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Delaware Dems honor Coddington

Tom Coddington of Andes will be honored as the 2008 Delaware County Democrat of the Year at the committee’s annual dinner. DCDC Chairman Cindy Lockrow said, “We are very proud to recognize Tom for this honor. The Democratic Party is indeed the ‘party of the people’; Tom’s quiet, steadfast service and dedication to this organization is admirable, and we look forward to Tom’s continued involvement. His expertise as the communications committee chair has been invaluable as part of our core efforts to raise awareness of the political process in Delaware County."


MARK founders to be honored at May 31 gala at Belleayre

The community leaders who founded and funded the MARK Group 30 years ago this month will be honored by the organization at its 30th Anniversary Gala on May 31. Invitations went out this week for the “creative” black tie event to be held at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center’s Discovery Lodge. Honorees expected to be on hand for the event include Cathy Hinkley, Lynn Johnson, Larry Roadman and Richard Sanford.


Area schools feel pinch of fuel increases

By Matthew J. Perry
As school administrators in the region prepare budgets for the coming year, unprecedented increases in fuel costs are pushing officials to concoct evermore creative solutions to meet projected expenses.
At present, schools in Roxbury, Margaretville and Andes appear to have absorbed roughly 50 percent increases in the price of heating oil and diesel fuel without accompanying cuts in scholastic programs. But, with prices continuing to climb, officials are concerned that projected costs might have to be revised upward later in the year.


Belleayre supporters call Greene charges "economic genocide"

Neighboring county says state funding gives advantage to Belleayre Mtn.

By Jay Braman Jr.
Outrage and frustration continue to mount in the Catskill Region following two major announcements impacting Belleayre Mt. Ski Center.
With Greene County officials issuing renewed calls for audits of Belleayre and with the announcement of a major public/private partnership to expand New York State owned and operated Gore Mountain in the Adirondacks, Belleayre supporters coined the phrase ‘economic genocide’ to describe what they see happening locally.


Margaretville zoning issues are focus of May 19 meeting

By Julia Green
There will be an open meeting of the Margaretville Village Board at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 19 in the village clerk’s office to discuss changes in the village’s zoning laws.
Nicole Franzese of the Delaware County Planning Board will be on hand to explain and discuss what has been a contested, and at times, confusing issue for village residents. Also on hand will be the village’s attorney, David Merzig.


Shandaken considering new sidewalks for its portion of Smart Growth funding

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By Jay Braman Jr.
The Shandaken Town Board is looking for ideas on how to use their share of $88,000 in state grants. The details surrounding a $500,000 pot of gold are sketchy, said Supervisor Peter DiSclafani Monday night, but right now it looks like the state has earmarked that amount to fund projects along the Route 28 corridor between Olive and Andes. The fund could be divided up between all the communities along that substantial stretch of highway, with each guaranteed a minimum of $42,000 and up to $88,000.


Suspects freed in murder case

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By Julia Green
The four men who were arrested and charged in the assault of SUNY Delhi student Tyshawn Bierria are to be released due to a lack of evidence.
Olanrewaju Ogunwuyi, 21, Raymond Brightman, 21, William Dorsey Jr., 22, and Jack Daniel Boampong, 19, all of New York City, were arrested and charged with one count each of first-degree gang assault and one count each of second-degree attempted murder, both class B felonies. There was speculation that charges could be upgraded to murder following the death of Bierria on Thursday.


Brunch, auction to kick off TMTP's season May 25

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The Todd Mountain Theater Project (TMTP) is celebrating its 10th season of bringing fully-staged professional productions of new plays to the Catskill Community.  
To kick off this landmark season, the theatre company will hold a Memorial Day weekend brunch and live auction benefit at Cantina Restaurant in Andes on Sunday May 25 from noon to 2:30 p.m.


"The Light Between" show opening at Chace-Randall

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Chace-Randall Gallery in Andes presents “The Light Between,” new paintings by Jenny Nelson. The show will be on display from May 9 through June 22 with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, May 10 from 5 to 7 p.m.


MMH members will be honored to mark Auxilian Day

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will be honored with a brunch at the regular monthly meeting Thursday, May 8 at 10 a.m. at Mountainside.


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