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Father-and-daughter team Bob and Jenny Sobas from East Branch caught this five-pound brown from shore on a Krocodile Spoon last weekend. — Photo by Al Carpenter, Al’s Sport Store

Stamford supervisor weighs in on wind turbine issue

Thirty-four wind turbines 410 feet in height proposed between Stamford and Grand Gorge

By Julia Green
Mike Triolo’s first term as the Town of Stamford Supervisor comes at a time when a very public and hotly contested issue is on the minds of most, if not all, residents of his town. And yet Triolo says that, despite the controversy of the topic, the wind turbine debate wasn’t the deciding factor in his decision to run for public office.


Athletes hit the road and snow for 17th Pine Hill Arms Triathlon

Athletes hit the road and snow for 17th Pine Hill Arms Triathlon

The Pine Hill Arms held its 17th annual Pine Hill Arms Triathlon at Belleayre Mountain on Saturday. The race began at the ski center with a 2.5-mile ski, followed by a 10-mile bike ride and a three-mile run, and ended with post-race festivities inside the Pine Hill Arms.


Village building dispute unresolved after meeting

New supermarket, proposed dollar store at center of debate in Margaretville

By Julia Green
A large turnout of concerned citizens packed the village office Monday night to listen to Village of Margaretville Trustees wrestle with a controversial village zoning law that could impact two proposed business developments.
At night’s end, attendees left with more questions than answers as board members decided to consult with the village’s attorney before making any decisions.


Bovina highway garage hearing tabled over project cost concerns

Board wants time to explore options

By Matthew J. Perry
Bovina Supervisor Tina Mole canceled a March 17 public hearing on the town’s proposed highway garage project, stating that the town needed more time to review estimates and plans that would create less strain on the town’s finances.
A date for the next review is yet to be determined.


Middletown handed $8,000 bill for illegal construction dumping

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By Julia Green
Thanks to the illegal dumping of 42 tons of construction and demolition materials at the Middletown Transfer Station, the Town of Middletown has received a bill from the county for $8,000.
At its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 11, Middletown Town Supervisor Leonard Utter said that the matter will be addressed in executive session with staff members, and that employees are “aware of what happened and when.”


Brookside owner is feeling burned by county's $20G fee to dump debris

Wreckage from fire results in huge tab for dumping materials at Delaware landfill

By Brian Sweeney
Brookside Hardware in Margaretville is facing a bill of approximately $20,000 from Delaware County for dumping the debris from the March 5 fire that destroyed the business.
The estimated cost is based on the county’s “tipping fee” of $70 per ton for disposing of construction waste at the county landfill in Walton.


Grand Gorge firefighter nominated for state award

Grand Gorge firefighter nominated for state award

By Julia Green
When the Grand Gorge Fire Department held its annual firemen’s banquet on Saturday, March 1, former Rescue Squad Co-Captain Karen Hinkley had done a little extra preparation for one of the awards. Grand Gorge Firefighter Thomas E. Miner Sr. was nominated for the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) Fire Service Community Achieve-ment Award – an award that he received at the local level, and for which he is now in the running for at the state level.


New Kingston hamlet gets historic designation

By Diane Galusha
The hamlet of New Kingston has been officially listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, recognizing its highly intact architectural heritage. The New York State Historic Preservation Office announced its designation late in 2007; the National Register listing was confirmed last week.


Roxbury Board hears appeal for construction of skate park

By Patricia Adams
Led by Cody Allison and Jacob Liberatore, a group of Roxbury teens presented a petition to the Roxbury Town Board at its March meeting, signed by more than 80 Roxbury parents and children, imploring the town to help them create a skate park in town. The petitioners propose to work with Parks Director Peg Ellsworth to raise funds for construction if the town would allot a suitable property.


Delaware Board backs DEP intern program

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By Matthew J. Perry
The Delaware County Board of Supervisors, at its March 12 meeting, extended its support and enthusiasm for a New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) internship program that is set to begin in June.
The DEP’s Bureau of Water Supply will offer paid internships to 10 students, either from college programs or graduating high school seniors, who will work at DEP stations in Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, Ulster and Schoharie counties.


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