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The spring romance season is in full swing for turkeys and these Toms offered a brilliant display as they tried to impress the females. — Photo by Brian Sweeney

No date set for replacement of Swart Street Bridge

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By Joe Moskowitz
Margaretville residents who have been waiting for a new bridge to replace the flood-damaged Swart Street span will have to continue to wait a little while longer.


Arkville Head Start cuts back but opens doors

By Joe Moskowitz
The 2013 school year didn’t start until September 11 for some young students.
Wednesdy was the beginning of life in a classroom for three-year-olds who are too young for the big school, and four-year-olds whose parents like the idea of giving them a ”Head Start.”


Non-watershed towns want help from CWT

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By Jay Braman Jr.
One could call it the Coalition of Non-Watershed Towns.
The towns of Ulster and Saugerties, along with the City of Kingston and the Village of Saugerties, are asking for help from the Coalition of Watershed Towns (CWT) in their long battle with the City of New York over the turbidity problem in the lower Esopus Creek.

However, none of these municipalities has land within the borders of the Catskill/Delaware Watershed.


Roxbury denies request to take on County sanding

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By Joe Moskowitz
The Roxbury Town Board heard from Highway Superintendent Stephen Schuman that he is going to have to deny a request from Delaware County Public Works Commissioner Wayne Reynolds, who wants the town to sand county roads.


WIOX owners seek sale to WSKG

By Joe Moskowitz
Faced with the daunting challenge of raising enough money to renew its broadcast license, Roxbury radio station manager Joe Piasek has asked the Roxbury Town Board, owners of the license, for permission to sell the two-year-old station to WSKG Public Radio and Television in Vestal.
WSKG and WIOX already have a relationship in which WSKG provides National Public Radio programming for the Roxbury radio station.


MCS & RCD enrollment nearly equal

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By Joe Moskowitz
It’s back to school time as classes opened last week at area schools
This year, there will be almost the same number of kids attending Margaretville Central School as there are at Roxbury Central School. MCS Superintendent Tony Albanese said that about 375 kids had registered for classes at MCS, including 13 pre-K kids, while at Roxbury, between 365 and 375 kids were expected to enroll. RCS Building Principal Eric Windover said that number included a record 19 pre-K students. The numbers at both schools are subject to final counts.


Miller wins Democratic primary

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Middletown Supervisor Marge Miller defeated challenger Nelson Delameter, 164 -44 in Democratic Primary voting on Tuesday.
Ms. Miller’s name will appear on the Democratic line in the November 5 general election. She will also run on the Independent line.
Mr. Delameter, who is trying to unseat the first-term supervisor, has previously received an endorsement for the Middletown Republican Party. His name will appear on the GOP line, as well as on the Independent line.


Miller, Delameter battle in Dem primary on Tuesday

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By Cheryl Petersen
Middletown Supervisor Marge Miller and Nelson Delameter will square off in a Democratic Primary next Tuesday, Sept. 10 with voting from noon-9 p.m.

The winner will earn the Democratic line for the general election on November 5. Regardless of the primary outcome, Mr. Delameter has received the endorsement of the town’s Republican Committee and will appear on the GOP ballot line. Both candidates also filed petitions to have their name appear on the Independent line in November’s voting.


Residents must reapply for basic STAR exemptions

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By Cheryl Petersen
The Delaware County Board of Supervisors received a quick lesson on how to apply for a Basic STAR property tax exemption before they voted to continue to expand the Delaware County emergency radio communications system and build bridges at their meeting last Wednesday.

Authorization was given to replace two pedestrian bridges in the Village of Fleischmanns, at a maximum combined amount payable of $437,500 and paid by FEMA.


Ulster County Executive calls or rewriting MOA

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By Jay Braman Jr.
Angry that mud issues in the lower Esopus Creek are not a part of the latest refinement of New York City’s Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD), Ulster County Executive Mike Hein wants the historic 1997 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Big Apple and over 50 upstate communities rewritten.


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