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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

"Smart Growth" planning funds available to Rte. 28 communities

By Brian Sweeney
Six communities along Route 28 will soon have $500,000 in “smart growth” funds available to be used toward capital projects.
The funding was included as part of the recently adopted New York State budget. Communities that have committed to participate in this Catskill corridor initiative include the townships of Andes, Middletown, Shandaken and Olive, plus the villages of Fleischmanns and Margaretville.


Roxbury passes law regulating C&D facilities

Business proposed for Grand Gorge spurred concerns

The Roxbury Town Board unanimously passed a local law “regulating construction and demolition debris processing facilities” after a short public hearing on April 14 to take comments on the law.
The impetus for the law came when a C&D transfer station was proposed for Grand Gorge, and area residents expressed concerns about the possible negative impacts of such a facility.


Hospital scores high marks in national patient care survey

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville Memorial Hospital has scored high marks for patient care in an independent national survey. The HCAHPS (Health Care Acquisition and Performance System) survey conducted by Press Ganey for Margaretville Hospital is a standardized survey instrument and data collection methodology for measuring patients’ perceptions of their hospital experience.


Burning ban now in effect for all of Delaware County

James Eisel Sr., chairman of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors, has issued a state of emergency for Delaware County. Effective immediately, a do not burn order has been issued for the entire county.


Proposed Fleischmanns water tank stirs more debate at village meeting

By Matthew J. Perry
An April 21 public hearing in Fleischmanns became a rancorous affair when a water storage tank—part of comprehensive project to improve the village’s water system—drew criticism from residents while being defended by village trustees.
The tank, which would be placed on the property of Arnold and Roslyn Bernstein off Paradise Camp Road, was described by Delaware Engineering as an emergency storage facility, as opposed to being a source necessary to the normal demands of the village, even during times of peak usage.


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, 


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