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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

Dance-A-Thon a big hit for MMH

Dance-A-Thon a big hit for MMH

By Jill Ribich
The house was rocking on Saturday night when the Margaretville Memorial Hospital hosted the second annual Dance-A-Thon to raise funds for the operation of the hospital complex. About 150 people gathered at Belleayre Ski Center to dine, dance and have a hot time on a cold winter night.


Catskill WoodNet ties in with Pure Catskills brand

Catskill WoodNet ties in with Pure Catskills brand

Catskill WoodNet, a regional collaboration of woodworkers, artisans and sawmills, has announced the launch of the Pure Catskills brand for local wood products.


Roscoe ends sectional bid for Margaretville girls; Roxbury, Hunter boys to meet for title

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By John Bernhardt
With their backs to the wall, the Margaretville girls’ basketball season was on the line. The Lady Blue Devils needed a three-game sweep during the final week of the season to qualify for the Section IV Playoffs. After winning back-to-back Delaware League contests over Stamford and Windham, a late Blue Devil rally came up short, ending their season on the short side of a 47-43 decision against Roscoe on Saturday night.


M-ARK Project now MARK Group as part of 30th anniversary changes

The M-ARK Project, a fixture in the region for parts of four different decades, will kick off its 30th anniversary this year with a name change, a new logo, a new website and a gala event in May to honor the group’s founders.


Friends of Bobcat hope to review Andes ski center

Friends of Bobcat hope to review Andes ski center

Group seeks input to help redevelop historic ski area

By Brian Sweeney
Nearly 200 people who are interested in the return of skiing and other activities to Bobcat Ski Center in Andes turned out for a public meeting Saturday at the ski area.


Communities seeking best way to spend $500,000 in local "smart growth" money

Funds are targeted to improvements along Route 28

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Catskill Center for Conservation and Devel-opment is trying to form a new alliance between several communities along the Route 28 corridor to hash out ideas for how to use a $500,000 state-fund earmarked for the area.


Slain trooper's widow files $100 million suit against St. Lawrence County

Probation department destroyed warrant for Travis Trim months before tragedy that killed trooper and fugitive gunman in farmhouse shootout

By Brian Sweeney


Auxiliary earns over $107,000 for MMH, Mountainside; Adams succeeds Austin as president

Auxiliary earns over $107,000 for MMH, Mountainside; Adams succeeds Austin as president

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Memorial Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center raised more than $107,000 in 2007, it was reported at the organization’s recent annual meeting.
Arkville resident Sue Adams, who will be president of the organization for the next two years, began her duties at the meeting.


Arkville Fire Department elects 2008 officers; activity report shows 67 calls

The Arkville Fire Department recently held its election of officers for 2008.
Robert Sweeney was reelected fire chief; Noel Amundsen, first assistant chief; Tom Roberts, second assistant chief; Ashton Sanford, captain; Israel Rivera, lieutenant; Claude Pitt, fire police chief; Andy Straut, safety officer and Connie Spielman, infection control officer.


Burroughs documentary to be shown at Roxbury Library's Tuesday Forum

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By Diane Galusha
A new documentary detailing the life and work of nature writer John Burroughs will be screened Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. at the regular meeting of Tuesday Forum at Roxbury Library.


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