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Winter class schedule announced by Delaware County eCenter, Delhi

Delhi — It’s a new year filled with new learning opportunities at the Delaware County eCenter. The Winter 2010 schedule includes computer classes on the Microsoft Office suite of software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), QuickBooks and more. Business courses such as Time Management and Building Customer Loyalty are among the offerings for business people.


Man claims bear attack near Andes

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State Police are investigating a reported bear attack on a 16-year-old man near in the Town of Andes on Jan. 1. Brendan Porfido, a New Jersey resident, told police that he was walking in the woods with his two dogs near Tunis Lake about 10:15 p.m. when he came across a bear.


Auditions are scheduled for theater's spring show

Margaretville — Auditions for The Open Eye Theatre’s spring production of “A Year Down Yonder,” a new play adopted from the best-selling novel, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Open Eye Theater, 960 Main Street, Margaretville.


Funding approved for Phase 2 of Kirkside Park barn restoration

Roxbury — The Town of Roxbury, in partnership with the MARK Project, has recently been awarded $111,000 from the NY State Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program for further restoration/rehabilitation to the historic barns in Kirkside Park.


Man escapes fire that destroyed Roxbury home

By Brian Sweeney
A Roxbury man was left homeless after his house was destroyed in a fire on Saturday night.
Firefighters were called to the Ridge Road home of Harry Sparks shortly after 9 p.m. when a neighbor spotted flames coming from the residence.


NBDC earns five-star rating for 82nd consecutive year

Walton — Patrick Galloway, president of NBDC, based in Walton, has accepted the bank’s 82nd consecutive five-star rating from Bauer Financial. Bauer is an independent bank rating firm out of Coral Gables, Fla.


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.


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.


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