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Tedisco, Murphy face off for Congressional vacancy

By Brian Sweeney
Assembly Republican Minority Leader James Tedisco and Democrat Scott Murphy will face off on Tuesday, March 31 as voters in New York’s 20th Congressional District elect a representative to replace Kirsten Gillibrand.
Gillibrand, who was elected to her second term last fall, was recently named to replace U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, after the latter was appointed Secretary of State. Tedisco and Murphy emerged a their parties’ top candidates to succeed Rep. Gillibrand.


Uncertainty clouds school budgets; tax hikes projected as minimal

By Julia Green
Area school superintendents are wrestling with declining state aid as they attempt to prepare their 2009-2010 annual budgets.
In spite of waning funds, however, superintendents at Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury central schools have prepared budget drafts that have only minor tax levy increases and will therefore have minimal impacts on local taxpayers.


Free rabies clinics planned

The Delaware County Public Health service will hold free rabies vaccination clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets in the villages of Fleischmanns and Andes on April 24 and May 8, respectively. The Fleischmanns clinic will take place Friday, April 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Fleischmanns Firehall. The Andes clinic will take place Friday, May 8 at the Andes Firehall Pavilion from 5 to 7 p.m.


Plattekill to host snowmobile drag races

Roxbury — Plattekill Mountain will host its annual Snowmobile Drag races this weekend, March 28 and 29, in an event which will mark the resort’s 12th year and crown the coveted “King of the Hill 2009.” This annual event, which has provided much excitement to all ages whether racer or race fan over all these years, will make for a great day of family fun. The resort has taken advantage of the recent cold weather and has been making snow on the strip and burying the course in several feet of snow in preparation for the event. 


South Kortright boys bring home state hoop title

By John Bernhardt
History making. There’s no other way to describe the enormity of what the South Kortright boys’ basketball team accomplished this season. After taking Glens Falls by storm this weekend, the Rams completed the final chapter of a storybook season by beating both Chateaugay and Greenport high schools to become New York State Class D Champions.


Former resident brings circus act to Oneonta center

The Bindlestiff Late Night Cabaret will perform at Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta on Saturday, March 28. The evening of “Vaudevillainous Variety” will feature sword swallowers with attitude, jugglers with angst, chicks with whips, audience members on stage, bawdy humor, twisted physical comedy, moments of surreal beauty, and live music, as well as phenomenal juggler and prop manipulator Sean Blue and mind-bending contortionist Miss Ekaterina, performing physical near-impossibilities.


Delaware County's population shrinks

By Jay Braman Jr.
There are 239 fewer people calling Delaware County home.
That’s according to estimates released last week by the Census Bureau, which say that in July 2007 there were 46,324 residents. One year later that number dropped to 46,085.


College information offered at Onteora

The Onteora High School Guidance Department is hosting a College Admissions Information Session on Thursday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school chorus room (#121A).
Important information about post-secondary education and the college admissions process will be presented.


State title dream ends for South Kortright girls

By John Bernhardt
Their roster read like a league all-star team. All five starters of Section IV’s Sherman Wildcats girls’ basketball team were seniors. Four of the starters have played varsity basketball every year of their high school careers. The fifth began her varsity career as a sophomore. Guard/forward Beth Gribble and six-foot forward Rachel Ottaway are both 1,000 point scorers averaging 13.5 points per game. The Wildcats are tournament tested winning three Section VI Class D titles in the last four years. And the Sherman team is guided by one of New York State’s most accomplished coaches, Mel Swanson.


Local author to discuss work at Art in Common on Saturday

Margaretville — Enjoy a local cheese and wine tasting as author Joanne Michaels discusses her work and avenues to publishing for aspiring authors on Saturday, March 28 at 4 p.m. in Margaretville’s Commons building, as part of the popular multi-art event series “Art in Common.”


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