Auxiliary goal: 500 members by year end

   Margaretville — The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center is seeking to boost its membership to 500 by year’s end. Individuals and businesses can join the auxiliary with a minimum contribution of $5. Full Story

Route 28 communities finally get 500K grant

   By Jay Braman Jr. The Central Catskills Region got some good news for a change last week when $500,000 in state funding, which many thought would never be seen due to the seemingly endless fiscal crisis, arrived unexpectedly after a three-year wait. Full Story

A full weekend of entertainment at RAG

   The Roxbury Arts Group is kicking off the holiday season with a full weekend of seasonal fun. Full Story

Assembly OKs moratorium on gas hydrofracking

   By Brian Sweeney A six-month moratorium on the use of “hydrofracking” drilling for the extraction of natural gas was approved Monday by the New York State Assembly. Full Story

Here's the Scoop: Dec. 1, 2010

   You’re nice! The old saying tells us, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” For most of us, maybe. Full Story

Community rallies in support of Belleayre

   By Jay Braman Jr. Full Story

Area Police News: Dec. 1, 2010

   A Fleischmanns father was arrested by state police last week Tuesday and charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child after his teenage son suffered a drug overdose while the two were allegedly snorting crushed prescription medicat Full Story

Cora Felter

   Cora Felter, 77, a resident of county Route 36, Margaretville, died at her home on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. She was born March 29, 1933 in Blenheim, the daughter of Harry and Ada Keith. Full Story

100-acre logging project on tap for Oliverea

   By Jay Braman Jr. Several miles up into the Oliverea Valley, at the head of what is known as Little Peck Hollow Road, sits a 100-acre chuck of land owned by the Upper Esopus Fish and Game Club. Full Story

Mabel George

   Mabel S. George, 93, of Arkville, passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville. She was born April 1, 1917 in Allaben, the daughter of Ralph and Blanche (Colwell) VanKeuren. Full Story