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Six students, teacher injured in OCS laboratory explosion

By Jay Braman Jr.
An explosion occurred in a chemistry lab at Onteora High School at 11 a.m. on Tuesday that broke windows in the room and sent six students and their teacher to the hospital. District officials have refused to release the names of the injured students or their teacher.


Stream protection is topic of Trout Unlimited program

Boiceville — The Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited welcomes noted conservationist Wally John on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. for an evening exploring ways to protect streams in the Catskills and enhance their use.


DEP offers help to streamside landowners

By Jay Braman Jr.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched a $3.6 million program to help stop erosion along stream banks on private property in the vast New York City Watershed. Those interested in participating had better act quickly however, as applications are due no later than Feb. 1.


Islam focus of Jan. 31 Gould forum

Roxbury — Engaging the World Forum, where people of faith look at and share thoughts on challenging issues of contemporary life, will meet Sunday, Jan. 31, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the Gould Church on Main Street in Roxbury.


Arkville family overwhelmed by support after losing everything to fire last Tuesday

Late last Wednesday afternoon, Arkville resident Jim Gauntt was on his way to Hunter-Tannersville to watch his son, Sean, play in Margaretville’s JV basketball game. Before tip-off, however, he was headed back home, having learned from his son’s coach that his house was on fire.


Delaware County reunion planned in Florida Feb. 5

Haines City, Fla. — The 41st annual Delaware County Reunion will hold a potluck lunch for past and present residents of Delaware County on February 5 in Haines City, Florida at the First Presbyterian Church on 104 Scenic Hwy, Rt. 544, in Haines City.


Heart disease in women is topic of wellness lecture

The Wellness Committee of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Facility Auxiliary has announced that Dr. Aneta K. Dimova will present a discussion of “Heart Disease in Women” on Wednesday, Feb. 10 beginning at 5 p.m. the Purcell Center in Margaretville. Admission to the lecture is free.


Fleischmanns residents win big in Lottery game for second time

By Brian Sweeney
For the second time in a little more than two years, a Fleischmanns family has struck it rich playing the New York State Lottery. Philip and Tracy Auchmoody took home a $45,000 prize in the Dec. 27 Win Four drawing. It was a great feeling for the couple, but the prize was dwarfed by the $1 million winning ticket that the Auchmoodys held in the Lottery’s Extravaganza game in November 2007.


Art in Common series back to warm up winter

Wendy Nief, popular vocalist of jazz and blues, will be performing 4-6 p.m. at the Commons Building on Main Street Margaretville, on Sunday, Jan. 17. Along with an art opening on Saturday at the Longyear Gallery, Wendy will kick off “Art in Common,” a series of multi-art events scheduled throughout the winter and spring at the Commons.


Fleischmanns Board appeals theater foreclosure ruling

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Fleischmanns Village Board has filed an appeal of last month’s court ruling which said that the owner of the Main Street Fleischmanns Theater building, or the bank that holds the mortgage on the building, has a right to pay past due village taxes and maintain ownership of the property.
At a village board meeting Monday evening, Fleischmanns Mayor Dave Morell said, “We have filed an appeal.”


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