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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.


"Tropical Adventure" warms up Andes

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Andes — Bird-On-A-Cliff Theater Group presents the hysterically funny mystery dinner theater titled “Premier: A Tropical Adventure” at The Andes Hotel on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. You are invited to the opening night celebration of a fantastic new cinematic production.


Fine crafts showcased Saturday at "Art in Common"

Fine craft artists will be center stage demonstrating various traditional crafts on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 3-5 p.m, in the Commons Building on Main Street Margaretville as part of the multi-arts “Art in Common” fall events collaboration.


Habitat for Humanity to assist fire victims

Habitat for Humanity has announced a partnership with Margaretville Central School teacher Shana Eaglefeathers to build a home for her and her five children. The family lost all of its possessions when its Bovina mobile home was destroyed in a fire on Sept. 24. The children range in age from 14 to four.


Handful of key town posts up for election next Tuesday

By Julia Green
Area voters head to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 3 to cast their ballots in a number of local races.
Contested races in the News’ coverage area include two seats on the Andes Town Council, the position of Bovina Superintendent of Highways, two seats on the Middletown Town Council, and the position of the Roxbury Tax Collector.
Profiles of each of the candidates on the ballot to fill these positions follow.


Historical Society reports achievements

Margaretville — Members of the Historical Society of the Town (HSM) of Middletown gathered at their annual meeting on Oct. 17 to mark another year of achievement and to hear a guest speaker describe a watershed period in agricultural history.


Tuesday Forum program listed at Roxbury Library

Roxbury — On Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. the Roxbury Library Association will host an RLA Tuesday Forum program focusing on speaker Olive Van Aken’s June 2008 trip to Russia. Van Aken will augment her program with a slide presentation.


Hardenburgh sets budget; one race for highway superintendent

By Brian Sweeney
The Town of Hardenburgh’s Tentative Budget shows a proposed tax levy increase of 4.2 percent.
The amount to be raised by taxes under the 2010 spending plan is $717,771, up $28,940.
Total appropriations under the general fund are $322,100 and highway appropriations are $558,300.


Missionary speaker visits Gould Church Nov. 1

Roxbury — The Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church will welcome Ernie and Linda Shultis to their 10 a.m. Worship Service this Sunday, Nov. 1.


German-American Club's Oktoberfest celebrated 10th year

The German-American Club of the Northern Catskills, Inc. recently celebrated its 10th annual Oktoberfest at Belleayre with almost 700 revelers.


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