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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.

Belleayre supporters take message to Albany; group protests budget cuts at state-run mountain

Local residents also respond to complaints from officials in Greene County

By Julia Green
Over 120 supporters of the proposed Belleayre expansion joined Partners for Progress on buses bound for the state capital Thursday to meet with legislators to protest budget cuts, changes in expansion plans, and what the group calls “recent attacks” by privately-owned Hunter and Windham ski centers on the state-run Belleayre.


Crossroads says Empire Zone is a good deal for Shandaken

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By Jay Braman Jr.
The developers of the proposed Belleayre Resort say that a tax break plan they are now pursuing is more lucrative for the Town of Shandaken than the plan they were previously considering.


Wounded troopers honored at Delaware County Shields event

By Brian Sweeney
Two New York State Troopers who were shot last April in Margaretville have been honored by the Delaware County Shields.
Troopers Matthew Gombosi and Richard Mattson received special recognition plaques last Tuesday in a ceremony at the Olde Caledonia Restaurant in Delhi. The honored troopers were cited for their work last spring during a tragic series of events that took place April 24 and 25 near Margaretville.


Delaware County 911 system easily passes review

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County considering takeover of system that would increase Delaware’s budget by nearly $300,000

By Matthew J. Perry
Delaware County’s 911 and Public Safety Operations recently underwent a five-month review, and were judged to be unbroken and no threat to public safety.
But the system’s command structure and internal communications were declared problem areas in the same report.


Dance, Dance Revolution sweeping Margaretville, bringing new moves to physical education classes

By Julia Green
The physical education department at Margaretville Central School has deviated from the beaten track in terms of its curriculum. The newest craze that has taken MCS students by storm and taken technology in physical education to the next level is: a video game.


Roxbury hoops story

By John Bernhardt
Everything has to fall in place perfectly to move forward in New York State basketball tournament play. From the onset, things just didn’t fall Roxbury’s way Saturday night at SUNY Cortland. The Rockets’ season came to a close as they dropped a hard fought, 51-39, decision to Section III champion Sackets Harbor.


Margaretville voters tap Budin, Miller

By Brian Sweeney
A last-minute write-in campaign has resulted in Fred Miller and David Budin winning trustee positions on the Margaretville Village Board. The results did not become official until March 25, a week after the village election, when the ballots were recanvassed by the Delaware County Board of Elections.


MMH officials provide overview of hospital services and expansion

Hospital’s CEO, board president address seniors

By Julia Green
Margaretville Memorial Hospital (MMH) Executive Director Ed Morache and Board President Carey Wagner were guests of the Roxbury Senior Citizens’ Club on Tuesday where they spoke and answered questions about the future of the hospital and its services.
Following lunch, Morache started the discussion by immediately addressing rumors that the hospital was closing altogether.


Crossroads seeks Empire Zone status; 10 years of free NYS taxes could result

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By Jay Braman Jr.
Crossroads Ventures LLC, the company trying to gain approval to build a $400 million resort project on the Ulster/Delaware county border next to Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, is taking steps to have the project site declared an Empire Zone.


State officials downplay costs cited for Belleayre snowmaking

By Jay Braman Jr.
Recent allegations that state-owned Belleayre Mountain Ski is wasting money by making snow this late in the season are inaccurate according to the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).


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