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Cornell study suggests farm exemptions lagging

By Matthew J. Perry
An ongoing study by Cornell Cooperative Extension suggests that Delaware County’s remaining farmers generally do not receive sufficient tax exemptions on prime soil and working land in general.
Study findings were presented at the county board of supervisors meeting on April 8. Amy Kenyon, who led the discussion, pointed out that agricultural exemptions are determined by individual assessors, and that oversights often are not due to systemic problems or biases in the state or county taxation methods.


Earth Day activities set at NYPA in North Blenheim

In celebration of Earth Day, the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center will feature a full program of green-themed family fun on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Reservoir open for boating use in North Blenheim

North Blenheim — The New York Power Authority (NYPA) reopened the upper and lower reservoirs at its Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project on Thursday, April 9, to recreational boaters.


Geology hike set for Saturday April 18

Claryville — A Geology Hike through some of the most pristine surroundings in the Catskills will be held at Frost Valley YMCA on Saturday, April 18 starting at 9 a.m.
This hike will focus on the geologic origins of the Catskill Mountains. Participants will search for evidence of Frost Valley’s geologic past by visiting the unique rock formations of “The Labyrinth” and the Spring Ridge cave. 


Blues Maneuver will rock Dance-a-thon

Blues Maneuver play at the third annual Dance-a-Thon on Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at Belleayre Mountain’s Upper Lodge in Highmount.
The event is a fund-raiser for the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center.
While dance lessons will one again be part of the action, the evening’s focus will be on hitting the dance floor and socializing.


Man found dead near Halcottsville after police search from air, ground

By Brian Sweeney
A 41-year-old Michigan man was found dead Friday afternoon near Halcottsville, following a search by New York State Troopers and Roxbury Police Officer Steve Williamson.


Fairview marks Library Week

National Library week is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers.
Visitors to the Fairview Public Library enjoy free access to books, computers, music, movies and more. The Fairview Public Library is located at 43 Walnut Street, Margaretville.


Stream cleanups planned locally

The Catskill Corporation (CWC) will once again support groups and individuals who clean litter and other debris from stream banks in their neighborhoods.
Youth and school groups, church organizations, civic and business associations, neighborhood groups and teams of friends are encouraged to scour stream and riversides for trash and to dispose of it properly.


Andes protests polling place shutdown

By Matthew J. Perry
Andes officials are protesting a Delaware County Board of Elections recommendation that would see a long-established polling site closed.


O’Connell is ‘pitcher perfect’ in MCS victory over Windham

By John Bernhardt
When Windham’s Mike Iacono lofted a pop-up near the line between home plate and first base in Thursday’s high school game at Margaretville, there were three Blue Devils’ infielders who might have been able to make the catch. Calling off his teammates, nobody doubted it was Margaretville pitcher Patrick O’Connell who would finish the play. When O’Connell’s mitt closed around the ball, the sophomore hurler had accomplished the improbable, recording the final put out of a pitching rarity, a perfect game. Not a single Windham Warrior reached base against O’Connell during the entire seven-inning game.


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