Phoenicia Library rises triumphant from the ashes

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CUTTING THE RIBBON — Zara Dershowitz, 11, and her brother Mars, 9, got a kick out being the ribbon cutters to officially open the Marilyn Dershowitz Memorial Building, also known as the new Phoenicia Library, on Saturday. Their grandmother, Marilyn, a long time fan of the library, was killed in a bicycle accident in 2012, the year after the original library building burned. The new structure, which is located on the Main Street spot where the old one stood, was made possible by a sizeable donation made by the Dershowitz family in Marilyn’s name. Library Board President Bernard Handzel is at center, holding the ribbon. — Photo by Jay Braman, Jr.

City challenges property assessments in Shandaken

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Town of Shandaken was informed this month that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has filed a lawsuit challenging this year’s tax assessments of parts of the wastewater systems in Pine Hill and Chichester.


Arkville man killed in one-car accident

Jordan Soderback, 19, of Arkville was killed in a one-car accident on Route 28 in Olive Tuesday afternoon, August 10. The driver of the vehicle, Erica Miller, 31, also of Arkville, was charged with driving under the influence of narcotics and endangering the welfare of a child.


AFD tanker truck damaged during pool-filling episode

By Dick Sanford
An Arkville Fire Department tanker truck was seriously damaged on Sunday evening, July 11 while it was being used by one of the department’s members to fill his swimming pool in Arkville.


DEP issues Phoenicia sewer ultimatum

By Jay Braman Jr.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has informed the Hamlet of Phoenicia that enough is enough after taking 13 years and $1.6 million to consider whether or not to build a municipal wastewater system.


Landowner files $2 million lawsuit in longtime Binnekill stream dispute

By Brian Sweeney
A Margaretville property owner is suing several current and past village and county officials for $2 million as a result from a long-standing dispute over the Binnekill stream.


MARK salutes departing members and welcomes board replacements

Margaretville — As the MARK Project Inc enters its 33rd year of operation, the organization is saying goodbye to long standing board members Elaine Grandy and Dennis Metnick.Glen FaulknerGlen Faulkner

In their tenure at MARK Dennis and Elaine helped shape programs and projects like the Margaretville Main Street Revitalization Project, HOME Repair and Homebuyer Assistance programs, and the development and construction of Mountain Laurel Gardens. They aided in the fundraising for the new pavilion while ushering in the Freshtown Supermarket.


Auxiliary Power

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The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center held its 42nd annual Antique and Flea Market on Saturday at the village park in Margaretville. More than 125 vendors featured an endless array of goods.
A picture-perfect Catskill Mountain summer day added to the fun.


Two Injured

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Fire destroys Roxbury barn; lawn mower ignited the blaze

By Brian Sweeney
A large barn outside of Roxbury was destroyed by fire Friday afternoon.

The barn was located just off Route 30, on Mac More Road, and was owned by Christie and Jason O’Donnell.


Auxiliary Antique & Flea Market set Saturday at Margaretville Park

Margaretville — The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold its 42nd annual Antique and Flea Market featuring antiques, crafts, and general merchandise on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Margaretville Village Park.


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