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Phoenicia sewer project remains clouded

Deadline extended for New York City system to serve the hamlet

By Jay Braman Jr.
As the clock ticks toward a June deadline for the Shandaken Town Board to make a decision about the Phoenicia sewer project, it remains unclear whether any steps will be taken at the next board meeting, slated for Monday, May 5 at 7 p.m., to determine one way or the other if the busy hamlet should take the plunge and build infrastructure to replace the inadequate septic systems that lace the landscape.


Day Camp open houses May 4 and 18 at Frost Valley

Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville has planned a series of open houses for its Day Camp programs. Day Camp Open Houses are scheduled on Sundays, May 4 and May 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Frost Valley’s renowned Day Camp program will run on the following dates: June 30 through July 11, July 14 through 25, July 28 through August 8, August 11 through 22 and August 25 through 29.


Law Day 50th anniversary will be marked this week

The Delaware County Bar Association has planned a series of activities to observe the 50th anniversary of Law Day USA on May 1.
The main event of the annual celebration will be a dinner for the bench and bar at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, at the “Café on the Green” (formerly Shankzters) Restaurant in Delhi.


Luthier and health counselor to open shop in Margaretville

Longtime summer residents Lenore and Ronald Bake have recently rented the premises at 812 Main Street to house their respective businesses.


County businesses get micro enterprise funds

The Delaware County Department of Economic Development recently announced the approval of 10 projects for the first round of funding through the Micro Enterprise Program Start-up and Expansion Grant.‚ÄÇ
Through the start-up and expansion grant, new or expanding micro enterprise businesses are eligible to apply for a working capital grant of up to $5,000.


Golf and ski resort approved at Gore

By Jay Braman Jr.
Commissioners at the Adirondack Park Agency this month approved a three-phase, mega-ski resort development project in the Town of Johnsburg, Warren County that is being described as a public/private partnership between developers and the State of New York, which owns and operates Gore.


Man kills self during police shootout

Suspect had shot girlfriend, fled cops

By Julia Green
Exactly one week short of a year after he was shot by Travis Trim at the Sunoco Country Store in Margaretville, New York State Trooper Matthew J. Gombosi was once again the target of gunfire, this time in Stamford where he and his partner, Trooper David J. Morgan, confronted a distraught gunman who had just shot his girlfriend.


"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.


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