First Day of School

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MIXED FEELINGS — Peyton Cortese gives a reassuring hug to her little sister, Jenna, as she gets set for the first day of school at Roxbury last Thursday. Click on the photo to see more images of Roxbury's first day of school in our image galleries. — Photo by Dick Sanford

Coalition nears agreement with city over land buying

By Jay Braman Jr.
A special meeting of the Coalition of Watershed Towns will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at Margaretville Central School.


Missing man died of hypothermia; body not found for 2 days

By Jay Braman Jr.
Autopsy results have determined that a 20-year-old Pennsylvania man died of hypothermia after he went missing in the woods last week Monday in Shandaken.

The results, released on Thursday by the Ulster County Medical Examiner’s Office, show no evidence of foul play, according to police.


Halcott Center resident wins $1 million

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By Brian Sweeney
A Halcott Center resident recently scored a million-dollar payday in the New York State Lottery.
Vicki Carpenter was on her way to work at the Covidien plant in Hobart two weeks ago when she stopped at the Smokers’ Choice store in Delhi and purchased a $5 “Million Dollar Bankroll” scratch-off lottery ticket. She then continued toward work.


Filtration system needed for Arkville water

Staff Report
The discovery of trace amounts of arsenic in new well for the Arkville Water District will make an extensive filtration system necessary.


Court reverses Fleischmanns Theater case in favor of village

The Village of Fleischmanns has won key legal proceeding that will allow the municipality to pursue foreclosure on the former Fleischmanns Theater building on Main Street.

A panel of five judges from Third Department of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York handed down a ruling on October 21 that overturned a Delaware County Court decision blocking the foreclosure.


Father Paul Catena to be installed as pastor Nov. 21

By Brian Sweeney
Father Paul Catena will be installed as pastor of the Sacred Heart Parish on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 9 a.m. mass at the Margaretville Catholic Church.


Middletown Comprehensive Plan receives public input

By Brian Sweeney
Community members offered a handful of comments on the draft Town of Middletown Comprehensive Plan at an October 26 public hearing. Approximately 30 people attended the hearing, with about a dozen audience members offering input to town board members.


Shandaken budget proposal shows about a 6% hike

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Shandaken Town budget for next year, may bring a tax increase of just a shave under six percent, but according to Supervisor Rob Stanley it could be even less depending on the results of a public hearing on the plan tonight (Wednesday.)

There may even have been a few changes for the better already made.


Route 28 to be called "Catskill Mountain Scenic Byway"

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By Jay Braman Jr.
The Central Catskills Collaborative (CCC) met Thursday and picked “Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway” as the new name for the 45-mile stretch of Route 28 from Hurley to Andes that they hope will receive a federal scenic byway designation.

The CCC, which serves as the scenic byway nomination committee, decided on the name through a process of elimination.


MCS School Board sets goals for district

By Brian Sweeney
The Margaretville Central School Board of Education has developed a seven-goal plan for the district to follow as a long-term “road map.”

The strategic planning tool was the result of several workshops attended by the board during the summer.


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