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

Binnekill stream lawsuit dismissed

By Brian Sweeney
A lawsuit against current and past Margaretville and county officials stemming from a long-standing controversy over the Binnekill stream has been dismissed.


Residents question CWC motives in proposed Phoenicia sewer project

By Jay Braman Jr.
Catskill Watershed Corp-oration (CWC) officials visited Shandaken Monday night to introduce themselves to the community and ended up getting an earful from Phoenicia residents who fear the agency is acting as an agent for New York City.


Baptist Church sets up new home in Phoenicia

Jay Braman Jr.
There’s a new house of worship in Phoenicia.
The organizers of the Baptist meetinghouse describe this new addition to the religious landscape as “an old fashioned, hymn singin’, independent, fundamental ministry spreading the word.”


Former Margaretville pastor sentenced as a sex offender

By Brian Sweeney
James McDevittJames McDevittA former pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Margaretville has been ordered to register as a sex offender and sentenced to six years’ probation supervision.


Central Catskills group wants to rename Route 28

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By Jay Braman Jr.
Anyone have any ideas for a new name for Route 28?
If so the Central Catskills Collaborative (CCC) wants to hear from you.

The CCC is considering a name to brand 50 miles of Route 28 stretching east from Andes all the way down to the edge of Kingston as a state scenic byway.


OCS warns families of suspicious man on bus route

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Onteora School District superintendent took a daring, proactive approach to a concern about child safety last week and it appears that district parents are lauding the effort.
Last week Wednesday 22 parents and guardians received a chilling automated message from the school district.


MARK secures $900,000 for community improvements

By Brian Sweeney
Funding for Main Street revitalization in Fleischmanns and home repairs in the towns of Roxbury, Middletown and Andes has been secured by the MARK Project.

Executive Director Peg Ellsworth, announced this week that MARK has secured funds through the HUD Community Development Block Grant, NY HOME Program and NY Main Street Program totaling nearly $900,000.


Morache leaving hospital post; Horan named interim director

Margaretville — Ed Morache, exeuctive director at Margaretville Hospital, has announced his resignation.

Mr. Morache, who has been at Margaretville Hospital nearly four years, said he intends to to pursue his passion in long-term care near his hometown of Albany.


Grand Gorge sewer extension complete

Grand Gorge — A new sewer extension project in the hamlet of Grand Gorge has been completed and will replace on-site septic systems serving more than 20 residential properties.


CWC assists Hobart business

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Margaretville — The owners of commercial property in the Delaware County hamlet of Hobart will receive a low-interest loan, and reimbursement for some storm water control costs, following action taken by the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) September 7.


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