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An agreement is near on NYC land buying

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By Jay Braman Jr.
According to Jeff Baker, the attorney for the Coalition of Watershed Towns, a settlement agreement is near in the ongoing fight over conditions within the City of New York’s water supply permit, a new document that will become part of the city’s Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD) and give the city authority to purchase an additional 96,000 acres of land in the Watershed over the next 15 years.


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WDC advisor to attend World Water Conference

Arkville — The Water Discovery Center (WDC), in its efforts to reach out to international experts concerned with water resources, will send a member of its National Advisory Board to the annual session of World Water Week, in Stockholm, Sweden September 5 through 11.


Re-Store Design Challenge work to be unveiled Aug. 21

Roxbury —After a month of teamwork and planning, the Re-Store Design Challenge is coming to Roxbury this weekend. Three intrepid design teams have only two days to install their creative retail ventures in time to open at noon on August 21.


Delaware Opportunities to distribute surplus food Aug. 27

Hamden — Delaware Opportunities will be conducting a distribution of surplus donated food to Delaware County residents on Friday, Aug. 27 starting at 11 a.m. until all food is distributed.


City challenges property assessments in Shandaken

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Town of Shandaken was informed this month that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has filed a lawsuit challenging this year’s tax assessments of parts of the wastewater systems in Pine Hill and Chichester.


’50s Dance Party turns back the clock at Belleayre

Highmount — The Belleayre Music Festival rolls back the clock on nostalgic fun with a ’50s Dance Party: “The Day the Music Died” — featuring the Music of Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens on Saturday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m.


Middletown Dems selling chicken at Street Fair

The Town of Middletown Democratic Committee will be selling BBQ Chicken at the Margaretville Street Fair on Saturday, Aug. 28.

The chicken will be prepared on site by Miller’s BBQ of Walton. Homemade salads will also be offered for sale.


Delaware County singers star in Ultimate Idol finals

By John Bernhardt


‘Here, There and Everywhere’ show opens Saturday at Longyear Gallery

Margaretville — Opening this week at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery is “Here, There and Everywhere” featuring the recent work of artists Ellen Wong of Roxbury and Sharon Suess of Halcottsville. The artist’s reception will take place Saturday, Aug. 21 from 3-6 p.m., accompanied by a violin recital from 3:30-4:30 p.m.


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