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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.


Heart disease in women is topic of wellness lecture

The Wellness Committee of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Facility Auxiliary has announced that Dr. Aneta K. Dimova will present a discussion of “Heart Disease in Women” on Wednesday, Feb. 10 beginning at 5 p.m. the Purcell Center in Margaretville. Admission to the lecture is free.


Wind turbine setback rules challenged in Moresville project

By Julia Green
The Western Catskill Preservation Alliance (WCPA) released a statement last week challenging the wind turbine setback requirements in the towns of Roxbury and Stamford, taking official steps to increase setbacks to adequately reflect the 1,300-foot guideline advised by the turbine manufacturer.


Delhi's Parker House closing Saturday

By Julia Green
When the Parker House closes its doors this Saturday, it will be for the last time. After 23 years in business, the Delhi store is bringing to an end its run as one of the premier proprietors of fine gifts and jewelry in the area.


Congressman Scott Murphy makes local stops; offers updates on regional issues

By Julia Green
It was only fitting that a stop along the way for Congressman Scott Murphy’s whistle-stop tour of sorts last Thursday was the Delaware & Ulster Railroad in Arkville, where he presented the railroad with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for Historic Preservation. In addition to the presentation, the congressman also fielded questions from local citizens on a number of pressing issues, including gas drilling, health care, and agricultural issues.


Six renowned Chinese artists make stop in Catskill region

By Jay Braman Jr.
A group of six well-known Chinese artists rang in the New Year at the home of Mathew Frisch in Fleischmanns, visiting one local art gallery and an antique shop before heading off the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) to begin painting copies of some of the finest oil paintings in the Museums collection.


Bonacic wants reservoirs lowered to cut down on flooding chances

By Jay Braman Jr.
State Senator John Bonacic says that water levels in New York City’s upstate reservoirs are too high and should be brought down to reduce the risk of flooding, but the Delaware River Basin Commission says it won’t matter much what the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) does because flooding will still happen even if the reservoirs are empty.


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