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Supervisors fear NYC controls in watershed gas drilling future

By Matthew J. Perry
There has been little public comment at local town meetings. Unless a Delaware County resident has a taste for the hurly-burly of state politics, it is hardly a pressing issue, especially when compared to the pain caused by the local dreary economic climate.


Delhi artist exhibits at CWC

Margaretville — Fifteen colorful and evocative landscapes by Delhi artist Carol A. Steene are on view at the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s office, 905 Main Street, Margaretville, through March 26.


CWC blasts AG's crackdown on watershed waste disposal

By Jay Braman Jr.
Town of Delhi Supervisor Peter J. Bracci calls it extortion.
Alan Rosa, executive director of the Catskill Watershed Corporation calls it “politics at its worst.”
Dennis Lucas, supervisor of the Town of Hunter, simply said, “The watershed blew up.”


Stream protection is topic of Trout Unlimited program

Boiceville — The Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited welcomes noted conservationist Wally John on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. for an evening exploring ways to protect streams in the Catskills and enhance their use.


Frost Valley, Central Hudson teaming up for power project

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA and Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. have completed a venture that provides backup power for the YMCA and neighboring residents.


Communitywide "Go Red for Women" day set for Feb. 10

The Wellness Committee of the Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Facility is encouraging everyone to circle February 10 in red on the calendar. That is the day the Committee is organizing a Wear Red Day in cooperation with the American Heart Association’s national event.


Bonacic calls on city to buy "mineral rights"

By Matthew J. Perry
State Senator John J. Bonacic on Monday called for New York City to “purchase” the mineral rights of landowners in the city’s watershed who may be forbidden to lease their land to natural gas companies. In the same press release he accused downstate powers of employing “back door” methods: achieving strict watershed regulations by putting pressure on state agencies.


Delaware County reunion planned in Florida Feb. 5

Haines City, Fla. — The 41st annual Delaware County Reunion will hold a potluck lunch for past and present residents of Delaware County on February 5 in Haines City, Florida at the First Presbyterian Church on 104 Scenic Hwy, Rt. 544, in Haines City.


Six students, teacher injured in OCS laboratory explosion

By Jay Braman Jr.
An explosion occurred in a chemistry lab at Onteora High School at 11 a.m. on Tuesday that broke windows in the room and sent six students and their teacher to the hospital. District officials have refused to release the names of the injured students or their teacher.


Youth ensemble announces winter concerts

Delhi — The Little Delaware Youth Ensemble, under the musical direction of violinist Julie Signitzer, announces their winter concerts on Jan. 24 at Anderson Theatre, Hartwick College, Oneonta and on Jan. 31 at United Ministry Church, Courthouse Square, Delhi. Both concerts begin at 3 p.m. and are free and open to the public.


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