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Supervisors fear NYC controls in watershed gas drilling future

By Matthew J. Perry
There has been little public comment at local town meetings. Unless a Delaware County resident has a taste for the hurly-burly of state politics, it is hardly a pressing issue, especially when compared to the pain caused by the local dreary economic climate.


Pine Hill Arms race series underway

Highmount — The Pine Hill Arms ski-race series is underway again every Wednesday at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center with registration beginning at 11 a.m.


CWC blasts AG's crackdown on watershed waste disposal

By Jay Braman Jr.
Town of Delhi Supervisor Peter J. Bracci calls it extortion.
Alan Rosa, executive director of the Catskill Watershed Corporation calls it “politics at its worst.”
Dennis Lucas, supervisor of the Town of Hunter, simply said, “The watershed blew up.”


Applications sought for Artists-in-Residence program

The Catskill Center for Conservation and Develo-pment is seeking applicants for its Platte Clove Artists-in-Residence Program. Since the beginning of the American Landscape movement, epitomized by the Hudson River School in the early 1800s, the Catskill escarpment has remained an enduring source of artistic inspiration for generations of artists.


Delhi's Parker House closing Saturday

By Julia Green
When the Parker House closes its doors this Saturday, it will be for the last time. After 23 years in business, the Delhi store is bringing to an end its run as one of the premier proprietors of fine gifts and jewelry in the area.


Roxbury blood drive is Jan. 20

Roxbury — There will be a Blood Drive at the Carriage House of the Gould Church in Roxbury on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 1 to 6 p.m. Call 800 GIVE-LIFE or go to www.RedCrossBlood.org to make an appointment.


Congressman Scott Murphy makes local stops; offers updates on regional issues

By Julia Green
It was only fitting that a stop along the way for Congressman Scott Murphy’s whistle-stop tour of sorts last Thursday was the Delaware & Ulster Railroad in Arkville, where he presented the railroad with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for Historic Preservation. In addition to the presentation, the congressman also fielded questions from local citizens on a number of pressing issues, including gas drilling, health care, and agricultural issues.


Artists Choose Artists opens at Longyear Gallery

Opening this week at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery is “Artists Choose Artists,” Longyear’s first invitational show featuring the work of both Longyear Gallery members and their favorite guest artists working in different media. The Artists’ Reception will take place Saturday, Jan. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m.


Wind turbine setback rules challenged in Moresville project

By Julia Green
The Western Catskill Preservation Alliance (WCPA) released a statement last week challenging the wind turbine setback requirements in the towns of Roxbury and Stamford, taking official steps to increase setbacks to adequately reflect the 1,300-foot guideline advised by the turbine manufacturer.


Musical doubleheader Jan. 16 at Andes Hotel

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Andes — January 16 is a night not to be missed at the Andes Hotel. The Pre-war Ponies are performing in the Yellow Room from 6 to 9 p.m. and immediately after that the Jack Grace Band in the tavern from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is no cover charge for either band.


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