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Route 28 to be called "Catskill Mountain Scenic Byway"

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By Jay Braman Jr.
The Central Catskills Collaborative (CCC) met Thursday and picked “Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway” as the new name for the 45-mile stretch of Route 28 from Hurley to Andes that they hope will receive a federal scenic byway designation.

The CCC, which serves as the scenic byway nomination committee, decided on the name through a process of elimination.


MCS School Board sets goals for district

By Brian Sweeney
The Margaretville Central School Board of Education has developed a seven-goal plan for the district to follow as a long-term “road map.”

The strategic planning tool was the result of several workshops attended by the board during the summer.


CCCD awarded contract to fight invasive species

Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development (CCCD) has been awarded a contract that may be worth more than $500,000 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to administer a partnership for invasive species management in the Catskill Region.


Craig Werth plays Fleischmanns benefit

By Brian Sweeney
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Craig Werth, a Margaretville Central School graduate, will perform Sunday, Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. at the Fleischmanns Community Church on Main Street.

Now based in New Hampshire, Craig returns to the Catskill Mountains to perform at this church fund-raiser. There is a suggested donation of $10 for the concert.


Auxiliary Holiday Fair at Mountainside

Margaretville — The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold their seventh annual Holiday Fair on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Mountainside. Proceeds will benefit the hospital and Mountainside.


Potluck dinner at Andes Library on Nov. 9

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Andes — Come join friends and fellow community members at the Andes Library at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9 for an evening of food, music, merriment, and brainstorming. That’s right, brainstorming.


Home Heating Assistance Program for income-eligible residents

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Delhi — Beginning Nov-ember 1, assistance with home heating costs will be available for lower income Delaware County households through the federal low income Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).


Middletown history meets web technology

Margaretville — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) has launched a new website: www.mtownhistory.org.


RAG Gallery exhibit opens on Saturday

Roxbury — The final exhibits of the 2010 season in The Roxbury Arts Group’s Walt Meade and Old Bank Galleries will open on Saturday, Nov. 6, with opening receptions from 2-4 p.m.


Local musical duo play Broadway at benefit

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The Margaretville Central School Class of 2011 will present the well-known local cabaret duo, Patricia Dell and Kent Brown, performing a cabaret program, “Our Favorite Broadway-Great Music of the American Stage!” at the school on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in a benefit for the senior class.

There is a $10 cover charge. Call 586-3720 to make reservations, which are suggested.


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