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"Superheroes Unmasked" unveiled Saturday at Walt Meade Gallery

Roxbury — Local authors Ellen Stewart and Steven Hitt will sign copies of Superheroes Unmasked, their new publication, at a reception in The Walt Meade Gallery at The Roxbury Arts Center on Saturday, Jan. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. Students in grades 2 through 6 from Roxbury Central School have created an exhibit of Superhero art, which will be on display through the end of the month.


Delhi's Parker House closing Saturday

By Julia Green
When the Parker House closes its doors this Saturday, it will be for the last time. After 23 years in business, the Delhi store is bringing to an end its run as one of the premier proprietors of fine gifts and jewelry in the area.


Roxbury blood drive is Jan. 20

Roxbury — There will be a Blood Drive at the Carriage House of the Gould Church in Roxbury on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 1 to 6 p.m. Call 800 GIVE-LIFE or go to www.RedCrossBlood.org to make an appointment.


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.


DEC's natural gas draft regs getting drilled by more critics

By Matthew J. Perry
The public comment period on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) draft Supplemental General Environmental Impact Statement (dSGEIS) ended on the last day of 2009. But calls to reopen it, and even to scrap the dSGEIS and begin anew in 2010, are loud and getting louder.


Roxbury Community Christmas Project celebrates successful season of support

Roxbury — Bonnie Walker, chair of the Roxbury Community Christmas Project, reported 49 families and 33 senior citizens in the Roxbury area received boxes from the project this year. Items included in the family boxes were a turkey, potatoes, fresh fruits and vegetables, stuffing, gravy, brownie mix, and an assortment of homemade cookies and breads.


DEP free from EPA oversight

By Jay Braman Jr.
A federal judge has ordered an end to U.S. supervision of New York City’s water and sewage system.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the decision to end the special oversight of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was due to workplace condition improvements and $160 million in capital improvements at agency facilities.


"Just Desserts" served by RLA

Roxbury — The Roxbury Library Association (RLA) will host a “Just Desserts” gathering at the Roxbury Library on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. to open the second half of the 2009-2010 RLA Tuesday Forum season. RLA Tuesday Forum Coordinator Julia A. Menne cordially requests that each attendee bring a dessert to pass.


Bonacic wants reservoirs lowered to cut down on flooding chances

By Jay Braman Jr.
State Senator John Bonacic says that water levels in New York City’s upstate reservoirs are too high and should be brought down to reduce the risk of flooding, but the Delaware River Basin Commission says it won’t matter much what the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) does because flooding will still happen even if the reservoirs are empty.


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