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Budgets unveiled by local townships

By Julia Green
Local towns have submitted preliminary budgets for the coming year, and public hearings will be held next week in Andes, Middletown and Roxbury to discuss the budgets and hear feedback from members of the public.


DCHA planning annual meeting Nov. 1 in Delhi

Delhi — The annual meeting of the Delaware County Historical Association will be held on Sunday, Nov. 1. A luncheon buffet catered by the Cross Roads Cafe sets the scene for the gathering of members and guests in the Norris Gallery at DCHA.


Toys for Tots outreach at Big Indian

The third annual Toys for Tots outreach sponsored by the Catskill Mountain Classic Car Club will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Big Indian firehouse.
Bring an unwrapped new toy to help that special boy or girl this Christmas. Information: 845 254-4238.


Middletown has polling changes; new voting machines introduced

By Brian Sweeney
Some Town of Middletown residents will see their polling places consolidated in the Tuesday, Nov. 3 election because of a scarcity of the new voting machines.


Saturday hours at Delaware County Board of Elections

Delhi — The Delaware County Board of Elections will be open from 9 a.m. till noon on Saturday, Oct. 31.


SUCO chemistry professor to address gas drilling issue

Delhi —The issue of gas drilling will be addressed at a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Harder Room of the Delhi United Ministry Church. The event is being sponsored by the Delaware County Democratic Committee (DCDC).


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.


New site launched by MARK organization

Margaretville — Looking to learn more about MARK’s projects and programs? Log onto www.markproject.org and take a peek. MARK staff members have been working hard to create a Web site that is as comprehensive in its presentation of information as MARK is in its program development and delivery.


Belleayre wins top tourism business in voting by Ulster County agencies

By Jay Braman Jr.
Belleayre Mountain Ski Center has been named Ulster County Tourism Business of the Year by a committee representing the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce and the Ulster County Development Corp.
The awards recognize county entrepreneurs and businesses for leadership in their sectors, achievement of outstanding results and dedication and commitment to furthering business and the quality of life in Ulster County and the Hudson Valley.


Longyear hosts Saturday reception

An opening reception for a group show of 25 Longyear Gallery artists titled “Celebrating Delaware County” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the gallery on the second floor of the Margaretville Commons building at 785 Main Street. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday and holiday Mondays.


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