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School officials fear aid 'delays' may become permanent cutbacks

By Julia Green
Area school officials are maintaining their skepticism that the “delays” in payment of 10 percent of school aid announced by Gov. David Paterson last week won’t ultimately become cuts.
Paterson announced on Dec. 14 that he was ordering that 10 percent of state aid payments to schools and local governments be delayed due to the state’s worsening financial woes.


Delhi Bank Corp. dividend up

Delhi — Delhi Bank Corp. announced that its board of directors, at a regularly scheduled meeting held on Dec. 18, declared a fourth quarter 2009 cash dividend of $0.1367 per share. This quarterly cash dividend represents a 1.2 percent increase over the split adjusted $0.135 per share declared for the quarter ending September 2009.


Watershed Corp. approves funding for church, motel storm water work

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corp. Board of Directors met December 1 and approved reimbursement to an Ulster County church and a Delaware County business for recently installed storm water controls. Both projects are funded under the CWC’s Future Stormwater Program for new construction.


Christmas Charity Buffet set at Sportsman's Cantina

Phoenicia — In the spirit of the Holiday Season, Phoenicia’s Sportsman’s Alamo Cantina will open its doors on Christmas Day to welcome Shandaken’s needy, elderly, and “shut-ins” to its “First Annual Christmas Charity Buffet.”


Cookie contest was a sweet success

Margaretville — The first annual “Cookies and Caroling” event, which took place in the Commons Building of Margaretville on December 12, was a great success with more than 30 cookie entries from local bakers.


Andes choir to perform Sunday

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The Andes Church Community Choir, consisting this year of 36 members from around the area, will be performing “The Mystery and the Majesty” by Joseph M. Martin on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Andes Presbyterian Church.


Bonds authorized for Arkville Water District project

Staff report
A resolution authorizing nearly $1.8 million in serial bonds to pay for Arkville Water District upgrades was approved December 8 by the Middletown Town Board.
The project to expand and renovate the Arkville Water District was initiated several years ago. Last December, after a series of public meetings, the town board voted to proceed with the project.


Fleischmanns gallery facelift complete

Fleischmanns — Aided by the warm fall weather, John and Gloria Mulloy, owners of property located at 1033 Main Street in Fleischmanns, which houses Art Et Cetera, Zoom Gallery and two apartments, completed their building makeover in record time.  Purchased in the spring, renovations were completed in under six months.


Route 28 paving funding secured

By Jay Braman Jr.
Property owners along Route 28 were all smiles earlier this year when they heard that federal economic stimulus money was to be spent to repave the road from Route 375 in West Hurley to the Ulster/Delaware county line at Highmount.


Frost Valley offers Kids' Winter Camp fun; holiday promotion encourages family visits

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA in the Catskill Mountain High Peaks will host its popular Kids’ Winter Camp from Sunday-Friday, Dec. 27, 2009 through Jan. 1, 2010.


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