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AG's action vs. watershed businesses will be focus of special CWC meeting

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors will hold a special meeting Thursday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. at Corporation offices, 905 Main Street, Margaretville. Board President Georgianna Lepke called the meeting to discuss implications of the recent pharmaceutical disposal enforcement actions brought against watershed health care institutions by the New York State Attorney General’s office.


MTC wins approval for Downsville expansion

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville Telephone Company (MTC) has received Public Service Commission approval for expanding services into Downsville. MTC began the process of replacing the Downsville Community Antenna System Inc., more than a year ago. The Public Service Commission issued its Certificate of Confirmation in mid-December.


Community Arts Funding award winners named

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group has announced that a film festival, theatrical productions, workshops for adults and kids, and musical performances all over Delaware County will be part of the cultural mix during 2010 thanks to awards totaling $21,800 received by 17 not-for-profit organizations and individual artists through the Community Arts Funding program.


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.


Census Bureau seeking workers for local counting

 The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking people who are looking for part-time temporary work.  The pay will be between $11 and $18 per hour. The jobs are easy and training is provided. There’s also mileage reimbursement. The Census Bureau is taking applications and testing at several sites around Delaware County.


Louisiana heat will warm RAG at Feb. 20 show

Roxbury — Think sun, think warm, think Louisiana on a sweltering Saturday night. The Cajun culture sure knows about good times. It cultivates the combination of friends and family, great upbeat soul inspired Zydeco music and an abundance of true southern cooking. It almost makes you want to book a flight and venture into the heart of the Bayou. Well, think again, no need to travel further than Roxbury as The MARK Project hosts a traditional Louisiana Saturday Night on Feb. 20 at The Roxbury Arts Center.


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.


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.


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.


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