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Robberies planned Saturday, Aug. 28 at D&U Railroad

Arkville — Reports are coming in from other railroads in the region of the return of the infamous Shadows of the Old West. These bandits are making their presence known on every pay train that rolls on the rails.


Roxbury News: Aug. 25, 2010

Margaret Carmeli and daughter, Rebecca, spent the week with her parents, Tony and Ruth Carmeli. Rebecca attended the children’s studio art camp at the Andes Hunting Tavern Museum for the week.

They also attended the Delaware County Fair at Walton one evening.

It has been reported that Danny Underwood is doing well at Robinson Terrace but hasn’t as yet put any weight on his leg.


Recycled art demo Sat. at market

The Catskill Mountain Artisans’ Guild presents craft artisan Lisa Scalf who will demonstrate how she takes recycled cans and fabricates them into footstools and other fun items on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market on Route 30, Halcottsville as part of the “Catskill Arts & Air” series.


Cauliflower Festival vendors welcome

Margaretville — The Eighth Annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival will be held rain or shine Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the village park.

Space is still available for vendors, community organizations and artisans. Visit www.cauliflowerfestival.com to find forms, or call 586-3300 for information.


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.


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