Stamford supervisor weighs in on wind turbine issue

Thirty-four wind turbines 410 feet in height proposed between Stamford and Grand Gorge

By Julia Green
Mike Triolo’s first term as the Town of Stamford Supervisor comes at a time when a very public and hotly contested issue is on the minds of most, if not all, residents of his town. And yet Triolo says that, despite the controversy of the topic, the wind turbine debate wasn’t the deciding factor in his decision to run for public office.

Buses to state capital to boost Belleayre Mountain

Nearly 100 supporters of Belleayre Mt. Ski Center are expected to board two buses Thursday morning for a trip to Albany to meet with legislators on behalf of the beleaguered resort. The bus trip is the third in a series of activities designed to show legislators, media outlets, and others in the region the importance of Belleayre Mt. Ski Center to the Route 28 corridor between Ulster and Delaware counties.

Andes gets matching grant for library renovation work


By Matthew J. Perry
After receiving a matching-fund grant for historical preservation and improvement, the Town of Andes is ready to begin a renovation of the Bohlman Public Library. Since the town planning board reviewed plans for the renovation last year, the approval of that body was not required for work to begin on the interior of the existing building.

Middletown reassessment project is subject at rescheduled meeting

A public meeting to discuss the Town of Middletown property assessment update has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at the town hall on Route 28, Margaretville.
The meeting was originally set for March 12, but had to be postponed due to the tragic fire at neighboring Brookside Hardware that left roads closed and many properties without electricity.

MMH earns top ratings for Diabetic Program

Margaretville Memorial Hospital continues to earn top ratings for its Diabetic Program. Last May, Margaretville’s Family Health Centers were ranked number two among 15 nationwide participants in the Diabetic Program.

Village building dispute unresolved after meeting

New supermarket, proposed dollar store at center of debate in Margaretville

By Julia Green
A large turnout of concerned citizens packed the village office Monday night to listen to Village of Margaretville Trustees wrestle with a controversial village zoning law that could impact two proposed business developments.
At night’s end, attendees left with more questions than answers as board members decided to consult with the village’s attorney before making any decisions.

Bovina highway garage hearing tabled over project cost concerns

Board wants time to explore options

By Matthew J. Perry
Bovina Supervisor Tina Mole canceled a March 17 public hearing on the town’s proposed highway garage project, stating that the town needed more time to review estimates and plans that would create less strain on the town’s finances.
A date for the next review is yet to be determined.

Middletown handed $8,000 bill for illegal construction dumping


By Julia Green
Thanks to the illegal dumping of 42 tons of construction and demolition materials at the Middletown Transfer Station, the Town of Middletown has received a bill from the county for $8,000.
At its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 11, Middletown Town Supervisor Leonard Utter said that the matter will be addressed in executive session with staff members, and that employees are “aware of what happened and when.”

Brookside owner is feeling burned by county's $20G fee to dump debris

Wreckage from fire results in huge tab for dumping materials at Delaware landfill

By Brian Sweeney
Brookside Hardware in Margaretville is facing a bill of approximately $20,000 from Delaware County for dumping the debris from the March 5 fire that destroyed the business.
The estimated cost is based on the county’s “tipping fee” of $70 per ton for disposing of construction waste at the county landfill in Walton.

New Kingston hamlet gets historic designation

By Diane Galusha
The hamlet of New Kingston has been officially listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, recognizing its highly intact architectural heritage. The New York State Historic Preservation Office announced its designation late in 2007; the National Register listing was confirmed last week.

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