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Shandaken hammers out new building law; cell phone tower rules eased by town board

 

By Jay Braman Jr.

The Shandaken Town Board adopted a local law covering the administration and enforcement of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code following a public hearing that yielded little input from the audience.

The town’s new law was passed following public input on April 7. 


Fleischmanns tank plan meets fierce opposition

 

 

Need for water tank questioned at meeting; cost issue also raised

 

By Matthew J. Perry


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.


Lawrence-Bauer leaving MARK; taking Emerson PR post

Joan Lawrence-Bauer, executive director of the MARK Group since 2004, will leave that agency in May to become the public relations director for the Emerson Resort and the Belleayre Resort according to officials at both organizations.‚ÄÇ
Crossroads Ventures (CRV) Managing Partner Dean L. Gitter announced this week that Paul Rakov, who has served as the company’s spokesperson since 2005, will be leaving for a post with a New York City PR firm that specializes in luxury travel. Gitter said Rakov had performed ably in a difficult post and was able to use his experience at the local resort to make a major advance in his PR career.


Brookside plans for new store by summer

Store running in temporary quarters after March 5 fire

By Brian Sweeney
The owner of Brookside Hardware in Margaretville, which was destroyed by fire on March 5, hopes a new store will be operational in a few months.
Will Finch told the News this week that he is awaiting signed building plans from an architect for a new store and warehouse. He said he has a contractor lined up and is hopeful that the new buildings can be completed in about 60 days. Even if that timeline is not met, “it will definitely be done this summer.”


CMN wins awards in NY press contest

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The Catskill Mountain News has won several awards in a number of categories in the New York Press Association’s (NYPA) annual Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were handed out last weekend at the NYPA’s spring convention that took place in Albany at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Sales manager Doris Warner and reporter Julia Green from the News’ staff attended the convention.


Belleayre phones down for more than two weeks

By Jay Braman Jr.
In case you are wondering, Belleayre Mountain Ski center has not disappeared.
Those who have called the state-run facility in the last two weeks may think otherwise. After dialing either the ski center’s toll free phone number or its regular phone number, the caller is informed that the number has been disconnected.
Why that is happening, and has been happening, remains a mystery. Unnamed sources say the central computer that runs the ski area’s phone system crashed and needs to be replaced.


Crossroads tax break plan tabled by Shandaken Board

By Jay Braman Jr.
They didn’t say yes and they didn’t say no, but by tabling a measure that would have implied that the Shandaken Town Board might support a plan to create some tax breaks for the yet to be approved Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park, the board said maybe.
Talk of creation of what is called an Empire Zone at the proposed site for the project dominated a four-hour board session Monday, and when all was said and done it was agreed that more information was needed and that there was no real rush for the board to make any decision.


Roxbury housing repair funds available

The Town of Roxbury has more than $325,000 in HUD housing rehabilitation funds available from the Governor’s Office for Small Cities and applications from eligible households are encouraged. 
Any resident in the township, which includes the hamlets of Grand Gorge and Roxbury as well as Denver/Vega, with an income at or below 80 percent‚ÄÇof the Delaware County median may apply for home repair funds for their primary residence.


Timberland Properties honored for Coldwell Banker sales work

Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties, with offices in Delhi and Margaretville, has been named the Number One Office for Coldwell Banker offices of its size in the Northern Region in 2007. This region includes 19 states from Massachusetts to Minnesota and from Maine to Maryland and over 1,000 offices.


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