MARK secures $900,000 for community improvements

By Brian Sweeney
Funding for Main Street revitalization in Fleischmanns and home repairs in the towns of Roxbury, Middletown and Andes has been secured by the MARK Project.

Executive Director Peg Ellsworth, announced this week that MARK has secured funds through the HUD Community Development Block Grant, NY HOME Program and NY Main Street Program totaling nearly $900,000.

Morache leaving hospital post; Horan named interim director

Margaretville — Ed Morache, exeuctive director at Margaretville Hospital, has announced his resignation.

Mr. Morache, who has been at Margaretville Hospital nearly four years, said he intends to to pursue his passion in long-term care near his hometown of Albany.

Grand Gorge sewer extension complete

Grand Gorge — A new sewer extension project in the hamlet of Grand Gorge has been completed and will replace on-site septic systems serving more than 20 residential properties.

CWC assists Hobart business


Margaretville — The owners of commercial property in the Delaware County hamlet of Hobart will receive a low-interest loan, and reimbursement for some storm water control costs, following action taken by the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) September 7.

Shandaken draft budget keeps 2011 spending down

By Jay Braman Jr.
Shandaken Supervisor Rob Stanley said this week that spending would remain almost flat in 2011 if an early budget draft developed by the board receives approval.

“The departments have submitted their budgets and after several meetings we pared the budget down to a .9 percent increase,” he said.

Route 28 team to consider promo strategies for byway


Arkville — The Central Catskills Collaborative will meet on Thursday, Sept. 23 from 6-8 p.m. at The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development to advance its nomination to the NYS Scenic Byways Program for designation of Route 28 as a scenic byway.

Citihope hosts a delegation from Morrocco


Andes — CitiHope Inter-national will host two visitors from the Kingdom of Morocco on Sunday, Sept. 19 and Monday, Sept. 20 in preparation for the Coca-Cola Medical Relief Initiative in Morocco. The program launch in Morocco will follow in the coming months.

Congregation celebrates Sukkot holiday Sunday

Members and friends of Congregation Bnai Israel will celebrate the holiday of Sukkot, the third of the pilgrimage festivals prescribed in the Bible, on Sunday, Sept. 26 at noon.   

Three's a charm at RAG on Saturday

Roxbury — The lights are low, the mood is mellow and it’s time for The Roxbury Arts Group’s annual cabaret evening. On Saturday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. a stellar trio of New York City’s top performers will appear together in Three’s a Charm!, a cabaret sampling with Rick Jensen, Lina Koutrakos and Sally Mayes at The Hilt Kelly Hall of The Roxbury Arts Center.

'Life' auditions October 3 in Stamford


The Roxbury Arts Group is holding auditions for the live staged radio-style reading of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” directed by Philip Potak on October 3 at 1 p.m. at RAG 76 MAIN!, Stamford.

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