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History of tractors featured at meeting

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, Delaware County (HSM), at its Annual Meeting Saturday, Oct. 17, will look back at a time when tractors were replacing horsepower of the four-legged variety.


Fall Foliage Hike set for Oct. 11 at Frost Valley YMCA

Claryville — A Fall Foliage Hike to Biscuit Brook will be held on Sunday, Oct. 11 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Frost Valley YMCA. This hike is part of a monthly series of free excursions led by Frost Valley’s staff. The Biscuit Brook hike is a beautiful ramble of about two miles, on mostly level terrain.


Local banks earn 5-Star Bauer ratings

Coral Gables, Florida — BauerFinancial, the nation’s bank rating firm, announced last week that two Delaware County banks have received Five-Star ratings for financial strength and stability, the highest ratings attainable.
The two banks are The Delaware National Bank of Delhi and the National Bank of Delaware County (NBDC.) The ratings are based on the overall financial condition of the banks.


Auxiliary's 6th fashion show is Saturday

Margaretville — The Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center Auxiliary will host its sixth annual Fashion Show & Buffet Luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 12:30 p.m. at the Purcell Parish Center, Margaretville.


Fiction writer to teach at WIM fall workshops

Margaretville — Writers in the Mountains will present a new workshop, “Beginning/ Intermediate Fiction” with Helane Levine Keating, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17, 18 and October 31 and November 1 at the Fairview Library, Margaretville from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuition is $75. Register online at writersinthemountains.org or call 607 326-7908.


Local WWII veterans visit war memorial in D.C.

By Julia Green
It was two years ago that Margaretville resident Ronnie Wranovics was listening to CBS’ Albany affiliate, WRGB, and she learned about the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization that transports World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the WWII Memorial. Wranovics, whose fiancé, Marty Hartmann, is a WWII veteran, was immediately interested.


Belleayre backers blast state stalling on expansion work

By Jay Braman Jr.
Supporters of the Belleayre Mt. Ski Center marked the second anniversary of an Agreement in Principle (AIP) by claiming the state is using this proposal to delay the release of the Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the ski center.


OCS teacher picket for new contract

By Jay Braman Jr.
After two years of negotiations there is still no new contract between the Onteora School District and the teachers that work there, prompting an estimated 175 staffers to form a picket line outside a school during the September board meeting.
Corey Cavallaro, president of the Onteora Teachers Association, said Monday the picket was an attempt to convince the board of education to pay more attention to the issue.


Life extension and modernization final phase started at Gilboa project

North Blenheim — The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) four-year, $135 million Life Extension and Modernization (LEM) program to modernize and extend the life of the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project was expected to begin its fourth and final phase on Monday, Sept. 14.


History award merit nominations are being sought

Delhi — The Delaware County Historical Association is accepting nominations for its annual Awards of Merit. Individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to the preservation and presentation of local history, traditions and culture will be presented with Awards of Merit at DCHA’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, Nov. 1.


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