Bovina highway garage is sinking, town board ponders repair costs

By Cheryl Petersen
Repairs to a sinking highway garage, tree and limb removal from Brushland Cemetery, and a water-rate increase for the hamlet kept the town board occupied at its monthly meeting on September 10.
The highway garage has been sinking and the council pondered payment options with a sense of urgency. “The garage needs to be fixed this year,” said Supervisor Molé.

Grand celebration was held for a baby grand piano in Bovina

By Cheryl Petersen
Last fall, the congregation at the United Presbyterian Church in Bovina Center set a goal. They decided to replace the church’s upright piano with a baby grand. Funds were raised, pianos were researched, and an Essex baby grand was delivered on June 6. The Reverends Garrett and Marena Vittorio Schind­ler welcomed the new piano.

IN TUNE — Revs. Garrett and Marena Vittorio Schindler at Bovina’s United Presbyterian Church. — Photo by Chery PetersenIN TUNE — Revs. Garrett and Marena Vittorio Schindler at Bovina’s United Presbyterian Church. — Photo by Chery Petersen

Quick moving storm wreaks havoc in Bovina

Fortunately, no injuries resulted from a fast-moving thunderstorm that rolled through the western part of the county shortly after midnight on Wednesday. The 60-mile-an-hour winds were a death toll for many trees and took out power for hours. — Photos by Dick Sanford

Goat farming grows more popular and Glenanore Farms leads the way

By Cheryl Petersen
Donna and Mike Noonan, owners of Glenanore Farms, hosted a farm visit last week, offered through the Delaware County Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Watershed Agricultural Council. A dozen interested attendees networked and shared tricks of the meat-goat trade that is on the rise.
Mike Noonan of Bovina with his Boer goats.Mike Noonan of Bovina with his Boer goats.

DEC officer kills bear in Bovina

Bovina — On Thursday afternoon, April 17, a DEC Wildlife staff member killed a bear on Lee Hollow Road in the Town of Bovina that was attempting to enter a structure that contained honey. DEC officials believed that it was same bear that had previously entered the structure and destroyed approximately 120 pounds of honey.
The staff person attempted to scare the bear away but was unsuccessful.
The last-resort killing of nuisance bears is allowable under New York State Environmental Conservation Law § 11-0523.

Brushland Eating House coming to Bovina

By Cheryl Petersen
Menu planning, equipment installation, and woodworking are all occurring simultaneously at 1927 Main Street in Bovina Center.
"The goal is to open ‘Brushland Eating House’ this coming May,” said Sohail Zandi, the building’s new owner. But, between the warmer weather and Zandi’s easygoing stride, we discover the doors are already open. “I love meeting the people here as they walk by,” added Zandi.

Bovina board asked to revisit its residential wind turbine ban

By Cheryl Petersen
The hard winter escalated the problem of plowing snow on county Route 6 through Bovina Center this year, initiating a response by the town board. A change order was reviewed concerning the Bovina bridge project. And, residents asked the board to revisit the ban on wind turbines in the town, all at the town board’s meeting last week.

Fruit stand boundaries among concerns at Bovina town meeting

By Cheryl Petersen
A large crowd of Bovina residents filled the chairs in the warm Community Center during the town’s regular meeting.
Privilege of the floor was granted to Steve Burnett, owner of Burnett Farms. Steve told everyone he and his wife have a well-designed fruit stand near their farm that is apparently on town property and has been viewed by other residents as a liability to the town.

Every day is Valentine's for the Barnharts of Bovina

By Cheryl Petersen
Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone for Lillian and Robert Barnhart, but the day was just as special as every other day of the year.
“We don’t get each other presents on holidays,” said Lillian (Lilly) Barnhart, from her home in Bovina. “It feels good just to know we love one another every day.”

Bovina Road bridge reopened after flood repair

By Cheryl Petersen
There was good news at the Bovina Town Board’s regular meeting last week. The bridge on Bovina Road has been re-opened and water rates for commercial property owners will decrease in 2014. The council also selected new carpet for the stage flooring at the Bovina Community Hall and celebrated retiring Councilman Charles McIntosh’s 16 years of service on the board.

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