Features and Upcoming Events

Annual Taste of the Town part of Winter Festival Week

By Jay Braman Jr.
The popular mid-winter event at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, known as “The Taste of the Town,” is once again being prepared for hungry ticket holders.

Communication key issue for Bovina planners

By Matthew J. Perry
Taking advantage of a light agenda Monday evening, members of the Bovina Planning Board discussed bureaucratic procedure with a representative of the Delaware County Planning Board, and used a proposed subdivision on Tunis Lake as a means to review communications between the board and the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA).

Middletown hears plans for trooper's memorial

By Julia Green
The Middletown Town Board held its regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the Middletown Town Hall. Board members and members of the public addressed a number of topics, including:

Phoenicia water rates could be flowing up

By Jay Braman Jr.
A dramatic reduction in water usage in Phoenicia has thrown the community’s water district’s cost formula out of whack, officials say. As a result, an increase in the cost of water for the district’s users can now be expected.
How much of an increase remains uncertain.

"Engaging the World" forum planned at Jay Gould church

“Engaging the World” Forum, where people of faith gather to look at and share thoughts on difficult issues of contemporary life, meets in the Chapel at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in Roxbury, the last Sunday in each month from 3-5 p.m.

Friends of Bobcat seek revival of popular Andes ski mountain

Public input welcome at Feb. 9 meeting
By Brian Sweeney
A community meeting seeking input on a proposed “redevelopment” of Bobcat Ski Center will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the ski area’s lodge.

Margaretville Memorial Hospital seeks to expand emergency department

Renovation plans for entire hospital are under study
By Brian Sweeney
Due to increasing demand, Margaretville Hospital has applied for permission to expand its Emergency Department.

Relay for Life fund-raiser set at SUNY Delhi

It’s not too late to get involved in the Delaware County Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s community based fund-raiser. Individuals interested in participating in the Sixth Annual Delaware County American Cancer Society Relay for Life are invited to an evening of food, fun and information on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at SUNY Delhi’s Alumni Hall. The event will begin at 6 p.m.

Town of Roxbury residents can apply for home repair funds

More than $325,000 in grants available for eligible households

The Town of Roxbury has been awarded more than $325,000 in HUD housing rehabilitation funds from the Governor's Office for Small Cities. Any eligible Roxbury household (whose residents earn 80 percent or less of the median Delaware County area income) may apply for home repair funds for their primary residence.

Western Catskills Revitalization Corporation held a meeting about the program on Monday night in Roxbury and another public meeting will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Grand Gorge Civic Center for anyone who would like to learn more.

Roxbury students are hooked on Trout in the Classroom

Learning about Trout

Environmental education program teaches understanding of ecosystems

By Julia Green

Sue Hall had never had a fish tank in her life until six months ago. Since then, she has been gaining expertise on raising trout.

Hall is the kindergarten teacher responsible for bringing the Trout in the Classroom

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