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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.


Coaches vs. Cancer at MCS

This Friday and next, Margaretville Central School will take part in the American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer awareness program. MCS will donate all of the admission proceeds from this Friday's boys' varsity game and next Friday's girls' varsity game to the American Cancer Society to benefit cancer research.


Bonacic calls on city to buy "mineral rights"

By Matthew J. Perry
State Senator John J. Bonacic on Monday called for New York City to “purchase” the mineral rights of landowners in the city’s watershed who may be forbidden to lease their land to natural gas companies. In the same press release he accused downstate powers of employing “back door” methods: achieving strict watershed regulations by putting pressure on state agencies.


"Artists at Work" featured at Margaretville Commons

Margaretville — The Longyear Gallery joins the Catskill Mountain Artisans’ Guild to present its first “Artists at Work” event on Saturday, Jan. 23, from 3-6 p.m. at The Commons Building at 785 Main Street, Margaretville.


Six students, teacher injured in OCS laboratory explosion

By Jay Braman Jr.
An explosion occurred in a chemistry lab at Onteora High School at 11 a.m. on Tuesday that broke windows in the room and sent six students and their teacher to the hospital. District officials have refused to release the names of the injured students or their teacher.


Stream protection is topic of Trout Unlimited program

Boiceville — The Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited welcomes noted conservationist Wally John on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. for an evening exploring ways to protect streams in the Catskills and enhance their use.


DEP offers help to streamside landowners

By Jay Braman Jr.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched a $3.6 million program to help stop erosion along stream banks on private property in the vast New York City Watershed. Those interested in participating had better act quickly however, as applications are due no later than Feb. 1.


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