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Healthy heart is about making the right choices

The Wellness Committee of the Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Auxiliary encourages entire community to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease by participating in Wear Red Day on Wednesday, Feb. 10.


DEC Big Indian land buy cheered by resort officials

By Jay Braman Jr.
A spokesman for Crossroads Ventures, the company hoping to sell 1,200 acres of land to the state, said Friday that New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) announcement that it will use dedicated funds to make the purchase was a good sign that the long-awaited transfer is still on. Environmental groups that are watching the matter closely, however, are taking a wait-and-see attitude.


Coaches vs. Cancer at MCS

This Friday and next, Margaretville Central School will take part in the American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer awareness program. MCS will donate all of the admission proceeds from this Friday's boys' varsity game and next Friday's girls' varsity game to the American Cancer Society to benefit cancer research.


CWC blasts AG's crackdown on watershed waste disposal

By Jay Braman Jr.
Town of Delhi Supervisor Peter J. Bracci calls it extortion.
Alan Rosa, executive director of the Catskill Watershed Corporation calls it “politics at its worst.”
Dennis Lucas, supervisor of the Town of Hunter, simply said, “The watershed blew up.”


Applications sought for Artists-in-Residence program

The Catskill Center for Conservation and Develo-pment is seeking applicants for its Platte Clove Artists-in-Residence Program. Since the beginning of the American Landscape movement, epitomized by the Hudson River School in the early 1800s, the Catskill escarpment has remained an enduring source of artistic inspiration for generations of artists.


MFD elects officers for 2010

Margaretville — The Margaretville Fire Department elected officers for 2010 at its December meeting.
Those officers are: Gene Rosa, chief; Alan Gavette, first assistant chief; Jason Coffin, second assistant chief; Bob Vining, chief of fire police; Charlie Bush, captain; Tony Maggio, first lieutenant; Ryan George, second lieutenant; Mike Hill, third lieutenant; Mike Porter, president; Dave Budin, vice president; Sarah Scully, secretary and Nelson Delameter, treasurer.


Frost Valley, Central Hudson teaming up for power project

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA and Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. have completed a venture that provides backup power for the YMCA and neighboring residents.


Communitywide "Go Red for Women" day set for Feb. 10

The Wellness Committee of the Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Facility is encouraging everyone to circle February 10 in red on the calendar. That is the day the Committee is organizing a Wear Red Day in cooperation with the American Heart Association’s national event.


Delhi artist exhibits at CWC

Margaretville — Fifteen colorful and evocative landscapes by Delhi artist Carol A. Steene are on view at the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s office, 905 Main Street, Margaretville, through March 26.


Bonacic calls on city to buy "mineral rights"

By Matthew J. Perry
State Senator John J. Bonacic on Monday called for New York City to “purchase” the mineral rights of landowners in the city’s watershed who may be forbidden to lease their land to natural gas companies. In the same press release he accused downstate powers of employing “back door” methods: achieving strict watershed regulations by putting pressure on state agencies.


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