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Mt. Tremper firemen douse sign project

By Jay Braman Jr.
The guys at the Mount Tremper Fire Company are mad.
Monday night several of them wrestled a large road sign into Shandaken Town Hall and dropped it at the doorway of Town Supervisor Peter DiSclafani, thus telling him in no uncertain terms that the sign, a new one announcing the hamlets of Mount Tremper and Mount Pleasant, was not welcome in their community.


DEP expedites flood repair permits

To assist landowners and local officials, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced Friday that it has authorized an emergency process to expedite flood repair work in Delaware County.


Delaware County art tour will be August 16

Delaware County has become a destination area for artists, and as a result, there are a growing number of galleries in every part of the county. On Saturday, Aug. 16, 13 galleries are collaborating in a countywide tour that will feature some of the most exciting and beautiful work in the region. Each gallery will be serving refreshments and creating a setting that will make this summer day of gallery hopping a very special one.


Business leaders pledge big gift to SUNY Delhi

Community and business leaders Richard and Marilyn Wickham of Delhi have pledged a major gift of $50,000 to fund new technology at SUNY Delhi’s Resnick Library and Learning Center. They say they were inspired by the library’s namesakes, Louis and Mildred Resnick, to offer their support.


Frost Valley YMCA Archery Shoot August 9

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA’s Outdoor Sporting Program will hold a 3-D Archery Shoot and Barbecue on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants of all ages are invited to test their skills on Frost Valley’s new 3-D course. The course features 28 lifelike targets that will challenge archers of all skill levels. The course is rearranged for every shoot, presenting different challenges for each event.


Delaware County Fair to open next Monday

The Delaware County Fair in Walton will open Monday and feature a demolition derby at 7 p.m.
Tuesday’s program will feature a free grandstand all day and night with the firefighters’ parade with bands at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday will be children’s day at the fair and the grandstand will feature modified truck and tractor pulling.


Broadcast notification plans utilized during flood period

By Matthew J. Perry
During the heavy rains of late July, the threat of flooding hovered over much of the Catskills—and a new automated phone service made sure that residents had the word. Delaware County has a grant-funded contract with Hyper-Reach, a Rochester broadcast notification service that provides software and phone banks that can reach thousands of households in the event or threat of any emergency.
The service went into action last Wednesday after heavy rains had already swelled county streams.


Landowners' coalition raises gas lease questions

By Matthew J. Perry
The majority of the seats were filled in the Delaware Academy auditorium on Thursday night in Delhi by landowners, concerned citizens and even a handful of land men working for gas companies.
Everyone was hungry for information, and two experts working with the Central New York Landowners Coalition (CNYLA,) which organized the meeting, supplied three hours worth on natural gas speculation, drilling and leasing. It was a scratch into the surface of an issue that could reconfigure—or scar—the face of Catskill mountain communities in the coming years.


SP reveals internal review on Brinkerhoff case

By Brian Sweeney
An internal investigation by the New York State Police has cleared all troopers of any wrongdoing in the accidental death of Trooper David Brinkerhoff in an April 2007 gunfight at a Margaretville farmhouse. The classified report was obtained by The New York Times under the Freedom of Information Law.
During a gun battle with fugitive Travis Trim, Trooper Brinkerhoff was killed by a shot to the back of the head from fellow Trooper Norville Yearwood. The troopers, part of an Elite Mobile Response Team, had stormed the farmhouse in search of Trim.


Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties continues growth with Stamford office

By Julia Green
The president and principal broker of Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties recently opened a new office in Stamford, upping his locations to three. The office, which was previously CB Lawrence Real Estate, was officially acquired in May and opened for business under its new owner last month.


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