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Wounded Marine gets hero's welcome in Grand Gorge

By Julia Green
When Grand Gorge native Joshua Williamson was 10 years old, he wanted to be a Marine.
When he was 14, a 15-year-old neighbor lied about his age to join the service and was shipped to Korea, but was soon sent back to the United States when they learned his age. Three years later, that same neighbor re-enlisted – a determination that made an impression on Williamson, who was struck by the fact that a young man would enlist twice during wartime.


Nominations sought for BOCES Awards

Grand Gorge — The Otsego Northern Catskills Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) is seeking nominees from any resident of the BOCES area for their fifth annual ONC BOCES Career and Technical Alumni Hall of Fame Award.


Auxiliary's Spring Fling May 15 at Belleayre Mountain

Highmount — The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center Auxiliary has announced the date of its annual spring dance. The Spring Fling, formerly known as the Dance-a-Thon, will be held Saturday, May 15 at 6 p.m. at Belleayre Mountain’s Overlook Lodge.


Kindergarten screening dates set at Onteora

Onteora — Kindergarten pre-registration and screening for the 2010-2011 school year will be held in the Onteora Central School District during the month of May.  This event will be held at all three elementary schools as follows: Bennett, May 25 and 26; Phoenicia, May 17 and 19 and Woodstock, May 24 and 27.


Helpers needed for clean-up job at cemetery site

Arkville — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown is seeking volunteers to help repair the grounds of the Arkville Cemetery on county Route 38.
A workday is planned for Saturday, May 8 beginning at 9 a.m.


Blenheim Reservoir open for recreational boating

North Blenheim — The New York Power Authority (NYPA) reopened the upper and lower reservoirs at its Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project on Wednesday, April 14, to recreational boaters.
Boats and boat trailers accessing both reservoirs must be clearly marked with registration numbers and a NYPA permit.


Delaware supervisors vow Crossroads support

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By Jay Braman Jr.
The Delaware County Board of Supervisors passed a unanimous resolution last Wednesday in support of the $400 million Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park, a development proposal slated to occupy land in both Delaware and Ulster counties.


Gitter denies Post claim of blocked land purchase

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By Jay Braman Jr.
Big Indian businessman Dean Gitter, the man behind the proposed Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park, refuted recent claims by Albany media star Fred Dicker who said State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has blocked the sale of 1,200 acres of land by Gitter to New York State.


Arkville Water District loan to be repaid early

Staff report
A long-term loan for the Arkville Water District will be paid off seven years early through utilization of a fund balance.

The Middletown Town Board, which oversees the district, voted last week to apply district funds to pay $55,000 remaining on a long-term loan.


Country, rock, Broadway, jazz in the mix at Belleayre Festival

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Highmount — Bluegrass master Ricky Skaggs, Broadway superstar Patti LuPone, country rock legends the Charlie Daniels Band and ’70s hit-makers America are among the 2010 Belleayre Music Festival headliners.

Tickets for Belleayre shows will be on sale beginning April 15.


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