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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

Mother and son charged in local liquor store robbery

A Margaretville man and his mother have been arrested in connection with a smash and grab burglary that happened at approximately 11:40 p.m. on January 14 at the Margaretville Liquor Store.
State police say they have charged Jason P. Tanzer, 30, and his mother, Lisa Tanzer, 52, both of 672 Main Street.
Police say that the burglary incident was first reported to them by Jason Tanzer, who allegedly told them that he happened across the broken window as he was walking home from Margaretville Hospital and that he had no idea who broke the window of how it happened.


Shandaken board seeks the right consultant for Belleayre project review

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Shandaken Planning Board is conducting interviews with planning and engineering firms to find one best suited to act as the board’s consultant in the upcoming review of the Belleayre Resort.
Stuart Mesinger, vice president in charge of community planning for the Chazen Companies, made a personal appearance before the planning board last Wednesday to discuss the resort project and how his firm would be able to work with the planners during their review.


Home Goods to close after a fabulous and fabled 18-year run

By Brian Sweeney
Dorothy Maffei, who has operated Home Goods of Margaretville for nearly 18 years, has announced that she is retiring from the business.
Dorothy recently sent the news of the store’s closing to her patron list. She is currently selling out remaining stock and the last day of her operating the store will be Sunday, Feb. 2. The shop owner is planning to relocate to Massachusetts, but said she’s hopeful that arrangements will be finalized to transfer ownership of the store.


New X-ray machine debuts at Margaretville Hospital

Margaretville Hospital has added a new GE Proteus X-ray Machine which was formally unveiled at a January 15 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

New X-ray machine is here: Margaretville Hospital has added a new GE Proteus X-ray Machine which was formally unveiled at a January 15 ribbon-cutting ceremony. Radiology Manager Roberta Scism was in charge of the ribbon cutting. Shown from left are Board Member Jenny Liddle, HealthAlliance Chief Operating Officer Robert Seidman, Auxiliary President Susan McLean, Margaretville Hospital Executive Director Sandra Horan, Board Member Art Martello, Board Chair Carey Wagner and Board Member Fred Margulies. — Photo by Dick SanfordNew X-ray machine is here: Margaretville Hospital has added a new GE Proteus X-ray Machine which was formally unveiled at a January 15 ribbon-cutting ceremony. Radiology Manager Roberta Scism was in charge of the ribbon cutting. Shown from left are Board Member Jenny Liddle, HealthAlliance Chief Operating Officer Robert Seidman, Auxiliary President Susan McLean, Margaretville Hospital Executive Director Sandra Horan, Board Member Art Martello, Board Chair Carey Wagner and Board Member Fred Margulies. — Photo by Dick Sanford


Jay Jacobs to be honored at 28th Snowball

By Jay Braman Jr.
It’s Snowball time again in the Belleayre Region, where every year the state-owned ski center plays host to the annual black tie get together that not only raises funds for the Belleayre Music Festival, but also provides a classy chance to honor someone that has been a friend of the mountain.
The ball, this year held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 in the Overlook Lodge, will honor Jay Jacobs, director of Timberlake Camp in the Greene County Town of Lexington.


Superbowl goalposts built by Delhi company

By Cheryl Petersen
Approximately 110 million people will stop what they are doing to watch the National Football League’s Super Bowl Game on February 2. Up to 92,700 of those fans will be seated at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Otherwise, the game will be watched on screens and monitors around the country.


Roxbury General Store opens to appreciative neighbors

By Cheryl Petersen
A general store replete with practical, striking, and lovely items for sale to the public held its opening day Saturday. Paper lining the store-front windows came down and the doors opened. “The store is a wonderful addition to Roxbury,” said Helen Faraci, a lifelong resident.


Properly Chilled?

Chilled crossing guard: Photo by Dick SanfordChilled crossing guard: Photo by Dick Sanford

Crossing Guard Janice Armstrong of Andes, had the right idea, as she wisely layered herself against those balmy -2 degree temperatures on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Like the rest of us, we're sure she was very happy to get back to "room temperature."


Belleayre resort support strong at Middletown hearing

A large crowd — most solidly in favor of the proposed Belleayre Resort — turned out for Thursday’s Middletown Planning Board public hearing on the project.
Approximately 75 people were in attendance at the Middletown Town Hall to express their opinions on the planned resort in Highmount. The project, first proposed in 1999, currently includes two hotels, lodging units, a spa and a golf course. If approved, the Belleayre Resort would be built in both the Towns of Shandaken and Middletown. The Middletown portion would primarily include the golf course and related structures.


Margaretville Liquor store break-in: not your typical burglary

By Joe Moskowitz

Margaretville Liquor vandalized: Photo by Joe MoskowitzMargaretville Liquor vandalized: Photo by Joe Moskowitz

The Margaretville Liquor Store on Main Street was burglarized early Tuesday morning and the person who did it may have been thoughtful enough to call the storeowner in order to prevent any further losses.
Storeowner Steve Yaekel said that he got a phone call at home at about 12:30 a.m. from someone who told him that the one of the store’s front windows had been broken out.

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