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Pasternak not guilty on charges

Local colleagues and friends of Fleischmanns native Kenneth P. Pasternak celebrated last week when U.S. District Judge Joel Pisano cleared the hedge fund chief of all charges in a suit brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Pasternak, whose local philanthropy was celebrated on Saturday at the Margaretville Park Pavilion, maintained his innocence in the securities fraud case and has fought since 2005 to have the charges dismissed.


Guitarist and composer to perform at Emerson Resort

Mt. Tremper — The Phoenix Restaurant will present classical guitarist and composer David Temple for a concert and champagne reception in the Great Room at the Emerson Resort and Spa on Sunday, June 29.
Temple’s performance will be the first in a series of summer performances planned at the Mt. Tremper complex and is open to both overnight guests and local residents. The widely revered performer and recording artist has played throughout the country as a soloist, accompanist and ensemble player and is well-known for presenting guitar performances full of color and variety.


Catch the reading bug!

The Roxbury Library Association is participating in the 2008 NYS “Catch the Reading Bug” Summer Reading Program from Monday, June 30 through Thursday, Aug. 14.
Based on grade levels completed as of June 2008, programs for individual grade levels will occur from Mondays through Thursdays: Pre-K and K on Mondays, 9 to 10 a.m. with Tina Peters; grades 1 and 2 on Tuesdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. with Lorrayne Bolger; grades 3 and 4 “Lunch Bunch Book Club” on Wednesdays, 10 to 11:15 a.m. with Lorrayne Bolger; and grades 5-7 “Literary Lunch Book Club” on Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. with Susan Whittenburg.


Roxbury hosts Margaretville Chamber's monthly member-to-member mixer

By Jill Ribich
The Greater Margaretville Chamber of Commerce hosted a member-to-member mixer Wednesday in Roxbury. Over 80 people attended the event that began at The Roxbury Motel. Food was provided by six Roxbury restaurants and caterers including Mary’s Cookin’ Again, Cassie’s Café, The East Branch, the T-Bar, Fane’s Family Diner and the Public Lounge.


Fairview Public Library launches 2008 summer reading program

Join “Catch the Reading Bug!” this summer at the Fairview Public Library and discover the amazing world of insects. The 2008 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, ages four to 12, with programs, prize drawings, story hours, a reading club, and more.


Chace-Randall Gallery hosts Judith Lamb show

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Chace-Randall Gallery presents its midsummer solo exhibition: Judith Lamb, new still life paintings in oil, June 27 to August 10. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, June 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.


Senior projects cap learning experience at Andes Central School

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By John Bernhardt
“Whatever you do, keep this project going,” Bill Piervincenzi advised Andes Central School personnel after evaluating Senior Projects. Piervincenzi, a retired college professor and former ACS School Board member, spent two days last week as part of a judging panel observing and evaluating the Andes seniors’ presentations. Piervincenzi was impressed with the knowledge and confidence the students displayed in making their presentations.


Historic New Kingston to host walking tour; post office will issue limited edition postcard

The hamlet of New Kingston on Saturday, July 5 will celebrate its recent designation to the State and National Registers of Historic Places with guided walking tours, a special postal cancellation, art exhibit and reception at the Post Office, and a display of photographs and other items in the Presbyterian Church.
An exhibit of New Kingston postcards, photographs and memorabilia will also be on display at the Middletown Town Hall through the month of July, and can be seen weekdays except July 4 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Buffalo calf startles resort guests; yet another rescue attempt fails

By Matthew J. Perry
The orphaned buffalo calf that has toured eastern Delaware County for the better part of a month showed up Monday evening at the Blue Deer Center on county Route 6 near Margaretville. After an extended attempt at capture, it moved on and remains at large.


State audit of Margaretville Central School finds financial controls lacking

By Julia Green
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced Wednesday the results of audits of a number of school districts, including Margaretville Central School.
“My office’s audits of school districts, charter schools and BOCES help schools improve their financial management practices,” DiNapoli said in a statement. “These audits are tools for schools to make sure proper policies and procedures are in place to protect taxpayer dollars and provide students with the best possible education.”


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