch bobbing in the currents.


Towns seek to pass on Scenic Byway Money

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Central Catskills Collaborative (CCC) met recently to talk over its future.


Fire destroys Roxbury barn; lawn mower ignited the blaze

By Brian Sweeney
A large barn outside of Roxbury was destroyed by fire Friday afternoon.

The barn was located just off Route 30, on Mac More Road, and was owned by Christie and Jason O’Donnell.


Auxiliary Antique & Flea Market set Saturday at Margaretville Park

Margaretville — The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold its 42nd annual Antique and Flea Market featuring antiques, crafts, and general merchandise on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Margaretville Village Park.


ASPCA, cops collar animal abuser in Phoenicia

By Jay Braman Jr.
After being watched for almost a year, a 52-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with failing to provide proper sustenance to a dog and faces further charges in connection with 40 dogs that were found in cages and without food or water, according to the Ulster County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA.)Rescued DogRescued Dog

Her number came up last week after moving the animals to a new location in Phoenicia, ironically a closed pet store, along Route 28 just outside the hamlet.


OCS exodus continuing as trustee leaves position

By Jay Braman Jr.
Yet another school official has left the Onteora School District.
Donna Flayhan, a first-term trustee who was to serve through the end of June 2011, said last week that she plans to move to uptown Kingston with her husband, Paul Boulay, a Kingston school district teacher, and their daughters, Tori and Suzy.


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