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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. — Photo by Brian Sweeney

Slain trooper's widow files $100 million suit against St. Lawrence County

Probation department destroyed warrant for Travis Trim months before tragedy that killed trooper and fugitive gunman in farmhouse shootout

By Brian Sweeney


Auxiliary earns over $107,000 for MMH, Mountainside; Adams succeeds Austin as president

Auxiliary earns over $107,000 for MMH, Mountainside; Adams succeeds Austin as president

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Memorial Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center raised more than $107,000 in 2007, it was reported at the organization’s recent annual meeting.
Arkville resident Sue Adams, who will be president of the organization for the next two years, began her duties at the meeting.


Arkville Fire Department elects 2008 officers; activity report shows 67 calls

The Arkville Fire Department recently held its election of officers for 2008.
Robert Sweeney was reelected fire chief; Noel Amundsen, first assistant chief; Tom Roberts, second assistant chief; Ashton Sanford, captain; Israel Rivera, lieutenant; Claude Pitt, fire police chief; Andy Straut, safety officer and Connie Spielman, infection control officer.


Burroughs documentary to be shown at Roxbury Library's Tuesday Forum

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By Diane Galusha
A new documentary detailing the life and work of nature writer John Burroughs will be screened Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. at the regular meeting of Tuesday Forum at Roxbury Library.


RCS boys clinch division; will face H-T in Crossover

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By John Bernhardt
It’s on to the second season for the Roxbury Rockets. With wins over Jefferson and Andes last week, the highflying Roxbury boys’ basketball team clinched the Delaware League’s Mountain Division title.


Cat in the Hat party planned at Andes Central School March 1

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Andes — That most famous of cats, the Cat in the Hat, was overheard in Andes Central School talking to the Gack about the Dr. Seuss Birthday Party to be held on Saturday, March 1. 


DCEC changes bylaws to pursue gas project; motives for move challenged by some at meeting

By Matthew J. Perry
At a meeting open to all of its members, the Delaware County Electric Cooperative (DCEC) voted on January 26 to change its by-laws and allow for the creation of a subsidiary company that will begin to convert methane gas into electricity on the site of the county’s Walton landfill.


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.


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