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Eastern coyote will be focus of presentation

Stone Ridge —A trio of researchers who have investigated the habits and habitats of the Eastern Coyote will discuss their findings at a program to be held Thursday, March 4 at 4:30 p.m., in the Student Lounge in Vanderlyn Hall, SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge.


Ski injuries keep helicopters busy

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By Jay Braman Jr.
Three medical evacuation helicopters landed in Margaretville and one in Pine Hill on Friday to pick up skiers injured at Belleayre and transport them to various hospitals for treatment.


Middletown building permits dip 10%

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By Brian Sweeney
Permit activity in the Town of Middletown Building and Zoning Department declined by about 10 percent in 2009. The town board reviewed the Annual Report from Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) Patrick Davis at its February meeting.


CWC poised to take over Phoenicia’s sewer project

By Jay Braman Jr.
A meeting earlier this month between Town of Shandaken and Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) officials was a success. As a result, the town has prepared the necessary documents to officially get the CWC on board for planning the long suffering, controversial Phoenicia sewer project.


Hinkley begins Afghanistan deployment

USAF MSgt Winfield S. Hinkley, Jr., son of Wink and Karen Hinkley of Grand Gorge, was recently deployed to Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan.  He is currently on a six-month tour separating him from his family and his home station of Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington. 

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Free flu vaccines offered Feb. 17 at Mountainside

Margaretville — A free H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinic will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and from 3-7 p.m. at Mountainside Residential Care, Margaretville.


Heather Brighton named chair of Hospital Foundation

Ed Morache, CEO of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center, has announced that Heather Brighton has assumed the role of Chair for the Margaretville Hospital Foundation.


Jazz vocalist Deanna Kirk entertains Saturday at Portfolio

Accomplished jazz singer and songwriter, Deanna Kirk, will bring her unique vocal talent to the newly opened Portfolio Café on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Commons Building, Main Street, Margaretville as the “Art in Common,” series of multi-art events continue this winter and spring in the Commons. There is no cover charge for this event.


CWC provides loans, stormwater assistance

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Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corp- oration (CWC) recently approved two sizeable loans – one to complete the renovation of a major new performance space in Tannersville, the other to purchase and renovate a farm supply retail store in Delhi.


Shandaken’s top cop to get new wheels

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By Jay Braman Jr.
The Shandaken Town Board has decided to buy a new vehicle for Police Officer in Charge James McGrath, who said his old one needs replacing. However, this is not the new police cruiser planned to be purchased this year. That vehicle was budgeted for last fall and will be bought later in the year.


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