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WCPA pleased with comments on wind project

By Julia Green
The majority of comments submitted to the Roxbury Planning Board in response to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Moresville Wind Project support the Western Catskill Preservation Alliance’s (WCPA) assertion that the project is impossible as it is currently outlined, according to Ron Karam, president of the WCPA.


Landowners organizing to prepare for natural gas lease solicitations

By Matthew J. Perry
The pie-in-the-sky stories promise money beyond comprehension. In Texas, the savviest received $20,000 an acre. Royalties on productive wells can bring in thousands more to the luckiest. Land, once too expensive to farm or keep in the family, suddenly becomes the source of salvation.


American Broadband to buy Margaretville Telephone Co.

By Brian Sweeney
The Margaretville Tele-phone Co. Inc. (MTC), a corporate and civic leader throughout the region since 1916, will be purchased by American Broadband Communications LLC, it was announced last week. The new owner is based in Charlotte, N.C. and specializes in acquiring telecommunications firms with fewer than 5,000 lines.


Bread Alone burglary yields 18K in dough

The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a larceny of roughly $18,000 in cash from the Bread Alone Bakery in Boiceville. The burglary occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m. Monday.


Open Eye presents "As You Like It"

The Open Eye Theater presents William Shakespeare’s pastoral romantic comedy, “As You Like It” opening on Thursday, July 17 and running through Sunday, July 27.


Bacon Brothers will sizzle at Belleayre Saturday

Kevin and Michael - the Bacon Brothers - bring their rock-n-roll show to the Belleayre Music Festival in Highmount on Saturday, July 19 at 8 p.m.
While the name Kevin Bacon inevitably brings to mind images of a movie star fewer than six degrees from most others, the internationally-known star of such films as Footloose and A Few Good Men has, along with his brother, steadily been making a name for himself in the music world.


Funeral services held for Arkville fall victim

Funeral services were held Friday at Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home in Saugerties for Lynne N. Jaeger, the Illinois woman who died last Monday night after falling head-first from the abutment of the railroad bridge just east of Arkville.


Andes to computerize all property tax records

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By Matthew J. Perry
The Town of Andes is setting pace in Delaware County by making property data and tax maps available to anyone with access to a computer.
At its monthly meeting on July 8, the town council resolved to spend $1,200 a year to maintain presence on the website of Systems Development Group, Inc., a Utica company that develops software for New York State real property and municipalities.


Margaretville man wins car in Monticello drawing

By Julia Green
If you’re going to experience a random stroke of good luck, conventional wisdom would say that a racino – a combined race track and casino – is a pretty good place to do it. Margaretville resident Gary Hull would undoubtedly agree with that sentiment. Hull went to Monticello Gaming and Raceway in Sullivan County on Saturday and won a drawing for a brand new Toyota vehicle.


DEC issues tickets for Phoenicia Hotel demo work

By Jay Braman Jr.
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued tickets last week to two local men involved in what DEC alleges was the unlawful disposal of remains of the Phoenicia Hotel, which burned one year ago and was knocked down two weeks ago.
The charges, which are misdemeanors and violations, were leveled at Harry Jameson, the owner of Romer Mountain Park in Woodland Valley and David Gutierrez, owner of Woodstock Landscaping.


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