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DEC lists drilling requirements; Mountainkeeper wants more regs

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation recently released an 800-page report on gas drilling.


"Blithe Spirit" on stage at MCS this weekend

Margaretville — The Margaretville Central School Scitamard Society will present Noel Coward’s 1941 comedy “Blithe Spirit” this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. in the old gym. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students grades 5-12 and senior citizens. Children may attend the performance free.


Chesapeake Energy won't drill for gas in NYC watershed

By Brian Sweeney
Chesapeake Energy, one of the country’s largest gas producing companies, announced last week that it would not drill for natural gas in the New York watershed. The company said it wouldn’t develop the leases it has signed with watershed residents and will not pursue additional leases in the watershed.


"Tropical Adventure" warms up Andes

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Andes — Bird-On-A-Cliff Theater Group presents the hysterically funny mystery dinner theater titled “Premier: A Tropical Adventure” at The Andes Hotel on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. You are invited to the opening night celebration of a fantastic new cinematic production.


Fine crafts showcased Saturday at "Art in Common"

Fine craft artists will be center stage demonstrating various traditional crafts on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 3-5 p.m, in the Commons Building on Main Street Margaretville as part of the multi-arts “Art in Common” fall events collaboration.


Arkville concert set Nov. 8

Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development will present local songwriter James Krueger with Amy Soucy in a special matinee performance at the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development in Arkville on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m.


Handful of key town posts up for election next Tuesday

By Julia Green
Area voters head to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 3 to cast their ballots in a number of local races.
Contested races in the News’ coverage area include two seats on the Andes Town Council, the position of Bovina Superintendent of Highways, two seats on the Middletown Town Council, and the position of the Roxbury Tax Collector.
Profiles of each of the candidates on the ballot to fill these positions follow.


Historical Society reports achievements

Margaretville — Members of the Historical Society of the Town (HSM) of Middletown gathered at their annual meeting on Oct. 17 to mark another year of achievement and to hear a guest speaker describe a watershed period in agricultural history.


Tuesday Forum program listed at Roxbury Library

Roxbury — On Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. the Roxbury Library Association will host an RLA Tuesday Forum program focusing on speaker Olive Van Aken’s June 2008 trip to Russia. Van Aken will augment her program with a slide presentation.


Hardenburgh sets budget; one race for highway superintendent

By Brian Sweeney
The Town of Hardenburgh’s Tentative Budget shows a proposed tax levy increase of 4.2 percent.
The amount to be raised by taxes under the 2010 spending plan is $717,771, up $28,940.
Total appropriations under the general fund are $322,100 and highway appropriations are $558,300.


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