Car Show for a Cause raises more than $5K

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The Car Show for a Cause held Saturday at Kirkside Park in Roxbury raised more than $5,500 for local charities and attracted more than 600 spectators. Glenn Hotaling's highly modified 1930 Model A Ford was a red-hot attraction.—Photo by Dick Sanford

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.


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.


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