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Photo contest winners named

Roxbury — Albert Verdesca’s poster-size photo “Musee d’Orsay, Paris” received the Judge’s Choice award in The Roxbury Arts Group’s annual photo show and competition. The award was made during the opening reception of the exhibit of over 100 photographs on Oct. 17. The show will remain open through Oct. 31.


DiSclafani, Stanley battle for Shandaken super's post

By Jay Braman Jr.
Shandaken voters will have several choices in the coming election, with races for supervisor, superintendent of highways, two town board seats, two town justices and two tax assessors.
Candidates include incumbent Democratic Supervisor Peter DiSclafani and Republican challenger Robert Stanley.


Arkville concert set Nov. 8

Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development will present local songwriter James Krueger with Amy Soucy in a special matinee performance at the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development in Arkville on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m.


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.


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.


Manhattan Country School goes solar to supply electricity for Roxbury farm

Roxbury — Thirty-six Manhattan Country School students gathered on Sept. 30 with their teachers and representatives from collaborating organizations to dedicate the 14 very large solar panels that will produce 24,000 watts of electricity for the farm.


Huge bear killed after slamming into car

By Brian Sweeney
A black bear weighing nearly 600 pounds was killed Thursday night after it ran into a car on Route 30, just south of Grand Gorge. Tom Faraci, athletic director at Roxbury Central School, was heading home to Grand Gorge around 9 p.m. in a mix of rain and snow when the bear charged from the west side of the road and crashed into his car.


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