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Platte Cove Artists-in-Residence opening reception planned for May 9

Arkville — The public is cordially invited to the opening reception of the 12th Annual Platte Clove Artists-in-Residence Exhibition on Saturday, May 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery in Arkville. 
The gallery exhibit will include paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, poems and prose inspired by the solitude and grandeur of The Catskill Center’s Platte Clove Forest Preserve located in the Town of Hunter.


Beetles post a threat to Catskill maples

By Jay Braman Jr.
What would the Catskills be like without maple trees?
That’s one question worth asking now that yet another invasive species is closing in on the region.
Like Gypsy Moths have in the past, the Asian long-horned beetle is now creeping toward the mountains. These bugs, which first showed up in Brooklyn harbor about a decade ago in packing crates from China, have since been found on Long Island and in parts of New Jersey.


Replacement work begins on Halcottsville bridge

By Julia Green
Work began Monday morning on the controversial and long-delayed replacement of a bridge that carries the Bragg Hollow Road over the East Branch of the Delaware River in Halcottsville. The bridge and its replacement have been the subject of much dissent over the course of the past year and even earlier, as Middletown Supervisor Len Utter said that plans to replace the bridge have been on the table since as far back as 1996.


Tedisco concedes special election; Murphy heads to Congress

By Julia Green
After three weeks of counting and re-counting, the results are finally in: Scott Murphy is set to become the newest member of Congress. Murphy, a Democrat, will become the next congressman to represent New York’s 20th Congressional District following a lengthy election process that has dragged on since the end of March. Murphy’s opponent, Republican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, conceded the election on Friday, bringing to an end a recount in which election officials spent weeks counting absentee ballots from across the district.


Dart fund-raiser May 9 in Andes

As Memorial Day approaches, the Village of Andes is looking to spruce itself up in anticipation by replacing the flags along Main Street.
To raise money for the roughly 60 flags, a “Stars and Stripes” dart tournament fund-raiser will be held on Saturday, May 9 at the Weather Tite Barn in Andes. The tournament will start at 4 p.m. and will feature a 50/50 drawing and a variety of door prizes.


Free testing at hospital health fair

Free health screenings will be offered at Margaretville Hospital's Spring Health Fair on Friday, May 8 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the hospital lobby.
Screenings offered at the Health Fair will include: blood pressure, blood glucose, CO breath analyzer/pulse oximeter (to test lung function) and hearing screenings.


Andes alumni dinner planned for May 24

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The 53rd Andes Central School Alumni Association dinner and meeting will be held on Sunday, May 24 at the Andes Fire Department Pavilion on Tremperskill Road, county Rte. 1.
Registration will begin at 4 p.m. at the pavilion with dinner following. At 5:30 p.m. the ACS president will welcome everyone and after the invocation, a chicken barbecue dinner will be served followed by a short business meeting.


Andes Library's Mexican Fiesta next Thursday

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Andes — Continuing its efforts to provide more great activities for families and get more community members involved in the library, the Andes Library is hosting its second in a series of ongoing “Family Night” events, a “Mexican Fiesta” on Thursday, May 7 at 6 p.m.


Farm stand law creeps forward

By Jay Braman Jr.
There have been several meetings of Shandaken officials to figure out the controversial new produce stand law, the latest being a special session held last Tuesday by the planning board.
After reviewing the proposal that evening the planners recommended its passage by the town board, but made a couple of minor changes they had asked the town board to consider before adoption.


Art show celebrates biological regionalism at the Chace-Randall Gallery in Andes

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Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery presents Trout, new paintings by Alberto Rey. The show will hang from May 1 to June 7 with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, May 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. Alberto Rey’s recent body of work embraces the concept of biological regionalism and celebrates trout of the Catskill Mountain Region. All works are in oil on plaster—painterly renderings of brook and brown trout species in their river and stream environments.


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