Tom Turkey goes a'courting

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The spring romance season is in full swing for turkeys and these Toms offered a brilliant display as they tried to impress the females. — Photo by Brian Sweeney

Bovina studying garage options

By Matthew J. Perry
The Bovina Town Board held its 2009 organizational meeting on January 13 and approved reappointments to most town posts and a new appointment to the town’s assessment review board.


Middletown Comprehensive Plan heading to second phase

By Matthew J. Perry
The Town of Middletown Planning Board, working in concert with a consulting planner, is heading towards the second phase of overhauling the town’s comprehensive plan.


Priest's generous donation funds hospital renovations

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville Hospital’s goal of renovating its Emergency Department will begin soon due in great part to the generosity of a longtime local priest.


USDA funding will help build Town of Andes highway facility

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By Matthew J. Perry
The Town of Andes kicked off 2009 with a preliminary announcement of a new source of funding for its proposed highway garage at its organizational meeting Monday.


O'Beirne, VanBenschoten running for Margaretville mayor's position

By Brian Sweeney
Carol O’Beirne and John VanBenschoten have announc-ed that they will be running as Margaretville mayoral candidates on March 18.
William Stanton, mayor for the past six years, recently announced that he will not be seeking another term.


Catskill Rec Center plans slowed by artifact discovery

By Matthew J. Perry
An archeological survey conducted last November on the proposed site of the Catskill Recreation Center, on county Route 38 in Arkville, may have unearthed native American Indian artifacts and has put those plans on temporary hold.


Delaware officials make 2009 appointments

By Matthew J. Perry
The Delaware County Board of Supervisors announced the reappointment of its chief officers at its organizational meeting on Jan. 7. Chairman Jim Eisel, Vice Chairman Tina Mole, Budget Director John Meredith and Clerk of the Board Christa Schaeffer will continue to serve in those positions for 2009.


Shandaken shakeup brings new officials

By Jay Braman Jr.
In a bold move, and one that did not happen without a fight, the Shandaken Town Board has dismissed the leaders of two critical elements of local government.


Margaretville Mayor Stanton stepping down after six years

After serving as mayor of Margaretville for six years, Bill Stanton has announced that he will not be seeking a fourth term.
The position of mayor will be on the ballot in the village’s March election, as will two seats on the Village of Margaretville Board of Trustees. Trustees Iris Mead and John VanBenschoten will be up for re-election in the March 18 election.


A&P is closing doors next week; Freshtown aims for Feb. opening

Margaretville —  Shoppers found shelves at the Margaretville A & P virtually empty over the holiday weekend as the Bridge Street grocery store prepares to close, making way for a new Freshtown scheduled to open by early February. 


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