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Margaretville woman killed in head-on crash

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A local woman was killed instantly early Wednesday morning in a head-on crash on Route 10 in the Town of Hamden that happened while she was driving to work in Walton.

Killed in the accident was Sherry Bush, 60, of Margaretville. Mrs. Bush, a registered nurse, worked for The Arc of Delaware County and was on her way to that organization’s Walton facility at the time of the accident.


Saturday rummage sale to benefit animal shelter

Delhi — Whether you’re looking to clear a closet or fill it with something nearly new, look no further than the Paws for the Cause Rummage Sale on Saturday, March 27 to benefit Heart of the Catskills Humane Society. Fine-tune that garage-sale radar by scanning the countless treasurers inside Delhi’s United Ministry Church basement from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Maple syrup season shaping up to be a sour one

By Brian Sweeney
Unless things turn around quickly, the 2010 maple syrup season will go down in the books as a very sour one.
A record snowstorm in late February, followed by much higher than average temperatures in March, have made for an uneven season, at best.


"How to Draw a Bunny" plays at RAG

“How to Draw a Bunny” (Artisan Entertainment/Palm Pictures, 2004, 80 mins., unrated), the third film in RAG’s Reel Artist series, will be screened on Sunday, March 28 at 1:30 p.m. at The Roxbury Arts Center. Following the film there will be a Q and A with a panel of experts moderated by Jonathan Starch.


Ulster lawmakers support Belleayre resort

By Jay Braman Jr.
Ulster County lawmakers voted last week to help advance a multimillion-dollar resort adjoining Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.
Legislators voted 27-3, with one abstention, in favor of a resolution supporting the proposed Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park, promising to work with the developer and “offering any appropriate assistance to acquire permits, licenses and/or easements to assure the development” of a project that has generated controversy in the area for more than a decade.


Faith and doubt relationship will be explored at forum

The Engaging the World Forum where people of faith look at and share thoughts on challenging issues of contemporary life will feature a filmed interview with renowned sociologist Peter Berger exploring the complex relationship among faith, doubt, fundamentalism and secularism on Sunday, March 28 at 3 p.m. at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church, Main Street, Roxbury.


Roxbury students take the cake in fifth annual decorating contest

The enticing aroma of cake filled the hallways of Roxbury Central School last Wednesday. The school held its fifth annual Family Cake Decorating Contest as part of a month-long For the Love of Books reading celebration for the K-12 community.


Family escapes from burning Arkville home

By Brian Sweeney
A house on Erpf Road, Arkville was damaged by fire on Wednesday night.
The 911 call alerted firefighters that a bed was on fire, but when volunteers arrived, they found flames coming from four windows on the first floor.


Easter Bunny available for photos at Power Authority Visitors Center

North Blenheim — Get a photo with the Easter Bunny and a chance to win a prize by finding the lucky egg! It’s all part of the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center Easter event on Sunday, March 28, from noon to 2 p.m.


Roxbury woman to get jail time in theft

By Julia Green
Roxbury resident Marie Bower will be sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation, according to Delaware County District Attorney Richard Northrup.
Bower, 24, pled guilty to third-degree larceny, a Class D felony, and second-degree forgery and fourth-degree grand larceny, both Class E felonies, in connection with thefts from two employers and a Delaware County business department.


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