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Right number: Verizon returns pay phone after outcry

By Jay Braman Jr.
Following a page one story in the Catskill Mountain News, Verizon has done an about face on the removal of area payphones.
It was reported last week that Verizon Technicians removed the payphone from out in front of the Big Indian Service Center, a phone used frequently in this noncellular area. Verizon planned to remove the other eight phones in the Town of Shandaken by Sept. 18 and the company hoped to eliminate 90 percent of all pay phones in Ulster County by Sept. 25.


Central Catskills Collaborative to draft Scenic Byway vision

Arkville — The Central Catskills Collaborative invites the public to participate in crafting a preliminary vision and goals statement, the next step in the development of the Corridor Management Plan.
The vision statement will guide the Scenic Byway nomination over the course of the project.


Life extension and modernization final phase started at Gilboa project

North Blenheim — The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) four-year, $135 million Life Extension and Modernization (LEM) program to modernize and extend the life of the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project was expected to begin its fourth and final phase on Monday, Sept. 14.


Revival services at Pilgrim House

Revival services at the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Grand Gorge are being held each evening, September 23-30 at 7:30 and Sunday at 11 a.m.


Belleayre backers blast state stalling on expansion work

By Jay Braman Jr.
Supporters of the Belleayre Mt. Ski Center marked the second anniversary of an Agreement in Principle (AIP) by claiming the state is using this proposal to delay the release of the Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the ski center.


Bovina United Presbyterian Church bicentennial celebration Oct. 10 and 11

The Bovina United Presbyterian Church will celebrate its bicentennial over the weekend of October 10 and 11 with a series of events open to the public.
The festivities will begin on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the unveiling of an historic marker on the front lawn of the church followed by a brief service at noon and then a picnic lunch at the site of the original church. A hike will follow the picnic.


Middletown Historical Society planning exhibit and programs

Margaretville — Upcoming exhibits and programs of the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) will shine a light on the once common business of dairying, walk down some forgotten roads, and remember a time when tractors were replacing horsepower of the four-legged variety.


Arkville Head Start gets play space funding

Reston, Va. — The Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play has announced that Delaware Opportunities Inc. is one of 351 recipients of a $5,000 grant to improve the outdoor play space at the Arkville Head Start Center.


Multi-instrumentalist plays at Pleasant Valley Oct. 3

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Andes — The final concert of the season at the Pleasant Valley Meeting House on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m., will feature a multi-talented performer.


History award merit nominations are being sought

Delhi — The Delaware County Historical Association is accepting nominations for its annual Awards of Merit. Individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to the preservation and presentation of local history, traditions and culture will be presented with Awards of Merit at DCHA’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, Nov. 1.


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