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Watershed gas drilling halted by DEC ruling

By Brian Sweeney
Natural gas drilling in New York City’s watershed will be virtually impossible because of a stringent review process announced by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued a release Friday stating that because of the unique issues related to the protection of New York City’s drinking water supply, the watershed will be excluded from the pending generic environmental review process for natural gas drilling.


Habitat for Humanity service trips are rewarding summer experiences

Claryville — Teenagers have the opportunity for a uniquely rewarding experience this summer by participating in Habitat for Humanity service trips offered by Frost Valley YMCA.
The 2010 Habitat for Humanity trips include: Adirondacks from Aug. 8-20 (ages 14-17); Washington, D.C. from July 25-August 6 (ages 16-17) and two trips to Maine from June 27-July 9 and from July 11-23 (ages 14-17).


Flowers and birds are walk focus

A program titled Ephemeral Wildflowers & Warblers will be held on Sunday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to noon in Arkville. Naturalist Matt Maloney will introduce participants to beautiful flowers and colorful wood warblers.


Free rabies clinic set in Andes

The Delaware County Public Health Nursing Service will offer two free area rabies vaccination clinics for dogs and cats in May. The first will be held on Friday, May 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Andes fire station pavilion.


Annual report highlights 2009 CWC accomplishments

Margaretville — Despite challenging economic conditions, the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) continued to make strides with its environmental protection, business assistance and education programs during 2009.


Relay for Life this weekend in Delhi

Delhi — The Delaware County Relay For Life will kick off on April 30 with a special Survivors’ Lap, an experience honoring those who have defeated cancer. Survivors will join to walk the opening lap as the rest of the event’s participants surround the track in support.


"Alternating Current" in the air at Longyear

Opening this week at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery is “Alternating Current” featuring the paintings of Bovina artist Corneel Verlaan. The Artist’s Reception will take place Saturday, May 1, from 3 to 6 p.m.


Arbor Day observed at Woodchuck Lodge

Roxbury — A heritage apple tree will be planted in observance of Arbor Day on Saturday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Woodchuck Lodge, 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road in Roxbury.
The tree, an Esopus Spitzenberg from Catskill Native Nursery, is the gift of the Catskill Community Garden Club which will present it to Woodchuck Lodge, Inc., along with a classic shadblow, whose blossoms are a welcome herald of spring.


Margaretville School Board votes down proposed athletic merger with Andes

By Julia Green
The Margaretville Central School Board of Education voted four to one Monday night at its monthly board meeting to reject Andes Central School’s request for an athletic merger for the coming academic year.
Board president Barbara Funck represented the lone yea vote, while board members Robbie Martin, Randy Moore, Joe Moskowitz and Al Tanzer voted against the measure, which would have allowed male Andes student-athletes to compete on Margaretville Central School athletic teams.


New co-pastor will be installed Sunday

Halcottsville — The Reverend Linda L. Wilson, FCR will be installed as Co-Pastor of Holy Innocents Cathedral Church in Halcottsville in a ceremony to take place at 10 a.m. on Sunday May 2. The public is invited to attend.


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