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WHIRLING AND TWIRLING — Rides are always a big part of the excitment at the Delaware County Fair in Walton. These brave souls were among the 78,000 visitors who enjoyed the festivities at this year’s fair. Enjoy more photos from the fair in our Features section. — Photo by Dick Sanford

Roxbury supervisor favors wind power, but will let the process run its course

By Julia Green
More than 20 years of service in the political arena has taught Roxbury Town Supervisor Tom Hynes to let his supporting governmental agencies do their jobs. Although Hynes does not hesitate to express his personal opinion in favor of the installation of a wind farm along the Moresville Ridge when asked, he is content to stay on the sidelines and allow the agencies involved to shoulder the responsibility of the decision-making process.


"The Truth About Cinderella" will be revealed at Andes show

Fairy tale adaptations have become a popular literature genre. Adaptations are built around an original fairy tale but altered in some way. Characters may be changed, the language may be simplified, or the story line might be modified.


"Curator's Choice" show opens at Chace-Randall

"Curator's Choice" show opens at Chace-Randall

Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery presents “Curator’s Choice,” a group exhibition by the gallery’s permanently exhibiting artists from March 8 to May 4. A reception for the artists is scheduled for Saturday, March 8 from 5 to 7 p.m.


Phoenicia Hotel is purchased by local investor Declan Feehan

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Development plans may be dependent upon sewer project

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Phoenicia Hotel, which burned down last July, has been sold. The purchaser is local businessman Declan Feehan, who had been in negotiations with the previous owner for years before finally closing on the property last Wednesday.


Dance-A-Thon a big hit for MMH

Dance-A-Thon a big hit for MMH

By Jill Ribich
The house was rocking on Saturday night when the Margaretville Memorial Hospital hosted the second annual Dance-A-Thon to raise funds for the operation of the hospital complex. About 150 people gathered at Belleayre Ski Center to dine, dance and have a hot time on a cold winter night.


Catskill WoodNet ties in with Pure Catskills brand

Catskill WoodNet ties in with Pure Catskills brand

Catskill WoodNet, a regional collaboration of woodworkers, artisans and sawmills, has announced the launch of the Pure Catskills brand for local wood products.


Roscoe ends sectional bid for Margaretville girls; Roxbury, Hunter boys to meet for title

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By John Bernhardt
With their backs to the wall, the Margaretville girls’ basketball season was on the line. The Lady Blue Devils needed a three-game sweep during the final week of the season to qualify for the Section IV Playoffs. After winning back-to-back Delaware League contests over Stamford and Windham, a late Blue Devil rally came up short, ending their season on the short side of a 47-43 decision against Roscoe on Saturday night.


M-ARK Project now MARK Group as part of 30th anniversary changes

The M-ARK Project, a fixture in the region for parts of four different decades, will kick off its 30th anniversary this year with a name change, a new logo, a new website and a gala event in May to honor the group’s founders.


Friends of Bobcat hope to review Andes ski center

Friends of Bobcat hope to review Andes ski center

Group seeks input to help redevelop historic ski area

By Brian Sweeney
Nearly 200 people who are interested in the return of skiing and other activities to Bobcat Ski Center in Andes turned out for a public meeting Saturday at the ski area.


Communities seeking best way to spend $500,000 in local "smart growth" money

Funds are targeted to improvements along Route 28

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Catskill Center for Conservation and Devel-opment is trying to form a new alliance between several communities along the Route 28 corridor to hash out ideas for how to use a $500,000 state-fund earmarked for the area.


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