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EARTH DAY – The Arc of Delaware County and The Catskill Forest Association held an Earth Day program at Catskill Recreation Center Tuesday morning. Margaretville Central School students and program participants from The Arc of Delaware County joined in and planted six apple trees with Steve Finkle from The Arc and others from the Catskill Forest Association. The students were […]

Petition to dissolve Fleischmanns rejected; no vote to be held

Board moves ahead with budget

Fleischmanns will remain an incorporated village after it reviewed and rejected a petition that called for a referendum to dissolve the municipality which was spearheaded by William Hrazanek. “We’re at the point where we reviewed the petition and we’ve rejected it. It does not meet the standards of the law,” said Village Trustee Larry Reilly in an interview last week. […]

New Kingston sewer situation up in the air; residents speak

The Middletown Town Board held a lengthy public hearing related to adopting a New Kingston Sewer District Sewer Use Law which would govern the hamlet’s sewer district wastewater collection system and treatment facility should the system be approved by voters. Supervisor Pat Davis and Councilman Ken Taylor were both absent from the April 10 hearing and meeting where the project […]

Margaretville art students show off skills in State-wide competition

The artistic prowess of Margaretville Central School students was on full display when its high school and middle school teams competed and took home awards at the 37th Olympics of Visual Arts in Saratoga Springs in early April. Margaretville’s high school Graphic Design team won “Most Creative Overall K-12” in its category while the middle school Photography Team placed third […]

Hotel veterans acquire Alpine Inn

Will re-invest in Oliverea site

The Alpine Inn, a landmark tourism property in the Big Indian/Oliverea Valley for more than three-quarters of a century, will begin the next chapter of its life when new owners re-imagine the iconic site for a new generation of visitors. Seasoned hotel developer Phil Hospod and innovative innkeeper and designer Lyon Porter announced the acquisition of the 27-room Oiverea landmark […]

Communities to collaborate on grant applications

Budin returns to Village Board

An effort at community collaboration that might had garnered $10 million in grant funding for the region hit a snag this week after presentation of the initiative at the April meeting of the Margaretville Village Board. Director of the MARK Project Peg Ellsworth raised the prospect of having the village collaborate with the Town of Roxbury to compete for $10 […]


The Margaretville Fire Department (MFD) will join hundreds of others around the state this week in RECRUIT/NY an initiative of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York to help identify new members for volunteer fire departments. The program, “Is there a fire in you?” will see MFD open its doors to the public for the entire day on […]


The Roxbury Community Easter Egg Hunt was enjoyed by even the youngest of those in attendance such as this adorable area youth who was on the hunt for Easter Eggs. Photo by Taylor Day.

Fleischmanns businessman re-invests in community

Fleischmanns Main Street will get a big boost this summer when Naran “Lalo” Patel improves and expands the grocery story he has operated there since 2006. Roxbury real estate broker Ron Kutkiewicz announced recently that Patel had purchased the property he previously leased for 13 years, making reinvestment in the store and the community it serves more viable. Patel told […]


NARAN “LALO” PATEL, right has purchased the Main St., Fleischmanns building that houses his grocery and liquor stores and the Fleischmanns Post Office. ROI Real Estate Broker Ron Kutkiewicz helped Patel close the deal which will allow the expansion of offerings at the market Patel has operated since 2006. Contributed photo.

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