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Asbestos discovered in OCS auditorium

By Jay Braman Jr.
After a stall earlier this month, the $1.2 million auditorium renovation project at the Onteora High School is back on track following bid awards made by the school board last Wednesday.
That’s the good news.
The bad news is that asbestos has been discovered in the auditorium.


Camp Shankitunk gearing up for summer season

Delhi — The camping season at 4-H Camp Shankitunk near Delhi is fast approaching. This year the first weeklong session begins July 5.
All children age eight to 16 are eligible to attend.


Longtime racer is King of the Hill at Plattekill snowmobile event

Roxbury — Ski Plattekill completed their 12th annual snowmobile drag races last weekend with The King of the Hill title won by Logan Gregory riding a Klinger Ski Doo 800. Logan is from Walton and has been racing at Plattekill since the beginning when he was just 10 years old.


State land tax freeze dropped from budget

By Jay Braman Jr.
New York will continue to pay its fair share of local taxes on forest preserve, and other state-owned lands, under a budget deal worked out over the weekend, but the deal won’t be final until the budget is approved.
That’s according to officials with the Adirondack Mountain Club, who have been fighting a tax-cap proposal since it was announced by Governor Paterson earlier this year.


Uncertainty clouds school budgets; tax hikes projected as minimal

By Julia Green
Area school superintendents are wrestling with declining state aid as they attempt to prepare their 2009-2010 annual budgets.
In spite of waning funds, however, superintendents at Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury central schools have prepared budget drafts that have only minor tax levy increases and will therefore have minimal impacts on local taxpayers.


Tedisco, Murphy face off for Congressional vacancy

By Brian Sweeney
Assembly Republican Minority Leader James Tedisco and Democrat Scott Murphy will face off on Tuesday, March 31 as voters in New York’s 20th Congressional District elect a representative to replace Kirsten Gillibrand.
Gillibrand, who was elected to her second term last fall, was recently named to replace U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, after the latter was appointed Secretary of State. Tedisco and Murphy emerged a their parties’ top candidates to succeed Rep. Gillibrand.


South Kortright boys bring home state hoop title

By John Bernhardt
History making. There’s no other way to describe the enormity of what the South Kortright boys’ basketball team accomplished this season. After taking Glens Falls by storm this weekend, the Rams completed the final chapter of a storybook season by beating both Chateaugay and Greenport high schools to become New York State Class D Champions.


Former resident brings circus act to Oneonta center

The Bindlestiff Late Night Cabaret will perform at Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta on Saturday, March 28. The evening of “Vaudevillainous Variety” will feature sword swallowers with attitude, jugglers with angst, chicks with whips, audience members on stage, bawdy humor, twisted physical comedy, moments of surreal beauty, and live music, as well as phenomenal juggler and prop manipulator Sean Blue and mind-bending contortionist Miss Ekaterina, performing physical near-impossibilities.


Delaware County's population shrinks

By Jay Braman Jr.
There are 239 fewer people calling Delaware County home.
That’s according to estimates released last week by the Census Bureau, which say that in July 2007 there were 46,324 residents. One year later that number dropped to 46,085.


College information offered at Onteora

The Onteora High School Guidance Department is hosting a College Admissions Information Session on Thursday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school chorus room (#121A).
Important information about post-secondary education and the college admissions process will be presented.


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