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Roxbury Arts Group volunteers honored


Roxbury — Kevin Prior of Stamford and Charles Kowalski of Denver received the first annual Nancy Harding Volunteer Service Award from the Roxbury Arts Group, this past Saturday at a volunteer appreciation event held at the Roxbury Arts Center in Roxbury.  Each was in attendance to receive their awards from Nancy Harding, for the whom the award was named after.  


Local Easter services planned

Celebrate Easter at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church with a 7 p.m. Community Maundy Thursday Service with Pastor Rich Dykstra and Pastor Larry Dunlap leading the service.
On Easter Sunday there will be a 10 a.m. worship celebration at the church.
Church School will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
At Holy Innocents Cathedral in Halcottsville, Easter Sunday Mass will be held at 10 a.m. All are welcome and accepted.
The Interfaith Council and the Margaretville-New Kingston Presbyterian will also hold Holy Week and/or Easter Sunday services. Please check our print edition for specific advertising notices with details.


MARK and CCCD partner for Earth Day celebration

Arkville — The year 1970 was the marking period for the hippie/flower child culture. With a war raging in Vietnam, protest was the order of the day, but saving the planet was not the cause.
At the same time, Americans were feeding their V-8 sedans with leaded gas, industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press, and air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. Mainstream America seemed oblivious to environmental concerns making “Environment” a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news.  


Earth Day and Arbor Day to be celebrated at NYPA

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North Blenheim — The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will mark Earth Day and Arbor Day this year with a variety of activities at its Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project visitors center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27.
On Saturday, enjoy free screenings of episodes of “Planet Earth” (2007) at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.


Fishing collection to benefit Fairview Library

An extensive collection of fly-fishing gear, sporting gear and fishing collectables will be sold by McIntosh Auction Services on Saturday April 26, 2014 for the benefit of The Fairview Public Library. The auction will begin at 11:30 AM. The collection has been donated to the library by Cheryl Stelter’s family, Stephen Finkel of New Kingston and their daughter Sayde Finkel, currently living in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Bag Ali presents its collection on May 14

Margaretville — Bag Ali will present its Fabulous Spring Collection of Handbags and Accessories at Margaretville Hospital on Wednesday, May 14 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the hospital lobby.


NYS Deer show no signs of Chronic Wasting Disease

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Albany — Testing of more than 2,500 samples of deer statewide found no deer infected with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today.  CWD continues to pose a threat to New York’s wild white-tailed deer as Pennsylvania discovered CWD in both captive white-tailed deer and wild, free-ranging white-tailed deer in 2012.  Since 2002, DEC annually has tested hunter-harvested white-tailed deer for CWD. The last confirmed case of CWD in New York was in 2005.   


Raccoon tests positive for rabies in Stamford

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A raccoon has tested positive for rabies in Dela­ware County. This is the first animal testing positive for rabies in 2014, according to Heather Warner, health education coordinator for Delaware County Public Health Services.
The raccoon attacked a dog in the Village of Stamford. The raccoon was dispatched and sent to NYS State Rabies Laboratory for testing. The owner of the dog reported that the incident occurred during the day, a strange behavior for raccoons. The positive test results were received Thursday March 13. Delaware County had no animals testing positive for rabies in 2013.


Junkyard owner seeks FEMA buyout

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By Joe Moskowitz
Fleischmanns businessman William Hrazanek may have an ally in the Federal government, but time and the State of New York may not be on his side. 
Hrazanek, owner of Fleisch­manns VW and other auto salvage businesses, claimed he lost millions of dollars worth of auto parts when Hurricane Irene damaged two properties he owns in Fleischmanns. He is seeking a flood buyout from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).

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Cold spring leaves sour taste for maple producers

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By Joe Moskowitz
Most people who live in the northeast have a pretty good idea how maple syrup is traditionally made. Sugar maple trees are tapped, their sap flows on warm days, it is collected and then reduced by boiling to the point where the result is syrup. Maple sap become maple syrup when it reaches a boiling point of 7.1 degrees Fahrenheit over the boiling point of water. 
But there are those who do things a little differently.


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