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Hudson and his ship topic of slide show

Margaretville – Kipp Cronk Van Aken, chief engineer of the Half Moon, will give an illustrated talk Saturday, Feb. 28 on life aboard the 85-foot replica of the ship Henry Hudson sailed while exploring the Hudson River in 1609.


RCS Olympiad Team qualifies for state finals

The drought that has kept the RCS High School Science Olympiad Team away from the state finals since 2004 ended at the College of Saint Rose in Albany on Saturday. The Rockets qualified for their ninth appearance at the state finals with their fifth place overall performance in a field of 18 teams. Only four schools from the regional will advance to the finals.


MARK gets funds to be spent in Bovina

By Matthew J. Perry
A new, unexpected source of community funding was announced last Tuesday at Bovina’s Town Board meeting.


Fleischmanns water tower moved to public property

By Matthew J. Perry
A months-long legal battle between the Village of Fleischmanns and two property owners, which focused on the placement of a proposed water-storage tower, was settled quietly last week when the village agreed to move the tower to another site.
In 2008, the village planned to place a 30-foot, 325,000-gallon water tower on land owned by residents Arnold and Roslyn Bernstein.


DEP gets big tax break in Pine Hill

By Jay Braman Jr.
Shandaken residents are eager to hear the details of a settlement between the town and the City of New York over the tax valuation of a multi-million dollar piece of city property in Pine Hill, a settlement that could cost Shandaken taxpayers plenty. The settlement also carries ramifications for Town of Middletown and Village of Margaretville taxpayers.


Middletown has bumper crop of planning board applicants

By Matthew J. Perry
The Middletown Town Board is reviewing an unusually large number of applicants who will be considered for four positions: one regular member of the planning board, two alternates, and one alternate to the zoning board of appeals.


Middletown building report reflects economic slowdown

By Julia Green
The Building and Zoning Department of the Town of Middletown recently published its annual report, which stated that there were fewer building permits issued in nearly all categories. A total of 146 building permits were issued in the Town of Middletown in 2008, a noticeable decrease from the 164 issued in 2007.


Mountainside had zero deficiencies in survey by state Health Department

Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville was pronounced deficiency-free in an unannounced survey conducted by the state Department of Health between January 26 and 29. A survey that renders findings of zero deficiencies is extremely rare, explained Mountainside Administrator Philip Mehl. He said New York State nursing homes are cited for an average of 6 and 9 violations during these Department of Health (DOH) reviews.


Andes states opposition to proposed state tax freeze

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By Matthew J. Perry
The Andes Town Board passed a resolution Tuesday that explicitly opposes and criticizes a proposed, across-the-board freeze on the taxes levied on state-owned lands.


New Auxiliary Thrift Shop grand opening is Saturday

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold a grand opening of its new Thrift Shop at 850 Main Street, Margaretville on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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