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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

Beckers Tires destroyed

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A fire of undetermined origin broke out at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Friday morning, September 27 and totally destroyed Becker's Tire Service, located on Route 30 in Grand Gorge.

Firemen from Grand Gorge, Roxbury, Margaretville, Prattsville, and Stamford found the building totally involved when they arrived at the scene. Fighting the fire was complicated by hundreds of burning tires which were stored in the building. Fireman used foam to combat the burning rubber. Firemen were still at the scene at 8 a.m. Friday morning wetting down hot spots in the building.


Miller easily wins primary

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By Joe Moskowitz
Middletown Supervisor Marge Miller won a decisive victory over challenger Nelson Delameter in last Tuesday’s Democratic primary, but both Miller and Delameter are aware that the big prize goes to the winner of their November showdown.
Miller easily won Tuesday’s balloting, 164 to 44. “I did what I always do. I worked hard and I didn’t take any voters for granted, Miller told the News. The supervisor said she was pleased with her margin of victory, but noted that it was “just a primary”, and the bigger contest lies ahead.

Turnout hurt challenger


Comptroller sites Fleischmanns for lack of water system oversight

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By Jay Braman Jr.
According to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the Fleischmanns Water Department bank account will run bone dry in a couple of years unless drastic measures are taken. So says an audit by the comptroller’s office released late last month.
According to Ann Singer, the comptroller’s chief examiner, the objective of the audit was to assess the financial management of the village’s water fund and address the following related question.

Poor management


DEC proposes 'intensive use' for land next to Belleayre

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By Jay Braman Jr.
After months of preparation, New York State’s plans for what to do with the 1,204 acres of land in Big Indian that were acquired at the end of 2011 from the Belleayre Resort developers have been made public.


Dalski, Sanford run to fill Roxbury Board seat

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By Brian Sweeney
The Roxbury Central School District will hold a special election on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 3-9 p.m. to fill a board of education vacancy.
Candidates to fill the position are Ed Dalski of Denver and Ed Sanford of Roxbury. The Parent-Teacher-Student Association will host a “Meet The Candidates” reception on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. in the Roxbury Arts Group auditorium on Denver-Vega Road, Roxbury.


Historic barn to be saved; used for weddings

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By Dick Sanford
An historic and very visible dairy barn in the area began a transformation towards becoming a player in the region’s newest economic craze Tuesday when contractors began the process of saving and renovating the large barn on Peter and Carol Molnar’s property located at the top of Margaretville Mountain overlooking of the village.


No date set for replacement of Swart Street Bridge

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By Joe Moskowitz
Margaretville residents who have been waiting for a new bridge to replace the flood-damaged Swart Street span will have to continue to wait a little while longer.


Arkville Head Start cuts back but opens doors

By Joe Moskowitz
The 2013 school year didn’t start until September 11 for some young students.
Wednesdy was the beginning of life in a classroom for three-year-olds who are too young for the big school, and four-year-olds whose parents like the idea of giving them a ”Head Start.”


Non-watershed towns want help from CWT

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By Jay Braman Jr.
One could call it the Coalition of Non-Watershed Towns.
The towns of Ulster and Saugerties, along with the City of Kingston and the Village of Saugerties, are asking for help from the Coalition of Watershed Towns (CWT) in their long battle with the City of New York over the turbidity problem in the lower Esopus Creek.

However, none of these municipalities has land within the borders of the Catskill/Delaware Watershed.


Roxbury denies request to take on County sanding

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By Joe Moskowitz
The Roxbury Town Board heard from Highway Superintendent Stephen Schuman that he is going to have to deny a request from Delaware County Public Works Commissioner Wayne Reynolds, who wants the town to sand county roads.


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