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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.


Girl Scout Weekend set at YMCA

A Girl Scout Winter Sports Getaway will be held from Friday-Sunday, February 19-21 at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville. Junior Girl Scouts will participate in the following: a class on dressing for the cold and how fabrics affect warmth, cross-country skiing equipment overview and a brief lesson, a snowshoe hike with lessons on first aid for cold weather, sledding education, making snow sculptures and trying snow painting, learning all about snow and ice cutting.


Winter class schedule announced by Delaware County eCenter, Delhi

Delhi — It’s a new year filled with new learning opportunities at the Delaware County eCenter. The Winter 2010 schedule includes computer classes on the Microsoft Office suite of software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), QuickBooks and more. Business courses such as Time Management and Building Customer Loyalty are among the offerings for business people.


DEC's natural gas draft regs getting drilled by more critics

By Matthew J. Perry
The public comment period on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) draft Supplemental General Environmental Impact Statement (dSGEIS) ended on the last day of 2009. But calls to reopen it, and even to scrap the dSGEIS and begin anew in 2010, are loud and getting louder.


DEP free from EPA oversight

By Jay Braman Jr.
A federal judge has ordered an end to U.S. supervision of New York City’s water and sewage system.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the decision to end the special oversight of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was due to workplace condition improvements and $160 million in capital improvements at agency facilities.


Pine Hill Center hosting census job sessions

The Pine Hill Community Center will be hosting application and testing sessions for work with the U.S. Census Bureau every Wednesday morning through January at 10 a.m. sharp. These jobs are temporary and begin towards the spring of 2010. They pay quite well and also reimburse mileage.
They will take walk-ins but strongly encourage you to reserve a spot by calling 866 861-2010.


Bowling: Dec. 30, 2009

Organization League
12/21/09 W L

Margaretville Bowl 37 23
ROCKO 35 25
VanLoan Enterprises 30.5 29.5
Average Joes 30 30
Howard Fairbairn Lum. 29 31
T-Bar Saloon 28 32
Water Guy 26.5 33.5
Erickson Automotive 24 36


Kevin Johnson and Melissa Kent engaged

Kevin Johnson and Melissa Kent have announced their engagement. Kevin is from Arkville and the son of Lewis and Jackie Johnson.
Melissa is from Halcottsville and the daughter of John and Barbara Vreeland.
Kevin is employed at Roxbury Central School and Melissa is employed at CVS.
A 2010 wedding is planned.


Phoenicia to lose health services

By Jay Braman Jr.
Maverick West Family Health expects to close its Phoenicia office early next year and relocate to larger facilities in Boiceville.


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