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State lawmakers OK unfair competition commission

By Jay Braman Jr.
The New York State Legislature on Thursday authorized the creation of a commission that will evaluate whether state-owned recreational facilities constitute unfair competition to privately run golf courses, ski centers and camping sites.


County Democrats hold annual dinner

The Delaware County Democratic Committee (DCDC) welcomed more than 140 guests to its annual dinner on Saturday at the SUNY Delhi Alumni Hall Hospitality Center. DCDC Chair Cynthia Lockrow acted as emcee for the evening, marking her first turn as hostess of the long-standing party tradition since she was elected late last year.


Turbine debate on hold as board waits for guidance

By Julia Green
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) submitted by Invenergy in regard to the proposed wind-turbine farm along the Moresville Ridge between Stamford and Grand Gorge was the subject of scrutiny at public hearings held in May; the comments received by the Roxbury Planning Board in response to the DEIS are still being scrutinized in preparation to drafting a Final Environmental Impact Statement.


Guitarist and composer to perform at Emerson Resort

Mt. Tremper — The Phoenix Restaurant will present classical guitarist and composer David Temple for a concert and champagne reception in the Great Room at the Emerson Resort and Spa on Sunday, June 29.
Temple’s performance will be the first in a series of summer performances planned at the Mt. Tremper complex and is open to both overnight guests and local residents. The widely revered performer and recording artist has played throughout the country as a soloist, accompanist and ensemble player and is well-known for presenting guitar performances full of color and variety.


Roxbury hosts Margaretville Chamber's monthly member-to-member mixer

By Jill Ribich
The Greater Margaretville Chamber of Commerce hosted a member-to-member mixer Wednesday in Roxbury. Over 80 people attended the event that began at The Roxbury Motel. Food was provided by six Roxbury restaurants and caterers including Mary’s Cookin’ Again, Cassie’s Café, The East Branch, the T-Bar, Fane’s Family Diner and the Public Lounge.


Buffalo calf startles resort guests; yet another rescue attempt fails

By Matthew J. Perry
The orphaned buffalo calf that has toured eastern Delaware County for the better part of a month showed up Monday evening at the Blue Deer Center on county Route 6 near Margaretville. After an extended attempt at capture, it moved on and remains at large.


Margaretville Field Days open Tuesday

School’s out. Vintage baseball is in season. The Pakatakan Farmers’ Market is open for business. And, as of Tuesdsay, the latest reminder that summer is in full swing will once again be upon us.
Carnival-goers can enjoy rides, games, food and fun when the Margaretville Fire Department’s Annual Field Days begin at the village park on Tuesday, when rides open at 6 p.m.


Officials "fear the worst" for buffalo calf

By Julia Green
In week three of the buffalo hunt taking place in and around Delaware County, the calf that had been making semi-regular appearances in the Bull Run Valley appears to be laying low, though there are unconfirmed rumors that she has been spotted in the New Kingston area.


ACS, MCS and RCS announce top students for the Class of 2008

Three area schools have announced the names of their valedictorians and salutatorians for the 2007-08 academic year. Andes Central School recognized Cheyenne Tait and Carrianne Fairbairn as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Roxbury Central School named Alisa Fersch and Michelle Massell, while Margaretville Central School named Nevin Perez and Aja Jenkins.


DEC considers statewide burn ban; some residents oppose measure

By Jay Braman Jr.
In an effort to reduce the impacts of pollutants such as dioxins, particulate matter and carbon monoxide and to limit the risks of wildfires, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation plans to extend a ban on open burning statewide beyond the current ban for any municipality with a population of 20,000, a law in effect since 1972.


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