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DiSclafani, Stanley battle for Shandaken super's post

By Jay Braman Jr.
Shandaken voters will have several choices in the coming election, with races for supervisor, superintendent of highways, two town board seats, two town justices and two tax assessors.
Candidates include incumbent Democratic Supervisor Peter DiSclafani and Republican challenger Robert Stanley.


Former Margaretville resident indicted in N.J. kidnapping case

A former Margaretville man was indicted last week by a state grand jury in Monmouth County, N.J., on charges stemming from his attempting kidnapping of a man he believed was the boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend. Thomas A. Filupeit, 53, was charged in the four-count indictment that included attempted kidnapping, attempted burglary, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.


Gould Memorial Reformed Church making plans for new forum series

Roxbury — Engaging the World Forum begins its 2009-2010 series on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. with “What Does Religion Really Mean Today?”


Halcottsville artist's works on display in hospital lobby

Paintings by Halcottsville artist Sharon Suess are currently on display in the lobby of the Margaretville Hospital. They will be there through the end of the year.


DCHA to hold annual meeting at Delhi cafe

Delhi — The annual meeting of the Delaware County Historical Association will be held on Sunday, Nov. 1. A luncheon buffet catered by the Cross Roads Café at 1 p.m. sets the scene for the gathering of members and guests in the Norris Gallery at DCHA.


Andes candidates meet public on Oct. 28

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The Andes PTSA and the Andes Roundtable Group are hosting a Meet the Candidates event on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Andes Firehall on Tremperskill Road, Andes. This event will give candidates a chance to talk to the public and the public a chance to talk to them.


Commons merchants to host Halloween party

The merchants of the Commons Building at 785 Main Street, Margaretville will host a Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. Wear your costume and come “trick or treat.” Hot cider and donuts will be served and there will be treats for the kids.


Manhattan Country School goes solar to supply electricity for Roxbury farm

Roxbury — Thirty-six Manhattan Country School students gathered on Sept. 30 with their teachers and representatives from collaborating organizations to dedicate the 14 very large solar panels that will produce 24,000 watts of electricity for the farm.


Huge bear killed after slamming into car

By Brian Sweeney
A black bear weighing nearly 600 pounds was killed Thursday night after it ran into a car on Route 30, just south of Grand Gorge. Tom Faraci, athletic director at Roxbury Central School, was heading home to Grand Gorge around 9 p.m. in a mix of rain and snow when the bear charged from the west side of the road and crashed into his car.


Farewell reception for Scudders at library

Roxbury — The Roxbury Library Association will host a farewell reception for Barbara and David Scudder, on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. The Scudders will be relocating from Roxbury to a retirement community in Goshen, Ind., on Nov. 5.


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