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Burroughs celebration enjoyed in Roxbury

Roxbury — An eclectic group of area residents presented a spirited reading Saturday to celebrate the 172nd birthday of John Burroughs in his hometown of Roxbury.
The event, co-sponsored by Woodchuck Lodge, Inc. and Writers in the Mountains, served to launch a campaign to establish a Friends group in support of Woodchuck Lodge, Burroughs’ beloved Roxbury retreat.


Belleayre closes out season with Hall of Fame inductions

By Jay Braman Jr.
It wasn’t as well attended as Belleayre’s premier social event, known as the Snowball, but Saturday’s dinner honoring inductees to the ski center’s Hall of Fame was a good time had by all.
With cold temperatures outside, and hot Dixieland jazz inside, inductees Carl Lumbaca, Judy Shiner and Bill Hornbeck basked in the warmth of the region’s social set on the last weekend of the ski season.


Commons dance studio is now open for classes

Margaretville — Dancer/choreographer Gloria McLean has announced that the Dance Studio in the Commons is open for classes.
Formerly Ujjayi Mountain Wellness Center, the studio now offers modern dance, Yoga and Latin dance with more in the works, including performances, film showings and workshops. Her mission is to provide a center for contemporary dance and movement arts in Delaware County.


Margaretville man charged in kidnap attempt

A Margaretville man was arrested in New Jersey on Thursday after he allegedly tried to kidnap a man he believed was seeing his ex-girlfriend.
Police say Thomas A. Filupeit, 52, attempted to enter the man’s house shortly before 11 p.m. carrying a knife, duct tape, string, and a pillowcase containing plastic handcuffs and cloth. His attempts failed, however, when police arrived at the home before he could enter.


CCCD lauds defeat of state land tax plan

Arkville — After months of grassroots organizing and negotiations, Catskill Moun-tain communities located on State Forest Preserve lands can breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to state property tax payments on state lands.


CWC annual meeting is April 28

Margaretville – The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) will hold its 12th Annual Meeting of member towns on Tuesday, April 28 at 6 p.m. at CWC offices, 905 Main Street, Margaretville.
Results of the election of representatives from Schoharie and Ulster counties to the CWC Board of Directors will be announced. A slide show of CWC achievements over the past year will be shown, and the floor will then be open for questions and comments from representatives of member towns and villages.


Uncle Rocks rolls into Andes Library

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Andes — The taxes are done. The kids don’t have school all week. And we’re taking care of dinner. Do you need more of an excuse to get out and have a rollickin’ good time with the family? We didn’t think so. That’s why the Andes Library invites you to a free “Rock Out with Uncle Rock” pizza party on Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Uncle Rock, aka Robert Burke Warren, has been dazzling audiences of all ages with his inspiring music that seamlessly bridges the gap between adult and children’s music.


News takes four prizes in NYPA contest

The Catskill Mountain News took two prizes for advertising and two editorial prizes in the New York Press Association’s 2008 Better Newspaper Contest.
Advertising Manager Doris Warner took a first-place award for Best Small Space Ad and won a second-place award in the Best House Ad/Ad Campaign category.


Negligence lawsuit dismissed in Brinkerhoff shooting case

By Brian Sweeney
A judge has dismissed a $100 million negligence lawsuit filed by the widow of a New York State trooper killed in a 2007 shootout in Margaretville.


Congressional district race remains too close to call

A race in the 20th congressional district to fill the seat vacated by Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand remains too close to call Tuesday night. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Democrat Scott Murphy leads Republican Jim Tedisco by a mere 59 votes, 77,344 to 77,285.


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