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Alleged Esopus drowning incident remains a mystery

By Jay Braman Jr.
On Saturday afternoon the Phoenicia Fire Department received a chilling call.
A teenage girl in a red swimsuit was allegedly seen playing in the water on the Esopus Creek in Phoenicia one minute and the next she was gone, leaving only a life jacket stuck on a branch bobbing in the currents.


Arc awards county scholarships

Walton —The Arc of Delaware County has once again awarded scholarships to one high school graduate in each of the county’s 13 public school districts.


Fire destroys Roxbury barn; lawn mower ignited the blaze

By Brian Sweeney
A large barn outside of Roxbury was destroyed by fire Friday afternoon.

The barn was located just off Route 30, on Mac More Road, and was owned by Christie and Jason O’Donnell.


Honest Brook Music Festival's 22nd season continues Aug. 1

The Honest Brook Music Festival's next concert will feature Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique with pianist Keun-A Lee on Sunday, Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. Her program will include songs by Ravel, Hugo Wolf and Mozart, among others, and she will close her program with a group of Negro Spirituals.


Regina Carter, Javon Jackson — featuring Jimmy Cobb — kick off Belleayre Jazz Series with shows this weekend

Highmount – The renowned Catskill Mountain Jazz Series at the Belleayre Music Festival opens with two diverse acts — the Javon Jackson Quartet, featuring drumming legend Jimmy Cobb, on Friday, July 30 and violin virtuoso Regina Carter on Saturday, July 31.


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.


CCCD honors Dennis Lucas Sr. at annual meeting in Arkville

Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development (CCCD) honored Dennis Lucas, Sr. with the Alf Evers Award for Excellence at their 41st annual membership meeting on Saturday, July 17. Dennis received the award for his outstanding leadership and commitment to community development in the Catskill Region.


Community meeting to focus on support of Kirkside Retirement Home

Roxbury — Roxbury residents and newcomers alike are undoubtedly familiar with the striking Georgian-style “mansion” that graces Main Street. Built as a humble seven-room farmhouse in the mid-19th century, Kirkside later became the estate of Helen Gould Shepard, daughter of Roxbury native son and magnate Jay Gould. After several incarnations during the past century, this state- and national register-listed property became Kirkside Retirement Home in the early 1980s and has been operating as an independent skilled care facility for nearly 30 years.


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