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LUCKY THIRTEEN — Dave Corrado of Monroe in Orange County took this 13-point buck on opening day near Claryville, where he was staying at Frost Valley YMCA. The big buck deer weighed about 150 pounds and had four brow tines. Dave is an avid hunter and NYS hunter safety instructor and considers this to be the deer of a lifetime. —Contributed photo

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.


Community rallies in support of Belleayre

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By Jay Braman Jr.
More than 200 people stood outside in the cold in the Brookside Hardware parking along Route 28, Margaretville Monday to show support for the 45 to 48 workers who have been given layoff notices from their jobs at nearby Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.


Assembly OKs moratorium on gas hydrofracking

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By Brian Sweeney
A six-month moratorium on the use of “hydrofracking” drilling for the extraction of natural gas was approved Monday by the New York State Assembly.


Route 28 communities finally get 500K grant

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By Jay Braman Jr.
The Central Catskills Region got some good news for a change last week when $500,000 in state funding, which many thought would never be seen due to the seemingly endless fiscal crisis, arrived unexpectedly after a three-year wait.


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