Arkville celebration on the march

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LEADING THE WAY — Members of Middletown American Legion Post 216 were at the front of Saturday’s Arkville Community Fair parade. Patt Svoboda and Don Kearney led the way. — Photo by Dick Sanford

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.


Roxbury Junior High students second in Science Olympiad

A second place team trophy for the Junior High Science Olympiad Team at Roxbury Central School has earned the team a trip to the state finals on April 11 and 12. The team finished ahead of Goff Middle Schools “B” and “C” teams from East Greenbush and missed beating the Goff “A” team by only 26 out of 1,224 points.


CWC director makes sure folks know his organization is not NYC-run

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By Jay Braman Jr.
Alan Rosa wants you to know something.
As the executive director of the Margaretville-based Catskill Watershed Corp- oration (CWC), Rosa presides over a host of programs designed to protect the water in the Catskills in a way that benefits the people who live here.


Frost Valley offers the great outdoors and inner peace at Women's Weekend

The sixth annual Women’s Wellness Weekend at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville from April 4 to 6 offers a unique opportunity for women of all ages to visit this historic YMCA Camp to relax and enjoy a variety of workshops while taking in the serenity of a pristine mountain setting.


Details of "Horizon Protection" topic for Middletown planners

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By Matthew J. Perry
The regular meeting of the Middletown Planning Board on March 13 saw further discussion of a proposed horizon protection plan and extensive debate over how far-reaching, general, or detailed such a plan should be.


Greene County wants Belleayre audit

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By Jay Braman Jr.
The Chairman of the Greene County Legislature is calling for a full audit of the state-owned Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.
Greene’s Legislative Chairman Wayne Speenburgh has sent the request to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


Dr. Hambright leaving MMH practice

Dr. Maya Hambright is discontinuing her practice at the Margaretville Family Health Center, hospital officials announced this week.
The physician joined the MMH staff last fall but found it difficult to balance her on-call duties at the hospital with her family responsibilities.


New Bovina highway garage may cost $1 million to build

Public meeting is set for March 17

By Matthew J. Perry
After nearly five years of review and discussion, the Town of Bovina appears to be ready to replace its dilapidated highway garage with a modern structure. However, extensive debate on the size, cost, and location of the new facility will likely extend into the spring.


Trails slashed from Belleayre's expansion; performance venue also chopped from plan

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By Jay Braman Jr.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), which last fall announced plans to add nine miles of trails to the state-owned Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, has cut that amount to only six miles because the state can’t afford the full $45-million project.


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