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Applications sought for Artists-in-Residence program

The Catskill Center for Conservation and Develo-pment is seeking applicants for its Platte Clove Artists-in-Residence Program. Since the beginning of the American Landscape movement, epitomized by the Hudson River School in the early 1800s, the Catskill escarpment has remained an enduring source of artistic inspiration for generations of artists.


MFD elects officers for 2010

Margaretville — The Margaretville Fire Department elected officers for 2010 at its December meeting.
Those officers are: Gene Rosa, chief; Alan Gavette, first assistant chief; Jason Coffin, second assistant chief; Bob Vining, chief of fire police; Charlie Bush, captain; Tony Maggio, first lieutenant; Ryan George, second lieutenant; Mike Hill, third lieutenant; Mike Porter, president; Dave Budin, vice president; Sarah Scully, secretary and Nelson Delameter, treasurer.


Frost Valley, Central Hudson teaming up for power project

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA and Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. have completed a venture that provides backup power for the YMCA and neighboring residents.


Communitywide "Go Red for Women" day set for Feb. 10

The Wellness Committee of the Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Facility is encouraging everyone to circle February 10 in red on the calendar. That is the day the Committee is organizing a Wear Red Day in cooperation with the American Heart Association’s national event.


Delhi artist exhibits at CWC

Margaretville — Fifteen colorful and evocative landscapes by Delhi artist Carol A. Steene are on view at the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s office, 905 Main Street, Margaretville, through March 26.


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.


Congressman Scott Murphy makes local stops; offers updates on regional issues

By Julia Green
It was only fitting that a stop along the way for Congressman Scott Murphy’s whistle-stop tour of sorts last Thursday was the Delaware & Ulster Railroad in Arkville, where he presented the railroad with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for Historic Preservation. In addition to the presentation, the congressman also fielded questions from local citizens on a number of pressing issues, including gas drilling, health care, and agricultural issues.


Artists Choose Artists opens at Longyear Gallery

Opening this week at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery is “Artists Choose Artists,” Longyear’s first invitational show featuring the work of both Longyear Gallery members and their favorite guest artists working in different media. The Artists’ Reception will take place Saturday, Jan. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m.


Wind turbine setback rules challenged in Moresville project

By Julia Green
The Western Catskill Preservation Alliance (WCPA) released a statement last week challenging the wind turbine setback requirements in the towns of Roxbury and Stamford, taking official steps to increase setbacks to adequately reflect the 1,300-foot guideline advised by the turbine manufacturer.


Musical doubleheader Jan. 16 at Andes Hotel

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Andes — January 16 is a night not to be missed at the Andes Hotel. The Pre-war Ponies are performing in the Yellow Room from 6 to 9 p.m. and immediately after that the Jack Grace Band in the tavern from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is no cover charge for either band.


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