Arkville Head Start cuts back but opens doors

By Joe Moskowitz
The 2013 school year didn’t start until September 11 for some young students.
Wednesdy was the beginning of life in a classroom for three-year-olds who are too young for the big school, and four-year-olds whose parents like the idea of giving them a ”Head Start.”

CWC approves funding for Arkville park's septic issue

By Joe Moskowitz
The owner of an Arkville mobile home park, who is accruing fines at the rate of $250 a day in connection with the park’s failed septic system, will probably not have to pay those fines. And, he is going to receive thousands of dollars from the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) in previously denied help to solve the park’s septic issues.

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

AT&T set to join Arkville tower

By Joe Moskowitz
AT&T, America’s second largest wireless phone provider is about to become the second company to go on air in the Margaretville and Arkville areas.

AT&T spokesperson Ellen Webner told the Catskill Mountain News that service should begin by the end of July. Work on the site began Thursday, May 23. The antennas will share a tower owned by SBA communications of Boca Raton, FL. Verizon began providing cell and mobile Internet service from the tower, located above county Road 38 in Arkville, over the winter.

New owners start fresh at Arkville Country Market

By Brian Sweeney
The Arkville Country Market, a gas station and convenience store, has reopened under new ownership.

Bovina Center resident Jay Renner recently purchased the Route 28 property (across from the Delaware & Ulster Railroad). He, along with several family members, began operating the business last week.

Jay said that having gasoline and diesel available was a top priority and those products are currently being offered. Inside the convenience store, inventory is arriving daily and he expects the shelves to soon be fully stocked with a wide assortment of items.

Award winning D & U rolls this weekend

Arkville — On Memorial Day weekend, the Catskill Mountains come back to life as the Delaware & Ulster Railroad cars chug out of the station once again for a season of fun and adventure.
Whether you're a mountain regular or a first time visitor, you haven't truly experienced authentic mountain life until you and your family enjoy a ride on the rails. One hundred years ago, the old "Up and Down" was a vibrant network, connecting farm families with commerce, news and the outside world.

Work underway for Arkville backup well

By Joe Moskowitz
Work is now underway on the final phase of the new water system for the hamlet of Arkville. The pump house at the old well on Pavilion Road was torn down recently and the site is being prepared for a new pump house.

AFD members honored for volunteer services

Staff report
The Arkville Fire Department held its Annual Dinner on April 6 at the Colonial Inn in Pine Hill.
Several department members were honored for their years of service. Robert Sweeney was presented a plaque commemorating his 40-plus years of membership and 25 years as fire chief.
Connie Spielman and Charlene Bode were each given a pin marking their 30 years of service to the AFD.

The other anniversary award presented at the dinner went to Curtis Earl who received a pin marking five years of department membership.

Arkville cell tower nears completion

Staff Report
Construction of a much anticipated cell tower is nearing completion in Arkville.
The tower went up rather quietly over the course of the last few weeks. Verizon, which is the wireless carrier, hopes to be able to put the tower to use in December. Permanent cell phone service for the Town of Middletown appears to be just weeks away.

“We’re going to be putting our equipment on that site hopefully by the end of the year,” said John O’Malley, the company spokesperson. “We’re waiting for electricity and land-line service as well.”

Cowdome to host pop-up market

Arkville — The Arkville Cowdome is mooving into the holiday shopping business. On Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., the Cowdome will be the site of a pop-up market.

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