Shandaken zoning officer getting tough with violators

By Jay Braman Jr.
There are a couple of extreme cases of law enforcement these days in Shandaken. Not of the police variety, but of the type that occurs when people ignore the towns zoning laws.

Red Cross Blood Drive at Frost Valley YMCA

Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, May 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Margetts Lodge.

Holiday Treasure Express planning includes parade, other festivities

Building on the success of last year’s Holiday Treasure Express campaign to boost holiday sales for local retailers, organizers are planning a kick-off parade and celebration in Margaretville for November 29.

Relay for Life fund-raiser Friday in Delhi

All cancer survivors are invited to celebrate their triumph over cancer by participating in an inspirational “Survivors’ Lap” to open the Relay For Life. The survivor ceremony begins at 6 p.m. on April 25 at the American Legion Field in Delhi.

High fire hazard warning in Delaware County


By Jill Ribich

New York has begun its fire season and it will continue through September 15, according to a fire management report by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). 

DEP, county to explore options for recreation on NYC reservoirs


By Matthew J. Perry

The Catskills’ water reservoirs, for years available to fishermen in rowboats, may soon offer greater opportunities for recreation.  

Shandaken hammers out new building law; cell phone tower rules eased by town board


By Jay Braman Jr.

The Shandaken Town Board adopted a local law covering the administration and enforcement of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code following a public hearing that yielded little input from the audience.

The town’s new law was passed following public input on April 7. 

New spring schedule announced at eCenter


The Delaware County eCenter announces its spring schedule of classes.  New to the schedule are classes on the basic Principles of Adobe Photoshop taught by Fred Harris of Aleph & Co. of Delhi and an interactive business course “Delivering Excellent Customer Service,” led by Ellen Fauerbach of Denver.

Women's events, hunter safety on Sporting Weekend schedule


A Spring Sporting Weekend at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville from Friday, April 18 to Sunday, April 20 will include a two-day Hunter Safety Course as well “Women in the Outdoors” programming.

Editorial: Time for a Solution

The “Dollar Store Debate” in the Village of Margaretville has taken on a life of its own in recent months.
The heart of the matter has been whether a village zoning amendment should be made to allow for the construction of new retail space in Margaretville’s commercial zone.

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