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April 18, 2014

Step Back in Time: April 18, 2014

25 years ago

April 18, 1989

Members of the town of Oneonta Planning Board tabled a decision Monday night on a plan for the Woods Edge, pending further information from the developer.

Trio Development Corp. of New York, based in Windham, is proposing either 41 townhouses or condominiums on a nine-acre parcel of land, located on County Route 47, said Joseph DeMicco, who represents the corporation.

DeMicco said the difference between a townhouse and a condominium is that a townhouse lets the resident own the lawn and the building. At a condominium, the person owns only the living space, not the lawn or outside items such as the roof, he said.

Karl Rech, chairman of the planning board, said the developers need to decide whether they will build condominiums or townhouses, figure out parking spaces and then present a final site plan for the board’s approval.

50 years ago 

April 18, 1964

DELHI — Gordon Tyler, 19, of DeLancey walked off with the Grand Prize at the Fourth Annual Delaware County Art Exhibit, held April 14-16 at the Second Presbyterian Church, Delhi.

The entry exhibited by Gordon, currently engaged in farming with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tyler, Terry Clove, DeLancey, was “Swamp Queen,” a landscape scene in oils depicting a solitary heron amidst bull rushes.

Mr. Tyler is a graduate of Downsville Central School where he studied art for two years under the direction of faculty member Melvin Kelly.

Voted most popular at the exhibit by the some 500 attending was “Spring Comes to the Catskills,” entered by Ward Hermann, director of graphic arts at Delhi Tech. Mr. Hermann, being a professional artist, donated the cash award given him to the art exhibit.

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