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

Legal challenge being pursued vs. nonresident trustee's position

Longtime trustee Robert Allison is not a resident of Margaretville

A Margaretville resident is seeking to prevent a village board member from running for re-election due to a non-residency issue.
Lauren Davis has contacted the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department and the County Board of Elections to determine the legality of Rob Allison running for re-election to the Margaretville Village Board.

Delaware supervisors call for NYC to end watershed land buys

By Matthew J. Perry
The Delaware County board of supervisors on January 23 unanimously passed Resolution 27, a strongly worded document that questions the validity of a State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and protests what Middletown Supervisor Len Utter described as New York City’s “blatant disregard” for the county’s economy.

Spitzer honored with Spirit of the Catskills award

By Jay Braman Jr.
A capacity crowd of supporters turned out for the Belleayre Music Conservatory’s annual Snowball at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Saturday night. The midwinter, black-tie event is held to raise funds for the Belleayre Music Conservatory’s summer music program and to honor friends of the conservatory.

Phoenicia water rates could be flowing up

By Jay Braman Jr.
A dramatic reduction in water usage in Phoenicia has thrown the community’s water district’s cost formula out of whack, officials say. As a result, an increase in the cost of water for the district’s users can now be expected.
How much of an increase remains uncertain.

Small enrollment creates loss for Andes athletic programs

By Matthew J. Perry
The Andes Central School Board of Education met Thursday to reckon with problems expected with spring sports and to receive updates on a variety of events planned for students in the spring and ongoing negotiation with the school’s teachers.

Dead body found near Esopus Creek; police not releasing information on case

By Jay Braman Jr.
A man’s body was found in Big Indian near the Esopus Creek last Thursday. While the circumstances surrounding his discovery are mysterious, all area law enforcement agencies remained tight-lipped a full five days after the discovery.

Friends of Bobcat seek revival of popular Andes ski mountain

Public input welcome at Feb. 9 meeting
By Brian Sweeney
A community meeting seeking input on a proposed “redevelopment” of Bobcat Ski Center will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the ski area’s lodge.

Margaretville Memorial Hospital seeks to expand emergency department

Renovation plans for entire hospital are under study
By Brian Sweeney
Due to increasing demand, Margaretville Hospital has applied for permission to expand its Emergency Department.

Relay for Life fund-raiser set at SUNY Delhi

It’s not too late to get involved in the Delaware County Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s community based fund-raiser. Individuals interested in participating in the Sixth Annual Delaware County American Cancer Society Relay for Life are invited to an evening of food, fun and information on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at SUNY Delhi’s Alumni Hall. The event will begin at 6 p.m.

Hoops roundup: RCS boys surge to top of division as Downsville girls outpace MCS


By John Bernhardt
A two-year transformation is complete. A convincing Roxbury home-court win over South Kortright last week Tuesday cleared the logjam atop the Delaware League’s Mountain Division. In winning, Roxbury was transformed from "hunter" to "hunted" in the evolving 2008 Delaware League race.

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