Bovina board asked to revisit its residential wind turbine ban

By Cheryl Petersen
The hard winter escalated the problem of plowing snow on county Route 6 through Bovina Center this year, initiating a response by the town board. A change order was reviewed concerning the Bovina bridge project. And, residents asked the board to revisit the ban on wind turbines in the town, all at the town board’s meeting last week.

Proposed county bed tax to be discussed at March 25 meeting


The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, along with Town of Middletown Supervisor Marge Miller, is sponsoring a meeting on Tuesday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Middletown Town Hall, 42339 State Highway 28, to discuss the potential bed tax law for Delaware County, as well as other options for increasing tourism marketing for the County.

Arkville VFD has 75 calls last year, elects 2014 officers

The Arkville Fire Department responded to 75 calls last year, according to the organization’s Annual Report for 2013.
Volunteers responded to 27 medical emergencies last year, the most common call for the department. AFD members were summoned nine times for calls involving hazardous conditions and also answered nine automatic alarms.
The AFD answered eight calls for motor vehicle accidents and had six mutual-aid-to-the-scene responses. Department members had four public service calls, responded to three structure fires and provided mutual aid standby on three occasions.

Roxbury Business Association mixer planned for March 25

Greater Roxbury Business Association (GRBA) will hold its monthly business mixer and networking event on Tuesday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m., at Roxbury Wine and Spirits store, located in the Old Bank Building, next to Queens Mountain Café in Roxbury.
Dare to Share - Roxbury Dream Campaign will continue with new dreamers and new ideas, and will introduce a panel on tourism, local history and the Catskills’ long-time connection to New York City.

CWC Annual Meeting will be April 1


The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) will hold its 17th Annual Meeting of member towns on Tuesday, April 1 at 1 p.m. at CWC offices, 905 Main Street.
Results of the election of three representatives to the CWC Board of Directors, all from Delaware County, will be announced. A slide show of CWC achievements over the past year will be featured.
The floor will then be open for questions and comments from representatives of member towns and villages, and the general public.
The regular monthly meeting of the board of directors will be held immediately following the Annual Meeting.
The public is cordially invited to attend both meetings.

Cold winter has been cruel to younger deer


By Brian Sweeney
A harsh winter could have an adverse effect on the Catskills’ younger whitetail deer population, according to state Department of Environmental Conservation Department officials.
Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Wildlife Biologist Larry Bifaro in Stamford said that deer have a reserve of fat designed to carry them through the winter months. Lingering snow and cold puts those reserves to the test.

Water bill relief sought in Andes


By Cheryl Petersen
Last month, Andes officials met with State Senator Seward to try to refinance the loan or loans in the Andes water district.
Supervisor Marty Donnelly said, “The meeting was encouraging, and Senator Seward is assisting the village to reduce the debt service. Marge Merzig, town consultant, played a significant role and with the newly adopted water district budget, the Town of Andes will be able to make possible to basic customers a reduced annual user charge from $480 to $400.”

Governor commits $85,000 to Interpretive Center work


By Jay Braman Jr.
Just as the construction of the long-awaited Catskill Interpretive Center in Mount Tremper is about ready to go for bids, Governor Cuomo has announced funding for more trails around the 62-acre site.
Last week the governor released a list of 50 outdoor recreation related projects, totaling about $6 million.

Spinelli earns Coldwell Banker Presidential Circle designation

Carol Spinelli, a real estate salesperson with Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties, has been awarded membership into the prestigious Coldwell Banker Real Estate International President’s Circle.
Ms. Spinelli was honored March 12 by Budge Huskey, chief executive officer, for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, at the Coldwell Banker Gen Blue event held at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT.
The International President’s Circle, designation represents membership among the top six percent of all sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.

Arkville Recreational Center is 'springing up' rapidly


By Brian Sweeney
Progress on the Catskill Recreation Center in Arkville is moving along on schedule with a May target date for the facility’s grand opening.
Shaping Up: Snowbirds returning this spring will be amazed at the progress made on the construction of the Arkville Recreational Center. — Photo by Dick SanfordShaping Up: Snowbirds returning this spring will be amazed at the progress made on the construction of the Arkville Recreational Center. — Photo by Dick Sanford

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