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‘The Tempest’ plays at Open Eye

Margaretville — “The Tempest,” brimming with mystery, magic, romance and comedy, was first performed in 1611 and thought to be the last play written by William Shakespeare. Amie Brockway directs and composer Robert Cucinotta provides original music for The Open Eye’s summer season production.


Fleischmanns First brings art to Wagner Avenue ball field

Fleischmanns — Twenty children, ages 7-12, responded to the open call for drawings earlier this spring from the Fleischmanns First Art Project Committee. The drawings were reviewed and interpreted by the committee as inspiration for its first art beautification project, a mural on the concession stand at the Wagner Avenue ball field.


Writers in the Mountains workshops are set for fall

Roxbury — Three new writing workshops sponsored by Writers in the Mountains are scheduled in the upcoming months. Those interested in registering for classes may do so online at writersinthemountains.org or by calling 607 326-4802.


Area school districts prepping for new year

By Brian Sweeney
Final preparations are underway at area schools as they prepare for the opening of a new academic year.

Margaretville
The first day of classes at Margaretville Central School is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 7 with a full class schedule.

MCS teachers will report on September 1 for Superintendent's Conference Day One, where they will be trained on a new Student Management System called PowerSchool. On September 2, Superintendent’s Conference Day 2 will be held for all teachers and staff to review final preparations for the first day of school.


Re-Store

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The design team of artist Grant Collier, above at left, student assistant Jacob Liberatore, at rear, and architect and project developer Andrew Williams chose a barber shop as the theme of their re-store design project. Featured in their design is a barber chair, in which Williams is sitting, that was used by longtime Roxbury barber Bob Cole.


Grand jury dismisses one abuse charge stemming from Phoenicia sexual assault

By Jay Braman Jr.
An Ulster County Grand Jury has dismissed charges of second-degree unlawful imprisonment and third-degree sexual abuse against a Phoenicia man but indicted another man in the same incident.
The charges against John Oakley, 45, of Phoenicia were dismissed, according to a grand jury report from District Attorney Holley Carnright’s office.


Fire damage limited at New Kingston home

By Brian Sweeney
A New Kingston home sustained only minor damage in a fire Sunday evening. The fire on the property of Richard and Pat Connell reportedly started in a woodpile adjacent to the house, according to Margaretville Fire Chief Gene Rosa.


Scenic Byway project is back on track

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By Jay Braman Jr.
The monthly meeting of the Central Catskills Collaborative (CCC) will not take place this coming Thursday, but instead will be convened in September.

Group advisor Peter Manning said that he is in the process of reviewing a compilation of “local assets” collected by representatives from the seven communities participating in the project. The assets, a collection of attractions ranging from geological features to nice shops, are said to be the gems threaded together by 50 miles of Route 28 between The towns of Olive and Andes.


NBDC names photo exposition winners

Amanda Gifford in silhouetteAmanda Gifford in silhouetteWalton —The winning entrants in National Bank of Delaware County’s “Faces of Delaware County” contest were picked in a lively session of judging on August 11.

All winning entries and most, if not all other entries will be on display at the bank’s booth in the commercial tent at the Delaware County Fair, and then start making the rounds of the NBDC offices in Walton, Andes, Franklin, Hamden, Stamford and Roxbury.


Arkville man killed in Route 28 accident

By Brian Sweeney
Jordan SoderbackJordan SoderbackA 19-year-old Arkville man was killed August 10 in an automobile accident on Route 28 near Boiceville.

Justin Soderback was ejected from a vehicle operated by another Arkville resident, Erica M. Miller. Police said the vehicle rolled over and pinned Soderback. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


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