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On Dean’s List

Kelsey O’BrienKelsey O’BrienAlbany — Kelsey O’Brien of Roxbury has been named to the University at Albany’s spring 2010 Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement.

Kelsey is a senior psychology major who expects to graduate in December.


Slope Farms’ local grass-fed beef now sold at Margaretville Freshtown

Margaretville — Local grass fed beef produced by Slope Farms in Meredith in Delaware County will be available at Freshtown Supermarket in Margaretville starting Friday, July 23.  A full range of fresh beef cuts, from steaks to ground beef, will be available.


Roxbury Superintendent O’Brien serves as festival medical director

By Brian Sweeney
Roxbury Central School Superintendent Tom O’Brien had a very different job for five days last week — serving as Emergency Medical Services director at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Oak Hill.


Cultural exchange & mix displayed at Lerner exhibit

Roxbury — The newly opened Martin Lerner Gallery will present two artists of different backgrounds in an exciting exhibit that will open on Saturday, July 31 at 2 p.m.


Two Shandaken men charged in kidnapping/sex assault

By Jay Braman Jr.
Following a 911 call, New York State Police in Kingston along with the Town of Shandaken Police responded to a domestic dispute at Silver Hollow Cabins on Route 214 in Phoenicia Monday morning.

Police say they were responding to a report that a 20-year-old female was reportedly assaulted in one of the cabins and forcefully dragged off into the woods. A search was conducted with K-9 units and a state police helicopter.


Former area man gets 12-year prison term

By Brian Sweeney
A former Fleischmanns man was sentenced to 12 years in prison last week for selling morphine pills that had allegedly been stolen from the Margaretville CVS Pharmacy.


OCS buys out superintendent’s contract

By Jay Braman Jr.
Onteora School District Superintendent Dr. Leslie Ford abruptly left that position last Friday following a less than glowing endorsement from the district’s board of education, which one week prior decided against renewing Dr. Ford’s contract.Dr. Leslie FordDr. Leslie Ford

Ford’s contract was effective through June 2011. At press time the details of the arrangements made between the district and Ford are unclear, but under such circumstances a school district is required to “buy out” a superintendent’s contract. Ford’s annual salary, including benefits, is just over $200,000.


Non-resident tuition eliminated at MCS

By Brian Sweeney
Randy MooreRandy MooreThe Margaretville Central School Board of Education voted last week to eliminate tuition fees for out-of-district students.

Until last year, MCS had followed the NYS Education Department’s “Seneca Falls Formula” which established a tuition rate for non-resident students. The Seneca Falls Formula ranged from $11,000 to $24,000 per non-resident student.


Roxbury building to get new look at part of Re-Store Design program

By Trish Adams
Re-Store ChallengeRe-Store Challenge If you’ve ever visited any gallery in the Central Catskills, there are so many names you will know: people who work with pottery, fabrics, paint… This summer they have a new challenge: create a store starting with only an empty storefront in two days on a $1,000 budget, and generous serving of creative juices.


Catskill Center’s Annual Meeting planned for July 17 at Erpf House

Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development (CCCD) will hold its 41st annual membership meeting on Saturday, July 17, at 11 a.m. at the Erpf House in Arkville.


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