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Fleischmanns Street Fair planned for Saturday, May 29

Fleischmanns — This Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday May 29, Fleischmanns will once again host a village-wide celebration worthy of its festive history as a gateway to summertime fun in the Catskills. On Saturday, May 29, the entire Main Street will be bustling with vendors and tag sales, vintage baseball in the Wagner Avenue ballpark, the season opening of the Museum of Memories, and Skene Library’s annual book sale.


New DEC guidelines proposed to govern Outdoor Wood Boilers

By Brian Sweeney
New rules governing Outdoor Wood Boilers (OWB) are under consideration by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, it was announced last week. The updates to the OWB guidelines would include emission limits and setback requirements for new units.


STOP-DWI mock crash program May 20 at Margaretville Central School

Lisa Barrows, coordinator of Delaware County STOP-DWI, will be presenting a mock crash program at Margaretville Central School for students in grades nine through 12 on Thursday, May 20, at 1 p.m.
In the demonstration, the audience observes the “pretend” crash from a safe distance, as a police officer comes upon a DWI wreck with injured victims, portrayed by student volunteers.


Catholic Diocese denies responsibility for overseeing priest charged with sex abuse

By Julia Green
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany has filed an affidavit in answer to a civil suit filed on behalf of alleged victims of sex abuse and their families, claiming the Diocese is not responsible for overseeing Father James J. McDevitt in his role as priest at the Sacred Heart Parish in Margaretville.


Winner's Circle Leadership Day set for Friday at Christian Center

Margaretville — Com-munity private and public sector leaders, professionals, business owners and sales professionals are invited to attend the second annual Winner’s Circle Leadership Day on Friday, May 7.


RCS team scores at Science Olympiad

Roxbury — The Roxbury Central School Science Olympiad Team claimed six medals and a 10th-place overall finish at the Junior High Science Olympiad State Finals at SUNY New Paltz last weekend. In addition, the Roxbury team, which features students in seventh, eighth and ninth grades, narrowly missed taking home the Best Small School trophy by a mere two places.


Pine Hill battle shaping up over sewer district extension

By Jay Braman Jr.
It was reminiscent of the bad old days in the Town of Shandaken, where Monday night a public hearing on a plan to extend the Pine Hill Sewer District spiraled downward to an old-fashioned free for all with lots of yelling and gavel banging.
The matter at hand was whether the Pine Hill Sewer District should be extended to include another 30 properties in accordance with an agreement reached over a decade ago between the town and the city of New York.


"Talent" displayed at CMCC show

Margaretville — The Catskill Mountain Christian Center (CMCC) hosted CMCC Has Talent! on Sunday night, April 11, awarding the very prestigious Hammy Awards to select performances. Of the 11 acts, first prize went to Paul Engelhardt, Deanna Barto and backup singers Joseph Barto, Skylar Barto and Tylor Barto who performed Sonny & Cher’s classic “I Got You Babe” in ’60s costume.


Gardening series continues May 15 at Kelly gardens

Halcottsville — The Catskill Community Garden Club presents a Spring series designed to help anyone become a gardener called “See How it’s Done.” The series will include gardening tips from local gardeners presented in their gardens.


Catskills Ride & Peak event aims to boost biking, tourism

By Julia Green
In its second year, the annual Catskills Ride & Peak event on May 22 aims to further the growth of the Catskill region as a premier cycling destination. Last year, the inaugural event attracted 98 riders for the five different courses; a number that impressed event organizer Lucci Kelly.
“Ninety-eight riders for the first year is considered quite terrific, actually,” she said. “We have all the right conditions for wonderful bicycle riding.”


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