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DEEP STUFF — Firefighters from Grand Gorge and Hobart traveled to the Buffalo area last week to assist local communities with efforts to cope with up to seven feet of snow that buried the area from several lake-effect storms. — Contributed photo

Long delayed e-center back on track in Margaretville

By Brian Sweeney
The long-delayed establishment of an eCenter business incubator on Main Street, Margaretville is expected to soon get back on track.

Delaware County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Executive Director Glenn Nealis told the News this week that work to finish the project is expected to begin by late winter.


Snow days melting away for local schools

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Onteora School District has already used up its allotment of snow days for the current school year. Any more cancellations due to weather must be made up by shortening spring vacation, lengthening the school year, or eliminating other holidays that students were scheduled to have off.


Intentional feeding of bears now a violation

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By Jay Braman Jr.
Just when you thought that it was bad enough that bears in the region wreak havoc on your property when they raid your garbage and bird feeders, you can now face charges as a result.


Sewer Use Law outlined in Middletown report

Staff report
A report on enforcement actions related to the Town of Middletown / Village of Margaretville Sewer Use Law was presented at the town’s January meeting.


Local jeweler still gem at 95

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By Brian Sweeney
As a young man, diamonds — the baseball variety — were the top priority in Tone Locasto’s life. As it has for countless men and women, war changed Tone’s plans.


Ulster County sues DEP over Esopus discharging

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By Jay Braman Jr.
Stating that the New York City Department of Envi- ronmental Protection (DEP) is showing a blatant disregard for both the environment and the health, safety and the welfare of local residents, Ulster County Executive Mike Hein has announced a notice of claim to sue the DEP for discharging muddy water from the Ashokan Reservoir into the lower Esopus Creek.


Long Island teen killed in Windham skiing accident

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By Brian Sweeney
An 18-year-old Long Island girl was killed in a ski accident on Windham Mountain Sunday morning.
A press release issued by the mountain indicated that Erin Clare Malloy-McArdle was skiing on a trail marked as “more difficult,” when she lost control at high speed and left the trail. Ms. Malloy-McArdle was reportedly a novice skier.


Belleayre Snowball marks Silver Anniversary

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By Jay Braman Jr.
The Belleayre Snowball, the region’s biggest and brightest wintertime society bash, will mark its 25th anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m., with a jubilee celebration and at the same time honor Ken Pasternak, Fleischmanns’ favorite son, with a Spirit of the Catskills Award.


Wastewater treatment put into service in Boiceville

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By Jay Braman Jr.


Staten Island brothers killed in Grand Gorge accident

By Brian Sweeney
Two brothers from Staten Island died Thursday night after their car plunged into an icy pond outside of Grand Gorge.

Brothers Paul Campione III, 38, of Port Richmond and Christopher Campione, 33, of Tompkinsville, were pronounced dead at Margaretville Hospital, despite heroic efforts by emergency personnel.


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