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Catskills Film Festival set for May 2 - May 4

By Joe Moskowitz
In just two weeks SUNY Delhi will host the Catskill Mountains Film Festival, the brainchild of Hamden filmmaker Jessica Vecchione.


Rep. Gibson attends fire dept. dinner

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By Joe Moskowitz
Nineteenth District Congressman Chris Gibson had a beer and chatted with Fleischmanns firefighters and others at the Hanah Country Club in Margaretville on Saturday. He couldn’t stay long, his driver said Gibson’s next stop would be at a similar function in St. Johnsville, a 90-minute drive away. St. Johnsville would be his sixth stop of the day. Gibson’s normal schedule is six to eight stops within the district per day, every day.


Drug and child abuse growing concern for Delaware County officials

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By Cheryl Petersen
Awareness overload was dealt with along with regular business at the Delaware County Board of Supervisors meeting on April 9. Three resolutions were passed to bring awareness to Crime Victims’ Rights Week, National Public Health Week, and Child Abuse Prevention Month.


Motorcyclist dies of injuries after crash near Grand Gorge

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By Brian Sweeney
A 55-year-old New Windsor man was killed Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle crash on Route 30 near Grand Gorge.


MCS fashions a victory at the Olympics of Visual Arts

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville students brought home the gold from the Olympics of the Visual Arts (OVA) competition held April 10 at the Saratoga Springs City Center.
Team members included: HS team is Katlynn Shamro, Bianca Molnar, Courtney Scheffler, Mary Greene, Sage Finkle, Kaylee Sanford and Kayla Laise. Art teacher Michele Dietz was the team’s advisor.


Shandaken business climate sparks lively debate at town meeting

By Jay Braman Jr.
It’s a song often heard throughout the region. A song of despair voiced by members of the local business community who complain about how bad things are going and about how not enough is being done to make things better.
Last week those points were made loud and clear by Russell Roefs, a retiring businessman in Shandaken, who aimed them squarely at the town board during a lively session reminiscent of the meetings of the old days when spirited debate about any and everything was common.
But what he got in return was not what he expected.


Health Foundation donation targets enrichment for Mountainside residents

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By Brian Sweeney
The Margaretville Health Foundation presented a $15,000 check on Friday for the enrichment of Mountainside Residential Care Center’s (MRCC) residents.
The Margaretville Health Foundation presented a check for $15,000 on Friday to benefit residents at Mountainside Residential Care Center. On hand for the presentation, from left, were: Health Foundation Development Director Iris Mead, resident Esther Ronning, Mountainside Administrator Philip Mehl, residents Charlie Slater and Frances Oliver, Health Foundation Chair Heather Brighton, and Foundation Board Members Don Bramley and Kathy Mami-Moore. A reception followed the presentation. — Photo by Brian SweeneyThe Margaretville Health Foundation presented a check for $15,000 on Friday to benefit residents at Mountainside Residential Care Center. On hand for the presentation, from left, were: Health Foundation Development Director Iris Mead, resident Esther Ronning, Mountainside Administrator Philip Mehl, residents Charlie Slater and Frances Oliver, Health Foundation Chair Heather Brighton, and Foundation Board Members Don Bramley and Kathy Mami-Moore. A reception followed the presentation. — Photo by Brian Sweeney


Publishing company starts new chapter in Margaretville

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By Joe Moskowitz
Olin Frederick Publishing is starting a new life in Margaret­ville, and company founder Gerald Balcar feels that his efforts will also improve and extend the lives of many Americans, in addition to improving Margaretville’s economic health.


Restructuring debt helps Andes water district

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By Cheryl Petersen
“With the work and persistence of Marge Merzig, Bud Gladstone, and Senator Seward and his staff, the water debt has been reconstructed,” said Town of Andes Supervisor Marty Donnelly at the town’s board meeting last week.
“This will keep the costs down for water users in Andes water district.” The resolution for bond restructuring formalized persistent efforts to keep costs down. Other actions included approval for Highway Superintendent Mike McAdams to rent an excavator and discussion on upcoming roadwork.


HSCH Spring Dinner Dance set for April 26

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Margaretville — Come join the little shelter with the big heart and support the homeless cats and dogs of the region! Heart of the Catskills Humane Society will be hosting the 15th annual Spring Dance and Auction on Saturday, April 26 from 6 until 10 p.m. at Hanah Mountain Resort.


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