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ASHC has busy schedule from spring through fall

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Andes — A wide variety of programs is on the schedule in the coming months for the Andes Society for History and Culture.
Six events are being planned from May through October, four of which will be held at the Pleasant Valley Meeting House (PVMH) and its adjacent hall. That will be the site for the first program, on Saturday, May 16, when the “Tremperskill Boys,” a local musical group, will be performing at 7 p.m.


Police seeking leads in vandalism cases

State police are continuing their investigation into repeated vandalism incidents at the Andes Town Hall and swimming pool complex. Troopers at the Margaretville barracks said the vandalism has occurred over several years, but that the attacks have increased in recent months. Twice during that period, bullets have been fired through the windows in the Andes Town Court.


Free rabies clinics in Andes and Arkville

The Delaware County Public Health Service will hold free rabies vaccination clinics in Andes and Arkville during the month of May. The first will be in Andes on Friday, May 8 and will be held at the Andes Firehall Pavilion from 5 to 7 p.m.
The second will be on Friday, May 29 at the Arkville Firehall, also from 5 to 7 p.m.
Cats and dogs are eligible for their first rabies vaccine at three months of age. Pets must be confined while at the clinics.


Local students among top spelling bee finishers

By Julia Green
Two students from Stamford Central School placed first at the Delaware and Otsego County Arts and Cultural Final Spelling Bee on Saturday at The Roxbury Arts Group.


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.


2009 Relay for Life a huge success

By Mike Porter
Seven years ago, when Delaware County first decided to hold a Relay For Life, the offices of the American Cancer Society felt that a small rural county like Delaware could possibly raise $20,000 to $30,000 annually. In spite of predictions about amount of fund raising possible, the Delaware County Relay For Life has exceeded its goals each year.


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