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Area residents mull impact of new health care reform

By Julia Green
To supporters, it’s the start of a sweeping overhaul, and the most promising legislation to come out of Washington in decades. To others, it’s a Band-Aid at best; a political strong-arm and an unaffordable expense at worst.
Major news networks broke into primetime programming Sunday night to make the announcement: that Congress had passed an historic vote, as the House of Representatives passed the original Senate reform bill, H.R. 3590, by a vote of 219-212.


"Remember When" exhibit at town hall

Remember when you could buy a Mexican Sundae at Joe Christian’s soda fountain? Remember when hamburger was 49 cents a pound at Bussy’s Store? Or when Stan’s Tavern in Arena and the Cat’s Meow in Fleischmanns were popular watering holes?


Village election results for Fleischmanns, Margaretville

In the local elections held Tuesday night in the villages of Fleischmanns and Margaretville, four incumbent trustees retained their positions despite challenges.


Early medicine program topic at historical society March 27

Margaretville — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) will present living history re-enactor Stuart W. Lehman on Saturday, March 27 at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church Hall on Orchard St. in Margaretville.


Strain of state budget cutbacks anticipated by school officials

By Julia Green
When Margaretville Central School Superintendent Tony Albanese goes before the MCS Board of Education at 7 p.m. tonight, he will be presenting a proposed program budget and overview of budget information that has been the source of much speculation in light of the statewide budget crisis facing New York State.


CWC provides business loans, storm water help

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) will assist a Lexington business in replacing a septic system and will provide a low-interest loan to allow a Phoenicia health clinic to relocate.


"The Man Who Planted Trees" takes root at RAG March 24

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group will present one of the most compelling events in its history on Wednesday, March 24 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. when The Puppet State Theater Company of Scotland arrives for two performances of Jean Giono’s environmental classic, “The Man Who Planted Trees.”
Students from Andes, Roxbury and Margaretville central schools have been invited to attend, but don’t be fooled into thinking that this is only children’s theater.


Congressional Gold Medal presented to Ruth Reynolds' family members

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Scott Murphy (NY-20) congratulated the family of Ruth Franckling Reynolds last Wednesday for receiving a Congressional Gold Medal for her service as a Woman Airforce Service Pilot (WASP). Her children, Peg DiBenedetto, Nancy Reynolds and Warren Reynolds, received the award on behalf of their mother at the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony that took place on Capitol Hill.


Red Cross Blood Drive March 25 at MRCC

Margaretville — The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold a Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, March 25 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Mountainside.
We urge all who can donate to please do so.  


Phoenicia Rotary to sponsor exchange students

Phoenicia — The Phoenicia Rotary is willing to sponsor two students entering 11th grade in September with full scholarships for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award conference.
Qualified candidates are those high school students finishing their sophomore year who demonstrate the potential to benefit from a program designed to nurture and instill confidence in their leadership skills and abilities.


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