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Life issues forum topic

Roxbury — Engaging the World Forum, a gathering where people of faith look at and share thoughts on difficult issues of contemporary life, will meet this Sunday, April 26 at 3 p.m. in the Carriage House at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in
Roxbury, to address the question: “Is it OK to Die?”


Plein Air paintings display at hospital

Margaretville — The Margaretville Memorial Hospital and The Roxbury Arts Group are hosting an exhibition of paintings from members of the East Branch Delaware River Plein Air Painters, April through June, in the hospital’s central lobby.


Shandaken man gets up to six years for fatal drunk driving accident

By Jay Braman Jr.
A Shandaken man is expected to get one to three years in prison for killing a passenger in his pickup truck in a drunk driving incident last fall.
Jay Conosa, 44, of 11 Regina Way, in the Broadstreet Hollow area of Shandaken, pleaded guilty Monday in Ulster County Court to second-degree vehicular manslaughter and vehicular assault, prosecutors said. Conosa is expected to be sentenced on May 18 to one to three years in state prison on each count.


Car big prize at Chamber golf tourney

Delhi — Shoot for a Hole in One and win a car, sponsored by chamber member Country Club Automotive Group at the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Annual Golf Tournament at the Delhi College Golf Course on June 4.


Galli-Curci boundary dispute settled after long legal battle

By Brian Sweeney
A legal dispute that stalled plans for the redevelopment of the Galli-Curci Theater in Margaretville for two-and-a-half years was settled out of court on Monday. Margaretville business owner David Budin had originally filed the lawsuit in Delaware County Court claiming he owned, through “adverse possession” a section of the theater property that would be utilized for the renovations. The theater property borders the parcel where Budin lives and the storefront where he operates Del-Sports.


Exhibit to be unveiled at Burroughs Field

Roxbury — A new outdoor exhibit will be unveiled Saturday, May 2 at 11 a.m. at Burroughs Memorial Field State Historic Site in Roxbury, Delaware County.
The kiosk, first erected in the mid-1980s, has been redesigned with fresh photos and updated text interpreting the life and legacy of literary naturalist John Burroughs who is buried at the site.


Phoenicia gas station reopens after shutdown for contamination

By Jay Braman Jr.
You can buy gas in Phoenicia again.
The Country Store in this hamlet opened Monday following a three-month closure while its owners investigated potential environmental problems.
Closed since January, the owners, Verona Oil Inc., suffered schedule set backs due to the discovery of fuel contamination underground at the site. Originally expected to be open within two weeks, the store remained closed for three months.


Officials working to save Catskill Region campgrounds

Arkville — Elected officials and several regional organizations have joined together in an effort to save two campgrounds located in the Catskill Mountain Region from closure. Citing budget restraints, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced in February plans to close six state campgrounds, including Beaverkill in Sullivan County and Bear Spring Mountain in Delaware County, due to low occupancy.


Auxiliary Dance-a-Thon a hit

By Jill Ribich
Over 100 people danced the night away on Saturday at the third annual Margaretville Hospital Dance-a-Thon, hosted by the Hospital Auxiliary at Belleayre Mountain’s Upper Lodge in Highmount. The popular Blues Maneuver band kept the beat going as Rose and Gordy Stahl taught country line dance, and Kyla Marion and Karen Myers demonstrated some swing dance moves.


Freshtown taking first steps to Margaretville store makeover

By Brian Sweeney
The first steps in the renovation at the new Freshtown Supermarket in Margaretville are underway. Although much of the work is not visible to the shopping public, PSK Supermarkets Vice President Noah Katz said last week that preliminary steps are being taken in the large-scale renovation.


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