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Opening reception Saturday for "Two Sisters" at Longyear

Margaretville — An opening reception for “Two Sisters,” a solo exhibition of Susan Whittenburg and a group show of the Longyear artists, will be held on Saturday, April 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Commons Building in Margaretville.


Denver-Vega home claimed by fire

By Brian Sweeney
An unoccupied seasonal home on Denver-Vega Road in the Town of Roxbury was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning. The home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene, according to Roxbury Fire Chief Jim Bouton.


Community wellness is focus of auxiliary committee

By John Bernhardt
Three days after Congress passed historic legislation that promised to provide sweeping changes to our nation’s health care system, the topic generates continuous and contentious debate. Rampant speculation about what the bill means to the average American and the political ramifications for the legislators who passed it dominate the media.


Annual meeting April 5 at CWC

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) will hold its 13th Annual Meeting of member towns Tuesday, April 6 at 2 p.m. at CWC offices, 905 Main Street, Margaretville.
Results of the election of three representatives from Delaware County to the CWC Board of Directors will be announced.


Onteora District continues cuts; tax levy hike trimmed to 3.9 percent

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Onteora School Board of Education has directed the district’s administration to go back to the drawing board and prepare a new budget plan that carries a 3.9 percent tax levy hike, but maintains programming that would be in place under last week’s plan, which had called for a 4.5 percent tax increase.


Roxbury Central School Olympiad Team advances to state finals

The Roxbury Central School Science Olympiad Team has qualified for the state finals with a third-place over-all finish in a field of 13 teams at the Capital Area Regional Tournament. The team was challenged by 20 different events involving science concepts and understandings, problem solving and technical construction. All 20 events will be contested at the state finals on April 23 and 24, at the State University at New Paltz, with an additional five events added to the list.


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.


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.


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