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. 

Tickets available for 2008 Belleayre Festival


Tickets are now on sale for the 2008 Belleayre Music Festival summer season.

Margaretville Central School names superintendent finalists


The Margaretville Central School Board of Education has selected three finalists in its search for the new superintendent of the district. 

Each of the candidates will spend a full day in the district meeting with faculty, staff, students and the community.  The public is invited to meet each of the finalists at 7 p.m. on April 23 and 24 at Margaretville Central School.

Chamber of Commerce plans mixer at new Arkville gym

The new and expanded facilities and programs of the Cornerstone Health and Fitness Center now in Arkville will be showcased at an April 22 member to member mixer sponsored by the Greater Margaretville Chamber of Commerce during the hours of 5-7 p.m.

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