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AG's action vs. watershed businesses will be focus of special CWC meeting

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors will hold a special meeting Thursday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. at Corporation offices, 905 Main Street, Margaretville. Board President Georgianna Lepke called the meeting to discuss implications of the recent pharmaceutical disposal enforcement actions brought against watershed health care institutions by the New York State Attorney General’s office.


MTC wins approval for Downsville expansion

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville Telephone Company (MTC) has received Public Service Commission approval for expanding services into Downsville. MTC began the process of replacing the Downsville Community Antenna System Inc., more than a year ago. The Public Service Commission issued its Certificate of Confirmation in mid-December.


Community Arts Funding award winners named

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group has announced that a film festival, theatrical productions, workshops for adults and kids, and musical performances all over Delaware County will be part of the cultural mix during 2010 thanks to awards totaling $21,800 received by 17 not-for-profit organizations and individual artists through the Community Arts Funding program.


Healthy heart is about making the right choices

The Wellness Committee of the Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Auxiliary encourages entire community to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease by participating in Wear Red Day on Wednesday, Feb. 10.


DEC Big Indian land buy cheered by resort officials

By Jay Braman Jr.
A spokesman for Crossroads Ventures, the company hoping to sell 1,200 acres of land to the state, said Friday that New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) announcement that it will use dedicated funds to make the purchase was a good sign that the long-awaited transfer is still on. Environmental groups that are watching the matter closely, however, are taking a wait-and-see attitude.


Census Bureau seeking workers for local counting

 The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking people who are looking for part-time temporary work.  The pay will be between $11 and $18 per hour. The jobs are easy and training is provided. There’s also mileage reimbursement. The Census Bureau is taking applications and testing at several sites around Delaware County.


Louisiana heat will warm RAG at Feb. 20 show

Roxbury — Think sun, think warm, think Louisiana on a sweltering Saturday night. The Cajun culture sure knows about good times. It cultivates the combination of friends and family, great upbeat soul inspired Zydeco music and an abundance of true southern cooking. It almost makes you want to book a flight and venture into the heart of the Bayou. Well, think again, no need to travel further than Roxbury as The MARK Project hosts a traditional Louisiana Saturday Night on Feb. 20 at The Roxbury Arts Center.


Conservatory to honor O'Connor Foundation

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Hobart-based A. Lindsey and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, which has a long history of supporting the region, will be honored this Saturday at the 24th Annual Snowball at Belleayre Ski Center.
The foundation’s contribution to the region is one that is long and broad.


RCS Olympiad teams advance toward regionals

The junior high team and the high school team are both moving forward toward their regional tournaments. The high school team will compete on Feb. 6 at the College of Saint Rose in Albany. The junior high team will compete on March 13 at Ravena Middle School South of Albany.


Faulty test tube blamed for OHS science class blast

By Jay Braman Jr.
The blast that occurred at the Onteora High School last Tuesday came as a surprise to everyone, but apparently to no one more than Donald Bucher. Bucher, a Phoenicia resident, is the veteran science teacher who was conducting an experiment with the chemical potassium chlorate when the accident occurred. Although he has safely done the same experiment dozens of times before, on Tuesday something went wrong, causing an explosion that broke a window in the classroom and injured Bucher and six students.


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