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Fire damage minimal at vacant Arkville house

By Brian Sweeney
A vacant home on Dry Brook Road, Arkville sustained only minor damage from a fire last Tuesday evening. The fire at a house owned by William Pyles started on an enclosed back porch. The porch was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, but they were able to bring the blaze under control in about 10 minutes.


Bald eagle population soaring in New York

Albany — With an annual midwinter survey near completion, preliminary results indicate that the bald eagle population in New York State may be at an all-time high since the state began its repopulation efforts more than 30 years ago, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced last week.


Women's wellness focus at Frost Valley

Claryville — Visitors to Frost Valley YMCA’s Women’s Wellness Weekend from March 26-28 will enjoy an opportunity for relaxation and renewal.
The theme is this year’s Women’s Wellness Weekend is ‘Body, Mind and Spirit.’


Large tax hikes or layoffs faced in Onetora District

By Jay Braman Jr.
Up to 38 teaching and staff jobs could be lost if the Onteora Central School District in a worst case budget scenario. Superintendent Dr. Leslie Ford announced that budget issues are going from bad to worse.


Congressman Murphy visits area constituents

By Julia Green
Congressman Scott Murphy, who represents New York’s 20th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, was once again in Delaware County last week, when he had lunch with a number of area business people at the Quarter Moon Café in Delhi.


Maple sugar weekends planned at Frost Valley

Claryville — Free Maple Sugar Weekends are planned for March 20-21 and March 27-28 at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville. Frost Valley’s Maple Weekends provide the opportunity for families to experience firsthand the wonders of Maple Sugar production.


County history, wreathmaking featured at Art in Common

The Delaware County Historical Association will be on hand to present numerous aspects of the county’s history on Saturday, March 13 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Commons Building at 785 Main Street, Margaretville.


Sixteen-foot snowman standing tall in Roxbury

By Dick Sanford
When life deals you lemons, you make lemonade. So what do you do when Mother Nature dumps four feet of snow in your front yard on Main Street in Roxbury? If you’re Frank Jankowski, Debbie Bauer and Frank’s seven-year-old daughter Catherine, you take that four feet of snow and make it into a 16-foot-tall snowman, that’s what!


Kolb and Horowitz perform Thursday at OCS

Onteora — Onteora Central School District has announced a rescheduled performance by pianist, Justin Kolb, with guest appearance by Mikhail Horowitz, on Thursday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the MS/HS Harry Simon auditorium, Boiceville.


Irish Comedy Night Saturday at Andes Hotel

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Andes — NYC Comics return by popular demand on March 13 at 7:30 p.m. to The Andes Hotel performing stand-up comedy. Joanne Genelle returns as MC with a show featuring two fabulous comics, Nanci Richards and Mary Dimino, performing their witty content with some Irish jokes mixed in.


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