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Students from Margaretville and Roxbury enjoyed a 12-day worldwind tour of Europe this month, including this stop at the ruins in Pompeii. Read more about their most excellent adventures in our Features or News sections! — Contributed Photo.

Arkville man killed in Route 28 accident

By Brian Sweeney
Jordan SoderbackJordan SoderbackA 19-year-old Arkville man was killed August 10 in an automobile accident on Route 28 near Boiceville.

Justin Soderback was ejected from a vehicle operated by another Arkville resident, Erica M. Miller. Police said the vehicle rolled over and pinned Soderback. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


An agreement is near on NYC land buying

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By Jay Braman Jr.
According to Jeff Baker, the attorney for the Coalition of Watershed Towns, a settlement agreement is near in the ongoing fight over conditions within the City of New York’s water supply permit, a new document that will become part of the city’s Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD) and give the city authority to purchase an additional 96,000 acres of land in the Watershed over the next 15 years.


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WDC advisor to attend World Water Conference

Arkville — The Water Discovery Center (WDC), in its efforts to reach out to international experts concerned with water resources, will send a member of its National Advisory Board to the annual session of World Water Week, in Stockholm, Sweden September 5 through 11.


Re-Store Design Challenge work to be unveiled Aug. 21

Roxbury —After a month of teamwork and planning, the Re-Store Design Challenge is coming to Roxbury this weekend. Three intrepid design teams have only two days to install their creative retail ventures in time to open at noon on August 21.


Delaware Opportunities to distribute surplus food Aug. 27

Hamden — Delaware Opportunities will be conducting a distribution of surplus donated food to Delaware County residents on Friday, Aug. 27 starting at 11 a.m. until all food is distributed.


City challenges property assessments in Shandaken

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Town of Shandaken was informed this month that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has filed a lawsuit challenging this year’s tax assessments of parts of the wastewater systems in Pine Hill and Chichester.


Arkville man killed in one-car accident

Jordan Soderback, 19, of Arkville was killed in a one-car accident on Route 28 in Olive Tuesday afternoon, August 10. The driver of the vehicle, Erica Miller, 31, also of Arkville, was charged with driving under the influence of narcotics and endangering the welfare of a child.


AFD tanker truck damaged during pool-filling episode

By Dick Sanford
An Arkville Fire Department tanker truck was seriously damaged on Sunday evening, July 11 while it was being used by one of the department’s members to fill his swimming pool in Arkville.


DEP issues Phoenicia sewer ultimatum

By Jay Braman Jr.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has informed the Hamlet of Phoenicia that enough is enough after taking 13 years and $1.6 million to consider whether or not to build a municipal wastewater system.


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