Spring Health Fair offers screenings and wealth of wellness info


WELLNESS WATCH — The Wellness Committee of the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center was well represented at Friday’s Spring Health Fair held at Margaretville Hospital. The fair provided abundant information on health-related topics and also offered a number of free screenings for visitors. Seated, from left, are Karen Kolar and Terry Cohen. Standing are Rita Herbst and John Riedl.
— Photo by Dick Sanford

Ethics of Shandaken officials challenged

By Jay Braman Jr.
The May meeting of the Shandaken Town Board ended with a heated discussion about the ethics of some town officials, some named and others not identified, when a Phoenicia resident complained about what he said was the uneven way town laws are enforced.

Doris Warner to challenge Holcherr in MCS board election

By Brian Sweeney
Doris Warner will challenge Kurt Holcherr for a Margaret­ville Central School Board of Education seat in balloting on Tuesday, May 20 from 2-8 p.m.
Following are profiles of the MCS Board candidates who are in the running for a three-year term.

New flood maps inflate insurance rates for some properties


By Joe Moskowitz
It has been nearly three years since the storm struck, but the bad news from Hurricane Irene just keeps on coming.

Margaretville citizens mull flood mitigation options


By Joe Moskowitz
The Margaretville Rising Community Committee held a fourth and final public hearing Monday evening.
The committee, chaired by Glen Faulkner and Carol O’Beirne, has spent months doing everything it can to get the public involved in the process, and the effort seems to have paid off spectacularly.
The public involvement so impressed the state that New York is increasing the money it is giving the village for flood recovery from $3 million to $6 million.

Public Hearing for Higley's set for May 8

By Jay Braman Jr.
Area residents will get a chance to speak up on Al Higley’s efforts to reopen his store in Mount Tremper, which is now shut down by State Supreme Court order.
On Thursday, May 8 at 7 p.m., the Shandaken Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at town hall on Route 28 in Allaben.

Bridge gets a checkup


BRIDGE CHECK — Workers for the State Department of Transportation are doing some minor repair work on the Bridge street bridge in Margaretvllle. A DOT worker who doesn’t wish to be identified because he isn’t authorized to speak to the news media said the bridge is actually in “pretty good shape.” He said it needs some minor work, but he said it is in far better shape than it looks and is safer than some other bridges in the area. He said a coat of paint would make it look better, but the state doesn’t have enough crews to do that right now.— Photo by Joe Moskowitz

Hrazanek's flood buyout quest a race against the clock

By Joe Moskowitz
Fleischmanns businessman and property owner William Hrazanek is racing against a clock that is about to tick down to zero.
On May 20, two of his Fleischmanns properties, the former Bailey Manufacturing plant on Depot Street and the VW Parts facility on Wagner Avenue, will go on the foreclosure auction block on the steps of the Delaware  County Courthouse in Delhi.
Fleischmanns native and former Wall Street tycoon Kenneth Pasternak holds first mortgages on both properties and has won judgments totaling more than $1 million against Hrazanek for non payment.

Roxbury Arts Group announces DEC grant recipients


Roxbury — Two exciting announcements from the Roxbury Arts Group puts a spotlight on the important work being done by this non-profit organization, as well as the artists who live and work in our region.

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