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Kindergarten screening dates set at Onteora

Onteora — Kindergarten pre-registration and screening for the 2010-2011 school year will be held in the Onteora Central School District during the month of May.  This event will be held at all three elementary schools as follows: Bennett, May 25 and 26; Phoenicia, May 17 and 19 and Woodstock, May 24 and 27.


Helpers needed for clean-up job at cemetery site

Arkville — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown is seeking volunteers to help repair the grounds of the Arkville Cemetery on county Route 38.
A workday is planned for Saturday, May 8 beginning at 9 a.m.


Blenheim Reservoir open for recreational boating

North Blenheim — The New York Power Authority (NYPA) reopened the upper and lower reservoirs at its Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project on Wednesday, April 14, to recreational boaters.
Boats and boat trailers accessing both reservoirs must be clearly marked with registration numbers and a NYPA permit.


Truck America Festival rolls into Full Moon Resort

By Jay Braman Jr.
The British version of the historic Woodstock Festival is going to invade the United States this year, starting in the Catskills. In the summer of 1969, there were three days of peace and music at what has come to be remembered by the world as the Woodstock Music & Art Fair.


Civil War is luncheon topic

Delhi — Join the Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) on Saturday, May 15 for the first in their popular series of history luncheons scheduled for 2010. The luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m. with the presentation following at approximately 1:15 p.m.


Watershed gas drilling halted by DEC ruling

By Brian Sweeney
Natural gas drilling in New York City’s watershed will be virtually impossible because of a stringent review process announced by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued a release Friday stating that because of the unique issues related to the protection of New York City’s drinking water supply, the watershed will be excluded from the pending generic environmental review process for natural gas drilling.


Delaware supervisors vow Crossroads support

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By Jay Braman Jr.
The Delaware County Board of Supervisors passed a unanimous resolution last Wednesday in support of the $400 million Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park, a development proposal slated to occupy land in both Delaware and Ulster counties.


Gitter denies Post claim of blocked land purchase

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By Jay Braman Jr.
Big Indian businessman Dean Gitter, the man behind the proposed Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park, refuted recent claims by Albany media star Fred Dicker who said State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has blocked the sale of 1,200 acres of land by Gitter to New York State.


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.


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. 


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