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Heated races for mayor and trustee positions in Margaretville

By Julia Green
Voters in Margaretville will go to the polls next Wednesday to cast their ballots in the mayoral election for the village, as well as to fill two seats on the board of trustees.
In the mayoral election, voters will have a choice between John VanBenschoten, who has served as a village trustee for the past four years, and Carol O’Beirne, the executive director of the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce. Current Margaretville Mayor Bill Stanton announced in January that he would not be seeking another term.


Mayor's, trustee positions contested in Fleischmanns

By Jay Braman Jr.
With two people running for the job of mayor and three people running for two village trustee seats, voters in the Village of Fleischmanns have a hotly contested election on their hands year.
In the race for mayor, incumbent Malcolm Becker faces a challenge from Dave Morell, a member of the village’s planning board.


Delaware leads gains in big game success

By Brian Sweeney
Delaware County hunters led the way in a statewide surge in deer take during the 2008 season. The deer take in Delaware increased nearly 24 percent overall and the buck take was up about 19 percent, according to figures released last week by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). These figures were much higher than the overall state increase in the deer harvest that went from 219,141 to 222,979.


Shandaken man tapped for OCS Board

By Jay Braman Jr.
Dan Spencer, one of four candidates seeking a spot on the Onteora School Board, was chosen by the board at a meeting last week. Spencer lives in the Shandaken hamlet of Mount Tremper. With his appointment there are now three of seven trustees hailing from Shandaken.


CWC assisting boating program aimed at Cannonsville Reservoir

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors on March 3 authorized the allocation of $150,000 from the Catskill Fund for the Future (CFF) to support a new pilot program allowing recreational boating on the Cannonsville Reservoir.


Belleayre Hall of Fame inductees are announced

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Boston Culinary Group this week announced the 2009 inductees to the third annual Belleayre Hall of Fame. Judy Shiner, Bill Hornbeck and Carl Lumbaca have been named to have their portraits appear on the wall in Belleayre’s upper lodge alongside inductees from the past two years.


Frost Valley YMCA hosts Women's Wellness Weekend

Claryville —Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville will host its seventh annual Women’s Wellness Weekend from March 27-29.

The weekend amidst the idyllic atmosphere of the Catskill Mountain High Peaks presents a chance for participants to choose from a variety of workshops while also benefiting from the relaxing surroundings


Police search for gunman after Roxbury store robbery

By Brian Sweeney
Police are searching for an armed robber who stole cash from the Roxbury Country Store on Monday night.


County to maintain sales tax rate; freeze spending

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By Matthew J. Perry
Bracing for the effects of a deepening financial crisis, the Delaware County Board of Supervisors voted last Wednesday in favor of an expenditure freeze for the 2009 budget and to continue collecting an additional one percent sales tax for the next two years.


Malcolm Becker joins mayoral race

By Jay Braman Jr.
Acting Fleischmanns Mayor Malcolm Becker, missing the deadline to appear on the ballot in this year’s village elections on March 18, has announced his candidacy for the position of mayor as a write in candidate.


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