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Part of the VW Parts Inc. complex at the intersection of Wagner Avenue and Main Street, Fleischmanns went up in flames late Tuesday afternoon. More photos in our front page story.— Photo by Brian Sweeney

Margaretville planners recommend zoning change that would allow for new retail building construction

Village board expected to vote on proposal at March meeting

By Brian Sweeney
The Margaretville Planning Board has recommended that the village board approve a zoning amendment change that would allow new retail buildings to be constructed within the municipality. If approved by the village board, the zoning change would pave the way for a Family Dollar store to be built adjacent to the post office.

Eminent domain started for village bulkhead access

By Brian Sweeney
The Village of Margaretville is moving ahead with eminent domain proceedings to obtain a small parcel needed to gain access to the village bulkhead for repair work.
The bulkhead is located at the junction of the East Branch of the Delaware River and the Binnekill stream.

State trims Belleayre trail plans; many disappointed with switch

By Jay Braman Jr.
For what may be the first time, opponents and supporters of the proposed Belleayre Resort have something in common. Key players from both sides are disappointed over the news that the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), which operates Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, has dropped a major element, three miles of new trails on the eastern side, known as the Cathedral Glen section of the mountain, from the highly-publicized $45 million expansion plan for the facility.

DEC releases final plan for Belleayre Resort review

By Jay Braman Jr.
The much-anticipated final scoping document for the environmental reviews of two major development projects on the western edge of Ulster County, one a private plan for a resort complex and the other a public plan to expand the state-owned Belleayre Mountain Ski Center and attach it to the resort, has been released.

Paws for the Cause Rummage Sale to benefit HCHS


Whether you’re looking to clear a closet or fill it with something nearly new, look no further than the Paws for the Cause Rummage Sale on Saturday, March 29 to benefit the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society.

"Fishing History" talk is March 15 at Fairview Library

“Fins and Flies: A History of Fishing in the Catskills,” an illustrated talk by angling experts Ed and Judy Van Put, will be held Saturday, March 15, just two weeks before the opening of fishing season.

Roxbury supervisor favors wind power, but will let the process run its course

By Julia Green
More than 20 years of service in the political arena has taught Roxbury Town Supervisor Tom Hynes to let his supporting governmental agencies do their jobs. Although Hynes does not hesitate to express his personal opinion in favor of the installation of a wind farm along the Moresville Ridge when asked, he is content to stay on the sidelines and allow the agencies involved to shoulder the responsibility of the decision-making process.

"The Truth About Cinderella" will be revealed at Andes show

Fairy tale adaptations have become a popular literature genre. Adaptations are built around an original fairy tale but altered in some way. Characters may be changed, the language may be simplified, or the story line might be modified.

"Curator's Choice" show opens at Chace-Randall

"Curator's Choice" show opens at Chace-Randall

Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery presents “Curator’s Choice,” a group exhibition by the gallery’s permanently exhibiting artists from March 8 to May 4. A reception for the artists is scheduled for Saturday, March 8 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Phoenicia Hotel is purchased by local investor Declan Feehan


Development plans may be dependent upon sewer project

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Phoenicia Hotel, which burned down last July, has been sold. The purchaser is local businessman Declan Feehan, who had been in negotiations with the previous owner for years before finally closing on the property last Wednesday.

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