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SPA TREATMENT — After a 14-year review, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has ended its environmental review of the Belleayre Resort. Above, an artist’s rendition of the Highmount Spa Resort portion of the resort.

Margaretville Street Fair

Street Fair FineryStreet Fair Finery Courtney Spaulding assisted the Catskill Mountain Christian Center with its tradition of providing assorted paper hats at the Margaretville Street Fair on Saturday. More photos from the Street Fair are in the Image Gallery. — Photo by Dick Sanford


Joyce St. George to receive Citizenship Award

Joyce St. GeorgeJoyce St. GeorgeMargaretville — The Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center Board of Directors has selected Joyce St. George of New Kingston to receive  the Keene A. Roadman Hospital Citizenship Award. The award will be presented on October 16 at the Harvest Moon Ball which is sponsored by the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center.

Ms. St. George has served as a member of the Margaretville Hospital Board and Mountainside Residential Care Center, and held the position of board chair from 2005-2007.


Roxbury Site Plan Review Law under consideration

By Brian Sweeney
A proposed Site Plan Review Law for the Town of Roxbury will be the subject of a public hearing at the town hall on Monday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. The Site Plan Review Law has been modified from a version that was voted down by the board several years ago.


Roxbury’s Turn of the Century Day is Saturday

Turn of the Century DayTurn of the Century DayAll the old-time mountain fun of 1898 comes but once a year in Roxbury’s celebrated Turn of the Century Day festivities. This Saturday, Sept. 4 the entire family can enjoy vintage baseball, children’s crafts and games, a parade of fashion, vaudeville acrobats, spectacular fireworks at dusk, and as always, plenty of vintage victuals, including grilled sausage sandwiches, chicken barbecue, fruit pies and beer and wine for the grownups. 


OCS readies for new year; enrollment drop projected

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Onteora Central School District will start the 2010-2011 school year next short one school board member and with an interim superintendent. And, with fewer students than last year.
The Phoenicia Elementary School, which has traditionally had two kindergarten sections, will have only one this year due to a current enrollment of only 18 kids.


Catskill Interpretive Center kiosk dedicated in Mt. Tremper

Mount Tremper — Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannies, and other local officials today formally unveiled and dedicated the new Catskill Interpretive Kiosk site.


Anti-gas drilling rally September 8 in Delhi

Delhi — A group of Delaware County residents will hold an anti-gas drilling rally and march in Delhi on Wednesday, September 8 from 5-6 p.m. in front of the Delaware County Office Building on Courthouse Square before and during the county board of supervisors’ monthly meeting there. 


Area school districts prepping for new year

By Brian Sweeney
Final preparations are underway at area schools as they prepare for the opening of a new academic year.

Margaretville
The first day of classes at Margaretville Central School is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 7 with a full class schedule.

MCS teachers will report on September 1 for Superintendent's Conference Day One, where they will be trained on a new Student Management System called PowerSchool. On September 2, Superintendent’s Conference Day 2 will be held for all teachers and staff to review final preparations for the first day of school.


Re-Store

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEWSOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW
The design team of artist Grant Collier, above at left, student assistant Jacob Liberatore, at rear, and architect and project developer Andrew Williams chose a barber shop as the theme of their re-store design project. Featured in their design is a barber chair, in which Williams is sitting, that was used by longtime Roxbury barber Bob Cole.


Grand jury dismisses one abuse charge stemming from Phoenicia sexual assault

By Jay Braman Jr.
An Ulster County Grand Jury has dismissed charges of second-degree unlawful imprisonment and third-degree sexual abuse against a Phoenicia man but indicted another man in the same incident.
The charges against John Oakley, 45, of Phoenicia were dismissed, according to a grand jury report from District Attorney Holley Carnright’s office.


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