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Village rejects cop's resignation; Fox will remain on the job

By Julia Green
The Village of Margaretville Board of Trustees opted Monday not to accept a letter of resignation submitted by Margaretville Police Officer Harold Fox on June 4. The decision was made following an executive session at the board’s monthly meeting.
“Mr. Fox came before the board requesting that the board reject and not accept his letter of resignation, and the board agreed to reject and not accept his letter of resignation,” said Margaretville Mayor John VanBenschoten. “Mr. Fox continues to be the police officer for the Village of Margaretville.”


Roxbury planning Sidewalk Festival for July 4

Roxbury — The annual Roxbury Sidewalk Festival, on Saturday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is a daylong block party, with vendors and tag sales lining the shady Main Street and vintage baseball afoot in Kirkside Park, along with children’s fun, food galore and new this year: your chance to win big prizes aboard the Stimulus Surrey.


Top scholars named at local schools

By Julia Green
The top honors graduates have been named at local high schools.


"Face of Farming" tribute opens at RAG

Roxbury — “The Face of Farming,” a multimedia tribute to five of the last operating dairy farms in our area, is on exhibit at The Hilt Kelly Hall of The Roxbury Arts Center. There will be a reception on Saturday, June 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. The installation contains portraits, watercolors, photographs and audio interviews by Ellen Wong and video imagery by Anthony Manzo and Kent Garrett.


Priest investigation is moving forward

By Brian Sweeney
Delaware County Sheriff’s Department officials are continuing their investigation of a Margaretville priest who is suspected of endangering the welfare of children.
The Very Rev. James McDevitt is being investigated in connection with alleged inappropriate behavior toward children after several complaints were made against him in recent weeks.


BOCES, Margaretville Hospital team for health care

Margaretville —The Northern Catskills Occu-pational Center in Grand Gorge and staff at Margaretville Hospital are again teaming up for an innovative program that gives students a firsthand glimpse into the health care world.


Women's health talk

Dr. Jennifer Constable, a chiropractic doctor with a practice in Hamden, will give a presentation on women’s health at the Andes Public Library, 242 Main Street (Route 28) on Thursday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. The talk will cover myths and truths about women’s health, review how the body works, and explain the technique of nutrition response testing.


Andes garden tour planned for July 11

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A self-guided tour of Andes Gardens sponsored by the Andes Public Library will take place on Saturday, July 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants can pick up a map that day at the library from 10 a.m. on. The fee is $10 per person, children free.


Spring Sporting Weekend at YMCA

Claryville — A Spring Sporting Weekend at Frost Valley YMCA on June 20 and 21 will include a two-day Hunter Safety Course, along with a Women in the Outdoors event on Saturday.


VanBenschoten appointed to Middletown Planning Board

By Julia Green
The Middletown Town Board appointed Margaretville resident Kate VanBenschoten last Tuesday to fill a vacancy on the town’s planning board.
The vacancy was initially created when longtime planning board member and New Kingston resident Pete Palen submitted a letter of resignation on Jan. 13 of this year. The opening was temporarily filled when the town board appointed Kathleen McCarthy to the post on March 10; however, she tendered her resignation on May 11 after serving for only two months. In her resignation, McCarthy said that, “due to unforeseen personal circumstances, [her] availability and ability to serve on the planning board [would] be affected.”


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