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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.


Playwright John Dilworth Newman performs Leonard Nimoy's "Vincent"

Margaretville — John Dilworth Newman will take stage in a solo performance of “Vincent” by Leonard Nimoy on Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m. at The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville.


Great Western Catskills offer plenty of fishing excitement

Delhi — New York State’s trout season opens April 1 and for a growing number of fishermen, the lure of the Great Western Catskills makes Delaware County the place to be for this rite of spring.
Natural area trout streams, which eventually flow to the Delaware River, provide freestone stream fishing.


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.


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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