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SP reveals internal review on Brinkerhoff case

By Brian Sweeney
An internal investigation by the New York State Police has cleared all troopers of any wrongdoing in the accidental death of Trooper David Brinkerhoff in an April 2007 gunfight at a Margaretville farmhouse. The classified report was obtained by The New York Times under the Freedom of Information Law.
During a gun battle with fugitive Travis Trim, Trooper Brinkerhoff was killed by a shot to the back of the head from fellow Trooper Norville Yearwood. The troopers, part of an Elite Mobile Response Team, had stormed the farmhouse in search of Trim.


RCS Superintendent headed to LI position

By Brian Sweeney
Roxbury Central School Superintendent Dr. Craig Carr has announced his resignation after three-and-a-half years on the job. The RCS School Board accepted Dr. Carr’s resignation at its July 21 meeting. Dr. Carr will be leaving the district on August15. He has accepted a position as superintendent of the Central Islip Union Free School District.


Rice to run for Shandaken Board

By Jay Braman Jr.
Longtime Phoenicia resident Tina Rice has announced her candidacy for a seat on the Shandaken Town Board. Rice, a 10-year member of the town’s Recreation Committee and well-known to residents who participate in the popular Shandaken ski program, said Tuesday that she would appear at the town’s Republican Party Caucus and ask for the party’s support.
If endorsed, Rice would face off against Democratic incumbent Doris Bartlett.


Catskills' geology and dragonflies featured at Burroughs programs

The geological history of the Catskills and the secret life of dragonflies will be topics of a pair of free, family-friendly presentations on August 2 and 3 in Roxbury, sponsored by Woodchuck Lodge, Inc.


Twilight on the Rails rolls August 2 in Arkville

Twilight on a lovely evening, rolling fields, passing farms, and the rhythm of the rails are all on track as the Delaware & Ulster Railroad offers another moonlit excursion. Music, food, fun and a little romance play a part in this magical evening train ride through the scenic Catskills as the D&U rolls out of the Arkville depot on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 6:30 p.m.


Mikhail Horowitz and Giles Malkine perform at ASHC event Saturday

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The inimitable duo of Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine is returning to Andes and will be performing at the Pleasant Valley Meeting House on the Tremperskill and Bussey Hollow on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. The performance is sponsored by the Andes Society for History and Culture.


Festival Opera's 10th anniversary presentation of "Pagliacci" is August 2

“Pagliacci” and Opera Choruses will be presented as the Belleayre Festival Opera celebrates a 10th anniversary opera gala on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m at Belleayre Mountain in Highmount. Producer and Stage Director Donald Westwood’s Belleayre Festival Opera will be joined by the Community Chorale of the Catskills, under the direction of Richard Tucker, in presenting Ruggero Leoncavallo’s most famous and popular work, “Pagliacci” (Clowns). The performance will be preceded by famous opera choruses.


Todd Mountain Theater Project hosts Cecelia's Last Tea Party

How does a young girl adapt and adjust to the disappearance of her parents when a new regime takes over on a Pacific Rim Island? How do our intelligence, imagination and faith enable us to survive and gain strength when our worlds become unrecognizable?
“Cecilia’s Last Tea Party” by Russell Davis, making its New York debut at The Roxbury Arts Group, will show us how one spunky preteen struggles with these questions. Part Alice in Wonderland and part coming of age story, it will take audiences on a wonderfully theatrical, mysterious, humorous and moving ride.


40th Antique and Flea Market is Saturday at Village Park

For the 40th time, the Auxiliary of Margaretville Memorial Hospital/Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold an Antique and Flea Market on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Margaretville Village Park, behind the A&P.
The event will feature approximately 150 vendors selling antiques, crafts, and countless other interesing finds.


Andes Smart Growth Plan focus is on celebrating history

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By Matthew J. Perry
In an attempt to collect the biggest available slice of DEC Smart Growth money, the Town of Andes is digging back into its history and unveiling an ambitious plan to showcase it—in calico.


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