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Farm stand law creeps forward

By Jay Braman Jr.
There have been several meetings of Shandaken officials to figure out the controversial new produce stand law, the latest being a special session held last Tuesday by the planning board.
After reviewing the proposal that evening the planners recommended its passage by the town board, but made a couple of minor changes they had asked the town board to consider before adoption.


Art show celebrates biological regionalism at the Chace-Randall Gallery in Andes

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Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery presents Trout, new paintings by Alberto Rey. The show will hang from May 1 to June 7 with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, May 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. Alberto Rey’s recent body of work embraces the concept of biological regionalism and celebrates trout of the Catskill Mountain Region. All works are in oil on plaster—painterly renderings of brook and brown trout species in their river and stream environments.


Shandaken Theatrical Society presents Teen Music Showcase

Phoenicia —The Shandaken Theatrical Society will present a Teen Music Showcase on Saturday, May 2 at 8 p.m. at the society’s playhouse at 10 Church Street in Phoenicia. Please call 688-2279 for reservations. Admission is $5. 
The event will feature singers, bands, and instrumentalists from an impressive local teen talent pool.


Honor mom and help the Humane Society

Delhi — Mother’s Day is approaching fast and the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society (HCHS) has some great gift giving ideas. Give the gift that gives twice, lasts a lifetime and is one-of-a-kind. Be a part of the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society’s Heart Walk and show Mom what she really means to you.
This Mother’s Day, honor your mother or grandmother and help the animals at the same time.


Roadside Cleanup Day in Big Indian

Twenty-six adult volunteers and 10 children from Big Indian/Oliverea assembled Saturday in front of the hamlet’s fire department prior to conducting a morning-long roadside cleanup. The volunteers covered a two-mile stretch along Route 28 running through Big Indian and a four-mile stretch along Route 47 running south past Oliverea. The day’s event was organized by the Big Indian/Oliverea Beautification Committee chaired by Martie Gailes.


Fleischmanns Village Board hires consultant to assist with planning

Fleischmanns — The Village of Fleischmanns’ Village Board, recently retained consultant Alan Sorensen and his firm Planit Main Street, Inc. to assist with the creation of a Village Comprehensive Plan. Community participation is vital to the success of the plan’s creation and to this end an informational session for all Village of Fleischmanns residents will be held to solicit public input on Saturday, May 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Skene Memorial Library on Main Street.


Plein Air paintings display at hospital

Margaretville — The Margaretville Memorial Hospital and The Roxbury Arts Group are hosting an exhibition of paintings from members of the East Branch Delaware River Plein Air Painters, April through June, in the hospital’s central lobby.


Shandaken man gets up to six years for fatal drunk driving accident

By Jay Braman Jr.
A Shandaken man is expected to get one to three years in prison for killing a passenger in his pickup truck in a drunk driving incident last fall.
Jay Conosa, 44, of 11 Regina Way, in the Broadstreet Hollow area of Shandaken, pleaded guilty Monday in Ulster County Court to second-degree vehicular manslaughter and vehicular assault, prosecutors said. Conosa is expected to be sentenced on May 18 to one to three years in state prison on each count.


Car big prize at Chamber golf tourney

Delhi — Shoot for a Hole in One and win a car, sponsored by chamber member Country Club Automotive Group at the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Annual Golf Tournament at the Delhi College Golf Course on June 4.


Galli-Curci boundary dispute settled after long legal battle

By Brian Sweeney
A legal dispute that stalled plans for the redevelopment of the Galli-Curci Theater in Margaretville for two-and-a-half years was settled out of court on Monday. Margaretville business owner David Budin had originally filed the lawsuit in Delaware County Court claiming he owned, through “adverse possession” a section of the theater property that would be utilized for the renovations. The theater property borders the parcel where Budin lives and the storefront where he operates Del-Sports.


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