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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.

DEP, county to explore options for recreation on NYC reservoirs

 

By Matthew J. Perry

The Catskills’ water reservoirs, for years available to fishermen in rowboats, may soon offer greater opportunities for recreation.  


Mirabito Co. prepping village parcel for sale; Bridge Street property vacant since '96 flood

 

By Brian Sweeney

The owners of a vacant parcel at the entrance to Margaretville are offering the property for sale. 

The Sidney-based Mirabito Fuel Group has owned the Bridge Street property since the early 1990s, since purchasing the Margaretville Service Station. The business was destroyed by flooding in January 1996.


New Bovina highway garage gets green light from board

 

By Matthew J. Perry

The Bovina Town Board has voted unanimously to locate the town’s new highway garage on the site of the existing structure, on county Road 6, the hamlet’s Main Street. The vote took place last Wednesday at a board meeting following a public hearing, 


Halcottsville bridge plans stir troubled waters

 

 

Business owners, county officials spar over efforts to replace structure

 

By Julia Green

The sixth line item on last week’s Town of Middletown Town Board meeting wasn’t a surprise to anyone in attendance.


Fleischmanns tank plan meets fierce opposition

 

 

Need for water tank questioned at meeting; cost issue also raised

 

By Matthew J. Perry


Lawrence-Bauer leaving MARK; taking Emerson PR post

Joan Lawrence-Bauer, executive director of the MARK Group since 2004, will leave that agency in May to become the public relations director for the Emerson Resort and the Belleayre Resort according to officials at both organizations.‚ÄÇ
Crossroads Ventures (CRV) Managing Partner Dean L. Gitter announced this week that Paul Rakov, who has served as the company’s spokesperson since 2005, will be leaving for a post with a New York City PR firm that specializes in luxury travel. Gitter said Rakov had performed ably in a difficult post and was able to use his experience at the local resort to make a major advance in his PR career.


Brookside plans for new store by summer

Store running in temporary quarters after March 5 fire

By Brian Sweeney
The owner of Brookside Hardware in Margaretville, which was destroyed by fire on March 5, hopes a new store will be operational in a few months.
Will Finch told the News this week that he is awaiting signed building plans from an architect for a new store and warehouse. He said he has a contractor lined up and is hopeful that the new buildings can be completed in about 60 days. Even if that timeline is not met, “it will definitely be done this summer.”


CMN wins awards in NY press contest

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The Catskill Mountain News has won several awards in a number of categories in the New York Press Association’s (NYPA) annual Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were handed out last weekend at the NYPA’s spring convention that took place in Albany at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Sales manager Doris Warner and reporter Julia Green from the News’ staff attended the convention.


Belleayre phones down for more than two weeks

By Jay Braman Jr.
In case you are wondering, Belleayre Mountain Ski center has not disappeared.
Those who have called the state-run facility in the last two weeks may think otherwise. After dialing either the ski center’s toll free phone number or its regular phone number, the caller is informed that the number has been disconnected.
Why that is happening, and has been happening, remains a mystery. Unnamed sources say the central computer that runs the ski area’s phone system crashed and needs to be replaced.


Crossroads tax break plan tabled by Shandaken Board

By Jay Braman Jr.
They didn’t say yes and they didn’t say no, but by tabling a measure that would have implied that the Shandaken Town Board might support a plan to create some tax breaks for the yet to be approved Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park, the board said maybe.
Talk of creation of what is called an Empire Zone at the proposed site for the project dominated a four-hour board session Monday, and when all was said and done it was agreed that more information was needed and that there was no real rush for the board to make any decision.


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