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‘Whet Paint’ on the easel

Roxbury — Whet Paint, The Roxbury Arts Group’s (RAG) annual and wildly popular fund-raiser has added some new twists and surprises this year. Re-imagined as Whet Paint/ Inside Out, RAG hopes to emphasize the “plein air” aspect of painting in the open air that has always been at the heart of the event.


‘The Tempest’ plays at Open Eye

Margaretville — “The Tempest,” brimming with mystery, magic, romance and comedy, was first performed in 1611 and thought to be the last play written by William Shakespeare. Amie Brockway directs and composer Robert Cucinotta provides original music for The Open Eye’s summer season production.


Fleischmanns First brings art to Wagner Avenue ball field

Fleischmanns — Twenty children, ages 7-12, responded to the open call for drawings earlier this spring from the Fleischmanns First Art Project Committee. The drawings were reviewed and interpreted by the committee as inspiration for its first art beautification project, a mural on the concession stand at the Wagner Avenue ball field.


Writers in the Mountains workshops are set for fall

Roxbury — Three new writing workshops sponsored by Writers in the Mountains are scheduled in the upcoming months. Those interested in registering for classes may do so online at writersinthemountains.org or by calling 607 326-4802.


Glenbrook Park hosts Shandaken Day Saturday

By Jay Braman Jr.


Robberies planned Saturday, Aug. 28 at D&U Railroad

Arkville — Reports are coming in from other railroads in the region of the return of the infamous Shadows of the Old West. These bandits are making their presence known on every pay train that rolls on the rails.


Area school districts prepping for new year

By Brian Sweeney
Final preparations are underway at area schools as they prepare for the opening of a new academic year.

Margaretville
The first day of classes at Margaretville Central School is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 7 with a full class schedule.

MCS teachers will report on September 1 for Superintendent's Conference Day One, where they will be trained on a new Student Management System called PowerSchool. On September 2, Superintendent’s Conference Day 2 will be held for all teachers and staff to review final preparations for the first day of school.


Re-Store

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEWSOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW
The design team of artist Grant Collier, above at left, student assistant Jacob Liberatore, at rear, and architect and project developer Andrew Williams chose a barber shop as the theme of their re-store design project. Featured in their design is a barber chair, in which Williams is sitting, that was used by longtime Roxbury barber Bob Cole.


Grand jury dismisses one abuse charge stemming from Phoenicia sexual assault

By Jay Braman Jr.
An Ulster County Grand Jury has dismissed charges of second-degree unlawful imprisonment and third-degree sexual abuse against a Phoenicia man but indicted another man in the same incident.
The charges against John Oakley, 45, of Phoenicia were dismissed, according to a grand jury report from District Attorney Holley Carnright’s office.


Fire damage limited at New Kingston home

By Brian Sweeney
A New Kingston home sustained only minor damage in a fire Sunday evening. The fire on the property of Richard and Pat Connell reportedly started in a woodpile adjacent to the house, according to Margaretville Fire Chief Gene Rosa.


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