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Father-and-daughter team Bob and Jenny Sobas from East Branch caught this five-pound brown from shore on a Krocodile Spoon last weekend. — Photo by Al Carpenter, Al’s Sport Store

Races shaping up for Town Elections

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By Brian Sweeney
A number of races are shaping up in town elections this fall, according to petition filings made last week with the Delaware County Board of Elections.

A breakdown of races by township shows the following filings made for party status by the July 13
deadline. Although some candidates have already filed their petitions to have their name appear on the Independent line on the ballot, the deadline for filing those petitions is August 20.

Andes
Longtime Supervisor Martin Donnelly, Republican, has filed a petition seeking another two-year term.


Shandaken election season begins

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By Jay Braman Jr.
With political party caucuses set for next month for both major parties in Shandaken, and a couple people already announcing plans to run, it’s officially election season in Shandaken.

Town Supervisor Rob Stanley, now in his second two-year term, has announced plans to run again on the Republican line, and so far, Town Democratic party leaders have yet to announce the names of anyone with plans to challenge the popular leader.


DEC raid 3 properties owned by VW Parts

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By Joe Moskowitz
Three properties owned by a Fleischmanns auto salvage and repair shop operator were raided by more than a dozen officers from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Tuesday morning.


Fun-filled Arkville Day on Saturday

By Brian Sweeney
Arkville Day promises a fun-filled event to help celebrate the Town of Middletown’s 250th anniversary on Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission is free to Arkville Day and more than 25 vendors offering various goods, food and entertainment will set up booths adjacent to the Arkville Firehall as well as on the grounds of the neighboring Maple House and the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development. A quilting open house will also be held in the Erpf Gallery.

Parade fun


Construction underway for Catskill Recreation Center

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By Brian Sweeney
Gold and silver shovels were firmly planted into the earth as Kingdon Gould Jr. and family members commemorated the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Catskill Recreation Center in Arkville.
About 100 community members turned out for the event on Monday afternoon at the project site on county Route 38. The Catskill Recreation Center will include an indoor pool and other amenities for public utilization. The building will cover about 18,000 square feet and is anticipated to cost approximately $4 million.


July 4 business boomed

By Joe Moskowitz
There may finally be light at the end of the long, dark economic tunnel. For the first time since the beginning of the Great Recession, several long suffering area businesses owners say that they hope that the downtrodden tourism industry has rebounded.


Groundbreaking July 8 for Catskill Recreation Center

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By Brian Sweeney
Groundbreaking for the Catskill Recreation Center in Arkville, featuring an indoor swimming pool, is planned for Monday, July 8 at noon.

Mary and Kingdon Gould Jr. and their family are building the project. Plans for the recreation center have been in development for years and Mr. Gould told the News he is thrilled that the building will soon start.


More filtration may be needed at Phoenicia Water District

By Jay Braman Jr.
A back up source for the Phoenicia Water District may need a filtration system in the future, causing officials to forge big plans for how to manage the upgrade.

Shandaken Supervisor Rob Stanley insisted Monday night that he does not want to put the tiny district into debt, but explained that the facility, known as the High Street Pump House, is not on a suitable piece of property to handle a filtration system.

Therefore, he said, he is looking into moving the system to “a higher location” but did not specify where that would be.


Delameter earns GOP backing in Supervisor's race

By Joe Moskowitz
Arkville resident Nelson Delameter has been officially endorsed by the Town of Middletown Republican Committee as its candidate for the office of town supervisor.

The endorsement is unusual because Delameter is a registered Democrat and will challenge incumbent Supervisor Marge Miller in the September Democratic Primary.

GOP Committee Chairman Chuck Freas says the committee took this “extraordinary step” because of questions about how Miller has performed in office, particularly in light of what he called her, “unauthorized modification of the sewer law.”


Llobet Medical makes Route 28 purchase

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By Joe Moskowitz
Dr. Paul Llobet is betting on an economic upturn in the area. He is also hedging his bets in case there is a change in his current professional situation.

Dr. Llobet, and his wife, Dr. Holly Llobet, own Llobet Medical Group, currently located on the Margaretville Hospital campus and in Kingston. Their medical offices here are located in the Palen Medical Building and that is where Dr. Llobet says he plans to stay.


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