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NYPA offers free family programs for the winter break

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will host a series of programs for children and parents from Tuesday, Feb. 18, through Thursday, Feb. 20, at its admission-free visitors center at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Plant.
The free programs, all from 10 a.m. to approximately noon, will enable participants to display their creative talents. The programs will be presented by representatives from the Studio for Arts and Crafts and Minekill State Park.
The schedule is as follows:


Thrift store has temporary shift in hours

A temporary change in store hours has been announced for the Thrift Shop operated by the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center.
The Thrift Shop on Main Street, Margaretville will be closed on Mondays from February 3 through March 3. Open hours are: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Festival of the Voice hosts Masquerade Gala on February 15

The administration and artistic principals of the Phoenicia Int’l Festival of the Voice will host a masked, black-tie fund-raiser, “Venetian Valentine’s Masquerade Gala,” on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at Spillian.
Spillian: A Place to Revel, is an inn and retreat center in the Belle Epoque estate built by the Fleischmann Yeast and spirits family. Black tie and masks are requested. Admission is $250 per person. Call 586-3588 for information and reservations.


Catskill Mountain Club schedules winter outings

Members of the Catskill Mountain Club love winter events. The open views, hushed woods and contrast-sharpening snow make winter in the Catskills unlike all other seasons.
To help celebrate winter, the club has scheduled a number of winter activities. Among them are:

Friday, Feb. 7 8:30 a.m. — Windham High Peak


Katie Horn left an indelible mark on MCS community

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville Central School lost a part of its family on January 20 when one of the district’s most dedicated and popular teachers, Katie Horn, passed away following a brave struggle against cancer.
Katie, 37, had been a reading teacher at MCS since 2010 and quickly became a favorite among co-workers and students, displaying an infectious enthusiasm for her profession.
Katie’s passing was felt throughout the school community. Staff and students agreed that everyone with whom she came into contact admired Katie.


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Frozen in 'Rime': Brutally cold weather over the past several weeks is taking its toll on area streams and waterfalls. Above, a falls just off Dingle Hill Road near the Pepacton Reservoir, has frozen solid as the result of sub-zero temperatures that are also freezing local streams right to the bottom. No relief is in sight from the “polar vortex” that has gripped much of the nation and sent fuel prices, and home heating costs, skyrocketing. — Photo by Joe MoskowitzFrozen in 'Rime': Brutally cold weather over the past several weeks is taking its toll on area streams and waterfalls. Above, a falls just off Dingle Hill Road near the Pepacton Reservoir, has frozen solid as the result of sub-zero temperatures that are also freezing local streams right to the bottom. No relief is in sight from the “polar vortex” that has gripped much of the nation and sent fuel prices, and home heating costs, skyrocketing. — Photo by Joe Moskowitz


Delancey teen faces numerous charges after high-speed chase through several counties

Ed. note: This story augments a report which was posted earlier this week as breaking news prior to our print edition.
Staff report
A 16-year-old Delancey youth faces a daunting number of charges after he allegedly used a stolen car to lead authorities on a high-speed chase late in afternoon on Janaury 22 that began in Andes and ended 40 miles later in the Town of Olive when state troopers placed “stinger sticks” across Route 28 and shredded the vehicle’s tires.


Phoenicia water system freezes up in severe cold snap

By Jay Braman Jr.
Ulster County Heath Department officials have issued a boil water advisory to Phoenicia residents after recent frigid temperatures froze so much of the district’s water supply that the system had to be switched over to an impure backup supply.


County supervisors approve cell phone fees and $2 million change order for recycling equipment

By Cheryl Petersen
At their monthly meeting last Wednesday, the Delaware County Board of Supervisors approved a 30 cents-per-month surcharge on wireless cell phones in Delaware County.
“All the funds will go to the 911 account to continue upgrading services,” said Tom Axtell, public safety chair and Deposit Supervisor.
The supervisors also approved a maximum expenditure of $154,000 for engineering evaluations of the Public Works operations and maintenance to determine the design of a new building.


Denning residents battle Hirsch over proposed turbine

By Joe Moskowitz
A battle that has drawn publicity to one of the region’s smallest and quietest towns may be drawing to a head. The Ulster County Town of Denning, with a full-time population of approximately 560 residents, has been getting national attention because of one of its part-time residents, actor Judd Hirsch.
Hirsch who starred in TVs “Taxi”, and Hollywood’s “Independence Day” has been at center stage in a battle with some local residents over his plan to construct a 176-foot-tall wind turbine on his property.


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