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OCS exodus continuing as trustee leaves position

By Jay Braman Jr.
Yet another school official has left the Onteora School District.
Donna Flayhan, a first-term trustee who was to serve through the end of June 2011, said last week that she plans to move to uptown Kingston with her husband, Paul Boulay, a Kingston school district teacher, and their daughters, Tori and Suzy.


Dual show opens Saturday at RAG

Roxbury —Two photographers look at the world through very different lenses in a new exhibit opening at The Roxbury Arts Group’s Old Bank Gallery on Saturday, July 31. Helane Levine-Keating’s “Medusae of the Sea” are luminous color photographs of various jellies, also know as medusae, and sea anemones taken at the Monterey Aquarium, Monterey, Calif., the Boston Aquarium, Boston, Mass., and the Coney Island Aquarium, Brooklyn from 2007-2010.


Art & Soul event Saturday in Delhi

Popular six-piece roots-rockers Esquela will deliver a special, free performance on Delhi’s Courthouse Square on Saturday, July 31, beginning at 1:30 p.m., as part of Delhi’s Art & Soul of the Catskills festival event.


Beaver attacks investigated in Shandaken

By Jay Braman Jr.
The industrious beaver, that cute and usually docile furry rodent, which also happens to be the official New York State animal, took on a new persona in the Catskill Region last week after at least one of the critters attacked and bit two swimmers along the Esopus Creek in Shandaken.


Dennis Metnick honored at MARK Project roast

By Jill Ribich
The MARK Project held a roast to honor Dennis Metnick on Friday, upon his retirement from its board of directors. During his 12 years on the MARK Board, Metnick served as chair of the finance committee, vice president and president. Dennis Metnick & Doug HinkleyDennis Metnick & Doug Hinkley

Since opening his law practice in Margaretville in 1992 he has been town attorney for the Town of Middletown and has served on the boards of directors and as a officer of many not-for-profit corporations in the area including the Round Barn of Halcottsville, The Roxbury Arts Group, Shandaken Theatrical Society, Greater Margaretville Chamber of Commerce, Margaretville Hospital, Mountainside Residential Care Center, Delaware County ARC and as a member of the Board of Governors of New York State ARC.


DEP buying watershed with little competition

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By Jay Braman Jr.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is gobbling up over 11,000 acres of land a year in the Catskills, and from the look of things it will keep that trend going, especially since it now has over $500 million to make more purchases.


CWC Board agrees to assist with Phoenicia sewer work

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Board of Directors of the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) unanimously agreed to step into the fray in Phoenicia, where the community has been at odds for several years over whether to build a sewer system.


Frost Valley Y joins celebration of 125th anniversary of camping

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Claryville — Frost Valley joined with Y facilities around the globe in the celebration of the 125th anniversary of YMCA camping on July 14.Frost ValleyFrost Valley

Frost Valley has been located in the Catskill Mountains since 1958 and traces its roots to 1901 when the camp was established in New Jersey.


Christopher Curto of Margaretville selected for new West Point Class

West Point — Christopher William Curto, the son of Natale and Joy Curto of Margaretville, has received an appointment to join the Class of 2014 at the United States Military Academy at West Point.Christopher CurtoChristopher Curto

Curto, a lifelong resident of Margaretville, graduated from Margaretville Central School on June 25, 2005.

Christopher then attended SUNY Sullivan from September 2005 to June 2007, and graduated with an associate’s degree in computer science. While attending SUNY, Christopher participated on the varsity cross-country running team where he earned several awards. He maintained an overall GPA of 3.1, and attained Dean’s List in Spring 2007 with a GPA of 3.53.


Charlie Daniels Band rocks Belleayre July 24

Highmount — Southern rock icon and legendary fiddler Charlie Daniels brings his blistering live show to the Belleayre Music Festival stage on Saturday, July 24 at 8 p.m. for an evening of flat-out fun and old-fashioned rock jamming.Charlie DanielsCharlie Daniels

Hard-charging anthems like “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “The South’s Gonna Do It” are among the signature tunes that propelled the Grammy-winning band to international success and more than 20 million albums sold in a career that spans half-a-century. Those hits and many more will be rolled at Belleayre in an evening filled with fast-paced fiddling and sizzling guitar.


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