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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

Crossroads seeks Empire Zone status; 10 years of free NYS taxes could result


By Jay Braman Jr.
Crossroads Ventures LLC, the company trying to gain approval to build a $400 million resort project on the Ulster/Delaware county border next to Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, is taking steps to have the project site declared an Empire Zone.

State officials downplay costs cited for Belleayre snowmaking

By Jay Braman Jr.
Recent allegations that state-owned Belleayre Mountain Ski is wasting money by making snow this late in the season are inaccurate according to the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

Grand Gorge meetings planned for intersection, C&D station law

By Trish Adams
Will a construction and demolition transfer facility be permitted in Grand Gorge? And will the busy intersection of Routes 23 and 30 in that hamlet ever be re-engineered? At its monthly meeting last Monday night, the Roxbury Town Board scheduled two public meetings to discuss those very issues.

Vince Gill, Chris Isaak, Bebe Neuwirth and Brian Wilson among superstars taking stage at Belleayre this summer

Vince Gill, Chris Isaak, Bebe Neuwirth and Brian Wilson among superstars taking stage at Belleayre this summer

By Brian Sweeney
Vince Gill, Chris Isaak, Bebe Neuwirth and Brian Wilson are among the superstars who will take the stage during the 2008 Belleayre Music Festival summer season.
Belleayre’s lineup is filled with big names from start to finish as an eclectic mix of country, pop, jazz, Broadway, rock and opera will be featured.

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


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.

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