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Curator's Choice show opens at Chace; artists' reception planned for Saturday

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Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery presents “Curator’s Choice,” a group exhibition by the gallery’s permanently exhibiting artists opening Friday and hanging until Dec. 31. A reception for the artists will be held Saturday, Nov. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.


Andes board ruling stirs hard feelings over signage

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By Matthew J. Perry
Town planning and zoning boards of appeal are not known as hotbeds of drama. They tend go about their business quietly, mostly because that business, no matter how important it may be to a municipality, is rarely exciting.
But last month members of the Andes Zoning Board of Appeals made a decision that still has the community buzzing, often with anger and frustration. What could have touched off a fractious debate?
A sign. Or a mural. It depends on whom you ask.


"Out of Hand" crafts exhibit opening at Roxbury Arts Group

Roxbury — Over 50 of the finest regional fine-arts craftspeople will be included in Out of Hand, a crafts show presented by The Roxbury Arts Group. The exhibit runs from Nov. 14 through Dec. 19 in both the Old Bank and Walt Meade Galleries. There will be an opening reception in both galleries on Nov. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. Just in time for the holidays, all work will be for sale and available to take away at the time of purchase.


Diabetes Education program planned Nov. 20 at Purcell Center

The Wellness Committee of the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will host a Diabetes Education program on Friday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. at the Purcell Center in Margaretville.


Margaretville defeats CV-S to claim Section IV title

The Margaretville Blue Devils defeated top-seeded Cherry Valley-Springfield 2-1 on Saturday to claim the 2009 Section IV Class D championship title.
The Blue Devils held a 1-0 lead at halftime off an early goal by Javier Martinez, who struck again in the second half to give Margaretville a two-goal lead.


Margaretville defeats Candor 5-0

The Margaretville boys soccer team defeated Candor in the Section 4 Class D semi-final game Wednesday at the Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta. Margaretville, seeded number 2 in their division, will face Cherry Valley-Springfield, the number 1 seed, in the championship game on Saturday. CV-S defeated Morris to advance. Go Blue Devils!


Local election results

One of the two seats up for grabs on the Middletown Town Council will be decided by the absentee voters. After votes were tallied from Tuesday's election, counts showed incumbent Michael Finberg had won one of the two seats available on the town council; Democratic candidate John Bernhardt and Republican Jacob Rosa were tied for the remaining seat.


DEC lists drilling requirements; Mountainkeeper wants more regs

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation recently released an 800-page report on gas drilling.


"Blithe Spirit" on stage at MCS this weekend

Margaretville — The Margaretville Central School Scitamard Society will present Noel Coward’s 1941 comedy “Blithe Spirit” this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. in the old gym. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students grades 5-12 and senior citizens. Children may attend the performance free.


Chesapeake Energy won't drill for gas in NYC watershed

By Brian Sweeney
Chesapeake Energy, one of the country’s largest gas producing companies, announced last week that it would not drill for natural gas in the New York watershed. The company said it wouldn’t develop the leases it has signed with watershed residents and will not pursue additional leases in the watershed.


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