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By Jay Braman Jr
The Delaware County Board of Supervisors agreed last week to drop its lawsuit against the City of New York and support a controversial deal reached last month between the city and the Coalition of Watershed Towns.

The board of supervisors heard a presentation by watershed officials that outlined the details of a long-awaited arrangement, and while going along with it, the chairman of the board said afterwards that he was not happy with it.


Greene ski areas blast Belleayre

By Jay Braman Jr.
Two private sector ski areas in the region are once again leveling charges of unfair ticket promotions against state-owned Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.

Hunter Mountain and Windham Mountain, both located in Greene County, and who vie for the same skiers that Belleayre does, researched Belleayre’s records and discovered that for the past two ski seasons Belleayre has given away about 10 percent of its lift tickets for free.
Out of 169,000 skiers last season 16,000 were given free tickets. The season prior 16,700 got free tickets.


Innovative video conferencing puts homebound RCS student in classroom

By Brian Sweeney
A Roxbury Central School kindergarten student, who is homebound due to health issues, is engaging in classroom studies through an innovative videoconferencing arrangement.

The student, Dylan Utter was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy when he was 17 months old. His parents, Erica and Fred Utter Jr., have sought countless treatments for Dylan’s medical problems. While their son’s condition has improved, he remains too medically fragile to attend school, primarily because his immune system is compromised and he’s susceptible to sickness.


MCS students show art at Freshtown

Toni Smith's second grade classToni Smith's second grade classArtwork from first- and second-graders at Margaretville Central School now adorns a section of the Freshtown Supermarket on Bridge Street, Margaretville. The grocery store display is the result of a collaborative effort between the MCS art department and Freshtown management.


Fairview Library offers deliveries

The Fairview Public Library is starting a home delivery and pick-up program for Margaretville residents who love to read but are unable to get to the library due to health or transportation difficulties.


O'Brien delivered graduation address at SUNY Albany

Kelsey O'BrienKelsey O'BrienRoxbury resident Kelsey O’Brien graduated from SUNY Albany on Sunday, Dec. 5 and had the privilege of delivering the commencement speech to 700 graduates and 200 guests.


Community Chorale of the Catskills will perform holiday shows this weekend at Margaretville, Roxbury

The Community Chorale of the Catskills, directed by Richard Tucker, will present its annual Holiday Concert this weekend. Performances will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Purcell Center in Margaretville and Sunday, Dec. 12, at 2:30 p.m. in the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in Roxbury.


Holiday Show opens Saturday at Longyear

Margaretville — Opening this week in the Longyear Gallery is the Annual Gallery Holiday Show featuring the artwork of all Longyear members. An artist’s reception will take place on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 3-6 p.m.


Holiday doubleheader at RAG on Saturday

Roxbury — In what promises to be a heartwarming and hilarious double header of a holiday show, The Roxbury Arts Group is presenting Vernon Bauer in David Sedaris’ one-act “Santaland Diaries” and John-Richard Thompson reading from his collection “The Christmas Mink: December Tales From The North Woods” at The Roxbury Arts Center, on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m.  


Eclectic mix of antiques, vintage and unique goods can be found at 768 Main

By Brian Sweeney
The newest shop to open in Margaretville is simply called 768 Main.

The store features “an eclectic mix of antique furniture, vintage and retro items, including many one-of a kind-pieces, mostly from the Midwest,” explained store manager Kim Mathison.
Kim said that her business partner Paul Regan has owned the building for about five years. After


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