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SPA TREATMENT — After a 14-year review, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has ended its environmental review of the Belleayre Resort. Above, an artist’s rendition of the Highmount Spa Resort portion of the resort.

Supervisors back deal with NYC

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By Jay Braman Jr
The Delaware County Board of Supervisors agreed last week to drop its lawsuit against the City of New York and support a controversial deal reached last month between the city and the Coalition of Watershed Towns.

The board of supervisors heard a presentation by watershed officials that outlined the details of a long-awaited arrangement, and while going along with it, the chairman of the board said afterwards that he was not happy with it.


Greene ski areas blast Belleayre

By Jay Braman Jr.
Two private sector ski areas in the region are once again leveling charges of unfair ticket promotions against state-owned Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.

Hunter Mountain and Windham Mountain, both located in Greene County, and who vie for the same skiers that Belleayre does, researched Belleayre’s records and discovered that for the past two ski seasons Belleayre has given away about 10 percent of its lift tickets for free.
Out of 169,000 skiers last season 16,000 were given free tickets. The season prior 16,700 got free tickets.


Innovative video conferencing puts homebound RCS student in classroom

By Brian Sweeney
A Roxbury Central School kindergarten student, who is homebound due to health issues, is engaging in classroom studies through an innovative videoconferencing arrangement.

The student, Dylan Utter was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy when he was 17 months old. His parents, Erica and Fred Utter Jr., have sought countless treatments for Dylan’s medical problems. While their son’s condition has improved, he remains too medically fragile to attend school, primarily because his immune system is compromised and he’s susceptible to sickness.


MCS students show art at Freshtown

Toni Smith's second grade classToni Smith's second grade classArtwork from first- and second-graders at Margaretville Central School now adorns a section of the Freshtown Supermarket on Bridge Street, Margaretville. The grocery store display is the result of a collaborative effort between the MCS art department and Freshtown management.


Fairview Library offers deliveries

The Fairview Public Library is starting a home delivery and pick-up program for Margaretville residents who love to read but are unable to get to the library due to health or transportation difficulties.


Stream again threatened Phoenicia's Main Street

By Jay Braman Jr.
For the second time in as many months, the Stony Clove stream overwhelmed a bridge on the west side of Phoenicia’s business district, sending a torrent of flood water down Main Street and through the hamlet’s business district.


New owner has big plans for Roxbury business site

By Brian Sweeney
A key property at the entrance to the hamlet of Roxbury will soon be reestablished as a multi-use commercial entity.

Phillip Lenihan of New York City and Andes has purchased the historic Roxbury General Store building and the adjacent post office building. The structures are located at the intersection of Main and Bridge streets.


Fleischmanns seeks public input on proposed zoning amendments

Fleischmanns — The Fleischmanns Village Board is seeking input at a public hearing on Monday, Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. at the Skene Memorial Library on proposed amendments to its zoning law.


Jimmy DiGiacomo Auction a hit as Christmas Project fund-raiser

By Jill Ribich
A festive crowd of nearly 70 hearty souls braved the cold and wind Sunday evening to attend the annual Jimmy DiGiacomo Auction and Dinner Dance at the La Cabana Restaurant in Fleischmanns.  
Proceeds from the auction benefit the Community Christmas Project, a grass-roots organization that provides food, clothing and holiday cheer to those in need throughout the Town of Middletown.Jennifer Slauson and Dorothy MaffeiJennifer Slauson and Dorothy MaffeiFor many years the Community Christmas Project has brought comfort and cheer to families and senior citizens in Middletown.  It is their goal that not one child in the area goes without warm mittens, brightly wrapped toys and a complete turkey dinner at Christmas.  Volunteers work year-round to raise money, purchase gifts and food, wrap and deliver the items, and seek out the people to whom these items will be distributed.


Christine O’Shaughnessy of Roxbury named to Health Foundation Board

Margaretville — Christine O’Shaughnessy has been appointed to the Margaretville Health Foundation Board of Directors.


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