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Former Margaretville pastor sentenced as a sex offender

By Brian Sweeney
James McDevittJames McDevittA former pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Margaretville has been ordered to register as a sex offender and sentenced to six years’ probation supervision.


Central Catskills group wants to rename Route 28

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By Jay Braman Jr.
Anyone have any ideas for a new name for Route 28?
If so the Central Catskills Collaborative (CCC) wants to hear from you.

The CCC is considering a name to brand 50 miles of Route 28 stretching east from Andes all the way down to the edge of Kingston as a state scenic byway.


OCS warns families of suspicious man on bus route

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Onteora School District superintendent took a daring, proactive approach to a concern about child safety last week and it appears that district parents are lauding the effort.
Last week Wednesday 22 parents and guardians received a chilling automated message from the school district.


Fleischmanns First Floors Historic house Tours

Fleischmanns —A dozen of the village’s most interesting historic homes and landmark properties will be open on Sunday, Oct. 10 for “Fleischmanns First Floors Historic House Tours.”


Halloween weekend events at Frost Valley

Claryville — Halloween Theme Weekends are planned at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville for Oct. 15-17, Oct. 22-24 and Oct. 29-31.


Last tours of this weekend at Woodchuck Lodge

Roxbury — Woodchuck Lodge, the farmhouse where naturalist John Burroughs spent summers from 1910 to 1920, will be open for free tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2-3.


History Award of Merit nominations sought

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Delhi — The Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) 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. 7.


Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation funds Bridge Farm Project

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New Paltz — The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation recently announced a $12,000. grant to assist the Phillies Bridge Farm Project Inc.’s efforts to update resident housing for their interns.


Stop-DWI gives out license readers

Delhi — Delaware County STOP-DWI announced that they began handing out security verifiers better known as drivers’ license readers to Delaware County businesses and restaurants that sell alcohol.


Pilgrim Holiness Gospel services

Gospel services will be held at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Route 23, Grand Gorge, each evening at 7:30 from September 28 – October 4. Rev. Billy McCoy of Mt. Gilead, Ohio will be the speaker and he and his wife will also provide special singing. Everyone is welcome. For further information contact Pastor Ben Orvis, 607 588-6283.


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