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Teen adventure trips feature summer fun

Claryville — Kids seeking a summer adventure will discover plenty of action on Frost Valley YMCA’s Adirondack Rambler excursions. Open to children ages 12-14, the Adirondack Rambler trips are an exciting mix of opportunities that include hiking, canoeing, rock climbing and whitewater rafting.


Four-artist show at RAG galleries

Roxbury — Four artists with widely diverse backgrounds and subject matter will exhibit works at The Roxbury Arts Group galleries from June 26 through July 23. The opening reception will be on Saturday, June 26 from 2 to 4 p.m.


Shandaken continues calling for cell phone coverage

By Jay Braman Jr.
Have you ever hit a deer at night and had to walk two miles before finding a phone to call for help?
Shandaken Town Councilman Jack Jordan has. Jordan, a Pine Hill resident and the town’s point man tasked with trying to increase cellular phone service in town, plans on making a note of the incident, and he wants others to do the same.


Local students earn German-American Club scholarships

Arkville —The German-American Club of the Northern Catskills, Inc. recently awarded scholarships to three local high school graduates.  The study of German was required for only one of these scholarships.


Unveiling of historic marker will take place Sunday in New Kingston

New Kingston — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) and the New Kingston Valley Association will unveil a historic marker near the post office in the hamlet of New Kingston on Sunday, June 20 at 1 p.m.


Shandaken to hold metal collection week

Shandaken — The long held and popular tradition of an annual metal pick up by the Shandaken Highway Department is once again upon us.


Community Chorale of the Catskills presents spring performances

The Community Chorale of the Catskills will present two performances of its annual spring concert this weekend. Performances will be held Friday, June 11 at the Roxbury Central School and Saturday, June 12 at the Purcell Center in Margaretville. Both performances are at 7:30 p.m.


Registration open for 1,000 Books Club

Margaretville — Registration for the 1,000 Books Club is now open at the Fairview Public Library in Margaretville, the Skene Memorial Library in Fleischmanns or the Margaretville Central School Library.
The 1,000 Books Club is an early childhood literacy program, the goal of which is to make it convenient, easy and free for parents to have access to 1,000 quality children’s books to read aloud to their children.


July 1 deadline for comments on Comprehensive Plan

The Town of Middletown Planning Board will be taking written comments regarding the town’s Draft Comprehensive Plan until July 1.


State withholding payments of promised highway funding

By Jay Braman Jr.
It remains unclear whether much paving will occur on Shandaken’s roads this year.
As paving crews blaze westward on the state-owned Route 28 this week, Shandaken Highway Superintendent Eric Hofmeister said that putting pavement on any local roads is on hold.


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