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

Shandaken zoning officer getting tough with violators

By Jay Braman Jr.
There are a couple of extreme cases of law enforcement these days in Shandaken. Not of the police variety, but of the type that occurs when people ignore the towns zoning laws.


Margaretville Central School names superintendent finalists

 

The Margaretville Central School Board of Education has selected three finalists in its search for the new superintendent of the district. 

Each of the candidates will spend a full day in the district meeting with faculty, staff, students and the community.  The public is invited to meet each of the finalists at 7 p.m. on April 23 and 24 at Margaretville Central School.


DEP, county to explore options for recreation on NYC reservoirs

 

By Matthew J. Perry

The Catskills’ water reservoirs, for years available to fishermen in rowboats, may soon offer greater opportunities for recreation.  


Mirabito Co. prepping village parcel for sale; Bridge Street property vacant since '96 flood

 

By Brian Sweeney

The owners of a vacant parcel at the entrance to Margaretville are offering the property for sale. 

The Sidney-based Mirabito Fuel Group has owned the Bridge Street property since the early 1990s, since purchasing the Margaretville Service Station. The business was destroyed by flooding in January 1996.


New Bovina highway garage gets green light from board

 

By Matthew J. Perry

The Bovina Town Board has voted unanimously to locate the town’s new highway garage on the site of the existing structure, on county Road 6, the hamlet’s Main Street. The vote took place last Wednesday at a board meeting following a public hearing, 


Halcottsville bridge plans stir troubled waters

 

 

Business owners, county officials spar over efforts to replace structure

 

By Julia Green

The sixth line item on last week’s Town of Middletown Town Board meeting wasn’t a surprise to anyone in attendance.


Fleischmanns tank plan meets fierce opposition

 

 

Need for water tank questioned at meeting; cost issue also raised

 

By Matthew J. Perry


Lawrence-Bauer leaving MARK; taking Emerson PR post

Joan Lawrence-Bauer, executive director of the MARK Group since 2004, will leave that agency in May to become the public relations director for the Emerson Resort and the Belleayre Resort according to officials at both organizations.‚ÄÇ
Crossroads Ventures (CRV) Managing Partner Dean L. Gitter announced this week that Paul Rakov, who has served as the company’s spokesperson since 2005, will be leaving for a post with a New York City PR firm that specializes in luxury travel. Gitter said Rakov had performed ably in a difficult post and was able to use his experience at the local resort to make a major advance in his PR career.


Brookside plans for new store by summer

Store running in temporary quarters after March 5 fire

By Brian Sweeney
The owner of Brookside Hardware in Margaretville, which was destroyed by fire on March 5, hopes a new store will be operational in a few months.
Will Finch told the News this week that he is awaiting signed building plans from an architect for a new store and warehouse. He said he has a contractor lined up and is hopeful that the new buildings can be completed in about 60 days. Even if that timeline is not met, “it will definitely be done this summer.”


CMN wins awards in NY press contest

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The Catskill Mountain News has won several awards in a number of categories in the New York Press Association’s (NYPA) annual Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were handed out last weekend at the NYPA’s spring convention that took place in Albany at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Sales manager Doris Warner and reporter Julia Green from the News’ staff attended the convention.


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