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NBDC issues warning about phone call scam

Walton — The National Bank of Delaware County (NBDC) has become aware that some of its customers are receiving automatic phone calls, which claim to be from the bank. The message then goes on to say that the customer’s debit card has been deactivated, and the customer is then prompted to enter his or her card number and pin number to fix the problem.


Opening reception Saturday for "Two Sisters" at Longyear

Margaretville — An opening reception for “Two Sisters,” a solo exhibition of Susan Whittenburg and a group show of the Longyear artists, will be held on Saturday, April 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Commons Building in Margaretville.


Denver-Vega home claimed by fire

By Brian Sweeney
An unoccupied seasonal home on Denver-Vega Road in the Town of Roxbury was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning. The home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene, according to Roxbury Fire Chief Jim Bouton.


Margaretville woman killed in head-on crash

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A local woman was killed instantly early Wednesday morning in a head-on crash on Route 10 in the Town of Hamden that happened while she was driving to work in Walton.

Killed in the accident was Sherry Bush, 60, of Margaretville. Mrs. Bush, a registered nurse, worked for The Arc of Delaware County and was on her way to that organization’s Walton facility at the time of the accident.


Maple syrup season shaping up to be a sour one

By Brian Sweeney
Unless things turn around quickly, the 2010 maple syrup season will go down in the books as a very sour one.
A record snowstorm in late February, followed by much higher than average temperatures in March, have made for an uneven season, at best.


"How to Draw a Bunny" plays at RAG

“How to Draw a Bunny” (Artisan Entertainment/Palm Pictures, 2004, 80 mins., unrated), the third film in RAG’s Reel Artist series, will be screened on Sunday, March 28 at 1:30 p.m. at The Roxbury Arts Center. Following the film there will be a Q and A with a panel of experts moderated by Jonathan Starch.


Ulster lawmakers support Belleayre resort

By Jay Braman Jr.
Ulster County lawmakers voted last week to help advance a multimillion-dollar resort adjoining Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.
Legislators voted 27-3, with one abstention, in favor of a resolution supporting the proposed Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park, promising to work with the developer and “offering any appropriate assistance to acquire permits, licenses and/or easements to assure the development” of a project that has generated controversy in the area for more than a decade.


Faith and doubt relationship will be explored at forum

The Engaging the World Forum where people of faith look at and share thoughts on challenging issues of contemporary life will feature a filmed interview with renowned sociologist Peter Berger exploring the complex relationship among faith, doubt, fundamentalism and secularism on Sunday, March 28 at 3 p.m. at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church, Main Street, Roxbury.


Roxbury students take the cake in fifth annual decorating contest

The enticing aroma of cake filled the hallways of Roxbury Central School last Wednesday. The school held its fifth annual Family Cake Decorating Contest as part of a month-long For the Love of Books reading celebration for the K-12 community.


Family escapes from burning Arkville home

By Brian Sweeney
A house on Erpf Road, Arkville was damaged by fire on Wednesday night.
The 911 call alerted firefighters that a bed was on fire, but when volunteers arrived, they found flames coming from four windows on the first floor.


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