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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.


Roxbury's Golden Seal Building will receive upgrades and facelift

Roxbury — The gateway to the hamlet of Roxbury will see major improvements next spring and summer. The historic Golden Seal Building has recently received a leg up for much-needed health and safety upgrades, weatherization, and exterior façade restoration.


Area servicemen and women to receive sweet holiday treats

Margaretville — The Community Christmas Project is requesting the names and addresses of servicemen and women from the towns of Middletown, Halcott and Hardenburgh. Homemade cards and locally made maple candies will be sent to those whose information is received by Dec. 1.


Margaretville Hospital offers flu season advice; H1N1 vaccines available at Family Health Centers

Margaretville — With flu season underway, Margaret-ville Hospital has issued some guidelines for procedures to follow if an illness is suspected.


Emerson Resort & Spa names new spa manager

Mt. Tremper — Naomi Umhey, chief executive officer of the Emerson Resort & Spa, has announced the recent addition of Patricia Ullmann as manager of the resort’s Mobil Four Star spa.


County gears up for flu threat

By Julia Green
Across the country, sniffles and low-grade fevers have led to increased vigilance and alarm in recent weeks, as national awareness of the H1N1 virus – known colloquially as “swine flu” – continues to grow.


Curator's Choice show opens at Chace; artists' reception planned for Saturday

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Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery presents “Curator’s Choice,” a group exhibition by the gallery’s permanently exhibiting artists opening Friday and hanging until Dec. 31. A reception for the artists will be held Saturday, Nov. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.


Andes board ruling stirs hard feelings over signage

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By Matthew J. Perry
Town planning and zoning boards of appeal are not known as hotbeds of drama. They tend go about their business quietly, mostly because that business, no matter how important it may be to a municipality, is rarely exciting.
But last month members of the Andes Zoning Board of Appeals made a decision that still has the community buzzing, often with anger and frustration. What could have touched off a fractious debate?
A sign. Or a mural. It depends on whom you ask.


"Out of Hand" crafts exhibit opening at Roxbury Arts Group

Roxbury — Over 50 of the finest regional fine-arts craftspeople will be included in Out of Hand, a crafts show presented by The Roxbury Arts Group. The exhibit runs from Nov. 14 through Dec. 19 in both the Old Bank and Walt Meade Galleries. There will be an opening reception in both galleries on Nov. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. Just in time for the holidays, all work will be for sale and available to take away at the time of purchase.


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