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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.


Relay for Life event set for Oct. 28 in Delhi

Delhi — The American Cancer Society will host its Kick-Off Celebration for the 2010 Delaware County Relay For Life at 6 p.m. on Oct. 28 in Alumni Hall at SUNY Delhi.
In 2009, the Delaware County Relay For Life raised $156,113 for the American Cancer Society.


Former Margaretville resident indicted in N.J. kidnapping case

A former Margaretville man was indicted last week by a state grand jury in Monmouth County, N.J., on charges stemming from his attempting kidnapping of a man he believed was the boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend. Thomas A. Filupeit, 53, was charged in the four-count indictment that included attempted kidnapping, attempted burglary, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.


Middletown Dems host reception for board candidates on Sunday

The public is invited to a reception for Town of Middletown Democratic candidates for town board, Michael Finberg and John Bernhardt, on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Margaretville Bowl. Mr. Finberg has served 12 years on the board. He is a former schoolteacher and currently operates the Margaretville Bowl, Reliable Tent Rental and the Crossroads Building in Arkville.
Mr. Bernhardt, who retired this summer as superintendent of Andes Central School, is running for town office for the first time. He has more than 34 years experience as a teacher and school administrator.


Shandaken supervisor candidate warns foes against family attacks

By Jay Braman Jr.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone in the Town of Shandaken that the political atmosphere is hostile. Long known as the wild west of the Catskills, this community has a history of tumultuous election campaigns and volatile government sessions.


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