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Part of the VW Parts Inc. complex at the intersection of Wagner Avenue and Main Street, Fleischmanns went up in flames late Tuesday afternoon. More photos in our front page story.— Photo by Brian Sweeney

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. 


Margaretville A&P Supermarket part of historic chain

By Julia Green
The A&P store in Margaretville is closing its doors this month, on the threshold of the company’s 150th year of operations.


Drilling questions abound as gas companies' stock falls

By Matthew J. Perry
A year that looked like the first in a boom time is ending on a sour note.


Phoenicia water rate plan stirs debate

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Shandaken Town Board has delayed the adoption of new bylaws for the Phoenicia Water District following a public hearing Monday night that ran well into overtime.


Philip Mehl named Mountainside director

Edmond Morache, CEO of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center has appointed Philip Mehl as administrator of Mountainside, effective Jan. 1.
Mr. Mehl has served as Mountainside’s assistant administrator for nearly two years. He completed the requirements to become a certified administrator this fall.


ACS begins search for new superintendent

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By Matthew J. Perry
Andes Central School will begin 2009 with a search for a permanent replacement for acting superintendent John Bernhardt, who will step down at the end of the school year.


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