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Former area priest, diocese are named in civil lawsuit

By Julia Green
A civil lawsuit has been filed against Father James J. McDevitt, former pastor at the Sacred Heart Catholic Parish in Margaretville, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany in connection with the alleged abuse by McDevitt of a number of area boys.
The suit, which seeks unspecified damages, was filed with the Supreme Court of the State of New York in Delaware County. The lawsuit claims negligence on the part of the diocese for not preventing McDevitt from allegedly engaging in misconduct with males between the ages of 11 and 19.


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.


New show set in Onteora "Visiting Artists' Series" April 18

Boiceville — Onteora Central School District’s “Visiting Artists’ Series” has announced a performance by internationally recognized opera singers on Sunday, April 18 at 3 p.m. in the MS/HS Harry Simon auditorium, 4166 state Route 28, Boiceville.


News takes three prizes in NYPA contest

The Catskill Mountain News has received three awards in the New York Press Association’s 2009 Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were presented last week at the annual NYPA Spring Convention in Saragota Springs.


Local photographer's work on display at CWC show

Margaretville —An eclectic exhibition of 25 photographs by a Margaretville lens master are on view at the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s office, 905 Main Street, Margaretville, through June 1. The exhibit marks the first time Dr. Kevin Oppenheimer has publicly shown his work, but it will not likely be the last.


Comedy shows on tap at RAG

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group announces an upcoming celebration of comedy, with three funny ladies, two big comedy shows and comedy workshops that will keep audiences and participants laughing from spring through the fall.


Shandaken building activity hits a lull

By Jay Braman Jr.
Every year around this time the sounds of hammers banging nails and power saws cutting wood begin to fill the air. Like pictures of Shamrocks and Easter egg hunts, these are signs that spring has arrived, and with it the building season.


Delaware National Bank of Delhi earns highest rating from Bauer

In these tough economic times, it is important to know there are financial institutions that are strong, secure, and ready and able to assist their communities. The Delaware National Bank of Delhi, New York is one such institution – dedicated to getting Main Street back on its feet.


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