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DRESSING FOR A CAUSE — Margaretville residents Lissa Harris, right, (a jellyfish — winner of the most creative costume) is pictured with Julia Reischel (sailor) at the annual Harvest Moon Ball on Saturday at The Andes Hotel. Proceeds from the fund-raiser benefit the ACS Dollars for Scholars program. In our print edition this week, be sure to take a peek at our full page of Hallowe'en safety tips, sponsored by local businesses.— Photo by Joe Damone

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.


Shandaken draft budget keeps 2011 spending down

By Jay Braman Jr.
Shandaken Supervisor Rob Stanley said this week that spending would remain almost flat in 2011 if an early budget draft developed by the board receives approval.

“The departments have submitted their budgets and after several meetings we pared the budget down to a .9 percent increase,” he said.


Belleayre sets opening day for Nov. 13

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By Jay Braman Jr.
As the nights get crisp and the leaves begin to fall, ski centers are planning for their seasons.
This year Belleayre is leading the way, announcing plans to open the 2010-2011 season on November 13, almost two weeks before Thanksgiving.


Route 28 team to consider promo strategies for byway

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Arkville — The Central Catskills Collaborative will meet on Thursday, Sept. 23 from 6-8 p.m. at The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development to advance its nomination to the NYS Scenic Byways Program for designation of Route 28 as a scenic byway.


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New physician joins hospital staff

Dr. LlobetDr. LlobetMargaretville — Paul Llobet, M.D., has joined the staff of Margaretville Hospital and assumed duties as medical director of the Emergency Department. Dr. Llobet, who has been a part-time area resident for several years, began work at Margaretville Hospital on September 1.

Dr. Llobet will be taking ownership of the hospital’s family health center in Margaretville. Plans call for the physician to operate the practice and lease office space and equipment from the hospital. The change in health center ownership is effective October 1.

Dr. Llobet is recruiting a number of specialists to hold regular health center hours as a means of increasing patient services. His wife, Holly Llobet, M.D., works as an intensivist at Kingston Hospital and will also be providing Emergency Department coverage at Margaretville. In addition, Stacy A. Flinn, a nurse practitioner, will be working with Dr. Llobet at the health center.


Attempted murder charged after shooting next to OCS

By Jay Braman Jr.
Gang violence has come to the Catskills.
Two Kingston youths, who are said to have ties to the Bloods street gang, were arrested last Thursday after they allegedly shot a 20-year-old man in Boiceville on Wednesday. Police have not released the name of the shooting victim.


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