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Gas drilling is roundtable focus

The Andes Roundtable will hear a talk by Joan Tubridy of the Chenango Delaware Otsego Gas Drilling Opposition Group on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the new Portfolio coffeehouse on the second floor of Margaretville Commons, at the intersection of Main and Bridge Street.


Holiday gala Dec. 5 in Roxbury

Roxbury — If you have ever driven down Roxbury’s Main Street, chances are you found yourself daydreaming about perusing through one of the grand-dame homes that are poised along the maple-lined passage of the hamlet’s historic district.


Chamber of commerce mixer planned at new Portfolio Cafe

Margaretville — The Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce will hold a member-to-member mixer on Monday, Nov. 23 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the new Portfolio Cafe located on the second floor of The Commons building.


Local Government Day presentations offered online

Margaretville — Fourteen presentations that were delivered at the Ninth Annual Catskills Local Government Day October 15 are now available for viewing on the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s (CWC) Web site, www.cwconline.org.
The presentations, in slide show format, were on the theme “Climate Change Made Local.”


Storytelling troupe a hit in Andes

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Andes — The Community Storytelling Troupe (CST) played to a packed house Friday at The Hunting Tavern in Andes. Performers at Friday evening’s concert included: Tina Cawley, Adriel Grapes, Richard Grapes, Carol Johnson, Rebecca Kole, Courtney Sage, Rachel Sage and Janet Stoop.


Big game season opens Saturday; DEC sees good hunting prospects

By Brian Sweeney
Big game season for white tail deer and bear in New York’s Southern Zone opens on Saturday, Nov. 21 and continues through Sunday, Dec. 13. The outlook for hunters is a good one, with nice weather predicted and a plentiful deer herd.


Andes hosts NHS dinner

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Service is a foundational tenet of National Honor Society and New York State Business Honor Society Chapters. On October 27, the Andes Central School Chapters joined forces to sponsor a community service event honoring local volunteers. The Andes chapters brought together members of the Andes Fire Department, the Emergency Medical Squad and the Auxiliary for an honor dinner and recognition program. Over 50 local volunteers were recognized.


Catskill region resorts team for discount skiing

By Jay Braman Jr.
Ulster County Executive Mike Hein has announced that the operators of five ski resorts he convened for a collaboration promoting skiing in the Catskills, have decided to build upon prior success with a new, expanded promotion for the upcoming season.


Trout fishing future is topic

Boiceville — The Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited welcomes Ed and Judy Van Put for an exciting evening exploring the roots and current and future status of “Trout Fishing in the Catskills” on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. at the Boiceville Inn.


Pat Meehan, former CWT leader, dies at 61

By Jay Braman Jr.
Patrick Meehan, 61, the supervisor of the Greene County Town of Windham and an original member of the Coalition of Watershed Towns, died Sunday as a result of complications due to hip replacement surgery.
Meehan made a mark in the region outside his town’s borders as an outspoken co-founder of the Coalition of Watershed Towns. Created in the early 1990s, the coalition was formed to fight a plan by New York City to impose crippling land-use regulations on the five-county watershed region and condemn private property for water protection purposes along the way.


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