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Margaretville Comprehensive Plan now available for public inspection

After months of work, committee meetings and community input, the Comprehensive Land Use and Action Plan is ready for public review before being submitted to the Margaretville Village Board for approval.
The Comprehensive Plan Committee, working with Ann Ruzow Holland, community plan advisor, and Delaware County Senior Planner Kent Manuel, has completed its outline, consisting of five chapters starting with a brief history of Margaretville. The plan then goes on to talk about the village’s economy and community amenities, land use and natural resources, transportation and public facilities, and next steps.


Stone Schoolhouse to feature Civil War program September 20

Learn about the Civil War Battle of Chickamauga at the Stone School House Annual Meeting on Saturday, Sept. 20. The traveling historian, Charles Slater of Margaretville, will share a program on the most significant Union defeat of the Civil War which halted the Union advance at Chattanooga, Tenn.


Colorful fall show at RAG

Color abounds in an exciting new exhibit opening on September 20 in The Old Bank Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Group. Painter Ann Larsen and photographer Gary Larsen, Adirondack artists, are showing a collection of work that showcases the American landscape from a wide range of perspectives.


Pakatakan Art Colony focus of Erpf lecture

The public is invited to a lecture by Alice Zigelis on the Pakatakan Art Colony at The Catskill Center Erpf Gallery on Main Street in Arkville on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m.
Alice Zigelis acquired the cottage of Edward Loyal Field in 1975 and became interested in American art.  E. Loyal Field, born in the 19th century, was a landscape artist in oil and watercolor.  He lived and painted in Arkville during the summer, studied art in France and fell under the influence of the Barbison School of Art.


Gillibrand fund-raiser September 20 at New Kingston residents' home

New Kingston residents Frank Buffone and Alan Dee will host a fund-raiser rally for U.S. Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand at their home on Saturday Sept. 20th from 2 to 4 p.m.
Calling the event “A Farm Country Rally for Gillibrand,” organizers Buffone and Dee said, “Kirsten Gillibrand has represented the people of our district successfully in her first term. She supports local control of alternative energy sources, she has always been available to listen to local concerns, and has been a strong supporter of veterans. There is no question in our minds that she is the better candidate, and that is why we are doing everything we can to support her re-election.”


"Story Circle" starts September 15 at Andes Library

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The Community Storytelling Troupe invites you to join the “Story Circle,” an informal gathering of new and experienced storytellers.  Story Circle starts at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15 at the Andes Public Library’s interim location at 295 Main Street in Andes (directly across the road from The Hunting Tavern and bank).


Margaretville businesses get face-lift thanks to MARK funding program

The  MARK Group, now in its 30th year, continues to serve local communities through the implementation of several programs and activities focused on rehabilitation, development and revitalization in the Catskills. Over the past 12 months MARK, with funding assistance from the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal,  has overseen substantial rehabilitation projects in 42 homes  of low-moderate income  families. These projects include everything from new roofing to interior renovation and upgrades to obsolete heating and electric. MARK also manages an eight-unit senior housing facility, 32 units of mixed senior and family housing at Mountain Laurel Gardens and four additional units at the Golden Seal Building in Roxbury, currently in process of restoration.


Storm water grants highlight funding from watershed corp.

The Catskill Watershed Corporation Board of Directors August 26 approved five grants – three to correct storm water problems and two to address streambank erosion that threatens property and public utilities.


DEC timber theft investigation leads to multiple felony charges

An investigation into numerous timber theft claims in Schoharie and Delaware counties has resulted in multiple felony charges against a Schoharie County man, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Regional Director Gene Kelly announced.


DNB donation boosts efforts of Food Bank

Delaware Opportunities announced that a donation of $8,246.20 was received from the Delaware National Bank of Delhi (DNB) to support the food bank network.
Bob Armstrong, president and CEO of the DNB said “We asked the employees and our board of directors if they were interested in raising funds to support charitable purposes for Delaware County. Our employees agreed to solicit donations and make contributions of their own and they also agreed that the donations would be provided to support the food bank network. The board of directors agreed to provide a three-for-one matching contribution.”


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