Weekend Highs

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LOOKING IT OVER — These young ladies were among the visitors at Belleayre Mountain’s Oktoberfest Fall Festival who enjoyed chair lift rides. A beautiful weekend and gorgeous foliage made for a nicely attended event. — Photo by Dick Sanford

Delaware Opportunities to distribute surplus food Aug. 27

Hamden — Delaware Opportunities will be conducting a distribution of surplus donated food to Delaware County residents on Friday, Aug. 27 starting at 11 a.m. until all food is distributed.


City challenges property assessments in Shandaken

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Town of Shandaken was informed this month that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has filed a lawsuit challenging this year’s tax assessments of parts of the wastewater systems in Pine Hill and Chichester.


Arkville man killed in one-car accident

Jordan Soderback, 19, of Arkville was killed in a one-car accident on Route 28 in Olive Tuesday afternoon, August 10. The driver of the vehicle, Erica Miller, 31, also of Arkville, was charged with driving under the influence of narcotics and endangering the welfare of a child.


AFD tanker truck damaged during pool-filling episode

By Dick Sanford
An Arkville Fire Department tanker truck was seriously damaged on Sunday evening, July 11 while it was being used by one of the department’s members to fill his swimming pool in Arkville.


DEP issues Phoenicia sewer ultimatum

By Jay Braman Jr.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has informed the Hamlet of Phoenicia that enough is enough after taking 13 years and $1.6 million to consider whether or not to build a municipal wastewater system.


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.


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