Rev. Dykstrya honored

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SPECIAL NIGHT — The Rev. Richard Dykstra of Roxbury, right, is all smiles after receiving the Margaretville Hospital Keene A. Roadman Citizen of the Year Award on Saturday evening at the Harvest Moon Ball. The event was sponsored by the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center. Also pictured during the presentation are event Chair Karen Kolar and Hospital Board Member Tom O’Brien.— Photo by eOneMedia.com

Local government day video on CWC website

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Margaretville— Excerpts from the keynote address at the October 20 Catskills Local Government Day have been posted on the website of the Catskill Watershed Corp- oration (CWC), www.cwc online.org.


Crossroads preparing revised resort plan

By Jay Braman Jr.
After months of silence the team behind the resort project known as the Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park has announced a new timeline for what should be the beginning of the end of the proposal’s seemingly endless review process.


DEC commissioner fired for fighting staff cuts

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By Jay Braman Jr.
The Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) was unceremoniously fired last week due to his public disagreement with Governor David Paterson’s plan to drastically cut the DEC’s staff and budget.


Polls open Tuesday for mid-term election

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By Brian Sweeney
Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 2 to decide a number of races for statewide office.
In local competition, a hard-fought battle is being waged in the 42nd Senate District where incumbent Republican/Cons-ervative John Bonacic of Mt. Hope is facing a challenge from Democrat David Sager of Jeffersonville.


Hospital, Mountainside employees honored

Margaretville — The 38th annual Employee Recognition Dinner for Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center was held October 23 at Belleayre.


Wilber Corporation sale announced

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Oneonta — Officials with Community Bank System, Inc., headquartered in DeWitt, and The Wilber Corporation, headquartered in Oneonta, announced Monday the signing of a merger agreement in which Community Bank System will acquire The Wilber Corporation, parent company of Wilber National Bank, for $101.8 million in Community Bank System stock and cash, or $9.50 per share.


Employee Recognition Dinner

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Arrests made in crash that killed Margaretville woman

By Brian Sweeney
Two people have been arrested on charges resulting from a March 24 crash that claimed the life of a Margaretville woman.

The investigation by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department revealed that the two people charged in the accident had been “texting” with cell phones when the accident occurred.


McDevitt removed from ministry by Diocese

By Brian Sweeney
The former pastor of the Sacred Heart Parish in Margaretville who pled guilty to sexual abuse charges has been permanently removed from the ministry.

It was announced last week by the diocese that the Rev. James McDevitt is no longer permitted to celebrate mass or other sacraments or to engage in any other public activities as a priest.


Plattekill Mt. tops county tourism honors

By Margaret Inge
Eighteen years ago, Laszlo Vajtay bought Plattekill Ski Center at a bankruptcy sale. On Thursday, the efforts he and his wife Danielle have made to give life to that investment were honored with the Arnold Banker Tourism Award from the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce at the chamber’s Annual Membership Awards Dinner at Hanah Country Resort.Laszlo and Danielle VajtayLaszlo and Danielle Vajtay

The evening also included a Special Recognition Award for the Hot Food Culinary Team from the State University of New York at Delhi who recently took first place at a prestigious national competition. New England Wood Pellets of Deposit and Haggerty Ace Hardware in Delhi were respectively honored as New Business and Business of the Year.


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