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Free rabies clinics in Fleischmanns, Roxbury

Delhi — The Delaware County Public Health Nursing Service will hold free rabies vaccination clinics in Roxbury and Fleischmanns in June. The Fleischmanns clinic will be held on June 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the firehall.


School budget win OK from local district voters

By Julia Green
As New York State and the country as a whole continue to face budget crises at every level of government, area school districts asked voters to sign off on slightly increased spending last week. The local school budget battle went to the polls on Tuesday, when voters in Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury cast their ballots overwhelmingly in support of the proposed spending plans.


Farmers' market 19th year gets underway this Saturday

Halcottsville — The Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the historic Round Barn in Halcottsville will open for its 19th season on Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market is open each Saturday through Columbus Day Weekend and admission is free. Approximately 35 to 40 vendors will be on hand each week providing a shopping smorgasbord of goods either grown or handmade in the region.


McDevitt pleads guilty to pair of charges in abuse case

By Julia Green
Father James J. McDevitt pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of forcible touching that took place during his tenure as a priest at Sacred Heart Parish in Margaretville.
The guilty pleas came in conjunction with a plea deal with the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office that was originally offered to McDevitt as early as February.


ACS students learn from staged accident

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By Julia Green
These days when you see a teenager, he or she is likely to be utilizing some sort of electronic device. iPod earbuds in the ears, thumbs typing away madly at a cell phone or PDA keys, face illuminated by the screen of a laptop computer. Such is the culture of the generation.


Ride-n-Peak biking event rolls Saturday

Margaretville — It’s not too late to take to the hills for good: come to the Margaretville Village Park bright and early on Saturday, May 22 to join the Second Annual Catskill Scenic Ride-n-Peak, a cycling event to benefit local charities. You’ll bike through some of the Catskills’ most lush countryside.


Participants sought for community garden

Participants are being sought for a community garden in the Village of Margaretville.
The community garden was established last year at the intersection of Walnut and Swart streets on a small plot of village-owned land.


Todd Mountain Theater Project's annual fund-raiser set for May 30

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Andes — A vacation in the Rockies! High tea for eight at the legendary Galli-Curci mansion! Arts and crafts by our area’s finest artists and artisans! Acupuncture treatments by an expert!
Come bid on these and many other items at the annual Auction/Brunch benefit for the Todd Mountain Theater Project on Memorial Day Weekend, Sunday May 30 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Andes Hotel.


"Demon on Wheels" documentary focuses on racing passion

By Brian Sweeney
A documentary film tracing the longtime car racing experiences — past and future — of a Catskill Mountain native will continue filming this week in Margaretville and Andes. The 80-minute film explores Mike Ondish’s decades-long fascination with the Mustang GT 500 KR, “the vanguard of performance in the muscle car era.”


RCS hosted Stop-DWI mock crash

Roxbury — Roxbury Central School (RCS) students in grades seven through 12 experienced a “mock crash” dramatization last Thursday afternoon followed by a presentation and question and answer assembly on the hazards of drinking and driving.  The combined outdoor and indoor experience began on the school’s front lawn the day before the school’s junior prom. 


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