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"Smart Growth" planning funds available to Rte. 28 communities

By Brian Sweeney
Six communities along Route 28 will soon have $500,000 in “smart growth” funds available to be used toward capital projects.
The funding was included as part of the recently adopted New York State budget. Communities that have committed to participate in this Catskill corridor initiative include the townships of Andes, Middletown, Shandaken and Olive, plus the villages of Fleischmanns and Margaretville.


Roxbury passes law regulating C&D facilities

Business proposed for Grand Gorge spurred concerns

The Roxbury Town Board unanimously passed a local law “regulating construction and demolition debris processing facilities” after a short public hearing on April 14 to take comments on the law.
The impetus for the law came when a C&D transfer station was proposed for Grand Gorge, and area residents expressed concerns about the possible negative impacts of such a facility.


Hospital scores high marks in national patient care survey

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville Memorial Hospital has scored high marks for patient care in an independent national survey. The HCAHPS (Health Care Acquisition and Performance System) survey conducted by Press Ganey for Margaretville Hospital is a standardized survey instrument and data collection methodology for measuring patients’ perceptions of their hospital experience.


Burning ban now in effect for all of Delaware County

James Eisel Sr., chairman of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors, has issued a state of emergency for Delaware County. Effective immediately, a do not burn order has been issued for the entire county.


Proposed Fleischmanns water tank stirs more debate at village meeting

By Matthew J. Perry
An April 21 public hearing in Fleischmanns became a rancorous affair when a water storage tank—part of comprehensive project to improve the village’s water system—drew criticism from residents while being defended by village trustees.
The tank, which would be placed on the property of Arnold and Roslyn Bernstein off Paradise Camp Road, was described by Delaware Engineering as an emergency storage facility, as opposed to being a source necessary to the normal demands of the village, even during times of peak usage.


Shandaken zoning officer getting tough with violators

By Jay Braman Jr.
There are a couple of extreme cases of law enforcement these days in Shandaken. Not of the police variety, but of the type that occurs when people ignore the towns zoning laws.


Red Cross Blood Drive at Frost Valley YMCA

Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, May 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Margetts Lodge.


Holiday Treasure Express planning includes parade, other festivities

Building on the success of last year’s Holiday Treasure Express campaign to boost holiday sales for local retailers, organizers are planning a kick-off parade and celebration in Margaretville for November 29.


High fire hazard warning in Delaware County

 

By Jill Ribich

New York has begun its fire season and it will continue through September 15, according to a fire management report by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). 


Roxbury students earn Science Olympiad prizes

 

The Roxbury Central School Junior High Science Olympiad Team finished 27th out of 39 teams in state final competition on April 11 and 12 at SUNY New Paltz.

The team of Brandi Carufe and Mickey McAfee brought home a gold medal in the category of mystery architecture. 


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