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Arkville Water District loan to be repaid early

Staff report
A long-term loan for the Arkville Water District will be paid off seven years early through utilization of a fund balance.

The Middletown Town Board, which oversees the district, voted last week to apply district funds to pay $55,000 remaining on a long-term loan.


Country, rock, Broadway, jazz in the mix at Belleayre Festival

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Highmount — Bluegrass master Ricky Skaggs, Broadway superstar Patti LuPone, country rock legends the Charlie Daniels Band and ’70s hit-makers America are among the 2010 Belleayre Music Festival headliners.

Tickets for Belleayre shows will be on sale beginning April 15.


Park cleanup will be Sunday in Margaretville

Margaretville — The Conference of Methodist Churches has been asked to participate in a community service project in their local parish.  Members of the Margaretville United Methodist Church will do a village park cleanup on Sunday, April 25. 


CWC approves grants at April meeting

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Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors approved a number of grants at its monthly meeting on April 6.


‘Fruit Frenzy’ growing at Margaretville School

By Julia Green
Healthy eating in schools – it’s a topic that has received a lot of play lately, particularly in light of “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” the prime-time series currently making waves Friday nights on ABC.


Energy-saving light bulbs offered to vistors at Alta

Halcottsville – Alta Log Homes is offering a free energy-saver light bulb to anyone visiting its models in Halcottsville and Kingston on Earth Day, April 22.

Alta, which is recognized as a leader in “green” building, is trying to enhance environmental awareness with the light bulb promotion. Each visiting family will receive one light bulb.


Heart of the Catskills planning spring dance, auction April 24

Highmount — Tickets are available now for the 11th Annual Heart of the Catskills Spring Dance and Auction on Saturday, April 24 starting at 6 p.m. at Belleayre’s Overlook Lodge. A major fund-raiser for the area’s largest animal shelter, the Humane Society’s Spring Dance and Auction blends music and goodies-for-bid on top of Belleayre Mountain to benefit the homeless dogs and cats of Delaware County.


Halcott Center man dies after fire call

By Brian Sweeney
A 52-year-old Halcott Center resident died April 2 of an apparent heart attack shortly after firefighters extinguished a brush fire on his property. John D. Bammel was pronounced dead at Margaretville Hospital after he was transported there by emergency personnel.


Interior design demonstration Saturday at Commons building

Margaretville — Gerry Murphy of “M Gerard Country Home” presents “Got Windows?”, an interior design seminar on Saturday April 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Commons Building Main Street in Margaretville.


Spending cuts made in Margaretville Central School budget

By Julia Green
The Margaretville Central School (MCS) Board of Education met last Wednesday for the third workshop in its budget process, which was primarily focused on looking at a budget work-up, as presented by MCS Superintendent Tony Albanese.
The board is currently considering a 2010-11 school-year budget of $10,734,078 as compared to $10,588,958 for the 2009-10 school year. The board will vote on the proposed budget at its monthly meeting on April 26.


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