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Belleayre Recovery Center closing Saturday

The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Discovery Lodge, Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, Highmount will close at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Until then, representatives of FEMA, the NYS Department of Labor, the Small Business Agency and the NYS Office of Temporary Disability Assistance will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to help … Continue reading

MCS taxpayers have another month

Like Roxbury Central School, Margaretville CS has been added to the Governor’s approved list to allow for a delay in payment of school taxes.  The MCS Board of Education agreed by resolution to delay the school tax collection without penalty through October 31, 2011.  This decision was made in light of the recent challenges faced … Continue reading

Need a job?

NY Works: Neighborhood Rebuilding Corps is being funded by a $16 million grant from the US Department of Labor to the NYS Department of Labor to hire workers to assist in the cleanup of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. This grant provides funding for temporary employment in cleanup and restoration efforts, and may include … Continue reading

Preparing vols for the next emergency

Two 8-hour training courses are scheduled for the coming weeks for people wishing to be volunteer first responders for natural disasters. The courses are sponsored by the NY Annual Conference of the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission “to make sure volunteers are prepared for the tasks they will encounter and that they can work safely and harmoniously, … Continue reading

Realtors’ relief fund grant program

The NYS Association of Realtors is offering grants for housing related costs for both homeowners and renters that cover mortgage or rental payments only, not for damages to the home. Applicants need proof of mortgage or rental payment.  The fund is limited and will be disbursed on first come first serve basis. For a downloadable application, see the “Aid … Continue reading

Tetanus and flu shots tomorrow in Fleischmanns

Margaretville Hospital Mobile Health Van will be in the Fleischmanns/Clovesville areas on Tuesday, 9/27 from 10am to 3pm. Locations include the parking lot at La Cabana’s and a site close to The Flower Shop. Eileen King, Registered Physician Assistant will be available. Tetanus vaccines will be available to qualified persons. [Tetanus immunization is good for … Continue reading

File for Disaster Unemployment Assistance by Oct. 3

Individuals in Delaware County who have become unemployed as a direct result of Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee, may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) relief. You may qualify for DUA even though you would not normally be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits. The first step for those affected is to call the … Continue reading

State of Emergency extended

The State of Emergency in the Town of Middletown and the Villages of Fleischmanns and Margaretville has been extended through September 27. Residents and visitors are cautioned that demolition and repair in flood damaged areas is ongoing, and poses a hazard to travel. However, roads and streets are open unless marked otherwise, and there is … Continue reading

Out of work? Here’s help: UIP / DUI

The Unemployment Insurance Program and the Disaster Unemployment Insurance Program are of interest to many folks who find themselves without a job, says Larry Simmons of the NYS Department of Labor. Larry and colleagues staff the DOL post at the Belleayre Flood Recovery Center, and are there from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, … Continue reading

School taxpayers get temporary reprieve

From RCS Superintendent Tom O’Brien: School taxpayers in the RCS district will now have until October 21 to submit tax payments without interest or penalty.  MCS Superintendent Tony Albanese said a request for an Executive Order has been submitted for the same waiver through October 31 for taxpayers in that district. They are awaiting a … Continue reading