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Chicken & Ribs at Arkville VFD this Saturday

The Arkville Fire Department will hold at Chicken and Ribs Barbecue in front of the firehall on Route 28 on Saturday, Feb. 15 starting at 11 a.m. until sold out.


Tickets available to see Rockettes show in NYC on May 3

The Margaretville Community Christmas Project is sponsoring a trip to New York City to see the new production “Heart & Lights,” featuring the Rockettes, on Saturday, May 3.
The charter bus outing will include tickets to the show at Radio City Music Hall and then allow participants approximately four hours of shopping and dining.


Arkville Parade seeks participants

The Arkville Fire Department is currently organizing the second annual Arkville Fair Day and Parade.
The fair will be Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the grounds around the Arkville Firehall on Route 28. The parade will begin at 11 a.m.
Organizers are seeking floats, antique cars and tractors to participate in the parade. All local fire departments are also invited to take part. This is a fun parade with no judging of any of the entries.
If you are interested in being in the parade, please contact Jessica Olenych at 845 586-1600 or at arkvilleday@gmail.com.


No. 1 Davenport holds off Blue Devils in hard fought hoop contest

By John Bernhardt
Why stop now? Last Thursday, the Margaretville Blue Devils boys’ basketball team continued its pattern of madcap hardwood adventures through the last regular season contest of the year. The Blue Devils failed to convert the winning field goal in three attempts during the final 10 seconds of the fourth quarter, then fell, 49-45, in overtime to first place Davenport.


Roxbury girls are on a roll with 3 wins leading into Sectionals

By John Bernhardt
The Roxbury Rockets girls’ basketball team will enter Section IV post-season play as one of the hottest basketball teams in the Class D bracket.
Roxbury finished the regular season on a roll, winning their final three games including a 55-45 victory over the Delaware League’s Upper Division champion Davenport. Wins over Andes and Downsville later in the week boosted Roxbury’s DL record to 12-3. The Rockets finished the regular season at 12-5 overall.


Heart of the Catskills helps seniors find and care for the perfect pet

Are you 60 years of age or older? Have you been looking for that very special cat or dog for a loving companion, but unable to afford the expense of vet bills, spaying/neutering, etc.?

Well, your search may be over. You may qualify to adopt a senior homeless cat or dog living at the shelter.

Through a grant from the Werner Dannsheimer Testament Fund, we are able to provide:


Arkville Country Market OK'd for beer sales

By Joe Moskowitz
The day Jay Renner has been waiting for and fighting for has finally arrived. The owner of the Arkville Country Market is proud to possess a brand new license from the State of New York that will allow him to sell beer to go. But it wasn’t easy.
As with any convenience store, beer is an important product. Beer sales alone make money and beer draws people into the store, which may prompt them to buy other items.
Previous owners of the store sold beer, but liquor licenses of all kinds aren’t transferable, and that’s where the nightmare began.


Roxbury Jr. High School Science Olympiad team takes third place in regionals

The Roxbury Central School Junior High Science Olympiad team returned home from their regional tournament with the third-place trophy.
Ten of the 15 members of the A-Team were able to capture medals. The tournament was one team short of being allowed to send more than two teams to the state finals so the Rockets will re-group and make another run at the states beginning next fall.


DEP employee charged with killing co-worker with local ties

By Jay Braman Jr.
A Gilboa man allegedly shot and killed a co-worker inside the Kingston offices of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) early Monday morning.
DEP worker murdered: Aron J. Thomas of Olivebridge was killed by a co-worker on Monday morning the the DEP office in Kingston.DEP worker murdered: Aron J. Thomas of Olivebridge was killed by a co-worker on Monday morning the the DEP office in Kingston.
Kingston City Police say David N. Reese, 53, of Gilboa in Schoharie County was taken into custody at the DEP building shortly after allegedly Aron J. Thomas, 33, of Olivebridge was shot dead.


Norman Zullin, Fleischmanns business owner, killed in snowmobile accident in Idaho

This story in last week’s News about a local man killed in a snowmobile accident in Idaho contained factual errors. Norman B. Zullin, 43, not Norman Zullin Jr., 41, was killed in the accident.
The story implies that Mr. Zullin was no longer involved in several local businesses, which is not the case. Mr. Zullin and his family own and operate Zullin’s Outdoor Furniture, Zullin’s Garage and Countryside Apartments, all located on Route 28 between Arkville and Fleischmanns. The News regrets the errors, which have been addressed in this updated story.

By Joe Moskowitz
A winter vacation to what locals call “snowmobile country,” ended in tragedy Saturday as a former Fleischmanns man was killed when his snowmobile was struck by a car.
Norman Zullin, 43, was snowmobiling in Island Park, Idaho, near the edge of Yellowstone National Park, when, according to a statement from the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department, he failed to yield to traffic on US Highway 20.


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