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Kory Ancona earned symposium invite

By Julia Green
Margaretville Central School senior Kory Ancona became the first MCS student to participate in the 24th annual Upstate New York Junior Science and Humanities Research Symposium in Albany on March 30 and 31. The annual event brings together some of the best and brightest young minds from around the state; over 400 students from more than 40 schools between Westchester County and Western New York presented original scientific research at the symposium.


Property maintenance focus in Fleischmanns

By Jay Braman Jr.
If you don’t paint your house or mow your lawn, what should the penalty be?
How does a thousand dollars a day sound? Or jail time?
In Fleischmanns it’s both.


Stream plan will be topic at TU meeting

The Ashokan Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold a meeting on Wednesday, May 27 at the Boiceville Inn on Route 28 in Boiceville. The program will feature a presentation entitled Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Plan and a video flyover of the Esopus Creek.


Replacement work begins on Halcottsville bridge

By Julia Green
Work began Monday morning on the controversial and long-delayed replacement of a bridge that carries the Bragg Hollow Road over the East Branch of the Delaware River in Halcottsville. The bridge and its replacement have been the subject of much dissent over the course of the past year and even earlier, as Middletown Supervisor Len Utter said that plans to replace the bridge have been on the table since as far back as 1996.


Tedisco concedes special election; Murphy heads to Congress

By Julia Green
After three weeks of counting and re-counting, the results are finally in: Scott Murphy is set to become the newest member of Congress. Murphy, a Democrat, will become the next congressman to represent New York’s 20th Congressional District following a lengthy election process that has dragged on since the end of March. Murphy’s opponent, Republican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, conceded the election on Friday, bringing to an end a recount in which election officials spent weeks counting absentee ballots from across the district.


Central Catskills Collaborative has regional planning meeting

Arkville — The Central Catskills Collaborative will host an open meeting to feature the regional planning work of students in the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Throughout the semester, the students have conducted inventory and mapping exercises along the Route 28 Corridor. The public is invited to the Olive Free Library this Thursday, April 30 at 6 p.m. to see the presentation, meet the students and view the design studies.


"Local" video at Roxbury Library

The Roxbury Library Association (RLA) will offer a screening and a group discussion of “Catskill Mountain Locals,” a video directed by Margaretville resident Roger Bobley on Tuesday, May 12 at 1 p.m.
Regular RLA Tuesday Forum attendees will provide refreshments following the film screening and discussion session. The RLA welcomes the public to all Tuesday Forum events, programs, and activities, which are free of charge.


Upcoming workshops from Writers in the Mountains

Upcoming workshops sponsored by Writers in the Mountains (WIM) will explore the wellsprings of creativity and the craft of poetry.
The Wild Mind emphasizes the writing process over product by having participants create and expose themselves to visual images, sound bytes and tactile media, to enhance and enliven their writing.


Tickets available for chamber dinner to be held May 13 at Andes Hotel

Margaretville — The Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting at The Andes Hotel on Wednesday, May 13 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
This is an evening to recognize those businesses that have made significant investments in their businesses which has increased the opportunities for other businesses to grow and prosper. The Special Recognition Awards include: Business Investment Award to Freshtown Supermarket, Noah Katz and Family, Tourism Business Award to The Roxbury, Gregory Henderson and Joseph Massa, and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award to The Commons, Helene and Frank Manzo.


Dart fund-raiser May 9 in Andes

As Memorial Day approaches, the Village of Andes is looking to spruce itself up in anticipation by replacing the flags along Main Street.
To raise money for the roughly 60 flags, a “Stars and Stripes” dart tournament fund-raiser will be held on Saturday, May 9 at the Weather Tite Barn in Andes. The tournament will start at 4 p.m. and will feature a 50/50 drawing and a variety of door prizes.


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