Delaware Dems to meet July 23

The Delaware County Democratic Committee (DCDC) will be holding its monthly meetings in different regions of the county. The next meeting, Wednesday, July 23, will be held at the Middletown Town Hall at 42339 state Highway 28 in Margaretville at 7 p.m.

Pavilion park use tops village agenda

By Julia Green
A special meeting of the Margaretville Board of Trustees was held last Wednesday to discuss issues related to the new park pavilion and the status of the Margaretville constable, as well as the “conflict of interest” alleged against one of its members.

Illinois woman dies after fall from Arkville bridge abutment

By Julia Green
A 26-year-old Illinois woman died at approximately 10:30 Monday night after she apparently fell 12 to 15 feet off a railroad bridge abutment just east of Arkville and landed on rocks alongside the Bushkill stream. Killed in the accident was Lynne N. Jaeger of Caseyville, Illinois.

Junkyard owner pleads not guilty in fraud case

By Brian Sweeney
A Fleischmanns resident pleaded not guilty in Delaware County Court to five charges stemming from an alleged insurance fraud case.
William Hrazanek, 61, appeared before Delaware County Judge Carl W. Becker and entered not guilty pleas on one count of insurance fraud (a second-degree Class C felony) and four counts of offering a false instrument for filing (first-degree Class E felonies).

Landowners' group to discuss gas leasing

The Central New York Landowners Coalition (CNYLC) will hold a public informational meeting on Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Delaware Academy auditorium at 2 Sheldon Drive in Delhi. All Delaware County landowners interested in leasing their property for natural gas exploration are invited to attend.

Hamlet expansion may slow DEP land purchases

By Jay Braman Jr.
Hamlets throughout the Catskills have the chance of expanding their boundaries now that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has informed the Coalition of Watershed Towns (CWT) of the opportunity.
The DEP’s land acquisition program is not allowed to solicit land within hamlets and is now willing to expand those hamlet areas designated in the 1997 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) by up to one-half mile in every direction.

Award-winning colorist featured at Longyear

Award-winning watercolorist Alix Hallman Travis of Halcottsville is well-known locally for her vivid, high contrast landscape, still life and figurative work in that medium. However, currently at Longyear Gallery is her first solo show featuring work on canvas in oil. This breakthrough exhibit joins a new collective show by the Longyear member artists.

Golfers, donations welcome for Tuna-Ment

The eighth annual Bill Sanford Memorial Scholarship "Tuna-Ment" is planned for Friday, July 18 at the Shephard Hills Golf Course in Roxbury. The tournament will have a 9 a.m. Shotgun Start and will be a four-person Captain and Crew Format.

Mitchell Hull attended leadership conference

Mitchell Hull of Margaretville spent June 29 to July 4 in Boston, Mass., at a leadership conference with The Congressional Youth Leadership Council of Washington, D.C. Mitchell was chosen to attend the conference as a result of leadership potential and skills he demonstrated at the Junior National Young Leaders Conference held in Washington, D.C., in March of 2007.

"Enchanted Evening" planned for July 26 at Frisbee House

Delhi — The Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) will host “An Enchanted Evening at the historic Gideon Frisbee House” on Saturday, July 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Friends and neighbors are invited to a tasteful and unforgettable evening of gourmet food, live music, mingling and dancing under the stars at the Delaware County Historical Association’s site on Route 10, two-and-a-half miles north of Delhi.

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