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Six renowned Chinese artists make stop in Catskill region

By Jay Braman Jr.
A group of six well-known Chinese artists rang in the New Year at the home of Mathew Frisch in Fleischmanns, visiting one local art gallery and an antique shop before heading off the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) to begin painting copies of some of the finest oil paintings in the Museums collection.


RCS honor students named

The following students of Roxbury Central School were named to the Honor Roll for the first marking period of the 2009-2010 school year:

Superintendent’s List
Grade 12 — Alicia Braband, Kayla Castillo, Heather Davie, Samantha Hamil, Rachel Meckes.


Margaretville Hospital begins renovation and expansion

Emergency Dept. updates, Women’s Health Center, ambulance garage work
among projects underway

Margaretville — Work is underway to expand and modernize Margaretville Hospital’s Emergency Department, create a Women’s Health Center within the hospital and to refurbish the ambulance garage. The construction began mid-December and is expected to be completed by early April 2010.


Life on Regal-Hill: December 30, 2009

by Gail Hillriegel
Well, we just finished the last birthday before Christmas here at Regal-Hill. Yes, George just had his birthday. Allegra made his cake, an orange-raisin kind that his mother used to make. Then I just made an ordinary uncooked white frosting for it.


Benefit concert Jan. 10 for African service trip

There will be a benefit concert on January 10 to raise funds for area youth and adults who will be traveling to West Africa in July to help some of the neediest children of Ghana. The concert will be at p.m. in the home of Justin and Barbara Mellon Kolb outside of Fleischmanns and will feature performances by Justin Kolb, Patricia Dell and Kent Brown.


Delhi Bank Corp. announces stock split

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Delhi — Delhi Bank Corp. last week announced that its board of directors, at a regularly scheduled meeting held on December 18, approved a three-for-two stock split to be effected in the form of a stock dividend.


DEC issues wood stove guidelines

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Albany — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commis-sioner Pete Grannis today reminded New York residents to exercise great care when using wood stoves in their homes. With the winter heating season now fully upon us, many New Yorkers have begun using wood-fired stoves to take the chill off their homes.


Phoenicia to lose health services

By Jay Braman Jr.
Maverick West Family Health expects to close its Phoenicia office early next year and relocate to larger facilities in Boiceville.


A Catskill Catalog: December 30, 2009

by Bill Birns
“Off with the old year, on with the new!” So read the headline in the Catskill Mountain News 100 years ago this week, as the second decade of the 20th Century was about to begin. That exuberant line appeared below a pen and ink drawing featuring the exciting newness of the time – Old Man 1909 driving away in one of those new-fangled automobiles, and Baby 1910 arriving in an even newer-fangled bi-plane flying machine.


Hinchey wants water quality protected from gas drilling

By Jay Braman Jr.
U.S. Representative Mau-rice Hinchey has told the state Department of Environmental Conser-vation (DEC) that he has numerous concerns about drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation in the Catskill Mountains and has issued comments outlining 11 steps that he believes must be taken before any drilling is allowed.


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