Fleischmanns plans new village square

Staff report
Fleischmanns will soon have a new village green, a place where people can meet, with food and phones, and a community bulletin board. 

This new public square will provide shelter and welcome to visitors, and parking for 70 cars. 
Funding for the renovation of the centrally located village parking lot into a new landscaped village square is to be provided by MARK’s Main Street Renewal Program.

Fleischmanns names Pascarella new mayor

By Jay Braman Jr.
After two months of being without a chief executive officer, Fleischmanns has a mayor again but its village board is now short one trustee.

In a reversal of their position last Thursday, village trustees Harriet Grossman and Fred Woller agreed to appoint Deputy Mayor Todd Pascarella to the top spot. The two trustees had previously blocked the appointment, insisting that the village could function just fine without a mayor until next year’s election.

Looking ahead

Rehabilitation funding provides lift for Fleischmanns

By Brian Sweeney
Portions of the Fleischmanns community are getting a facelift thanks to an ongoing funding assistance program.

To date, 11 buildings are scheduled or have received some level of rehabilitation as part of the New York Main Street Program, which was begun in 2010.

The program is being administered through the MARK Project, an Arkville-based community economic development and technical assistance organization.

Wollman, Grossman win re-election

By Pauline Liu
The 153 ballots cast in last Tuesday’s Fleischmanns village election for two trustee positions were recounted on Thursday at the request of one of the challengers. 

When it was all over, four ballots, which had been filled out incorrectly, were thrown out and the recount didn’t change the outcome of the four-way race.  The incumbents, Harriet Grossman and Fred Woller, were re-elected. They will begin their new two-year terms on April 1.  The final tally was; 48 votes for Grossman, 41 for Woller, 33 for Larry Reilly, and 25 for Martin Morales.

Wadler Bros. plan moves across Route 28

By Brian Sweeney
Wadler Bros. building supply company is planning to relocate to the south side of Route 28, just outside the Village of Fleischmanns.

The company has closed on a deal to purchase 75 acres of vacant land on the opposite side of Route 28, not far from the current Wadler’s location. The parcel, which was owned by Halcott Center resident Pete Ballard, extends from near the village line to just east of Toppi Road.

Sweet results for Fleischmanns Maple Fest

By Pauline Liu
Fleischmanns’ three-day celebration of the region’s maple syrup producing tradition was a deliciously sweet experience for those who participated. It was the first maple festival in the village to be sponsored by the group, Fleischmanns First. The fund-raising event raised more than $1,500 for the organization.

The festival kicked-off last Friday afternoon with the crowning of the Maple Princesses. Each of the six girls who participated took home a crown

Fleischmanns Election Results

The following are the General Village Election Results for March 20, 2012:

Harriet L. Grossman 49

Fred Woller 43

Larry Reilly 35

Martin Morales 26

Fleischmanns Maple Fest promises sweet day of fun

Fleischmanns — Three days of sweet fun will be on tap at the Fleischmanns First Maple Festival Weekend from Friday-Sunday, March 23-25.

The official weekend kickoff event will be the crowning of the Maple Queen on Friday, March 23 at 4 p.m. on the steps of the Skene Library on Main Street.

Saturday’s action gets underway with a chicken barbecue — complete with maple glaze — hosted by the Fleischmanns Fire Department. Barbecued chicken will be available at the firehall starting at 11 a.m.

Baking contest

Fleischmanns Supermarket boosts inventory

By Pauline Liu
At the Fleischmanns Supermarket on Main Street in Fleischmanns, there are signs of change. The store shelves, that were not always full before, are now packed with groceries. There’s plenty of pet foods, organic bread and even a large shelf full of over-the-counter medications. 

No Fleischmanns mayor after vote falters

By Jay Braman Jr.
At a special meeting Monday night, the Fleischmanns Village Board failed to appoint a mayor to replace Dave Morell, who resigned that post a week ago.

The action, or lack of action, surprised Deputy Mayor Todd Pascarella, who expected to become Morell’s replacement that evening.

Trustee Ben Fenton made a motion that Pascarella be appointed mayor, to serve out the rest of Morell’s term, which expires in March 2013.

But neither trustees Harriet Grossman or Fred Woller would give Fenton’s motion a second.

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